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Strategic Sourcing Manager (m/w/d)

At TE, you will unleash your potential working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable and more connected world. 

Job Overview

  • Evaluating sourcing procedures and presenting improvement strategies to senior management for approval
  • Analyzing and calculating tool costs and developing cost reduction strategies
  • Driving purchasing decisions based on cost, capacity and capability scenario analysis, as well as market trends
  • Supporting insourcing/outsourcing Operations initiatives from technical as well as commercial stand point
  • Defining, deploying and executing the ICT EMEA Tooling Strategy by technology
  • Supporting Manufacturing Engineering as well as NPI in identifying potential sources to cover tech/localization GAPS
  • Builds up flexibility agreements with molding suppliers in alignment with ICT/AUT Commodity Mgrs, in order to allow quick moves
  • Negotiating contracts with key suppliers, including costs and terms of supply, service, and quality
  • Collaborating with the procurement department to identify and pursue new supplier opportunities
  • Conducting market research, as well as creating cost estimates and forecasts
  • Estimating risks and applying risk minimizing techniques, as well as negotiating contracts that comply with industry regulations
  • Maintaining strategic sourcing relationships and developing strong partnerships

What your background should look like:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering or in a related field
  • A Master's degree in business or specialization in advanced procurement management will be advantageous
  • At least four years' tooling and procurement experience in a related industry
  • Proficiency in sourcing software, such as SAP and  e-Sourcing tools
  • Superb leadership and communication skills
  • Advanced ability to collaborate and negotiate
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Exceptional analytical and strategic thinking abilities
  • Extensive technical knowledge on tool design and production
  • Willingness to travel to develop, promote, and maintain strategic sourcing relationships


Managing and Measuring Work
Motivating Others
Building Effective Teams
Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation
SET : Strategy, Execution, Talent (for managers)

Wört, HE, DE, 64625

City:  Wört
State:  HE
Country/Region:  DE
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  78780
Alternative Locations:  Bensheim
Function:  Procurement

Job Segment: Strategic Sourcing, ERP, Engineer, Manager, Supply, Operations, Technology, Engineering, Management

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