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Procurement Analyst/Buyer

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

Title: Buyer/Planning Analyst
Location:  Winston-Salem, NC


The position is responsible for Planning and PO management, including, but not limited to Purchase Order creation, confirmation and follow-up thru its corresponding payment, tracking milestones and problem-solving with suppliers and internal functions, exception messages execution, management of purchase order backlog to ensure plant production schedule, escalation management (for level 1), follow up of late orders, ensure purchase order alignment (e.g. MOQ/PPQ alignment, short ship, late delivery, early shipment, price discrepancies), and accurate supplier contact details. This position reports to the LADD NA Purchasing/Planning Manager.  


Duties and Responsibilities: 

•    Supports the overall LADD NA/ICT North America effort in achieving the goals and objectives of delivery, inventory, quality, and service
•    Prepare and issue detailed material Purchase Orders, STO/SA’s (Standard Transfer Order/Scheduling Agreements) based on MRP requirements with a focus on zero stock outs and minimizing excess inventory.
•    Follow-up with and drive suppliers to meet delivery commitments.
•    Initiate purchase orders and/or expedites.  
•    Review forecast to determine if there is a need to contact supply location to determine possible capacity constraints. 
•    Develop and implement planning parameters and forecast consumption
•    Sets up and periodically reviews safety stock requirements 
•    Respond to calls from Customer Care involving delivery, quotes, expedites, cancellations, and reschedules.  
•    Interface with engineers, customer care, business office, sales, TE management
•    Work to resolve customer expedites and hot lists with corporate traffic, vendors, quality, and receiving as required. 
•    Promote job and process improvement (LEAN) as it relates to material flow, inventory turns and accuracy.
•    Proactively anticipate and communicate potential material shortages.
•    Develop and execute recovery plans for anticipated shortages to eliminate/minimize impact to customers.
•    Assist with and establish strategic stocking plans to reduce lead-time of key components.
•    Establish SAP info records required to generate a fully costed product.
•    Coordinate final product stocking and release of product shipments to end customer.

What your background should look like:


•    BS Degree in Supply Chain, Materials Management, Business, Logistics, or related field or minimum 3-5 years’ relevant experience
•    Strong knowledge and experience of MRP/ERP Systems.
•    Extensive computer experience working with MS Office; strong Excel skills (VLOOKUPs, pivot tables, complex formulas). 
•    Must have the ability to prioritize workload as conflicts arise and understand and deal with the impacts of their priority decisions, meeting customer needs while protecting the interests of the company.
•    Ability to identify and resolve inconsistencies and gaps between demand and supply (forecast/customer orders vs. supply chain, shop capacity, and manpower)
•    Must have experience with SAP PP/PUR
•    Excellent collaboration skills required.  Able to effectively interface at all levels of the organization.
•    Ability to pay attention to details and strong organizational skills.
•    Demonstrated ability to work in a team and a positive communication style.
•    Possess strong, independent problem-solving skills. 
•    Ability to work on multiple concurrent projects under different managers  
•    Ability to speak, read and write English fluently.

We are an equal opportunity employer and embrace diversity in our workplace.   


Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

WINSTON SALEM, NC, US, 27101-2166

State:  NC
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  Less than 10%
Requisition ID:  72078
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Procurement

Job Segment: Procurement, Buyer, ERP, Purchasing, Supply, Operations, Technology, Finance

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