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Strategic Sourcing Analyst

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

TE Connectivity's Strategic Sourcing Teams develop and implement multi-year strategies for assigned commodities, suppliers and parts/services to achieve established goals in supplier quality, delivery, price and service. They align strategy and execution with cross-functional partners such as engineering, manufacturing, product management and functional owners. They execute the competitive bid, negotiation, contracting processes and/or technical continuous improvement for assigned commodities or services; collaborate across Business Units and cross-regions for optimal TE leverage. Our teams demonstrate a high level of expertise in procurement competencies (business/supply chain acumen, negotiation, sourcing strategy development and execution, global savvy, and project and product lifecycle management) and ensure results are delivered compliant with TE policies and procedures.

What You'll Be Doing....

As a Strategic Sourcing Analyst, you are responsible for;
•    Focal point of all supply chain initiatives associated with the terminal & connectors and other commodities
•    Data Analysis for Key Performance Metrics and Operational items
•    Support to solve Operational issues such as Blocked Invoices, Supplier Compliance, Delivery, Supplier Quality, etc.
•    Support all quoting and sampling activities within the commodity
•    Establish Regional communication channels with Regional BU leadership to understand commodity needs, service level requirements, and measures/communicates results
•    Responsible for attaining annual business results (ex. cost savings, supplier performance and compliance) for responsible commodities, including developing and leading leverage price and terms negotiations with potential and current suppliers.
•    Lead supplier negotiations and selection as requested by BU manager or global director
•    Ensure lowest upfront cost and high supplier service in supplier selection via analysis of supplier data, financial, capacity and capability
•    Work closely with other BU Commodity Managers in business unit or sub-vertical to ensure the sharing of best-practices and enhance negotiation leverage
•    Provide strong support for all TE manufacturing plant(s) within region
•    Provide valid and accurate inputs and commodity forecasts to TE’s suppliers
•    Manage assigned Commodity projects, including but not limited to Purchasing, Expediting, Issue Resolution, Payment, and Supplier Performance Reporting
•    Promotes and provides instruction to supply base on global processes, standard work, and TE Platforms such as the TE portal for all assigned commodities
•    Holds Voice of Customer Sessions with internal customers and utilizes feedback to improve team performance and supply base service
•    Negotiate and load supplier agreements / contracts as required in TE receptacles
•    Hold periodic business reviews with key/strategic suppliers to ensure TE metrics and directives are being achieved. Implement improvement plans and actions for poor performing suppliers
•    Consider only suppliers that comply with the Supplier Requirements for Product Environmental Compliance supporting ISO 14001

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What your background should look like:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain or related engineering discipline. MBA (Desired)
  • 3-5 years’ experience in Supply Chain Management/Procurement
  • Previous SAP experience required
  • Fluent English. Strong communication skills both written and verbal required
  • Proven experience managing commodities and materials related
  • Demonstrated leadership of a commodity, project team or direct reports is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience handling transferring of production process
  • Able to work well with international teams and individuals
  • Strong analytical skills. Ability to analyze complex financial documentation and RFP submissions and make detailed reports and recommendations to management
  • Negotiation skills
  • Organized and able to meet critical deadlines
  • Ability for periodic travel required
  • Proficient in MS office suite; advanced Excel, Power point

Work Location

This position is located at our Winston-Salem, North Carolina site.


Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity is a global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, enable advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications and the home. With approximately 80,000 employees, including more than 7,500 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.


What TE Connectivity offers:
We offer competitive total rewards compensation. Our commitment to our associates includes offering benefit programs that are comprehensive, competitive and will meet the needs of our associates.

  • Generous 401(k) Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Benefits start on day one
  • Charity Donation Matching Program
  • Competitive Paid Time Off
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Healthcare for Associates and Families
  • Health and Wellness Incentives
  • Life Insurance and Disability Protection

Throughout our Global reach and various Business Units, we take a balanced approach to the benefits we provide. Many benefits are company-paid, while others are available through associate contribution. Specific benefit offerings can vary by location.


WINSTON SALEM, NC, US, 27101-2166

State:  NC
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  75168
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Procurement

Job Segment: Strategic Sourcing, Engineer, ERP, Operations, Engineering, Automotive, Strategy, Technology

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