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Senior Commodity Manager / 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

TE Connectivity is now hiring a Senior Commodity Manager for our Medical Business Unit manufacturing operations across 5 sites. It is currently a remote role but it will transition into a flexible work mode later this year with a requirement to be present on-site as needed. This role can be located in Wilsonville, OR, Plymouth, MN or Medway, MA. 


As a Senior Commodity Manager, your responsibilities will include:

  • Manage a group of assigned commodities (raw materials such as plastics and resin). Define and implement a business wide strategy for these commodities to realize established goals and objectives
  • Responsible for achieving annual productivity goal set by the medical business unit. Execute negotiations and drive implementation of selected projects or strategies in co-operation with assigned site resources
  • Lead supplier negotiations, selection and development of contracts and supply agreements
  • Liaise and co-operate with procurement teams in other TE Connectivity business units and corporate procurement 
  • Lead Supplier Relationship Management activities, including periodic strategic reviews, supplier development activities, and inter-business improvement projects.
  • Develop and implement strategies to improve supplier lead times, minimize total inventory and maximize cash flow
  • Manage monthly metrics including cost, schedule attainment and performance factors of suppliers
  • Work with colleagues to identify and execute continuous improvement and cost savings projects across the supply chain including developing new sources of supply.
  • Obtains quotations from approved suppliers list (ASL); perform detailed bid analysis to determine best supplier; awards contracts in the best interest of TE Medical. 
  • Identifies risks and opportunities within assigned commodities for new suppliers or new products. Recommends alternative strategies and implements approved approaches. 
  • Expedites delivery of materials and services as required to meet customer demands; resolves daily issues that arise with internal customers and external suppliers; responds to internal customer inquiries.  
  • Assures compliance with TE policies and procedures such as Competitive Bid Policy, Approval of Suppliers, Environmental Compliance etc.

Strategic Sourcing Analyst; Senior Buyer; Purchasing Manager; Procurement Analyst.

What your background should look like:

  • Degree in Supply Chain, Business, Engineering or related area. 
  • At least 5 years’ experience in procurement/strategic sourcing in a manufacturing environment
  • Excellent negotiation, communication and supplier management skills 
  • Deep knowledge of supply chain, contract analysis and negotiation, sourcing strategy execution and project management. 
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills including presentation skills before an executives or international audience. 
  • Working knowledge of Quality Systems within a regulated manufacturing environment e.g. ISO13485, FDA 
  • Requires knowledge of raw materials, production processes and quality control. 
  • Ability to work independently on multiple assignments 
  • Experience with MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS PowerPoint, ERP systems such as SAP, Epicor


Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

About TE Connectivity:

TE Connectivity Ltd., is a $14 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 80,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in nearly 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedInFacebookWeChat 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.



Wilsonville, OR, US, 97070

City:  Wilsonville
State:  OR
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  73609
Alternative Locations:  Plymouth, MN and Medway, MA
Function:  Procurement

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

Job Segment: Procurement, Engineer, ERP, Developer, Supply Chain Manager, Operations, Engineering, Technology

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