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Senior Manager Strategic Sourcing

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.

A Day in the Life

  • Responsible for the Advanced Supply Chain Function along with leading Supplier Development.
  • Drive launch for supply chain including:
    • Strategic alignment with product management and driving a supply base roadmap
    • Advanced procurement
    • Materials management for the launching timeline
  • Responsibility for supplier development program, including:
    • Supply evaluation, gap analysis, and gap closure
    • Ongoing supplier evaluation, and continuous improvement
    • Leading a team dedicated to supply base progress and goals
  • Drive execution on sourcing and new product development initiatives, understanding TE’s footprint optimization and manufacturing strategy.
  • Assure execution of competitive bids, negotiations, contracting processes and/or technical continuous improvement ideas for assigned commodities or services through the alignment with cross-functional partners such as engineering, manufacturing, product management, Supplier development and functional owners
  • Lead project transfer meetings and ensure timely transfer from launch to sustaining by keeping project parameters in healthy state- PPAPs, operating income, Inventory, Past Dues, Safety Stock and Premium Freight
  • Drive Inventory Reduction Strategy for the AUTO NA team as well as Supply Chain Optimization Strategies such as VMI, Consignment, LT Reduction, MOQ improvement & Others
  • Prepare and promote regional/global commodity strategies in collaboration with Center Led Teams and Global Electronics/Metals Commodity to enhance/optimize the performance
  • Benchmarking analysis to support Long Term Agreements and Leverage negotiations
  • Support to Manufacturing Operations and Purchasing Operational Group in Empalme-Hermosillo and Greensboro Plants

What your background should look like:

  • Bachelor Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management or Engineering / Master’s Degree is a plus.
  • Minimum of 5 years of Supply Chain, Manufacturing or Engineering experience
  • Proven experience on Management & Leadership skills
  • High level expertise in procurement competencies (business/supply chain acumen, negotiation, sourcing strategy development and execution, global savvy, and project/product lifecycle management).
  • Extensive experience working with multicultural and cross disciplined groups
  • Understand Stamping / Plating and Electronics commodities
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to have interpersonal and political savvy to drive project teams
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Ability to energize and motivate Teams
  • Proficient in SAP
  • Deal comfortably with senior managers by understanding how they think and work
  • Fluency in English (read, write and speak). Other language is a definite plus
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Strategic Agility
  • Action Oriented
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Conflict Management
  • Dealing with Ambiguity
  • Delegation
  • Drive for Results
  • Learning on the fly
  • Managing Diversity
  • Timely decision making


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

About TE Connectivity

TE Connectivity is a $13 billion 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 nearly 80,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 150 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 rewards & compensation. Our commitment to our employees includes offering benefit programs that are comprehensive, competitive and will meet the needs of our employees.

  • Competitive Salary Package
  • Performance-Based Bonus Plans
  • Health and Wellness Incentives
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Community Outreach Programs / Charity Events
  • Employee Resource Groups

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

City:  Winston Salem
State:  NC
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  77567
Alternative Locations:  Troy, MI
Function:  Procurement

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

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