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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 Purchasing Teams are responsible for obtaining materials, components, equipment and services, gather quotations, examine bids, and award contracts. They perform cost analysis and volume planning for commodities, evaluate vendor reliability and develop new supply sources where required. They coordinate purchasing activities with the manufacturing and engineering departments to maintain inventory at planned levels and monitor cost, schedule, and scope of assigned subcontracts to assure best quality at best value. They also look for and recommend cost saving proposals including make vs. buy analysis, alternative sourcing, and vendor evaluation criteria as well as develop specifications for new contract orders.

What your background should look like:




  • Provide feedback to appropriate departments on meeting customer requirements.
  • Primary liaison between production and purchasing regarding material delays. Proactively works to resolve.
  • Quote lead times to the Sales Coordinators for requested delivery times for materials not in stock.Lead sales and operations planning deployment and ensure tactical planning processes are achieving targets.
  • Schedule production using a variety of inputs such as sales orders, historical data, sales forecasts, and inputs from product managers or executive management.
  • Determine and control the entry, modification (if required) and release of all Work Orders to support the master schedule as well as any unplanned customer requirements.
  • Adheres to quality and safety systems or maintenance of quality and safety standards.
  • Maintain all supply chain related training documents and conduct training on new procedures\processes when necessary.
  • Collaborate with multiple TE factories and suppliers to ensure proper inventory levels for finished goods and components.
  • Effectively manage inventory levels to meet customer orders, including safety & distribution stock, utilizing Supply Chain systems / processes.
  • Develop, improve, and monitor reporting processes & systems to control the supply chain functions, including but not limited to Advanced Material Planning solutions (eg. Forecasting & MPS tool approaches).
  • Collaborate with Materials Management team to optimize supply chain and logistics solutions in order to maximize On Time Delivery to Customer request and Laird promise, while minimizing inventory investment.
  • Collaborate with Human Resources and Manufacturing Engineering regarding manpower, equipment, and tooling resource requirements to fulfill the MPS. Utilize Rough and Finite Capacity analysis techniques.
  • Make recommendations to management regarding improvements in the supply chain processes to better enable the company to be efficient, cut costs, and improve delivery performance to customers.



  • Previous experience in production/materials planning/MRP required.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Strong computer skills including Excel, and Microsoft Windows programs.
  • Complete understanding and experience with integrated manufacturing software systems, CPIM preferred.
  • Ability to maintain accuracy and attention to detail.
  • QAD or similar ERP system experience preferred
  • At least 7 years related experience in applicable field.
  • 5+ years of scheduling/planning experience required.


Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

_, 07, MY, 13600

City:  _
State:  07
Country/Region:  MY
Travel:  None
Requisition ID:  93214
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Function:  Procurement

Job Segment: Logistics, Supply Chain, Material Planner, Manufacturing Engineer, ERP, Operations, Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology

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