TE Connectivity
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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.

    The Strategic Buyer is responsible for defining and implementing regional sourcing strategies for the relevant commodities and suppliers in order to reach the respective sourcing targets in delivery, productivity, cost, and quality.

    Moreover, this position is responsible for supplier negotiations, supplier capacity management, and supplier compliance with relevant TE requirements.

    Task & Responsibilities

    Tasks Summary & Responsibilities (please enclose organizational charts)

    Create a supplier sourcing strategy, under strong consideration of customer needs, that defines strategic suppliers into grow, fix and exit suppliers and maintains product footprint, incl. make or buy -analysis.

    Drive the attainment and improvement of relevant procurement KPI’s, incl. Material Productivity (CMP), Lead time performance, delivery (STR / STC), and Quality (DLPM).

    Responsible for improving material productivity by maintaining 125% material pipeline, CMP, TEBIT and WAV analysis

    Responsible for contracting of supplier commercial agreements, incl. bailment, inventory management and supply agreements.

    Responsible for preparing RFQ’s, utilizing E-Tools, awarding new business and negotiation all raw materials, components, and tooling

    Lead the optimization of the Supplier Footprint, incl. setup of new suppliers, reducing number of supplier and resourcing activities

    Collect and maintain capabilities and capacities of suppliers to avoid constraints

    Accountable for info record and PO accuracy and communicate relevant data to tactical buyer, incl. lead time, price and MOQ

    Responsible for conducting QBR’s with strategic suppliers and the drive of respective corrective actions

    Ensure and Drive MOQ optimization for material / components (incl. finished goods) used by the plant for production and establish supplier agreements, e.

    g. VMI, EDI, consignment, Scheduling Agreements frame order review, blanket PO)

    Responsible for calculating impact and getting the PIA approved

    Ensure data on OV tools is captured and delivered to finance.

    Ensure NPI alignment to global sourcing commodity strategy and limit number of new suppliers

    Conduct risk assessments for new suppliers and legacy suppliers not done yet.

    Ensure that all suppliers meet TE requirements for compliance (RoHs, Reach, conflict minerals, supplier portal usage)

    Drive the usage of the of the Supplier Portal by utilization of tactical buyer department

    Manage the tool life cycle at suppliers

    Support plant team for Operations Certifications with special focus on Procurement requirements

    Support the tactical buyer in the following tasks : inventory management components, manage outside product shelflife (Plant / DC), and block invoices

    Support insourcing activities lead by operations and participate in supplier quality audits

    What your background should look like :

    5+ years experience in procurement as buyer, including experience in preparation of negotiations

    Sourcing experience for relevant commodities is a plus

    Excellent problem solving skills, analytical skills, and communication skills

    Ability to demonstrate strong customer focus and continues improvement attitude

    Strong project management skills and ability to multi-task

    Ability to work in a matrix environment with multi-cultural teams

    Ability to create competitive strategies and plans, broad knowledge of strategies and tactics of the marketplace, knows trends

    Proven track record in negotiation skills

    Knowledge of regional and global supplier base for relevant commodities

    Advanced knowledge in the use of SAP and Microsoft Office, i.e. Excel, Outlook, Word, Powerpoint

    Fluent English at negotiation level, local language is a plus


    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 and on , , and . 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. EOE, Including Disability / Vets

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