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.
Tracking of order confirmations from suppliers, escalation management, rescheduling, follow up of late orders
Review open orders and communicate external or internal discrepancies
Follow up with Suppliers on open orders and escalate relevant cases to Strategic Sourcing
Check invoices for purchase orders and resolve discrepancies on invoicing
Cooperation with Strategic Purchasing in identifying gaps in SAP system setups
Responsible for tracking supplier shut-downs, holiday and vacation closings, and communication to planning department
Responsible for maintaining Min / Max levels of Vendor Managed Inventory
Support the planning department regarding inventory management
Support the Strategic Sourcing Department Ensure that frame orders are reviewed and updated
What your background should look like :
1-3 years of experience within the area of Purchasing
Excellent problem-solving skills, analytical and communication skills
Strong project management skills and ability to multi-task
Ability to work in a matrix environment with multi-cultural teams
Ability to demonstrate strong customer focus and continues improvement attitude
Ability to form successful working relationships quickly at all levels
Good knowledge in the use Microsoft Office, i.e. Excel, Outlook, Word, Powerpoint
Knowledge of SAP as a strong asset but not a must
Fluent in English and French both written and spoken
Competencies Values : Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation