TE Connectivity

Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania

Job Type: Full time


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 Supplier Development Teams find and develop suppliers to support the strategic sourcing organization in driving incremental performance in supplier quality, delivery, price and service. They teach new suppliers on how to work with TE (portal access, e-procurement tool usage, TE procedures, etc.). They extend TE Operational Advantage into the supply base to generate continuous improvement in the extended value stream, deliver incremental improvements through supplier development lead projects and achieve improvement targets specific for supplier development. They also help drive selection and development of the best total cost supply option in the region where the commodity or service is consumed. They keep abreast of emerging market options and inform the broader procurement organization of trends and new supply options.

  • Own, lead and execute the TE Best & Scope 3 molding supplier initiative globally
  • Analyze data to identify and prioritize opportunities for execution
  • Scale activities across multiple suppliers
  • Summarize and present project to executive leadership
  • Lead and manage 2-3 productivity improvement projects simultaneously
  • Analyze manufacturing overhead including cycle times, components, assembly, inspection etc.
  • Collaborate across teams and build rapport to implement savings & Improvements
  • Supports the design and development of proposed process changes
  • Develop cost estimations (should-cost or clean sheet) and identify, summarize and present cost gaps to key stakeholders
  • Benchmark internal, competitor and supplier parts to identify gaps and/or technology advancements for responsible commodity

What your background should look like:

  • Motivated individual with a “can-do” attitude who is passionate about process improvement and data analytics with the ability to learn quickly and work in a self-directed work environment
  • Experience with cost estimation, cost breakdown analysis or clean sheet methodologies
  • Expert in molding manufacturing processes and best practices with an ability to trouble shoot and suggest improvements
  • Understanding of process cost drivers (raw material, manufacturing processes, secondary processes, etc.)
  • Proficient in data analytics – ability to summarize large amounts of data and present thoughtful solutions
  • Strong cross functional team collaboration skills
  • Excellent verbal / written communication – Develops strong relationships and can speak and present confidently to a diverse audience, including Senior Leadership Team
  • Ability to take ownership of and maintain progress on multiple tasks. Must be able to deliver results based upon project deadlines.
  • Willingness to travel to TE and supplier manufacturing locations
  • Minimum 10 years of experience within Supply Chain or Engineering

Education Required / Desired:

  • BA/BS Degree required (extensive experience will be considered). Business, Engineering, or Supply Chain preferred.
  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience within Supply Chain


Values: Integrity, Accountability, Teamwork, Innovation

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 LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.


  • Competitive base salary commensurate with experience: $95,100 – $120,000 (subject to change dependent on physical location)
  • Posted salary ranges are made in good faith. TE Connectivity reserves the right to adjust ranges depending on the experience/qualification of the selected candidate as well as internal and external equity.
  • Total Compensation = Base Salary + Incentive(s) + Benefits
  • A comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, 401(k), disability, life insurance, employee stock purchase plan, paid time off and voluntary benefits.

EOE, Including Disability/Vets

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