TE Connectivity

Location: Hampton, Virginia

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 Materials Planning Teams are responsible for the plans, schedules, and monitoring of the movement of material through the production cycle. They determine quantity and order date for materials to meet production or engineering schedules, initiate purchase or production requisitions compliant with supply agreements, and develop the schedule to be used in the production facility based on forecasts and historical analysis. The Team develops specifications for new contract orders as well as forecasts and plans for labor requirements. They provide timely and accurate input on supplier performance and may be asked to participate in higher level supplier performance reviews with the strategic sourcing team. They also monitor cost, schedule and scope of assigned subcontracts to assure best quality at best value.


  • Responsible for all purchasing and planning activities, new product sourcing, and supplier development relating to key intercompany/3rd party suppliers and sub-contract medical service providers across multiple product lines.
  • Manage purchase orders with suppliers based on material requirements driven by MRP/Pull messages in relation to customer orders, inventory target levels and forecasts.
  • Must be familiar with, comply to and manage personal duties and tasks filtered through the “purchasing controls” requirements, guidelines, and restrictions of the following quality groups & regulatory bodies: FDA, CE/MDD, ISO13485, AS9100C, ISO9001, Conflict Minerals, RoHS, REACH and Export Compliance.
  • Produce and document cost savings through purchasing negotiations and finding new, innovative materials and methods.
  • Responsible for meeting or exceeding pre-established procurement and production goals.
  • Assists in selecting and evaluating suppliers. Develop alternate sources, evaluate vendor performance and delivery schedule.
  • Set and monitor key inventory levels in MRP, Pull and MPS databases
  • Support new materials development efforts by researching and securing suppliers, getting quotes, and communicating quote results to the cross-functional team.
  • Generate and maintain capacity reports (daily and weekly). Monitor and communicate capacity/resource limitations timely.
  • Attend periodic meetings to update sales and production.
  • Assist in master planning by taking long and short term viewpoints for production scheduling, capacity planning, and inventory planning.
  • Create work orders and distribute to appropriate warehouse team members for kitting.
  • Effectively communicate remotely to international business partners and inter-company contacts to ensure procurement of materials, production build coordination and logistics activities occur timely and seamlessly.
  • Aid in Stock Strategy review and development and maintaining demand/planning horizons for specific items.
  • Inventory management – inventory valuation, reviewing re-order levels and lead times for both raw materials and customer finished goods.
  • Understand the supply chain and apply continuous improvement/value-adding ideas in routine responsibilities.
  • Perform other duties/tasks as required.

What your background should look like:


  • Experience in a manufacturing environment and knowledge of inventory practices a must.
  • Strong negotiation, interpersonal, persuasive and organizational skills.
  • Technically oriented to comprehend and translate specification requirements.
  • Must be able to understand and utilize MRP II theory and applications.
  • Ability to communicate specific material requirements effectively to the supplier or sub-contractor.
  • Able to multi-task, prioritize and manage time effectively and be detail oriented.
  • Team oriented.
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of employees and management.


  • Basic computer skills – Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, data entry.
  • SAP experience preferred or similar.
  • Business degree or a combination of education and experience in purchasing/supply chain mgmt field.
  • CPM or APICS CPIM certification preferred
  • This position requires access to information which is subject to stringent controls under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. lawful permanent resident, person granted asylee status in the U.S., or person admitted into the U.S. as a refugee.


  • Business degree or a combination of education and experience in purchasing/supply chain mgmt field.
  • CPM or APICS CPIM certification preferred


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 more than 85,000 employees, including over 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.

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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