TE Connectivity

Location: Medway, Massachusetts

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 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.

Primarily responsible for the procurement of material, goods and services for the benefit of operations. Manage supplier base to ensure competitive pricing, quality all while maximizing inventory turns and reducing cost of procurement.

Position responsibilities

  • Issue Request for Quote (RFQ) to suppliers as requested by Sales/Engineering/Production Control departments within agreed upon timelines - Ensure prompt supplier response and prompt feedback to requisitioner
  • Issue approved Purchase Orders to suppliers within agreed upon timelines: - Conduct proactive status updates - Ensure on time delivery - Communicate and enforce quality requirements (as specified on Purchase Orders and Purchasing Specs) - Seek cost reduction opportunities - Manage payment terms - Communicate quality/delivery issues with appropriate Sales and Engineering and document in Syteline as required - Monitor blanket release dates – pull in, push out as required by Production
  • Coordinate quality issues with suppliers as required and manage vendor returns: - Follow up on SCARs - Handle requests for supplier documentation (ie – certs, test results, etc)
  • Provide feedback and support to Sales, Engineering, and Quality Departments as they relate to supplier capability vs customer requested specifications
  • Develop and maintain vendor programs in conjunction with Strategic Purchasing: - Ensure adherence to programs - Develop vendor relationships
  • Run replenishment routines, plan and order stocked items inventory management and procurement system.
  • Manage stocked items to targeted inventory levels, and fill rates. Monitor the accuracy of planning data and recommend reorder point modifications as appropriate based on usage patterns.
  • Assist in resolution of supplier issues. Work with all functions in resolution of billing discrepancies, shipment accuracy, and adherence to expected supplier performance.
  • Complete and Monitor reports including inventory, procurement, and supplier performance metrics. Develop and execute action plans for substandard performance.
  • Expedite orders to ensure required delivery dates are met.
  • Participate in Special Projects as directed, to include process improvement teams.
  • Manage all Purchasing Department documentation in accordance with ISO requirements
  • Participate in company initiatives and contribute to continuous process improvements
  • Generate and present reports as required for metrics and Ops reviews

What your background should look like:

Essential skills and experience

  • High school education or equivalent required, BS/BA preferred.
  • 1 - 3 years purchasing experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of standard purchasing practices and procedures
  • Knowledge of stainless steel and other Metals preferred
  • Must possess strong administrative and organizational abilities.
  • Ability to work accurately with numbers and details.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide variety of Company personnel, vendors, and others.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from customers, managers, employees and suppliers.
  • Proficiency with Epicore and Microsoft Office Suite.


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: $49,500 - $74,300 (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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