Global Procurement Manager

TE Connectivity

Location: Katy

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.

The Global Procurement Manager role is responsible for Managing and Developing strategies, actions and metrics associated with the performance improvement of direct material suppliers to TE's Industrial Solutions segment, within the Aerospace Defense and Marine business unit, in the Marine, Oil, & Gas group (MOG). The position focuses on Supplier Delivery, Quality and Inventory Performance improvements. It is a position to build relationships with the Supply Chain, Strategic Sourcing and Operations organizations by leading its team in meeting our customers’ needs.

This position is hybrid and can be located in either our Katy, TX or our El Cajon, CA facility.


As Global Procurement Manager your responsibilities would include but are not limited to the following:

  • Manage and develop strategies to drive overall supplier performance in MOG to improve profitability, reduce lead times, and sustain continuous improvement for the organization
  • Responsible for coaching & training its team in assessing supplier capabilities to ensure supplier can reach level of performance and capacity required to meet our business needs
  • Assure compliance to business procedures and team accountability. Create standard work for the procurement organization as needed
  • Work with Operations and Business support teams to obtain resources that will support the procurement and overall supply chain strategy
  • Coach team on TE guidelines and procedures
  • This position will teach suppliers and team members on how to work with TE TEOA Tools (Supplier Portal access, TE procedures, DPA & DLT, Standard Tools, etc)
  • Ensure Monthly performance reviews and Quarterly business reviews processes are sustained
  • Prepare annual budget for metrics (Delivery and Inventory) and expense
  • Work as support/coach for various TE manufacturing sites, focusing on improving supplied material availability and inventory optimization
  • Track and communicate key supplier performance metrics
  • Engage with Sourcing and Development teams to plan and execute Supplier Town Hall meeting

What your background should look like:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 10+ years of relevant professional experience; with 4+ years’ experience leading and developing direct reports
  • Technically competent to interface with Manufacturing, Engineering, Purchasing, Materials, Supply / Demand Management as well as all levels within the Supplier’s organization
  • Motivated individual with the ability to learn quickly and work in a self-directed work environment with minimal supervision
  • Ability to take ownership of actions and lead to closure. Strong project management skills.
  • A clear communicator who can speak and present confidently to a diverse audience, including senior management
  • Fluent in English; reading, writing, and speaking English language
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Operations or other related disciplines.
  • Proficient with MS-Office and SAP products.
  • Experience with Procurement, Strategic Sourcing or Supply Chain fields
  • Practical Problem Solving, 8D, 5 why, Fishbone experience
  • Certified Supply Chain Professional (APICS) is a plus
  • Certified AS9100 Auditor or similar QMS. Understanding of Advanced Product Quality Planning, Process Failure Mode Effects Analysis, Production Part Approval Process is a plus
  • Willingness to travel and interact proactively with TE manufacturing site personnel and suppliers (up to 50%)

Please note: This position may involve working with technical data, technology, software/source code, hardware or other items (collectively “items) subject to U.S. and non-U.S. export control laws and regulations. Under these regulations, it may be necessary for TE to verify a candidate’s national origin and/or citizenship status to determine whether a U.S. or other government export license is required prior to releasing its technologies to the candidate. If TE determines that TE will require a license or will be prohibited by applicable laws from providing the candidate with items necessary for the performance of this position, then TE expressly reserves the right to either a) make an offer of employment contingent upon TE receiving required export licenses from the appropriate government agency, b) consider the candidate for a different position that is not subject to such restrictions, on whatever terms and conditions TE shall establish in its sole discretion, or c) decline to move forward with the candidate’s application.


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SET : Strategy, Execution, Talent (for managers)

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 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: $110,720 - $149,472
(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