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Sr Director IT, CIO Global Automotive

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

Reporting to the Transportation Solutions Segment CIO the Senior Director and CIO of the Global Automotive Business Unit (BU) will be a critical part of the TEIS and BU leadership team. As a key member of the leadership team, this person will be involved in defining the future roadmap of the IT solutions aligned with the strategy of the Global Automotive Business Unit, and shaping further business and IT processes, investments and innovations that truly deliver value. The BU CIO will also assure stability of IT systems and excellence in IT projects execution in the BU.


  • Get established in the role with the leadership team in the business units, as well as the senior leadership within IT.
  • Build the organization structure and the team.
  • Create a strategy and roadmap in support of the business objectives.
  • Put together a plan and budget that integrates with the wider organization. This plan and budget will be transparent, and the BU CIO will represent her/his BU within the IT governance structure in a manner that ensures long-term collaboration and commitment of the organization as a whole – balanced with the needs of the Business Unit
  • Together with Corporate CIO, Segment CIO and peers, provide IT leadership and vision for the transformation of TE Information Solutions organization and services to achieve greater business focus, effectiveness and optimal costs of services.
  • Define and lead execution of the IT technology strategic direction and roadmaps for Global Automotive Business Unit within Transportation Solutions Segment, including digital transformation, in alignment with the business goals and priorities.
  • Set and control IT cost budget for the Global Automotive Business Unit.
  • Lead IT M&A due diligence and integration for the Global Automotive Business Unit to optimize business capabilities




Must have's:

  • Experience in a global manufacturing or engineering environment.
  • Experience with complex supply chain and multiplicity of products.
  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, Engineering or Business (or equivalent); Masters preferred.
  • Track record of creating a vision and then executing on it.
  • Demonstrable success in leading business transformation initiative using the latest technologies – that delivered major organizational impact, particularly in manufacturing and engineering environment.
  • Must be comfortable with ambiguity, adept at change management, remain adaptable, and be capable of working in a results-oriented business environment.


Results Orientation:

  • Proven experience and success delivering in a shared services operating model for global organizations
  • Experience leading IT transformations involving the implementation of new technologies, new service models and organizational redesign.
  • Comfortable making timely, business-oriented IT decisions in a rapidly changing environment where project priorities are often juggled based on business needs.
  • Possesses high levels of energy and persistence.
  • Hands-on technology leader, with broad exposure to infrastructure, operations, ERP, security and risk management, engineering systems, digital, PMO and architecture


Strategic Leadership:

  • Strong leader with a reputation for building teams and attracting world-class talent.
  • Proven experience and successes in creating IT strategies and negotiating contracts in a multi-vendor and global environment.
  • Knowledge and experience with new IT solutions in the areas of mobility, cloud, security and virtualization.
  • Proven record of designing improved IT solutions and operating models in a global organization.
  • Capable of developing and executing short-term (tactical) and long-term (strategic) plans.
  • Embraces change and focuses on rapidly responding to changing company needs.
  • Quickly grasps the key business drivers in an industry or organization and across geographic boundaries.
  • Team-oriented, a self-starter, flexible and an effective problem solver.
  • Holds themselves to the highest standard of integrity and personal behavior.


Building Relationships and Using Influence:

  • Interest and aptitude in forming strong, lasting business relationships with strategic partners and business teams.
  • Experience managing end-user expectations and delivering excellent customer service.
  • Collaborative working style, able to create a positive culture within IT, stressing achievement, teamwork, development, accountability, competency and an overall commitment to TE Connectivity’s values.
  • Highly customer-oriented leader with proven negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Strong communicator, listener, and presenter, with the ability to work with, and influence, various levels of the organization.


Personal Attributes:

  • A thought leader with the ability to paint a picture about what is possible with technology. Someone who can articulate a transformational future where IT is a strategic weapon and inspire an organization to get there.
  •  A transformational leader with a track record of contributing at the senior level on overall business strategy, not only on IT issues. The right person will have the ambition to do great things, with others, not at the expense of others.
  • Strong instincts and not afraid to share his/her opinion.
  • Action-orientation, with the ability to get things done. Very strong sense of urgency. Strong business orientation and financial savvy.
  • Engaging and fun to work with.


Building Effective Teams
Managing and Measuring Work
Motivating Others
Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation
SET : Strategy, Execution, Talent (for managers)


State:  HE
Country/Region:  DE
Travel:  25% to 50%
Requisition ID:  85299
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Information Technology

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Engineer, Virtualization, ERP, Automotive, Operations, Engineering, Technology

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