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Senior Director, Corporate Strategy

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

As a senior member of the Corporate Strategy team, you will help shape TE’s portfolio composition and competitive strategy by being an advisor to the CEO and the General Managers.  The Senior Director of Corporate Strategy will work directly with the Senior Vice President of Strategy to create shareholder value by helping address the most important strategic questions across TE Connectivity, including:
•    Help identify new growth platforms, growth opportunities within business units, and across businesses – through the identification of attractive market spaces, determining what it takes to win, assessing competitive position and business models, and then helping the organizing to align on the strategic direction and execution plan.
•    Help the Business Segments and Business Units develop strategies that drive above-market organic and inorganic growth, working closely with leadership to ensure both cross-functional involvement and real-time input as the external environment (e.g., technology, customer needs, regulations, competitors, etc.) evolves. 

•    Ensure that the business strategies clearly articulate the business choices, are well-defined, lay out talent and resource requirements, and are implementable. 
•    Successful strategy delivery should result in industry-leading growth and profit margins. 
•    Identify, synthesize and communicate key trends across industries, segments, regions and competitors. 
•    Help support the strategic planning process and deepen strategic capabilities in the organization. 
•    Lead research and analysis for identifying and assessing inorganic opportunities. 
•    Drive large-scale change – designing and implementing programs to execute on strategic objectives.
•    Lead and support talent management for the strategy organization, including talent acquisition, development, and retention objectives.

Key Responsibilities

•    Lead strategy development that enables the organization to frame and make the critical strategic decisions to grow and profitably defend the business.  Constructively challenge the organization to refine its “where to play” and “how to win” choices to drive growth, improve profitability, and sustain competitive advantage.
•    Lead teams in solving complex business problems and driving long term above market growth using a hands-on hypothesis-driven approach:

  • Provide project management and thought leadership to project teams
  • Lead from the front by taking on complex workstreams and providing hands-on support, including serving in an individual contributor capacity when required
  • Develop project deliverables and executive presentation documents
  • Lead and guide primary and secondary research
  • Lead discussion of findings and recommendations
  • Become a trusted advisor to BU, Segment, and Corporate leadership 

•    Facilitate the successful development and deployment of the annual strategy development process

  • Support development of robust strategic plan for TE Connectivity given current market/business conditions and provide feedback to the business units and functions
  • Provide guidance to Segment and BU Strategy and Finance leaders
  • Problem solve TE’s latest 5-year outlook with the CEO, CFO, and SVP of Strategy
  • Monitor progress deploying TE’s strategic plans and identify major strategic changes over prior year using metrics, roadmaps, dashboards & actual financials

•    Selectively assist TE Connectivity’s businesses in:

  • Developing timely, well-informed analysis of technology, regulations, competition (both existing and emerging).  Anticipate likely changes and assess strategic and economic impact of changes on today and over next (a) 5-10 years and (b) 10-20 years 
  • Developing and documenting a deep understanding of different customer segments and their associated needs.  Ensure segmentation is robust, actionable, and simple for the business to understand. 
  • Analyzing industry structure, business models, competitive dynamics, and market attractiveness and its likely evolution to inform strategy development and priority setting
  • Bringing expertise and techniques (e.g., scenario planning, wargaming) designed to identify and make better decisions under uncertainty. Understand and quantify its impact across all business assumptions. 
  • Identifying and assessing inorganic opportunities – acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, alliances, licensing relationships, etc.
  • Assist in synthesis of businesses strategic priorities and building the execution plans.

•    Manage large-scale change programs

  • Design and implement change programs to execute on strategic objectives
  • Setup program management office, implementing a structure to help ensure the targeted changes will be implemented and embedded in the organization
  • Manage large, often virtual, teams – to maintain steady progress, coordinating workstreams
  • Engage senior stakeholders across the business to help steer directtion and resolve issues

•    Lead and support strategy talent development, retention and acquisition
 

Key Competencies

•    Problem Solving, Analytics, Work Structure and Management, and Communications

  • Ability to structure and solve complex problems using a hypothesis-driven approach
  • Ability to structure work, manage strategy projects, and provide thought leadership to the team members
  • Proficient in creating value through the application of advanced data analytics
  • Strong oral and written communication skills – ability to synthesize and effectively communicate key messages
  • Excellent active listening skills

•    Thought leadership and business expertise

  • A recognized strategy practitioner with track record of thought leadership
  • Deep expertise in one or more business strategy and/or operations strategy areas
  • Ability to architect and create strategy tools, frameworks and processes

•    People, Teamwork and Leadership

  • Strong executive presence; not through arrogance, rather collaboration and influencing
  • High cross-cultural awareness
  • A strong, humble leader
  • Orientation towards people development, tailoring project mix and work priorities to help nurture talent and extended through regular coaching and feedback
  • A team player able to work with and through others with the ability to influence others and move toward a common vision or goal
  • Being hands on, staying connected to the ongoing strategy deployment and helping manage implementation when necessary
  • Able to work effectively at all levels in an organization
  • Strong relationship builder

•    Passion and Drive

  • Drive to create a safer, sustainable, productive and connected future
  • Passion for technology
  • Curiosity to ask probing questions and make discoveries
  • Drive to find the right answer
  • Commitment to excellence, ensuring objectives are met and delivered on-time
Candidate Profile

Experience

•    8-10+ years of cumulative business experience. 4+ years in a major top tier management consulting firm and 3+ years of strategy experience in Fortune 500 high tech or diversified industrials company. 
•    Individual should be a strategy practitioner well versed in the theory and tools of strategy formulation as well as the practical implementation of strategy within a complex organization.
•    Well-honed understanding of the key levers to deliver superior and consistent total shareholder return (TSR), and significant project experience pulling these levers
•    Operational track record of dealing with strategic business issues including micro economics, industry structure, operations strategy, and finance
•    Familiarity with project management approaches, tools and phases of the project lifecycle – with experience applying these skills in managing large teams and leading complex projects
•    International experience is a plus but is not required.

Travel

•    Willingness to travel 10-20% based on business demand.  Travel is typically infrequent.

Education

•    Bachelor’s degree required, engineering or science specialization preferred.
•    MBA or other advanced degree from a top program is highly preferred. 

Location

Berwyn, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia.

About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity Ltd., is a $14 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 80,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.

What TE Connectivity offers:

We offer competitive rewards & compensation. Our commitment to our employees includes offering benefit programs that are comprehensive, competitive and will meet the needs of our employees.

  • Competitive Salary Package
  • Performance-Based Bonus Plans
  • Health and Wellness Incentives
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Community Outreach Programs / Charity Events
  • Employee Resource Groups
Location: 

Berwyn, PA, US, 19312

City:  Berwyn
State:  PA
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  55648
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Strategy, Business Development & M&A


Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

Job Segment: Manager, Engineer, Consulting, Program Manager, Business Development, Management, Engineering, Technology, Sales

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