Director Manufacturing & Process Development Engineering - Sockets

At TE, you will unleash your potential working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable and more connected world. 


LOCATION: The preferred location for the position is in the Philippines for the first 24-30 months, with flexible relocation options in Asia or USA after 


TE Connectivity's Manufacturing and Process Development Engineering Teams significantly impact LEANPD driven new product development projects, driving for excellence in existing manufacturing technologies and methods and striving to implement new manufacturing technologies to provide improved process and tolerance control. They act as the binding element between product development and manufacturing engineering, ensuring the effectiveness and efficiency of this critical interface. They support Product Development in the optimization of designs and piece parts for manufacturability by realizing sample tooling/products/prototypes. They also design, develop, and qualify tooling and processes to meet TE quality and production standards, document all processes and tooling in applicable TE systems, support supply chain to verify supplier compliance and capability, initiate and implement programs to continuously improve quality, cost and cycle time and adhere to all appropriate specifications, regulatory requirements and customer requirements.


Reporting to the Senior Director of Operations for Manufacturing and Process Development Engineering (MPDE), the Director of Socket MPDE will define and execute a manufacturing strategy for the business unit’s Sockets portfolio.  With a team of approximately 50 engineers, primarily in manufacturing and R&D facilities in China, Japan, and the Philippines, this position will work cross-functionally with the Product Management, Product Development, Quality, and Operations teams to develop both manufacturing processes for AI CPU sockets and traditional CPU Sockets to meet the business needs around product performance, quality, and cost expectations. 

The role will impact the business by developing diverse engineering talent and manufacturing technologies in a fast-paced, dynamic market, expanding our leading position in the marketplace, and promoting growth. 


•    Ensure that the MPDE teams for the Sockets product portfolios develop the process technology and manufacturing strategies needed to meet and exceed both near-term and next-gen objectives 
•    Managing resources, technical risks, and costs to ensure on-time development of new products. 
•    Work closely with plant operations teams to ensure successful hand-off of new process technology into high-volume production and sustaining. 
•    Collaborate across disciplines and functions to gain insight into business and operational goals.  Shape the Operation Manufacturing strategy and Create value by deploying effective manufacturing technologies.
•    Act as a voting member of project review/approval committees, challenging project teams on execution fidelity to plan and highlighting risks/gaps
•    Set relevant and actionable performance goals aligned to the Business Unit strategy, focusing on developing capabilities and increasing efficiency and productivity. 
•    Build a strong talent pipeline with a focus on talent development and succession planning
•    Drive manufacturing cost reduction by aligning MPDE teams to business needs and focusing on DFM & DFC
•    Additional responsibilities include interfacing with customers during manufacturing reviews/plant audits and presenting updates/strategies to the senior leadership team.


•    Knowledge and experience with manufacturing principles such as automation, assembly, machining, stamping, plating, and molding 
•    Experience with new processes and product development for medium to high-volume manufacturing products. 
•    Strong business acumen with the ability to understand the business’s priorities and align initiatives on the highest impact areas. 
•    Ability to influence multiple stakeholders across disciplines to drive and develop business strategies. 
•    Strong communication skills 
•    Sound foundation of Manufacturing Quality systems and principles 
•    Ability to multi-task and work with multiple cultures and countries 
•    Working experience negotiating with equipment suppliers 
•    Manage multiple complex projects simultaneously. 
•    Ability to travel domestically and internationally between 20% - 35%

•    12+ years leading product/process development organization.
•    Bachelor in Mathematical Engineering or Electrical Engineering. Master (or higher) preferred. 
•    Knowledge of multiple manufacturing domains with and business understanding critical to the success of the role (Desired knowledge in Stamping, plating, molding, CPU sockets assembly technology or equivalent, Automation, materials-metal alloys & resins)
•    8+ years’ experience with new products/manufacturing process development, verification, and ramping.
•    Experience in CPU sockets technology production/assembly is an advantage but not critical for the position. 
•    Track record of driving and managing change in a dynamic environment and achieving results by setting high standards and holding people accountable for performance. 
•    Proven experience leading and coaching to improve individual and team performance. 
•    Proficient in MS Office Software such as Excel, Word, and Outlook 
•    Working knowledge of Six Sigma and root-cause tools 
•    Capability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic global environment with multiple changing priorities. 
•    Self-starter 


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Values: Integrity, Accountability, Inclusion, Innovation, Teamwork
SET : Strategy, Execution, Talent (for managers)

#, TAR, PH, 4232

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State:  TAR
Country/Region:  PH
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  117784
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Function:  Engineering & Technology

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