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Plant Manager

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

Position Title: Operations Manager         

Business Unit: Aerospace, Defense & Marine/ Seacon Marine Oil & Gas  


Job Scope:

The Operations Manager is responsible for developing and executing the overall strategy for the production facility. TE Great Yarmouth manufactures and distributes subsea connectors, cable assemblies and harnesses into the Marine, Oil & Gas industries. The products we manufacture and sell are of the highest quality and robust construction to withstand some of the harshest environments. Our product portfolio centres around our customer needs and is regularly adapted to bespoke solutions to meet demanding specifications. We are a very low volume, high mix production facility. Our customers include Schlumberger, TechnipFMC, Proserv, Thales and Baker Hughes GE.  This production facility has a headcount of circa 62 employees. This role also has sitewide responsibility for Environment, Health and Safety.


Tasks Summary & Responsibilities


  • Provide effective leadership, coaching and guidance to the Operations team to ensure timely execution of business goals.
  • Overall responsibility for performance and P&L.
  • Prepare an annual operating plan, budget and direct all facility expenditures in line with the plan.
  • Drive improved levels of employee engagement and performance on site
  • Drive key People goals in line with strategy.
  • Provide ECE (excellent customer experience), ensuring all delivery and quality metrics are met.
  • Drive Continuous Improvement utilising lean techniques and TE tools.
  • Ensure effective operation of the plant in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Ensure that the plant is maintained in accordance with the Operational and Manufacturing procedures and best practices within the Business Unit.
  • Partner with other business functions to achieve business goals and objectives.

Leadership Expectations


  • Understand our business and know the marketplace
  • Envision the future
  • Develop a comprehensive strategy/plan
  • Create excitement for the future


  • Live TE culture every day
  • Set the right priorities
  • Execute the plan in a disciplined way
  • Hold people accountable
  • Collaborate across boundaries


  • Build an engaged and high performing organisation
  • Develop self
  • Attract diverse top talent
  • Assess talent
  • Drive diversity and inclusion
  • Coach and develop people

What your background should look like:



  • Degree level or equivalent experience
  • Professional Experience             
  • Experience in a global matrix environment 
  • Operations / Plant Manager experience 
  • Experience of leading a team with direct and indirect reports
  • Experience of driving a high performing culture through strengthening people leadership skills 



Knowledge & Skills    

  • Ability to network and work collaboratively with other functions in a complex global matrix organisation
  • P&L experience 
  • Strong quantitative, organisational and analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills
  • Strong leadership, engagement and management skills
  • Strong networking, coaching and influencing skills
  • Ability to form successful working relationships quickly at all levels
  • Experience of change management and cultural change – experience of cultural change would be a distinct advantage
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Comfortable to work in a fast-paced, international matrix organisation 
  • Understanding of lean manufacturing and continuous improvement 
  • Strong writing, editing and presentation skills


*Due to holidays and closure over the Christmas period, we will reply to applications in early January. 

*TE Connectivity is an equal opportunities employer

*Please note this site is subject to ITAR regulations


Building Effective Teams
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Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation
SET : Strategy, Execution, Talent (for managers)


State:  GBN
Country/Region:  GB
Travel:  Less than 10%
Requisition ID:  64490
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Manufacturing

Job Segment: Plant, Plant Operator, Manager, Plant Manager, Change Management, Manufacturing, Management

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