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Job Overview

TE Connectivity's Continuous Improvement Teams design and implement programs and projects to improve products, services, or processes aligned with business strategies. They coach teams; establish program performance metrics; and establish process excellence supports.

What your background should look like:

The Global Continuous Improvement Manager - bringing together the existing site structures and resources, develop and lead a multi year strategic roadmap to deliver on business objectives associated with Continuous Improvement and Net Productivity improvement.
She/he will apply the lean knowledge in all operations areas, such as production, quality, material, maintenance, environment, safety, purchasing and others to address improvements in the operations metrics for the network.
This is a full-time position reporting directly to the Director of Operations Strategy. 

This role could be for any of our Medical sites: Oregon, Minnesota, Empalme, Costa Rica or Galway.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

  • In association with each site and TEOA leadership, develop a multiyear roadmap that identifies key programs that will enable delivery of overall Medical and site specific net productivity objectives
  • Ensure a process is in place that regularly updates and refreshes the overall roadmap which can be utilised in quarterly forecasting, annual planning and multi-year strategic planning processes.
  • Engage plant leadership on the overall business and site journey and utilise change management to gain acceptance of overall strategy
  • Engage leaders of key levers and focus areas such as TEBest, Digital Factory, Automation,  COPQ improvement, etc. to support strategy development and execution.  
  • Implement standard structures for execution and reporting that drives continuous cost reductions.
  • Work closely with all functions to ensure robust problem solving and continuous improvement techniques are in use.
  • Support sites develop a strong, results-driven team that executes on key improvement programs with a culture of accountability that becomes embedded in the organization
  • Actively contribute to the professional growth of employees, identifying key players, proposing actions aimed at motivating key employees. Develop talents and future leaders.
  • Drive a culture of creativity, speed, efficiency, innovation and continuous learning in the organization
  • Engage with the regional operations leader to ensure standardisation of process and approach across the Medical network
  • Ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations as well as all TE policies and procedures


  • Degree in a technical or business discipline or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 10 years’ leadership experience in an advanced manufacturing company, with progressive levels of responsibility.
  • Previous experience leading large scale continuous improvement programs 
  • Experience of site performance transformation an advantage
  • Strong background in Lean practices, experience in using value stream mapping and implementing lean tools, such as:  5S+1, Visual Factory, Standard Work, Quick Changeover, Material Replenishment & Flow, and TPM essential.
  • Strong team leader and talent developer
  • Ability to think strategically and execute tactically to deliver results
  • Analytically minded and data-driven to have a holistic overview of complex situations.
  • Ability to adapt to work priorities in response to a rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization 
  • Strong financial and analytical skills
  • Strong technical knowledge 


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

Heredia, H, CR, 40104

City:  Heredia
State:  H
Country/Region:  CR
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  102064
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Continuous Improvement

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