Continuous Improvement Director

Function:  CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
Requisition ID:  11661
Location:  Middletown, PA, US, 17057
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Education Experience:  Bachelors Degree (High School +4 years)
Employment Experience:  10 years or more
Travel:  50% to 75%

Company Information

TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $12 billion global technology leader. Our connectivity and sensor solutions are essential in today’s increasingly connected world. We collaborate with engineers to transform their concepts into creations – redefining what’s possible using intelligent, efficient and high-performing TE products and solutions proven in harsh environments. Our 72,000 people, including over 7,000 engineers, partner with customers in over 150 countries across a wide range of industries. We believe EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS – www.TE.com.

TE Connectivity's Channel division collaborates with our distributor partners on TE’s global distribution vision, strategy and business initiatives by aligning our goals to drive faster growth and better serve our mutual customers through the delivery of unsurpassed service and value. From marketing strategy, sales training and customer care to supply chain, pricing and new design engineering, TE’s Channel division supports distributors throughout the entire sales process. Supporting all TE business units, Channel employees have the unique opportunity to gain a well-rounded understanding of the company. Channel owns the small customers for TE and works with a dedicated group of distribution partners to drive growth while delivering unsurpassed service and value to both TE’s small indirect customers and distributors.

Job Overview

Director TEOA for Business Processes

Reporting to the Vice President, Global Quality, Customer Experience and Business Process TEOA, the TEOA Director will provide global leadership of TEOA deployment across all business units supporting specific functions.  By partnering with functional leaders / executive sponsors and working with TEOA teams the individual in this role will accelerate process improvement and development of TEOA culture to enable ECE and business growth.  As a subject matter expert, this person will primarily be responsible for the implementation of TEOA in the administrative functions across the company and which could include a wide range of functions such as Customer Care, Pricing, Quality, Legal, Engineering, Supply Chain.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Important challenges for the role:

•Drive the development of TEOA deployment plans consistent with business unit & corporate strategic and tactical planning.  
•Supporting, mentoring and developing TEOA practitioners and others engaged in TEOA implementation at the BU and site level to enable them to succeed in the TEOA deployment.
•Working with the business to identify and put into place organizational needs and resources required to achieve successful implementation in accordance with plans.
•Coordination of regional and global initiatives in order to achieve consistency and standardization across the company.
•Managing and controlling individual project teams and deployment plans at the regional and functional levels.
•Provide thought leadership in lean management philosophy.
•This executive must travel extensively and work across the organization to deliver on commitments.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will be a “change agent” with an extensive background continuous improvement and leadership of major transformation initiatives for large organizations.  The ideal candidate will have a minimum of ten years of experience, ideally including cross functional  and cross business unit experience.  It is essential that the successful candidate demonstrates strategic thinking, is grounded in execution and has a strong customer focus in everything he/she does.

This individual will be an exceptional team player with the attributes of a mentor or teacher who can develop and build a performance-oriented organization.  He/she will have solid executive presence and exceptional communications skills.  Exceptionally strong drive, sense of urgency, energy level and problem-solving abilities will be critical for his/her success.  The ability to work across all disciplines and throughout all levels of an organization in a persuasive and credible manner is a must, effectively interfacing with customers, suppliers, partners, distributors and internal peers.


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