Global Product Manager - Optical Connectivity

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

TE Connectivity's Product Management Teams manage all aspects of a product, from driving new product development to manufacturing to marketing. They are responsible for overall product strategy, business leadership and capacity plans in order to meet sales and profit targets.


As part of the Data and Devices (DND) business unit, this team is a growth driver of TE with two major focus areas: Cloud and IoT/Edge. In Cloud we work directly together with all major Cloud providers and Enterprise customers to deliver next-generation data and power solutions to enable fast-growing computing architectures that power training and inference workloads for the AI revolution. In IoT/Edge we serve Antenna OEMs and the broader market to build platforms to serve all power, data and RF connectivity of our end markets with a focus on the fast-growing Internet of Things (IoT) market.

Global Product Manager for Optical Connectivity is responsibility for the product solutions including both active and passive connectivity in both Cloud and Iot/Edge Markets. Demonstrated optics thought leadership, both internally and externally, as the Cloud industry continues its relentless evolution from traditional copper to the fiber connectivity solutions is key to long-term success of the role.  

Short Description

Market Sensing & Strategy Development

  • Articulate market trends, demand drivers, customer needs, industry trends, and competitive landscape
  • Develop product roadmaps that aligns with business strategy and solves high-value customer problems
  • Work with R&D and operations in the development of new products and manage the product lifecycle  

Develop Business Plans

  • Define resource requirements necessary to execute the product roadmap
  • Work cross functionally to define sales, technology and operations strategies and goals, in line with financial goals. Build consensus on specific tasks.
  • Establish pricing policy
  • Develop the annual operating plan (Sales and gross or standard margin)

Execution – New Product Development and Launch

  • Be the opportunity champion for PAC projects
  • Plans product launches, including the development of marketing and sales plans
  • Provide demand forecast inputs to S&OP
  • Attend customer meetings in support of winning new business
  • Exercise thought leadership
  • Provide inputs to Marcom for the development of collateral, including e-commerce

Execution – Post Launch Product Management

  • Manage the P&L (sales and gross or standard margin) for the assigned portfolio
  • Deliver sustained profitable growth
  • Enable sales to promote product line via training and the development of collateral materials that help articulate the value proposition
  • Manage special price requests
  • Track progress to the business plan and facilitate resolution to gaps
  • Be the champion for resolution of product issues (e.g., quality, delivery, etc.)

What your background should look like:


  • 4-year technical or business degree required
  • Advanced degree (MBA) experience preferred


  • 5+ years of experience in business, sales, finance, or engineering
  • Relevant product or industry experience (fiber optics industry) including understanding the landscape of the surrounding product
  • Understand the competitors, an overview of the competitor offerings, and the ability to interface with engineering and sales teams to provide cross-reference information and tools for significant growth
  • Business acumen and ability to create strong relationships in complex matrix environments, with a positive attitude and ability to manage complex indirect teams
  • Technical aptitude, ability to understand the complexity of the fiber connectivity offering
  • Strong organizational skills, and a strong sense of personal commitment to growth/business success
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, ability to simplify complex concepts
  • Result-oriented way of working


Values: Integrity, Accountability, Teamwork, Innovation

TE Connectivity is a global industrial technology leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive and connected future. Our broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, enable advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications and the home. With more than 85,000 employees, including more than 7,500 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.

•    Competitive base salary commensurate with experience: $146,240 – $219,360 (subject to change dependent on physical location)
•    Posted salary ranges are made in good faith. TE Connectivity reserves the right to adjust ranges depending on the experience/qualification of the selected candidate as well as internal and external equity.
•    Total Compensation = Base Salary + Incentive(s) + Benefits
•    A comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, 401(k), disability, life insurance, employee stock purchase plan, paid time off and voluntary benefits.

EOE, Including Disability/Vets


Middletown, PA, US, 17057

City:  Middletown
State:  PA
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  115098
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Sales & Marketing

Nearest Major Market: Harrisburg

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