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Senior Manager Continuous Improvement

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 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:

Job Overview
Report to the VP of Operations Medical, draw together the existing site structures and resources to develop and lead a multi year strategic roadmap delivering on business objectives associated with Continuous Improvement, Net Productivity improvement and TEOA (Lean transformation program).


Job Responsibilities
•    In association with each site develop a multiyear roadmap that identifies key programs that will enable delivery of overall Medical and site specific net productivity and TEOA business 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 Digital Factory, Automation,  COPQ improvement, etc. to support strategy development and execution.  
•    Engage with the TE TEOA Network, sharing best practices and driving Medical to achieve TEBest through benchmarking across the network
•    Enable and lead cross functional kaizen/improvement events as required by the business.
•    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.
•    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.
•    Support organisation development through coaching our cross functional leaders and enabling locations leverage the training programs available through TE
•    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


Primary 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.



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

About TE Connectivity
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 approximately 80,000 employees, including more than 7,500 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.


What TE Connectivity offers:
We offer competitive total rewards compensation. Our commitment to our associates includes offering benefit programs that are comprehensive, competitive and will meet the needs of our associates.

  • Generous 401(k) Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Benefits start on day one
  • Charity Donation Matching Program
  • Competitive Paid Time Off
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Healthcare for Associates and Families
  • Health and Wellness Incentives
  • Life Insurance and Disability Protection

Throughout our Global reach and various Business Units, we take a balanced approach to the benefits we provide. Many benefits are company-paid, while others are available through associate contribution. Specific benefit offerings can vary by location.



State:  MN
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  25% to 50%
Requisition ID:  74894
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Continuous Improvement

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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