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Manager I Quality

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 Quality Assurance Teams are responsible for all or part of an organization's Quality Management System, including conformance and continuous improvement initiatives. They work on systemic evaluation of products, services, facilities, manufacturing or business processes, to ensure that standards of quality are being met. Develop and implement quality plans, programs and procedures using quality control statistics, lean manufacturing concepts, and six-sigma tools and analyses. They reviews, analyze and report on quality discrepancies, investigate problems and executes quality audits, and develops disposition and corrective actions for recurring discrepancies. The team works closely with manufacturing, engineering, customers, or suppliers and subcontractors to ensure requirements are met.

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Job Summary:

The Manager of Supplier Quality is responsible for developing and leading Supplier Quality Engineering disciplines and practices in support of our product development, design/manufacturing transfers and manufacturing operations. The Manager of Supplier Quality Engineering will work directly with TE Medical direct and indirect suppliers and be at the forefront of defining the value, roles, and responsibilities of the Supplier Quality Engineering function.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

•    Lead and develop a team of supplier quality professionals to drive the highest supplier quality standards for all new and existing products
•    Evaluate candidate suppliers to ensure that capabilities and systems align with TE Medical requirements.
•    Review/ approve Supplier audits to ensure conformity to contractual requirements as well as Quality System Compliance;
•    Manage the Supplier Corrective and Preventive Action (SCAR) program to ensure suppliers meet performance requirements in quality and service throughout the product life-cycle;
•    Support sustaining engineering efforts which impact purchased parts and services to assure quality meets current or revised standards and interact with various New Product Development Project teams;
•    Work closely with Manufacturing Quality to assure applicable systems are in place for the identification, processing and disposition of non-conforming materials provided by suppliers;
•    Identify and implement improvements to supplier quality with respect to measurements such as PPM, initial quality, and SCAR response;
•    Lead and/or participate in supplier quality discussions at both internal business review meetings and Supplier QBRs;
•    Influence supply base to implement best practices and continuous    improvement initiatives to achieve a world class performance in quality.
•    Lead issue investigation and issue resolution with direct material and indirect service suppliers.
•    Partner with strategic suppliers to develop capabilities and controls necessary to improve cost of quality, reduce production down time, and build predictability in material lead times.
•    Own component qualification process for new components and changes to existing components.
•    Own the supplier change management process.
•    Work independently across functional boundaries inside and outside the company with directional guidance from leadership.
•    Lead change efforts and continuous improvement initiatives inside the company associated with Supplier Quality Engineering processes.

Required Qualifications:

1.    Bachelor’s degree in engineering or management discipline
2.    Minimum 10 years’ experience to include:

    •    Minimum 6 years supplier quality, component engineering, and/or supplier engineering experience
    •    Minimum 4 years’ experience in FDA regulated medical device industry
    •    Minimum 4 years combined of professional staff or project management experience
    •    Minimum 2 years’ experience negotiating supplier quality agreements
3.    Lead Quality Auditor training/certification (ISO 13485 and/or FDA QSR)




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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:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  74918
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Quality

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

Job Segment: Engineer, Developer, Quality Manager, Lean Six Sigma, Quality, Engineering, Technology, Management

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