Senior Manager Design Services


Company Information

TE Connectivity Ltd., is a $13 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 78,000 employees, including more than 7,000 engineers, working alongside customers in nearly 150 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at and on LinkedInFacebookWeChat and Twitter.

TE’s Medical business unit, part of the Industrial Solutions segment, offers medical device OEMs, a complete product offering, and capability portfolio for minimally invasive, imaging, surgical, diagnostic, and therapeutic devices. With more than 350 design engineers and a global presence in all key medical device hubs, we are a premier partner to the world’s leading medical technology companies for their next-generation medical devices. We are experts in all aspects of device design and manufacture, from access & delivery solutions for interventional medicine; to sensors & connectors for surgical applications. Our innovative solutions enable ground breaking medical therapies such as treating heart disease without opening the body, placing microscopic devices into brain arteries and powering robotic surgery.

Job Overview

The Sr. Manager of Design Services is responsible for leading and further growing the Design Services department in Plymouth, Minnesota. This role will be managing a team of engineers and interacting directly with customers.

This person will be providing engineering knowledge, skill, and ability to handle such tasks as: project management, engineering design, prototyping development and gathering of pertinent background information.  Additionally, the Sr. Manager of Design services will be responsible for managing project costs, issuing quotes to customers, procuring material quotes, interacting with customers while ensuring full compliance to FDA QSR (21 CFR 820) and applicable ISO 13485 requirements.

Responsibilities & Qualifications


  • Lead our US Design Strategy to have a full suite of technologies and services under one roof and to create a development environment that moves at pace but feel like a OEM customer in terms of facilities, depth of expertise and quality of outputs.
  • Build relationships at all levels within our customer’s organizations and across TE.
  • Effectively manage and oversee the Design Services team at the Trenton Lane location.
  • Partner with Operations and Quality as a member of the Site Leadership Team.
  • Identify additions and gaps in our product offering and propose ways in which these can be addressed, continuous improvements of the design services functional model.
  • Plan design resources across project groups and ensure we have adequate resources in place to meet our project workload.
  • Work with the commercial sales team in developing new business and negotiating projects with customers. 
  • Take responsibility for and manage business commitments including P&L, meeting sales and margin targets.
  • Play a leading role in our US product development strategy, this will include identifying and leading partnerships with customers.
  • Assist in attracting top engineering talent into TE.
  • Maintain focus on ECE - Extraordinary Customer Experience
  • Partner with the Operations Organization at site for seamless transfer of new products into manufacturing
  • Own and report results to customers and management
  • Lead the development of innovative solutions or platforms that can help our customers to win in their markets
  • Participate in and own aspects of the Technical Roadmap for the Medical Business
  • Follow design control systems appropriate to provide a full-service development solution to the world leading medical device companies
  • Leverage TE global technology to increase competitive position and increased value to customer
  • Develop relationships and partnerships with key customers, industry leaders and core suppliers.
  • Assesses talent and implement development plans to assure succession planning and organization capability
  • Additional duties as assigned.


  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or Bachelor’s Degree plus a minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in a related regulated medical device environment.
  • A results individual with a proven track record of establishing clear expectations, setting objectives and integrating the efforts of multiple functions to achieve desired results in the medical device industry.
  • Excellent communication, planning and organizational skills.
  • Must have extensive demonstrated previous experience of working with a product development process in a medical device environment.
  • Experience with medical device products from concept through launch, using Design Control.
  • Proven experience as a Leader of a medical device technical team.


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

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Plymouth, MN, US, 55442

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Education Experience:  Bachelors Degree (High School +4 years)
Travel:  10% to 25%

Nearest Major Market: Minneapolis

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