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Sr. Engineering Manager, EMEA Regional Transportation Sensing Engineer Leader (m/w/d)

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 is looking for an experienced and dynamic Engineering leader to join its Transportation Sensors team as the EMEA Regional Transportation Sensing Engineer Leader (m/f/d).  This position reports directly to the Global Transportation Sensor Engineering Director.

The EMEA Regional Transportation Sensing Engineer Leader will lead and be responsible for a regional team of engineers to develop innovative solutions focusing on project execution/flawless launches and product sustaining.  This leader will build and lead a high-performing team of engineers located at various sites in EMEA and will have direct responsibility to drive project execution and deployment of platforms or technology that will enhance the product portfolio to serve the Automotive and Industrial & Commercial Transportation (ICT) markets.  The EMEA Regional Transportation Sensing Engineer Leader will implement new products and platform variants and lead the customized development for our local customers in the respective region.  The role will require the extensive interaction with customers, partners and/or suppliers to create relationships with key project management and major R&D engineering decision makers and to gain insight (VoC) into their next generation product requirements and needs.

The EMEA Regional Transportation Sensing Engineer Leader will drive engineering excellence by institutionalizing DFSS methodologies, a structured and systematic approach and Lean Product Development principles such as Front Loading, Risk Detection & Countermeasures and Set Based Concurrent Engineering … all to ensure programs meet technical, performance & product cost requirements, are completed on time and within the project budget … meeting commitments and “First Time Right”!   Major focus will be placed on Project Execution Excellence including Phase Gate Compliance, Project Execution Cycle Time Reduction and maximizing Engineering Efficiency and Productivity.

The ideal candidate would be a highly experienced Engineering Manager with exceptional knowledge of sensors and sensing technologies, with vast experience developing and successfully launching products into the automotive industry.

Key Responsibilities

  • Execute the vision and strategy for Transportation Sensors Engineering organization in the region, in alignment with strategic business objectives
  • Responsible for regional organization and local project (NPI & Sustaining) execution, partner with Platform Technologies.
  • Serve as major customer interface and intimacy in technical areas with key OEM customers within the region.
  • Leverage a structured new product development process and stage gate frameworks to lead project activities from initial research & development throughout the entire project development lifecycle
    • Generate specific PRD
    • Customize product for local market
    • Concept definition based on existing platform
    • 2nd level packaging for final product
    • C-sample build and PV
    • PPAP & release for local customer
  • Lead a team responsible for the development of regional talent to create and sustain a long-term high business growth in the region.  Drive accountability in the regional organization to deliver results via TEOA approach.
  • Provide training, coaching, and mentoring to team members creating a team mindset and culture that is aligned with TE core values.
  • Closely work with the cross functional teams to ensure a flawless launch of development projects into production and to sustain ongoing product efforts in the region
  • Drive Engineering efficiency and functional excellence in the region
  • Responsible and drive cost reductions (VAVE) in the region
  • Manage the approved engineering budget and monitor actual expenses to ensure budget compliance in the region
  • Drive a culture of innovation and continuous learning in the region
  • Proactively communicate escalations around challenges, gaps, support required and resource needs to quickly address issues before they impede successful delivery of key programs
  • Understand, track and articulate issues / risks / action items; work with responsible owners to address the items on a timely basis; update the appropriate stakeholders as needed
  • Continuous risk assessment and problem resolution; apply change management, risk management and resource management best practices
  • Constantly assess what is working, what is not working, identify areas for improvement and consistently drive continuous improvement.

What your background should look like:

  • Bachelor's Degree in technical discipline (Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Material Science, Physics)
  • At least 15 years combined product development engineering experience
  • Proven success in Engineering leadership and proven people leader with minimum 10 years in combined direct reporting or matrix reporting leadership.
  • Solid experience of new product development and introduction into the Transportation industry.  Experience should include full lifecycle developments; all aspects from initial research & development, spec development, concept development, design, testing & validation, qualification and production release of Transportation products.
  • Strong business acumen relative to project business case development and market analysis, capital management, P&L, and budget management
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills; Fluency in English & German
  • Ability to interact professionally with customers, sales, leadership, stakeholders, cross functional teams and internal and external technical and subject matter experts
  • Global mind-set - experience in a large multinational with demonstrated ability to work in a fasted paced, dynamic global environment interacting with product development teams in a cross-functional, multi-site environment to deliver projects with numerous dependencies and constraints.
  • Ability to lead engineering excellence in the framework of a PMO driven, projectized environment. Able to attract and motivate top technical talent and skilled in people development.
  • Strong Design for Six Sigma methodology; DFSS, or Six Sigma Green Belt Certified
  • Exceptional analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills and ability to make decisions when presented with a series of challenges, conflicts and constraints
  • Ability to drive to big picture goals and milestones while valuing and maintaining strong attention to the details
  • Willingness to travel as required, up to ~30%-40% 



  • Master's Degree or PhD in technical discipline (Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, Material Science, Physics)
  • MBA
  • DFSS, or Six Sigma Black Belt Certified
  • Standards Knowledge - IATF 16949, EN 9100, ISO 9001, AEC-Q100
  • Functional Safety (FuSa) Knowledge and Expertise


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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 rewards & compensation. Our commitment to our employees includes offering benefit programs that are comprehensive, competitive and will meet the needs of our employees.
•    Competitive Salary Package
•    Performance-Based Bonus Plans
•    Health and Wellness Incentives
•    Employee Stock Purchase Program
•    Community Outreach Programs / Charity Events
•    Employee Resource Groups


SPEYER, RP, DE, 67346

State:  RP
Country/Region:  DE
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  67798
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Engineering & Technology

Job Segment: Transportation, Engineer, Engineering Manager, Electrical, Developer, Engineering, Technology

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