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SR Manager: NPI / Innovations, Performance Materials

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

The Functional NPI/Innovation Engineering Leader is a member of the functional engineering management team which is part of the Performance Materials Engineering team. 
This role will own Performance Materials Engineering NPI and Innovation for the global business and will report to the Director of Engineering of the Performance Materials Emerging Business Unit. This position manages all aspects of global Engineering responsibilities relating to NPI, Material Development, and Innovation. Taking ownership of new product development from inception to launch, material development, and Innovation.  
Defining the technology roadmap ensures the alignment to the go-to-market strategies and product roadmap in liaison with Sales, PM, and Marketing. Collaborate with operations to ensure that the technology roadmap compliments the operation strategy and that manufacturing capacity is in place to achieve the technology leap. 


•    Sets an Engineering Functional Leader direction and rallies the organization and team around the vision and direction.
•    Cascades the vision and strategy throughout the organization and ties it to clear NPI/innovation deliverables.
•    Develop material science solutions and products to cost. 
•    Present and maintain robust cost status thru the development cycle. Enhancing margin.
•    Delivers multiple NPI projects from inception to launch.
•    Defines a clear innovation pipeline aligned to Sales and PM strategy. 
•    Drives innovation to increase competition.
•    Conceives original ideas for new materials products through the effective voice of the customer, knowledge of the market and thru technical understanding of our competitors.
•    Solid understanding of competitor products and IP positions.
•    Material and design simulation to optimize the design for cost, quality, and manufacturability.
•    Responsible for product development and qualification from market definition through production and release.
•    Creates Customer Innovation/Influencer Relationships; Coordinates Technical Activities and Communications. Defines, coordinates, and drives technical activities from a technical perspective. Driving IP opportunities.
•    Provides all required engineering documentation including, but not limited to, formulations, compounding parameters, Solid Model, 2D production drawings, product specifications, and testing requirements.
•    Submits all IP information to legal according to policy and prior to public disclosure. 

What your background should look like:

•    Creative and innovative thinker able to provide deliverable input to the development of technical solutions solidly. 
•    Drive strategic focus for Material science development.
•    Ability to understand technically complex materials developments and processes.
•    Proven ability to multi-task and drive results in a dynamic, high-paced environment.
•    Must be self-motivated, thrive on pace and rate of change, organized, with an ability to prioritize, set, achieve, and measure goals and drive continuous improvement and change within the team and the wider business
•    Strong interpersonal, planning, organization, and teamwork skills.
•    Proactive approach to the management of risk and uncertainty.
•    Experienced Functional Engineering leader with an ability to influence cross-functional teams and build strong relationships both internally and externally.
•    Advanced presentation skills with the ability to effectively communicate complex technical solutions with ease and fluidity that can be understood thru the organizations at all levels.
•    Demonstrates mastery of product development by integrating deep knowledge of theory and practical experience
•    Advanced material design simulation experience preferred.
•    Develops solutions to problems of unusual complexity which require a high degree of ingenuity, creativity and innovation
•    Adapts and makes departures from traditional methods or approaches to developing innovative products
•    Proactive approach to design for cost, quality, and manufacturability
•    Knowledge of Voice of Customer, Design to Value, Design for Six Sigma, LEAN Manufacturing, and LEAN business processes is preferred
•    Excellent verbal and written communications skills
•    Ability to communicate, negotiate and drive results 
•    Must be self-motivated, and organized, with the ability to prioritize, set, and achieve goals and drive improvements in business processes for product development 


•    Strong engineering leadership experience and experience developing a global engineering team in an innovation implementation environment, leading NPI with experience of implementing multiple projects concurrently into high pace operations environment.
•    Must be a strong leader, motivator, and mentor.
•    Experience in strategic workforce planning and associated development planning
•    Strong business acumen - and a good understanding of technical complexities.
•    Strong customer-facing skills – building technical relationships 
•    Considerable experience working with the product technology, processes, or market.
•    Experience in building and mentoring effective teams
•    Proven ability to deliver results.
•    Mentors and coaches others in BU.
•    Degree in material science, preferred.


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About TE Connectivity
TE Connectivity is a $12 billion 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 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



State:  SWD
Country/Region:  GB
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  88509
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Engineering & Technology

Job Segment: Lean Six Sigma, Materials Engineer, Six Sigma, Performance Management, Engineer, Management, Engineering, Human Resources

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