Value Engineering Manager

Job Posting Title: Value Engineering Manager  
Job ID: 120957 
Job Code: 30003276    
Business Unit: GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE (10002006)  
Building: Winston-Salem (Office) (177)  
Band/Level: 4  
Hiring Manager: Ryan Pickens 
Recruiter: Dana Liddell-Cofield   
Relocation: Yes - Domestic  
Travel: 10% to 25%  
Employee Referral Amount: $1,500.00  
Education Experience: Bachelors Degree (High School +4 years)  
Employment Experience: 7-10 years  

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

Position Overview
The Value Engineering Manager will spearhead the strategic initiatives focused on value engineering and analysis within the organization. This pivotal role requires leading cross-functional teams to identify and implement cost-saving opportunities, improving product quality, and enhancing TE's overall value proposition. The ideal candidate will demonstrate exceptional analytical abilities, a deep understanding of engineering principles, and a proven track record of driving efficiency and innovation across diverse projects. The Value Engineering Manager will be instrumental in fostering a culture of continuous improvement and collaboration across departments. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Leadership: Manage and lead the value engineering team, providing clear direction and support to achieve objectives and deliver results.
  • Cross-functional collaboration: Work closely with various departments such as R&D Engineering, manufacturing, supply chain, and product management to identify areas for improvement and implement cost-saving / value enhancing strategies.
  • Cost reduction initiatives: Lead the identification of cost-saving opportunities through value analysis/value engineering (VA/VE) methodology. Implement innovative solutions that eliminate waste, reduce costs, and improve product quality.
  • Project management: Drive cross-functional VA/VE projects from conception to execution, ensuring timely completion while maintaining a high level of quality standards.
  • Data analysis: Utilize data analysis techniques to identify key factors impacting product costs, quality, and value proposition. Develop and implement data-driven solutions to enhance product performance and customer satisfaction.
  • Continuous improvement: Foster a culture of continuous improvement by developing and implementing best practices for VA/VE processes across departments.
  • Communication: Effectively communicate project updates, cost savings, and opportunities with key stakeholders within the organization.

What your background should look like:


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or related field; advanced degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in value engineering, cost optimization, or related fields, with at least 5 years in a leadership role.
  • Value Methodology Associate (VMA) Certification preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years in Automotive engineering, manufacturing, or industrial engineering experience.
  • Strong understanding of engineering principles, manufacturing processes, and cost drivers.
  • Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills, with the ability to interpret complex data and draw actionable insights.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead cross-functional teams and drive results in a collaborative environment.
  • Effective communication skills, with the ability to present technical information to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in project management tools and methodologies.

Additional Requirements

  • Willingness to travel as needed to visit suppliers, manufacturing facilities, and other relevant locations.
  • Ability to work in a demanding environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong commitment to quality, safety, and regulatory compliance.
  • Familiarity with relevant software tools, such as CAD/CAM software, cost estimation software, CoLabs and ERP systems preferred.

TE Culture

Why Join TE?

At TE, you will have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge technologies that impact our world. Our company culture celebrates diversity, promotes inclusion, and encourages innovation. As a global organization, we work with talented individuals from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable, and more connected world.

Join us and make a difference!

We believe that every employee has the potential to make a positive impact in our company and the world. As a Value Engineering Manager at TE, you will have the opportunity to lead initiatives that drive value for our customers, contribute to the growth of our business, and shape the future of Automotive technology. Your ideas will be valued, your voice heard, and your career prospects unlimited. Come join us on this exciting journey towards creating a better tomorrow.


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

•    Competitive base salary commensurate with experience: $134,480 – $201,720 (subject to change dependent on physical location)
•    Posted salary ranges are made in good faith. TE Connectivity reserves the right to adjust ranges depending on the experience/qualification of the selected candidate as well as internal and external equity.
•    Total Compensation = Base Salary + Incentive(s) + Benefits
•    A comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, 401(k), disability, life insurance, employee stock purchase plan, paid time off and voluntary benefits.

EOE, Including Disability/Vets


WINSTON SALEM, NC, US, 27101-2165

State:  NC
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  10% to 25%
Requisition ID:  120957
Alternative Locations: 
Function:  Engineering & Technology

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