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Global Industrial Readiness Manager

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 (TE) has an opportunity for a Global Industrial Readiness Leader with strong technical and team working capabilities, and deep experience in production and tooling/equipment launch.  This position reports to the Senior Director, Global Manufacturing Engineering (GME) and is responsible for establishing and executing a robust and consistent Industrial Readiness methodology across all ICT production facilities globally.  In this role, you will work closely with the Senior Director GME, Operations/Plant team, and GME team members in a high-growth, high-complexity environment undergoing a major business transformation for manufacturing technology.



This role will lead the Industrial Readiness Engineers in:

  • Launch planning and budgeting
  • Managing industrial project readiness by conducting reviews, assigning tasks, driving accountability and preparing launch related staffing and training plans
  • Supporting early phase Manufacturing Feasibility and DFA/DFM 
  • Specify and manage equipment
  • Bringing the plant voice to the development team
  • Plant industrial preparation and risk assessment 
  • Layout changes or implementations
  • Development of PFMEA with GME team and ensuring it is followed, that KCC are appropriate, and process & equipment capabilities targets are achieved
  • Liaise with production supervisors and PC&Ls to plan production related runs/trials
  • Process set-up and validation
  • Preparation of molding with Tooling Engineers
  • Industrial readiness documentation (work instruction, PPAP, etc)


  • Develop standards for plant onsite industrial readiness lead role, including job description, roles and responsibilities, skills matrix, etc
  • Install an industrial readiness engineer role in every production facility
  • Define a standard for industrial readiness assessment and measurement
  • Define and install systematic risk assessment tool and drive mitigation methodology
  • Redefine mass production trial (MPT) practices as a true PPAP simulation
  • Partner with PMO (project management office) to deploy and Alert Management System
  • Implement a Plant Launch Control Room in every production site, including visual management, tracking, risk assessment, escalation process 
  • Responsible for establishing global industrial readiness tracking, with KPIs and ScoreCard.
  • Establish and execute initiatives to reduce the length of industrialization phase, effectively reducing Time to Market. 
  • Establish and execute initiatives to reduce overall launch costs


What your background should look like:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, industrial administration or equivalent
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • 7+ years of experience in production and program launch
  • Minimum of 5 years in a leadership position 
  • Trained in lean production systems
  • Proven track record of developing and leading strategic initiatives within a dynamic environment
  • Strong technology and people leadership skills across cultural, geographic, and functional boundaries
  • Ability to energize and motivate people around strategy initiatives
  • Experience in developing, implementing and improving key performance indicator metrics through strong data analysis and continuous improvement
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken


This will be a remote position with occasional travel for site visits required.


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

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 and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.

•    Competitive base salary commensurate with experience: $$114,100 - 160,000 (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

City:  Winston-Salem
State:  NC
Country/Region:  US
Travel:  25% to 50%
Requisition ID:  87387
Alternative Locations:  Remote
Function:  Engineering & Technology

Nearest Major Market: Winston-Salem

Job Segment: Facilities, Manufacturing Engineer, Equity, Industrial, Project Manager, Operations, Engineering, Finance, Manufacturing, Technology

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