Director, Engineering & Product Development

TE Connectivity Ltd Middletown , PA 17057

Posted 5 months ago

Company Information

TE Connectivity Ltd., is a $14 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 80,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in nearly 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.

As today's homes are becoming more connected, TE Appliances continues to dedicate resources to develop innovative connectivity solutions to support the most capable and complex home appliances in the market. TE Appliance products can be found in home applications consumers use on a daily basis- large and small- and continue to provide the best solutions for always-on connectivity needed for the home of today and tomorrow. Our customers partner with us as we are able to provide a broad range of connectivity and sensor solutions for home appliances, lighting, HVAC, security, and many more applications.

Job Overview

The Company

TE Connectivity (TE) is a leading global provider of highly engineered connectors and sensors with sales of $14 billion to customers in more than 150 countries. We design, manufacture and market products for customers in a broad array of industries including automotive; consumer electronics; telecommunications; aerospace; defense & military; medical & healthcare; oil & gas/marine; and energy & utilities. With 80,000 associates including 8,000 engineers and worldwide manufacturing, sales and customer service capabilities, TE Connectivity's commitment is their customers' advantage. TE Connectivity is an independent publicly traded company whose common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "TEL." See

The Appliances Business unit is one of the largest suppliers to the appliances industry, generating approximately $750 million in revenue annually, with the #1 position globally (23% market share of a $2.5B TAM). As the modern home continues to evolve and as home appliances and consumer products become smarter and more connected, TE continues to dedicate resources to develop innovative connectivity and sensing solutions supporting the most connected and complex home appliances in the market. The business has primarily locations in Harrisburg, PA and Shanghai, China.

The Role

TE Connectivity is looking for an experienced and dynamic Engineering leader to join its Appliances team as the Director of Engineering and Product Development for the Power and Signal Interconnect Product Portfolio, reporting to the CTO/VP Engineering.

Power and Signal is one of 3 Product Line Portfolios within the Appliance business unit of TE Connectivity with more than $250 million in revenue. We provide components and solutions to global OEM customers in the major home appliance markets. The Director of Engineering and Product Development will lead a global team of Engineers and Technical staff to develop innovative solutions for these industry-leading Appliance OEM customers. This leader will build and lead a high-performing team of 30+ engineers located in North America, Shanghai, Europe, and India, and will have direct responsibility to drive definition, development and deployment of the product roadmaps that will broaden the product portfolio for the Appliances Business resulting in expanded product lines and revenues.

Responsibilities & Qualifications

Key Responsibilities

  • Execute the vision and strategy for the Power and Signal Engineering organization, in alignment with business objectives.

  • Drive Engineering efficiency and functional excellence within the Power and Signal engineering environment

  • Lead a team of product development engineers and technical staff responsible for the success of multiple regional and global New Product Development, Sustaining Engineering and New Technology projects.

  • Develop and execute new technology roadmaps that will create and sustain a long-term high growth trajectory for the business

  • Drive accountability in the organization to deliver results through TE's product development process (LEANPD).

  • Partner with Operations to ensure a smooth transition and launch of development projects into production.

  • Drive cost reductions in sustaining production through engineering design changes, process redesign, materials, automation (including digital factory), and technology updates.

  • Partner with Product Management and the Commercial/Sales teams to develop roadmaps for product and platforms that drive revenue growth and position TE as a technology leader, innovator, and partner to our OEM customers.

  • Meet with and develop long-term strategic relationships with key OEM customers

  • Prepare and facilitate technical briefings and meetings, including tactical and strategic planning with other functional areas or upper management. Implement and manage approved engineering budget and monitor actual expenses to ensure they fall within budget.

  • Providing training, coaching, and mentorship to team members. Drive a culture of creativity, speed, efficiency, innovation and continuous learning in the organization.

Candidate Profile

  • BS Engineering required. Preferred discipline: Mechanical, Material Science, Electrical Engineering. Advanced Engineering Degree Preferred, MBA desirable.

  • 15+ years minimum combined engineering experience with minimum 5 years in high volume product development and launch into production.

  • Proven record of identifying new technology trends, mapping to technology and product roadmaps that successfully generate value long term growth for the business.

  • Proven success in Engineering leadership and proven people leader with minimum 10 years in combined direct reporting or matrix reporting leadership.

  • Able 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 DFM / DFA / Concurrent Development Experience. Familiarity with Design for Six Sigma, lean principles, quality engineering practices and principles.

  • Strong business acumen relative to project business case development and market analysis, capital management, P&L, and department budget management.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, strong influencing and motivational skills and the ability to build strong, credible relationships with multiple organization functions (inside and outside of TE).

  • Capability to work in a fasted paced, dynamic global environment with multiple changing priorities.

  • Exceptional written, verbal and presentation communication skills.

  • This position may require up to 25% travel both Domestic and International


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Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

SET : Strategy, Execution, Talent (for managers)


Middletown, PA, US, 17057

Travel: 10% to 25%

Requisition ID: 47522

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