Manager Global Quality Engineering - Strategic & Emerging Accounts (Hybrid/Remote)

TE Connectivity

Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania

Job Type: Full time

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- Reshma Saujani

At TE, you will unleash your potential working with people from diverse backgrounds and industries to create a safer, sustainable and more connected world.


TE Connectivity’s Global Advanced Quality Engineering Leader for Strategic & Emerging Accounts is responsible for deploying the overall global new product introduction program for the Data and Devices (DND) business unit within TE. This role drives Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) from start of a new program through successful Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) and Safe Launch Containment and Engineering Change Notices.

You will utilize APQP methodologies to capture past failure modes from lessons learned and new modes related to innovations in design and processing. Work jointly as a liaison between Engineering and the Plants, Program Managers, Supply Chain, and other internal/external staff to drive launch excellence and customer satisfaction.

Key responsibilities include working with Process, Project and Design Engineers to execute advanced quality activities for new product development and introduction, support customer interface and miscellaneous projects as assigned. The AQE role requires an extremely strong understanding of the people and how the current processes work.

The role of the AQE is to work with a cross functional team to implement a new part, product, or process with a ‘turnkey’ sustainable quality process at product launch for the factory to agree to and take ownership of executing. This position reports to the Sr. Director of Global Quality for DND.

This role will be based in Harrisburg, PA. Relocation assistance is available.


  • Lead a global team of advanced quality engineers in support of all new product introductions for the Data and Devices (DND) global business unit
  • Participate in the project Kick-off Meetings, support project team development for internal requirements, customer specific requirements, Risk Priority Number (RPN) reductions, analyze SPC data, etc.
  • Serve as the liaison between engineering and the plants on new product introductions to ensure robust process capability on all programs
  • Attend various project meetings and APQP driven events with the customers and the Program Management Team
  • Document the results for specific program characteristics and ensure that internal and external requirements are met including deviations
  • Accountable for the preparation of on-time delivery of Control Plans, Capability Studies, Part drawings, Inspection Instructions, Gage design and R&R, FMEAs, etc.
  • Understand product requirements and define/approve design validation test (DVT) and quality plans to ensure product meet the product specifications


  • Authorize and approve that all design validation test results meet product specifications
  • Actively participate in the development of Process and Design FMEAs as well as design reviews for the assigned product and related tooling.
  • Generate and/or champion 8-Ds for the prototype process including 8-Ds for problem solving, test failures, and prototype failures
  • Complete the Change Control process and identify special characteristics for programs.
  • Work in conjunction with the team’s Process Engineer to ensure the manufacturing process is meeting the product’s defined quality level and that the processes meet capability levels identified for the product
  • Assemble and submit PPAP package to the customer specific requirement
  • Team with Supply Quality Engineer in the completion of supplier PPAP
  • Performed Six Sigma capability analysis of new equipment/processes to reduce variation
  • Regularly reports to executive management on the overall performance and effectiveness of the global supplier quality program


  • Bachelor’s Degree with technical focus
  • 5+ year experience in quality, advanced quality engineering, and working in global capacity
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams, forge strong internal relationships, and drive transformation globally
  • Experienced in the use of Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen, 8D and other advanced statistical methods including Design of Experiments (DOE), Statistical Process Control (SPC), and Process Capability (CpK) techniques.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of departmental, company, and corporate procedures and systems, i.e., ISO9000, ISO9001, IATF16949, VDA, PPAP, FMEA, APQP gate reviews, GD&T, ISO14001.
  • Proven track record of being able to work on multiple programs concurrently while maintaining timely completion of defined project tasks.
  • Possesses strong leadership and communications skills and strong executive level presence
  • Ability to prioritize responsibilities in a fast-paced work environment


Building Effective Teams
Managing and Measuring Work
Motivating Others
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: $126,200 - $189,200 (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

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