IT Program Manager

TE Connectivity

Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania

Job Type: Full time


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 Sensors IT Program Manager will be a strategic partner to TEIS and Business Unit leadership. As a key partner, this individual will be responsible for the flawless execution of critical technology programs and system deployments that drive strategic value in the Sensors business. The initial program will focus on deploying the TE Sensors Digital Factory Strategy. Partnering with TE Sensors Operations and Digital Factory CoE, initial tool deployment will include manufacturing execution system (MES) processes, solutions, and automation into strategic factories. The IT Program manager will coordinate efforts with the TEIS center of excellence and TES BU Digital Factory CoE leader on the delivery of the projects in the program. The individual will also work closely with business stakeholders in the plants to ensure they are positioned for successful execution and adoption of the solutions. This position will report directly to the Sensors BU CIO.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced IT program leader at a global enterprise. To have the credibility to drive necessary change and adoption, this individual must have leadership experience and a record of delivering IT solutions. S/he will also possess a combination of strategic thinking and IT execution skills. Beyond excellent delivery skills, the ideal candidate will be a pragmatic manager who can create business value by aligning technology and business interests. This individual must be passionate about internal and external customers while maximizing relationships to optimize the delivery of business results. In addition, this individual must be comfortable with ambiguity, adept at change management, remain adaptable, and be capable of working in a results-oriented business environment. This position requires strong influencing skills, teamwork, organizational savvy, and an overall commitment to excellence. Ideally, this person has supported a complex business within a global LEAN manufacturing environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage project plans, business cases, resource management, budget management, cross-organizational coordination, vendor management, executive communications/reporting, critical problem resolution, and escalations.
  • Manage multiple projects and project dependencies in various time zones.
  • Drive the successful execution of strategic IT programs and deployments.
  • Partner with TEIS Centers of Excellence to ensure proper program execution is successful.
  • Partner with key business stakeholders to ensure adequate resource assignments, commitment, project organization structure, and successful adoption exists on project deployments.
  • Manage the program(s) cost-effectively, maximizing the return on investments.
  • Collaborate with the Sensors BU CIO and transportation segment IT leadership on program execution plans and goals.

What your background should look like:

  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing processes
  • Ability to travel 25-50% of the time.
  • Knowledge of SAP ME / MII and similar MES solutions is preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in IT, Engineering, or Business (or equivalent).
  • Track record of vital project and portfolio management skills
  • Demonstrable success in leading an end-user-focused business transformation initiative using the latest technologies that delivered significant organizational impact.
  • Must be comfortable with ambiguity, adept at change management, remain adaptable, and be capable of working in a results-oriented business environment.

In terms of the performance and personal competencies required for the position, we would highlight the following competencies:
Results Orientation:

  • Experience leading IT projects and programs involving the implementation of new technologies
  • Comfortable making timely, business-oriented IT decisions in a rapidly changing environment where project priorities are often juggled based on business needs.
  • Possesses high levels of energy and persistence.
  • Hands-on technology leader with the ability to drive successful technology transformations to maximize business value
Strategic Leadership:
  • Knowledge and experience with new IT solutions in the areas of manufacturing and digital factory
  • Capable of developing and executing short-term (tactical) and long-term (strategic) plans.
  • Embraces change and focuses on rapidly responding to changing company needs.
  • Quickly grasps the critical business drivers in an industry or organization across geographic boundaries.
  • Team-oriented, a self-starter, flexible, and an effective problem solver.
  • Holds themselves to the highest standard of integrity and personal behavior.
Building Relationships and Using Influence:
  • Interest and aptitude in forming strong, lasting business relationships with strategic partners and business teams.
  • Experience managing end-user expectations and delivering excellent customer service.
  • Collaborative working style, able to create a positive culture within IT, stressing achievement, teamwork, development, accountability, competency, and an overall commitment to TE Connectivity’s values.
  • Highly customer-oriented leader with proven negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Strong communicator, listener, and presenter, able to work with and influence various levels of the organization.

Personal Attributes:

  • Strong instincts and not afraid to share their opinion.
  • Action orientation, with the ability to get things done. A powerful sense of urgency. Strong business orientation and financial savvy.
  • Engaging and fun to work with.

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: $120,800-$151,000 (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

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