TE Connectivity

Location: Tullahoma, Tennessee

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

TE Connectivity's Plant Manager is responsible for driving Operational excellence, developing, and contributing to define a manufacturing and distribution road map aligned with the product management strategy, and the customer demand delivering all manufacturing operational and financial performance metrics, by driving day to day operations to deliver the Plant and Distribution Center Road Map. 

What your background should look like:

Responsible for the day-to-day operations and long-term planning for manufacturing functions, including manufacturing, production control, engineering, inventory control including distribution, purchasing and shipping/receiving activities, and quality.

Translates customer requirements into state-of-the-art manufacturing strategies and processes, resulting in cost-effective processing and profitable manufacturing of company products, in alignment with central Manufacturing Engineering function.

Sets production schedules based on product introduction, equipment efficiency, materials supply, staffing resources and volume required to meet demand and to ensure maximum production quantity and quality.

Drive Operational excellence:

Developing and managing operations-related plans, budgets, policies, procedures and compliance activities for the manufacturing activities, and drive its proper deployment throughout the plant by using Hoshin or similar Strategy Deployment tool.

Drive an efficient manufacturing operations agenda with an emphasis on Lean Manufacturing strategies that result in improved business results across People, Quality, Responsiveness and Cost performance indicators (would replace by Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost, see point after next).

Set and implement plan to execute S&OP process to achieve superior operational efficiencies and ECE. Provides S&OP engagements and delivers accordingly.

In partnership with all support operation functions, leads continuous improvement efforts through the deployment of our TEOA system, addressing Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost improvement activities 

Leads by example and establishes Leadership Standard Work at the site, leads Tier Meeting processes and Daily Management in the shopfloor, including recurrent Gemba Walks with his team

Lead Best in class standards in engaging and developing teams:

Develop and nurture a EHS road map at TE standards.

Through our TEOA culture, drive transformation, continuous improvement, and live our TE culture daily.

In line with the growth and the profitability of the site, demonstrate and proactively drive all people management responsibilities including hiring, training, coaching, professional development, performance management compensation planning and employee relations for direct reports.  Proactively address potentially difficult or complex employee relations issues, while pulling in the necessary stakeholders (i.e. HR, Legal, etc.).

Drive strategic workforce planning and successful talent development strategies aligned to business needs, OLR and strategic succession planning outcomes/requirements, and seasonality.

Drive employee engagement at the site through an appropriate road map with strong focus on recognition

Communicate via a standard operating system including tools ranging from 1:1s to All Hands Meeting and ensure his teams participates to the system equally.

Minimum 7-10 years’ experience working with a manufacturing organization with proven success in simplifying processes and increasing production. 

Factory transformation and project management leadership experience.

Minimum 5 years’ of management experience required in a large international company

Bachelor Degree in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Business, or Engineering is required


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 more than 85,000 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: $119,000 – $178,000 (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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