Program Manager

TE Connectivity

Location: Middletown, Pennsylvania

Job Type: Full time

Posted


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

his is a fantastic opportunity to join our Aerospace and Defence Project Management Office.

Reporting to a Portfolio Manager/PMO Director, the position holder will have primary responsibility for the delivery of strategic New Product Development Programs comprised of multiple projects that, together, deliver system-level solutions within the ADM Business Unit. This is a customer-facing role with program ownership and accountability for functional, business, and broad company objectives.

The Program Manager is a prominent role within TE and the position holder will drive the successful performance of multiple high-profile/value programs following defined methods and processes to achieve commercial and efficiency targets set by the business.

Developing relationships and maintaining a high level of communication with cross-functional global teams will be critical to the role. You will be required to act as the primary owner of each program and to report progress to a senior leadership team on a regular cadence and at specific key milestones during each Project/Program lifecycle.

The role is open to remote working, but proximity to a TE site for onboarding and, when required, in-person work is preferred. There is also the option of full-time on-site or hybrid remote and on-site working.

Global Travel is possible up to 10% of the time (when customers and restrictions allow)

Please note: This position may involve working with technical data, technology, software/source code, hardware, or other items (collectively “items) subject to U.S. and non-U.S. export control laws and regulations. Under these regulations, it may be necessary for TE to verify a candidate’s national origin and/or citizenship status to determine whether a U.S. or other government export license is required prior to releasing its technologies to the candidate. If TE determines that TE will require a license or will be prohibited by applicable laws from providing the candidate with items necessary for the performance of this position, then TE expressly reserves the right to either a) make an offer of employment contingent upon TE receiving required export licenses from the appropriate government agency, b) consider the candidate for a different position that is not subject to such restrictions, on whatever terms and conditions TE shall establish in its sole discretion, or c) decline to move forward with the candidate’s application.

Responsibilities

  • Working closely with other business leaders on strategy development for assigned product lines/platforms.
  • Utilizing an understanding of industry trends to inform the decision-making process.
  • Managing communications across programs that create clear, concise requirements in project functionality, resourcing, budgets, and timing.
  • Working in conjunction with business counterparts as primary liaisons with customers at a program level.
  • Managing links among multiple projects and working with project managers to adjust sub-project activities and priorities to maintain program goals and objectives.
  • Supervises budget management activities over projects within a program and is accountable for the program budget.
  • Providing leadership and guidance to individual project managers to ensure that projects are cohesively delivered to enable the combined program-level benefits in line with business strategies.
  • Acting as the escalation focal point for all complex, or interdependent, project-level issues and coordinating across all functional areas to resolve program-level issues to achieve the business and customer requirements.
  • Responsible for combining the project-level risks into a program-level risk management strategy to ensure all elements of the program are delivered in line with the business case and business strategy.
  • Overseeing changes in the project scope for sub-projects to ensure cause and effect with all aspects of the program are considered.
  • Establishing and leading program planning, reporting, and performance tracking framework and benchmarks, including monitoring and control mechanisms.
  • Responsible for program-level status reporting to the senior leadership team to ensure the program is progressing in line with the business's strategic plan.
  • Developing, monitoring, and managing program-level plans to ensure all sub-level projects are delivered on schedule, within budget, and scope.
  • Work with project managers to develop and monitor consolidated program-level resource plans.
  • Identify strategic opportunities for process improvement across programs.
  • Working closely with other business leaders on strategy development for assigned product lines/platforms.
  • Utilizing an understanding of industry trends to inform the decision-making process.
  • Managing communications across programs that create clear, concise requirements in project functionality, resourcing, budgets, and timing.
  • Working in conjunction with business counterparts as primary liaisons with customers at a program level.
  • Managing links among multiple projects and working with project managers to adjust sub-project activities and priorities to maintain program goals and objectives.
  • Supervises budget management activities over projects within a program and is accountable for the program budget.
  • Providing leadership and guidance to individual project managers to ensure that projects are cohesively delivered to enable the combined program-level benefits in line with business strategies.
  • Acting as the escalation focal point for all complex, or interdependent, project-level issues and coordinating across all functional areas to resolve program-level issues to achieve the business and customer requirements.
  • Responsible for combining the project-level risks into a program-level risk management strategy to ensure all elements of the program are delivered in line with the business case and business strategy.
  • Overseeing changes in the project scope for sub-projects to ensure cause and effect with all aspects of the program are considered.
  • Establishing and leading program planning, reporting, and performance tracking framework and benchmarks, including monitoring and control mechanisms.
  • Responsible for program-level status reporting to the senior leadership team to ensure the program is progressing in line with the business's strategic plan.
  • Developing, monitoring, and managing program-level plans to ensure all sub-level projects are delivered on schedule, within budget, and scope.
  • Work with project managers to develop and monitor consolidated program-level resource plans.
  • Identify strategic opportunities for process improvement across programs.

What your background should look like:

  • 7 years of experience customer-facing product solutions using the Stage-Gate process
  • Project Management - knowledge of effective project management strategies and tactics; ability to plan, organize, monitor, and control projects, ensuring efficient utilization of technical and administrative resources to achieve project objectives.
  • Program Management - knowledge of the policies and techniques to manage a set of related projects within a program; ability to plan, organize, monitor, and control the set of projects, ensuring efficient utilization of technical and administrative resources to achieve program objectives.
  • A strong foundation of business fundamentals, tools, and processes that are needed for making sound decisions in the context of the company's business; the ability to apply this knowledge appropriately to diverse situations.
  • Demonstrates a big-picture understanding of the business, its interrelationships, and priorities.
  • Strong decision-making and critical thinking - knowledge of the decision-making process and associated tools and techniques; ability to accurately analyze situations and reach productive decisions based on informed judgment, and ability to think laterally across the organization.
  • Problem-solving - knowledge of approaches, tools, and techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and resolving organizational, operational, or process problems; ability to apply knowledge of problem-solving appropriately to diverse situations.
  • Strong interpersonal, negotiating, and influencing skills and the ability to build strong, credible relationships with multiple organization functions (internal and external)
  • Project Management Professional (e.g. PMP, Prince 2)
  • Good level of IT capability with detailed experience in Microsoft Office (MS Project, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Flexibility and a willingness to travel.

Competencies

Values: Integrity, Accountability, Inclusion, Innovation, Teamwork

ABOUT TE CONNECTIVITY
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 over 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 www.te.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.

COMPENSATION

  • Competitive base salary commensurate with experience: $146,640 - 219,960 (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


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