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Plant Manager - Operations

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TE Connectivity is a $12 billion global technology leader. Our commitment to innovation enables advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. TE's unmatched breadth of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest of environments, helps build a safer, greener, smarter and more connected world. With 75,000 people €“ including more than 7,000 engineers €“ working alongside customers in nearly 150 countries, we help ensure that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS - www.TE.com.
Overview
TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. The company designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic connections for the world's leading industries including automotive, energy and industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and aerospace and defense. TE Connectivity's long-standing commitment to innovation and engineering excellence helps its customers solve the need for more energy efficiency, always-on communications and ever-increasing productivity. With nearly 90,000 employees in over 50 countries, TE Connectivity makes connections the world relies on to work flawlessly every day.
The Aerospace, Defense and Marine (AD&M) business unit of TE Connectivity serves a broad range of customers in the commercial aerospace, military / defense and marine (including off-shore, energy exploration) markets. Our customers count on us to deliver engineering solutions and quality products to support a myriad of applications within our industries.
Overview
The AD&M business unit within TE Connectivity is currently seeking an experienced Plant Manager for our growing business. This role is responsible for the day-to-day operations and long-term planning for our Asheville, NC plant OR Mansfield, OH plant. Functions under the Plant Manager's responsibility, either directly or indirectly, include manufacturing, production control, manufacturing engineering, procurement and shipping/receiving activities. Defines goals, improves technologies, and resolves problems. Translates customer requirements into state-of-the-art manufacturing strategies and processes, resulting in cost-effective processing and profitable manufacturing of company products. Develops operations-related plans, budgets, and policies and procedures.
Responsibilities & Qualifications
Responsibilities
Cascade strategic objectives from Segment, Business Unit and Operations functional leadership. Set and clarify requirements and expectations for direct and matrixed reports based on the strategic direction and needs of the business.
Plan, direct and monitor production activities with the objective of maximizing the use of organizational resources to meet or exceed established targets for TEOA (LEAN), Safety, Quality, Delivery, Cost, Employee Engagement and Talent Development.
Drive the creation and deployment of Continuous Improvement initiatives which enable functional areas and the site to meet or exceed its Operating plan. Take proactive steps to ensure best practices are shared. Drive standard work for safety, quality, inventory, scrap rate/yield, TPM, 5S+1.
Develop action plans and make operational decisions on policies, tactics and resources critical to the site's operational success thus ensuring successful delivery against targets and strategy.
Own the environmental, health and safety for the site. Drive the successful resolution of building issues and repairs.
Deliver an extraordinary customer experience. Understand the demand from the customer and plan materials and production in alignment with plan. Understand the extended value stream from procurement, through production to delivery and beyond. Focus on quality expectations of the customer and creating an extraordinary customer experience including but not limited to continuously improving ship to request rate, reduction of customer complaints/issues while balancing cost.
Plan materials and production around the needs of the customer. Develop and implement production operating budget and plan. Allocate appropriate resources and monitor goal attainment. Develop headcount requirements and work to align with achieving operations plan.
Partner with support staff and matrixed reports to ensure the support and resources provided align with the needs of the operation. As the plant manager, responsible for P&L, conversion and material productivity.
Measure performance (results and behaviors) while providing timely performance feedback and coaching. Mentor, coach and engage team. Resolve issues with people or functions to achieve targeted performance targets/metrics. Retain your key talent. Hold others accountable based on their personal performance results/behaviors as well as team results/behaviors versus expectations/targets.
Demonstrate and proactively drive all people management responsibilities including hiring, training, coaching, performance management compensation planning and employee relations for direct and matrixed 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 daily, weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and quarterly communication strategy with a strong focus on recognition. Hold town hall meetings and conduct skip-levels with your report's direct reports.
Qualifications
Bachelor degree in Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain or Business required.
Minimum 5 years' experience working with a manufacturing organization with proven success in simplifying processes and increasing production. General project leadership experience.
Minimum 5 years' of management experience required
General knowledge of financial terms and concepts.
Lean and/or six sigma experience preferred.
Experience working with multiple customers and suppliers in a low volume high mix industry
Strong business acumen, excellent time management skills to manage multiple projects and demands, and have the ability to manage a diverse group of employees.
US Citizen and/or Green Card Holder required due to ITAR requirements.
AT TE, we believe in unleashing people's potential. We have Employee Resource Groups (Women In Networking, ALIGN €“ LGBTQ, Young Professionals, etc.) to support and promote a diverse workplace and a culture of inclusion for the development of different perspectives, styles and ideas. By doing this, we are consistently recognized by Thomson Reuters, and now Clarivate Analytics, as one of the Top 100 Innovators, as well as deemed one of the world's most ethical companies by Ethisphere.

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