Manager, Supply Chain

The Aerospace, Defense and Marine (Aerospace, Defense and Marine or AD&M) business unit of TE is part of the Industrial Solutions segment (Industrial Solutions) and is a world leader in the design of components and electrical interconnection solutions that are used for applications in extreme and rigorous environments. These interconnection solutions make possible applications of avionics, jet and propulsion engine management, flight controls, grounding systems and on-board entertainment (EAB) for today's "connected aircraft". This capability is extended to military, marine, aviation, space, land and drone vehicles, as well as oil and gas exploration of open-ocean deposits. TE offers solutions for enhanced connectivity that work and resist in the most extreme environments on Earth, from the deepest oceans to the ends of space. In your relentless activities to save space and weight, improve data delivery and power, you will find that AD&M is ready to collaborate with your design team to help you present your product more quickly in the market with smarter and better interconnect solutions.

What TE Connectivity Offers

We offer competitive total rewards compensation. Our commitment to our associates includes offering benefit programs that are comprehensive, competitive and will meet the needs of our associates.

  • Healthcare for associates and their families, including eligible domestic partners
  • Paid time off, including vacations and holidays
  • Life insurance and disability protection
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Retirement benefits (401k matching) and more

Throughout our Global reach and various Business Units, we take a balanced approach to the benefits we provide. Many benefits are company-paid, while others are available through associate contribution. Specific benefit offerings can vary by location.

Job Overview

We are currently searching for a Supply Chain Manager for growing business in Fairview, NC (15 minutes from downtown Asheville, NC). Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Supply Chain Manager is responsible for the planning, scheduling and monitoring of material through the production cycle.
As part of the AD&M team, you will be joining a group of professionals who are passionate about ensuring the future growth of the business while maintaining integrity, taking accountability, working together and continually improving to drive constant innovation and openness to change. We re seeking an individual that is a logical and innovative thinker with attention to detail. You can analyze data and understand what the data is telling you. The successful applicants will be able to show that they are a self-motivated individual with a high sense of urgency. We believe that with these behavior traits, coupled with your experience, you can be a pivotal member of the AD&M Fairview team.

What you will be doing...

  • Establish department objectives and goals to provide organizational visibility on key metrics and attainment. Actively track weekly results and implement actions to drive needed improvement. Key areas include:
    • Delivery/Past Due Performance
    • Inventory Management
  • Plans short and long-range production and inventory requirements considering such factors as forecasts, manpower, machine capacity, and material availability.
  • Proactively anticipate and communicate potential shortages to appropriate plant personnel. Develop and execute recovery plans for anticipated shortages to eliminate / minimize impact to production and customers.
  • Perform root cause analysis for finished goods shortages and implement long term corrective actions
  • Manage and take ownership of a particular group of external suppliers and ensuring on-time delivery
  • Monitor inventory accuracy and target levels for purchased and produced parts to meet production and customer needs, and ensure target inventory goals are met
  • Create and release purchase orders and supplier agreements to Supplier.
  • Develop and engage team members to excel at their roles.

What your background should look like...

  • This position requires access to information which is subject to stringent controls under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Applicants must be a U. S. citizen or national, U. S. lawful permanent resident, person granted asylee status in the U. S., or person admitted into the U. S. as a refugee.A16
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in operations and or supply chain logistics and people management.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Working knowledge of all areas of Supply Chain, including Procurements, Logistics, Customer Service and Engineering.
  • Prior Planning and buying experience in a manufacturing environment, ideally with low volume / high product mix.
  • Strong analytical and project management skills
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills who can work across various functions, including sales, product management, material procurement and senior management
  • Solid influencing skills, particularly where there is no reporting relationship.
  • Demonstrate understanding of logistics, financial and operational performance data.
  • Experience using ERP systems, (SAP experience strongly preferred)
  • Bachelor s degree in business, supply chain, or related field
  • Experience using Microsoft applications.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills to communicate with customers and suppliers.


  • Building Effective Teams
  • Managing and Measuring Work
  • Motivating Others
  • Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation
  • SET : Strategy, Execution, Talent (for managers)

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