TE Connectivity

Business Unit Cio (M/f/d)

3+ months agoBensheim, Germany

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

This role will be based in the EMEA region with flexibility to work remotely.

Reporting to the Transportation Solutions Segment CIO and dotted line to the General Manager of the BU, the BU CIO will be a critical part of the TEIS and the BU leadership team. As a key member of the leadership team, this individual will be involved in defining the IT technology roadmap aligned with the strategy of the Industrial & Commercial Transportation (ICT) Business Unit, and shaping further business and IT processes, investments and innovations that truly deliver value for ICT. The BU CIO will also assure stability of IT systems and excellence in IT projects execution in the BU.

The ideal candidate will be a transformational IT leader at a global enterprise. In order to have the credibility to drive necessary change, 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 at the enterprise level. Beyond excellent delivery skills, the ideal candidate will be a commercially inclined, pragmatic global leader with the ability to create business value through the alignment of technology and business interests. This leader must be passionate about both internal and external customers, while maximizing relationships to optimize the delivery of business results. In addition, this leader must be comfortable with ambiguity, adept at change management, remain adaptable, and be capable of working in a results-oriented business environment. This position also 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.

Short-Term Deliverables:

  • Establish the role with the leadership team in the business units, as well as the senior leadership within IT.
  • Create a strategy and roadmap in support of the business objectives and priorities.
  • Put together a plan and budget that integrates with the wider organization. This plan and budget will be transparent, and the BU CIO will represent her/his BU within the IT governance structure in a manner that ensures long-term collaboration and commitment of the organization as a whole - balanced with the needs of the Business Units.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Together with Segment CIO and peers, provide IT leadership and vision for the transformation of TE Information Solutions organization and services to achieve greater business focus, effectiveness and optimal costs of services.
  • Define and lead execution of the IT technology strategic direction and roadmaps for all Business Units within Transportation Solutions Segment, including digital transformation, in alignment with the business strategy and priorities.
  • Set and control IT cost budget for the ICT Business Unit
  • Lead IT M&A integration to optimize business capabilities as needed

What your background should look like:

  • Bachelor's degree in IT, Engineering or Business (or equivalent). Masters preferred.
  • Global manufacturing or engineering experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of complex supply chain and multiplicity of products.
  • Track record of creating a vision and then executing on it.
  • Demonstrable success in leading an end-user focused business transformation initiative using the latest technologies that delivered major 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:
  • Proven experience and success delivering in a shared services operating model for global organizations
  • Experience leading IT transformations involving the implementation of new technologies, new service models and organizational redesign.
  • 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 broad exposure to infrastructure, operations, ERP, security and risk management, engineering systems, digital, PMO and architecture.

Strategic Leadership:
  • Strong leader with a reputation for building teams and attracting world-class talent.
  • Proven experience and successes in creating IT strategies and negotiating contracts in a multi-vendor and global environment.
  • Knowledge and experience with new IT solutions in the areas of mobility, cloud, security and virtualization.
  • Proven record of designing improved IT solutions and operating models in a global organization.
  • 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 key business drivers in an industry or organization and 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, with the ability to work with, and influence, various levels of the organization.

Personal Attributes:
  • A thought leader with the ability to paint a picture about what is possible with technology. Someone who can articulate a transformational future where IT is a strategic weapon and inspire an organization to get there.
  • A transformational leader with a track record of contributing at the senior level on overall business strategy, not only on IT issues. The right person will have the ambition to do great things, with others, not at the expense of others.
  • Strong instincts and not afraid to share his/her opinion.
  • Action-orientation, with the ability to get things done. Very strong sense of urgency. Strong business orientation and financial savvy.
  • Engaging and fun to work with.


Motivating Others

Building Effective Teams

Managing and Measuring Work

Values: Integrity, Accountability,Teamwork, Innovation

SET : Strategy, Execution, Talent (for managers)

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 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 www.te.com and on LinkedIn , Facebook , WeChat and Twitter .

What TE Connectivity offers:

We offer competitive rewards & compensation. Our commitment to our employees includes offering benefit programs that are comprehensive, competitive and will meet the needs of our employees.
• Competitive Salary Package
• Performance-Based Bonus Plans
• Health and Wellness Incentives
• Employee Stock Purchase Program
• Community Outreach Programs / Charity Events
• Employee Resource Groups

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Job ID: TE-716440000