Project Manager | Semiconductor Market

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Our client is an independent research organisation whose expertise and research make an important contribution to the competitiveness of companies and organisations, to the economy and to the quality of society as a whole. Innovation with purpose is what they stands for. With 3500 people we develop knowledge not for its own sake but for practical application. To create new products that make life more pleasant and valuable and help companies innovate. They work for a variety of customers: governments, the SME sector, large companies, service providers and non-governmental organisations.

The Nano Instrumentation department focuses on the control of chemical and physical processes in an ultra-clean vacuum environment. In European projects and for clients such as ASML and Carl Zeiss, we develop knowledge and apply it to improve the production quality and lifespan of semiconductor equipment. With mostly self-developed experimental set-ups we can establish pollution mechanisms, and on this basis advise on ultra-clean designs and the remediation of contaminants on a molecular and nano-particle scale.

  • The projects we do contribute to the latest developments in the semiconductor field, and the interests that are linked to the mass production of semiconductor applications. In the projects we seek the best combination of scientists, experimentalists and equipment to serve those interests. Project leaders weigh up these interests on a daily basis in order to achieve the project goals.
  • In this role you will be responsible for the whole life cycle of a large project and for its project team, starting with the project acquisition phase. Setting up the project organisation, timely realization and client management is of the utmost importance and is the focus and responsibility of the Project manager. The Project Manager reports to the Business Line Manager.
Ideal Candidate: 
  • University degree in physics, optics, electronics engineering or other relevant subject;
  • You have a minimum of 5 years of experience managing research development projects;
  • You have experience with projects in which research setups are built or assembled;
  • Ideally you have experience with (the manufacturing process in) the semiconductor industry;
  • You have a good insight and knowledge of business processes w.r.t. preparation, planning, organization and quality;
  • You have a proactive, problem solving and results-oriented attitude and are capable of managing, motivating and coaching a group of specialists;
  • You have a customer-oriented attitude and you will be able to translate complex customer requirements into concrete plans;
  • You are familiar with engineering techniques and commonly used materials, tools and production methods;
  • You have affinity with optical precision equipment;
  • You are organisation sensitive and demonstrate understanding of the interests and political forces within and outside the organization;
  • You are fluent in English and preferably Dutch and have excellent communication, reporting and presentation skills;
  • You have the willingness to travel.
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