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Department Director Design and Technology
Employer: imec
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Employment Start Date: As soon as possible

Organization Description:

Imec performs world-leading research in nano-electronics. Imec leverages its scientific knowledge with the innovative power of its global partnerships in ICT, healthcare and energy. Imec delivers industry-relevant technology solutions. In a unique high-tech environment, its international top talent is committed to providing the building blocks for a better life in a sustainable society. Imec is headquartered in Leuven (Belgium) and has offices in the Netherlands, US, Taiwan, China, India and Japan. Its staff of about 2000 people includes over 550 industrial residents and guest researchers.

For our Process Technology (PT) unit we are currently looking for a Department Director Design and Technology. 

We offer you a challenging position in an advanced high-tech environment, in an international team. This is your opportunity to contribute to technologies that will have an impact on tomorrow’s society.
We offer you an attractive salary added with competitive extra-legal benefits such as an interesting life insurance, hospitalization insurance and long-term disability insurance. Imec takes on the full cost of these insurances.
On top of that you receive meal vouchers for each working day. Furthermore, imec offers various training possibilities and social services, such as a company restaurant, ironing service, the possibility of day care on site, holiday daycare and discounts in different sport clubs and shops.  To decrease our ecological footprint 100% of the transport by train is reimbursed by imec.

Job Description:

The Design and Technology (DTE) department allows customers (IDM, fab-lite and fabless companies) to assess new technologies for their future products. It also provides input for imec technology roadmaps based on system and product specifications. As a Director you will have strategic leadership of a department that operates within a broad but bounded domain with various sub-domains. You will lead a team of Group Leaders, and be part of the board of the unit. Therefore you will play a role in the operational performance of the unit as a whole. You will be reporting to Vice President of the Process technology unit. Your main tasks and responsibilities are:


Policy making

  • You will be responsible for the implementation of strategic unit objectives, policies and strategy in your department. You will have final responsibility for the results and for achieving targets within the department.
  • You are required to have an overview of the complex processes which involve more than one technical area, inside and outside the own department. 
  • You will anticipate market trends, by using in-depth knowledge of market and organizations.


Business management

  • You will set priorities and take the necessary operational decisions.
  • You manage the resources of the department. 
  • You are responsible for monitoring costs and managing budget of the department.


People management

  • You act as the inspirer of the department, and coach your team of group leaders towards success.
  • You will be responsible for managing and monitoring HR processes.

You have a scientific degree combined with relevant management experience, preferably in a chip or computer industry.
You have strong people management skills, with a proven track record of managing highly specialized individuals and teams.
You have strong communication and presentation skills
You have strong organizational skills and show flexibility to change your focus according to meet changing priorities.
Given the international character of imec, a fluent knowledge of English is necessary.

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Date Posted: September 27, 2012