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Program Manager (Product Industrialization)
Employer: imec
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Employment Start Date: As soon as possible

Organization Description:

Imec is the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies. The combination of our widely acclaimed leadership in microchip technology and profound software and ICT expertise is what makes us unique. By leveraging our world-class infrastructure and local and global ecosystem of partners across a multitude of industries, we create groundbreaking innovation in application domains such as healthcare, smart cities and mobility, logistics and manufacturing, and energy.

As a trusted partner for companies, start-ups and universities we bring together close to 3,500 brilliant minds from over 70 nationalities. Imec is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium and also has distributed R&D groups at a number of Flemish universities, in the Netherlands, Taiwan, USA, China, and offices in India and Japan. All of these particular traits make imec to be a top-class employer. To strengthen this position as a leading player in our field, we are looking for those passionate talents that make the difference! Currently we are looking for a motivated Program Manager.

Job Description:

The focus of your activity will be the management and transfer of our low volume production projects (currently running in the 200mm wafer fab) to foundry partners. Initially your focus will be on managing a large silicon photonics wafer fabrication program.

In your role as Program Manager you will:

  • Develop project plans for the low volume production phase of development projects.
  • Be the primary point of contact for major customers.
  • Estimate and coordinate the project budget, deliverables and operational plans and align the resources across the operational units to staff these projects.
  • Ensure a smooth progress by interacting on a regular basis with the different participants and stakeholders e.g. by reporting the project status to the customer and the Department Director.
  • Organize meetings and telephone conferences with the customer.
  • You will disseminate customer feedback and requests and translate them into actions for the project team members.
  • Prioritise resource distribution across projects to maximize program impact and output.

You combine a MSc or a PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering or other related fields with a minimum of 10 years hands-on wafer fabrication experience and process integration. Your proven track record as a pro-active Program Manager and excellent coordination skills will be valuable to us. You have been successful in  defining, planning, executing and reporting projects and want to use this talent at imec. We appreciate your ability to keep an overview of complex processes, to work with deadlines and to set priorities. You have experience in motivating people and preferably, you have been successful in managing people. We look forward to your pro-active and constructive attitude, your mediation skills and your instilling enthusiasm within the organization. If you combine the above with a very good knowledge of English we hope you are motivated to apply for this vacancy.

In exchange for your talent, passion and expertise, you will join a multicultural and high-tech company, with challenges there for the taking. Our flexible, progressive and informal working environment offers you a range of possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. This is your opportunity to contribute to the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow. imec supports and guides you in this process; not only with words but with concrete actions. Through, 'our corporate university', we are actively investing in the further development of all our employees to assure their technical and personal growth. Your valuable contribution and that of your colleagues make imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of an attractive and competitive salary with many fringe benefits.

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Date Posted: August 9, 2017