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Operations Strategy Manager

Plaats: Veldhoven
Bedrijf: ASML
Uren: Voltijd
The Senior Industrial Strategy Manager:uses his/her deep knowledge of Operations, Industrialization and supply chain to early detect from -amongst others- the future product...

Operations Strategy & Excellence (OSE) is responsible to lead the Operations sector striving for Operational Excellence (Blue DNA). In this journey it is important that the right set of capabilities are available, improved and matured. The capabilities that require breakthroughs are derived from and aligned with the ASML Product strategy.

The Design team within OSE has the responsibility to orchestrate the Strategy Deployment process (Hoshin Kanri). Furthermore, the Design team will maintain a Transformation roadmap in which the priorities are set for and dependencies are managed between the different breakthroughs. In order to drive this process, the Design team will:
  • Bring Industry best practices and standards to Operations combined with new Scientific technologies and solutions
  • Drive fact based decision making using Industry standards and benchmarks
  • Realize standardization by leveraging the House of Capabilities and unleash the power of ASML by a well maintained and orchestrated network of Competence Centers
Together with the OSE Business Partners the roadmap with Capability breakthroughs and transformations will be translated towards a balanced portfolio. These selected breakthroughs will drive the Operations Portfolio and is aligned and synchronized with the long term Operations Mission and Vision. The House of Capabilities is used as framework and common language to align with the other sectors within ASML.

Job Mission

The Senior Industrial Strategy Manager:
  • uses his/her deep knowledge of Operations, Industrialization and supply chain to early detect from -amongst others- the future product roadmap relevant new technologies/competencies/performance ambitions for Operations.
  • defines and leads the yearly Operations’ Industrial Strategy cycle.
  • leads strategic studies that would enable Operations to be ready in time and to deliver the required performance on Cost, Quality, Delivery and Safety
  • drives the decision making process in order to start strategic programs
  • represents Operations in relevant make-buy decisions.

Job Description
  • Early detects from the ASML product roadmap new capabilities for Operations and translates those into relevant programs.
  • Get the right input on the Product roadmap and represents Operations in make-buy decisions. Teams up with Strategic Sourcing and D&E.
  • Advises Operations Leadership team on developing new competencies in-house and on make-buy strategies.
  • Ensures state-of-the art insights in new manufacturing competencies such as 3D Printing and Automation (eg Smart Factory) and defines relevant Smart Factory programs that support Operations in reaching required future performance levels. Teams up with Industrial Engineering in D&E.
  • Contributes to defining & implementing Operations & Industrial Strategies
  • Pro-actively looks for Operations opportunities such as economies of scale, leverage Operations’ competencies across the globe, in- and outsourcing.
  • Defines, prepares, leads, executes and delivers programs and/or projects (e.g. make or buy, Operations Impact Assessment, New Manufacturing Competencies introduction ) according to objectives and deliverables.

Masters in Industrial Engineering, Business Administration or any other technical studies. A consultancy background would be a pre.

10+ years in Operations, supply chain and/or industrialization. Experienced in Strategy Development and Program management. Deep understanding of Operations and its performance. Experience in the semiconductor industry and/or in the high tech equipment industry.

Personal skills
You have the ability to:
  • define Operations Strategy and translate strategy into tangible Programs and actions
  • deep dive while having a helicopter view
  • dialogue with all parties in all continents: eg technology, product, strategy, manufacturing, site, logistics, sourcing
  • deliver results & manage change via programs and projects
  • reduce complexity and simplify
  • influence without power

Context of the position
The sector Operations consists of Customer Service, Manufacturing and the supporting functions (Supply Chain Management, Integrated Business Planning, Corporate Real Estate and Environment Health & Safety).
The role of the Operations Strategies & Excellence (OSE) department within Operations is to add Operational Excellence by:
  • designing the long term Operations Strategy,
  • defining the portfolio of strategic programs and
  • delivering and deploying the selected transformations

This department develops and leverages Operations’ talents in ASML and strengthens the connections on strategic topics with other sectors in ASML in particular Development & Engineering, Strategic Sourcing, Corporate functions and IT.

Other information
The best people make ASML what it is today. To attract and retain the best people, we have an extremely comprehensive, competitive employment conditions package: ASML Benefits

ASML creates the conditions that enable you to realize your full potential. We provide state-of-the-art facilities, opportunities to develop your talents, international career opportunities, a stimulating and inspiring environment, and most of all, the commitment of a company that recognizes and rewards outstanding performance. What is working at ASML like? Check this out at

Our selection process includes an online Talent Exploration that gathers information about your key drivers, your personal values, motivators and career ambitions. The Talent Exploration enables both you and us to explore if there is a mutual match - not only for today, but also for your future career at ASML.


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