20 days ago - req11979

Program Manager Agile

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Veldhoven, Netherlands


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8+ years



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Are you challenged?
-by programs in a complex and technical discrete industry environment
-by defining and executing programs, including the desired behavioral change and benefits realization
-by supporting a new way of managing transformations (Agile/DevOps)
-by excelling in realizing broad alignment between stakeholders in different sectors, and
-by practicing your program management experience to the fullest?
Then we are probably looking for you!
ASML is changing more and more towards an Agile way of working. In this context ‘normal’ roles as Project Leader or Program Manager are not used anymore. In the Agile framework other different roles are defined that have responsibilities that are only partly to be matched on the ‘old’ roles. In this role you will be managing the context of an Agile program.

Job Description

The Program Manager is responsible for:
-The total outcome of the Program and ensuring flow in the execution
-Defining the end state of the Program in alignment with senior management throughout the organization, defining in-between states if relevant
-Driving the definition of the vision and strategy (and communication) of the Program
-Creating and communicating the Program Roadmap, by defining the bigger steps that bring us to the end state/in-between state based on prioritization, dependencies and business value
-Managing portfolio related work for the Program
-Aligning and agreeing with the Governance Board of the Program
-Creating the context in which the Agile Teams can perform as optimal as possible
-Managing the Program budget and how this is put into use
-Managing Stakeholders, ensure commitment and sufficient ownership at the right level
-Ensuring (senior) stakeholder commitment by creating a compelling story on the why of the Program (end state)
-Ensuring sufficient attention in the Program for change management and deployment
-Defining and executing appropriate interventions to mitigate Program risks
-Managing Program benefits realization, based on the standard Benefits Management approach (define, plan, monitor & review benefits), a.o. by ensuring the setup of a committed Business Case
-Ensuring relevant and standard reporting is in place on progress, capability delivery and benefits realization, at the same time ensuring alignment between the Agile way of working and ‘traditional’ portfolio management
-Enabling, supporting, and challenging the Agile team members in their roles.
-Managing the Program in cooperation with the designated Product Owner(s)
-Coaching all on Agile and DevOps practices/mindset
-Implementing & driving the demand process on a > quarter level (< quarter level is responsibility Product Owner), by forcing decisions on business demand and ensuring priority setting by business
-The content for the Program Backlog
-Identifying and understanding Customer needs and validate solutions
-Prioritizing features
-Manage and prioritize the flow of work
-Organize and participate in planning sessions (>3 months)
-Participate in demos
-Help build an effective team


Masters in Industrial Engineering or any other technical studies.


We are looking for an experienced Program Manager who:
-Has over 10 year business experience in Project and Program Management in a large multi-national environment,
-Has experience with the Agile/DevOps way of working (preferably in the role of Product Manager)
-Has preferably experience in projects/programs in relevant business areas (manufacturing, supply chain, business planning, customer support, quality) within a technical industrial environment and with an IT component.
-Has proven coaching experience

Personal skills

-Project Management skills, preferably including Agile;
-Demonstrated successful Program Management experience;
-You can naturally convince, inspire and motivate people;
-Ability to establish and maintain strong relationships on different levels in the organization
-Able to cooperate and communicate on all levels in an organization;
-Sensitive to political environments and multiple stakeholder agenda’s
-Improvement and pro-active mindset;
-Driven, enthusiastic and persistent character in combination with a healthy natural curiosity;
-A seasoned professional with entrepreneurial mannerisms;
-Excellent knowledge of both the Dutch and English language.

Context of the position

The sector Operations consists of Customer Support, 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.
The Operations Portfolio consists of a number of sub-portfolios that contain programs and (non-program) projects. The scope of these programs is almost always cross department and often also impacts the sectors outside ASML Operations. The focus can be on combinations of Manufacturing, Field Support, Supply Chain Management, Planning and Facilities Management.
OSE focuses on the non-product related improvements. So projects and programs that are focusing on the ASML products are not in scope of the portfolio. The Programs on the OPS Portfolio are focusing on processes, ways of working and IT applications and support.
At this moment we are looking for a Program Manager who can lead the ‘Machine Data’ Program, that is focusing on Data Analytics and reporting

Other information

Position in the organization/program (Program)
The Program Manager reports within OSE in the line to the manager of the ‘Define’ department and will have interfaces throughout the entire ASML organization, on all levels. In this function you will have no formal line responsibilities.