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Quality Manager

Research & development

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Veldhoven, Netherlands


Research & development


8+ years



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Are you eager to apply your management skills in a challenging high tech environment? Are you challenged by driving quality in a team of highly skilled technical people with a design focus? Do you have affinity with design processes in a technical environment? Then this job position could be your stepping stone to further develop yourself in an interesting ASML career.

Job Mission

As a quality manager you take responsibility for the definition, alignment and execution of the department’s Quality strategy and roadmap.

Job Description

-Defines and aligns the department’s quality strategy as member of the department management staff
-Executes and reports on process improvement projects as part of the quality strategy at department level and/or sector level.
-Leads/participates in project teams in analyzing process gaps, identifying improvements, support implementation and securing consolidation within the department.
-Provides input from department into cluster and sector Quality roadmap and vice versa.
-Reports on quality status, communicates quality message in groups and on department level. Improves transparency.
-Supports, reviews and coaches project teams and their engineers on the quality of technical solutions proposed and deliverables produced.
-Enables the staff to execute their accountability in quality control by maintaining and deploying department’s processes, providing regular reporting on process adherence to group leaders and project leaders.
-Facilitates the Feedback loop and Lessons Learned in the various departmental groups and competences.
-Manages departmental Technical Competences and chairs regular meetings with competence leaders.


Bachelor or Master degree in Applied Physics, Electrical / Mechanical / Mechatronic Engineering or (technical) Quality management.


-More than 3 years of work experience in technically-driven international organization(s), preferably within a development environment.
-Experience as project manager, program manager or line/quality manager.
-Experienced in quality methods and tools like e.g., 6 Sigma, value stream analysis, 5 Why’s analysis, Kaizen, brainstorming sessions, problem solving techniques, FMEA, 8D , Ishikawa diagrams.
-Knowledgeable in international quality standards (ISO9001), process assessments and audits.

Personal skills

-Ability to manage complex relationships between various professional disciplines and organizational levels.
-Excellent stakeholder management and team leader skills, able to collaborate across all levels of the organization with an open attitude.
-Excellent ability to manage change with the ability to overcome resistance and persist in achieving mission.
-Strong communication skills, good listener, with the ability to present information verbally and in written format.
-Self-propelling - learning & (Quality) improvement mindset and change management.
-Hands-on mentality to get the job done.
-Drive for continuous improvement; making use of the lessons learned.
-Strong analytical ability with a pragmatic attitude.
-Good knowledge of English.

Context of the position

Our mission is to support and strengthen technology development by ensuring and improving Quality Control, reducing risks, driving Improvement and Assurance providing insight on D&E processes and deliverables with a predictable outcome. With a continuous growing demand for faster delivery of latest technology, good Quality and reliability becomes more and more challenging. This means that our processes must become more effective and efficient. We do this by monitoring and driving success pro-actively ensuring product Quality (Quality control), securing process adherence and implement lessons learned (Quality assurance) and continuously improve our WoW (Quality improvement).
The position is part of Business Line Applications, Development & Engineering. The Q Manager will take partin PWD or PWC Staff andwillparticipate in theDE AP Q team meeting of Quality Managers, to align the quality improvement projects and facilitate leverage with Q activities in the rest of ASML.
The Q manager will report (solid line) to the Cluster Quality Manager of the AP DE Cluster, and dotted line to one of the department managers in PWD OPP or PWC OPP.

Other information

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.
An assessment will be part of the recruitment process.