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Operational Excellence Project Manager

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San Diego - CA, US


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8+ years



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ASML US brings together the most creative minds in science and technology to develop lithography machines that are key to producing faster, cheaper, more energy-efficient microchips. We design, develop, integrate, market and service these advanced machines, which enable our customers - the world’s leading chipmakers - to reduce the size and increase the functionality of their microchips, which in turn leads to smaller, more powerful consumer electronics. Our headquarters are in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, and we have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Chandler Arizona, San Jose and San Diego California, Wilton Connecticut, and Hillsboro Oregon.

Job Mission

The Operations Excellence Project Manager position drives strategic transformation and continuous improvement within the San Diego Factory (SF) building upon standards and best known methods within ASML. This involves the definition and deployment of the SF multi-year vision and strategy (Hoshin Kanri) and managing the Project Portfolio of breakthrough initiatives to reach these strategic objectives.
The mission of this role is also to drive a culture of continuous improvement and to support the organization with the maturity and standardization of processes (Quality / Business Processes)
The role oversees Lean initiatives, the strategic project portfolio (breakthrough initiatives) and adoptions of corporate initiatives within the local factory.
This is a leadership role in SF and leads a team of ~20-30 employees (managers and individual contributors).

“This position requires access to controlled technology, as defined in the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. § 730, et seq.). Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require ASML to proceed with applicants who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.”

Job Description

As part of the San Diego Factory senior leadership team, this person leads the change management activities that establish and maintain a culture of continuous improvement.
The Operations Excellence Project Manager is responsible for the following areas;
Lean strategy and deployment
Lead and facilitate the Hoshin Kanri strategy alignment sessions and SF vision 2026.
Together with the SF Lean deployment lead, develop and drive the LEAN roadmap.
Support the SF Lean deployment lead to establish a culture of supportive leadership.
Maturity assessment and embedding of Lean programs and practices to achieve sustainable business impact.

Business process adoption and sustaining
Implementation and business adoption of new processes. Embedding new ways of working throughout San Diego Factory. Align to ONE (Our New Enterprise) global initiatives.
Support Operations with Means & Methods and process documentation.
Facilitate the feedback loop and lessons learned
Play a key role in the development and management of the financial plan (long and short term) for the San Diego factory. This includes labor hour and cycle time reduction programs and other cost reduction initiatives.

Project Management
Define and manage the SF breakthrough project portfolio
Support the rest of the organization with Project Management tools and problem solving methodology


Master’s Degree and 5 years of experience or Bachelor’s Degree and 10 years’ of relevant experience


Minimum 5 year experience in international business, operational excellence, transformation, LEAN
Seasoned senior operational leader, program manager
Proven change management skills
Preferably familiar with LEAN concepts and programs
Experience with decision making processes at senior stakeholder level in complex organizations
Expertise in operations processes in a Technology / Manufacturing environment

Personal skills

Respectfully challenge the status quo and act as a role model for Lean thinking.
Act as catalyst in changing leadership behavior; act as an recognized sparring partner for leaders and lean deployment leads
Senior leadership skills to influence stakeholders both within San Diego Factory and across other ASML business functions.
Drive to lead change management activities that establishes a culture of continuous improvement
Ability to provide persuasive communications to all levels of the organization.
Excellent people leadership skills and ability to engage, develop and motivate people. Use of leadership skills such and role modeling and coaching are important in this role.

Other information

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability


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