Compliance Program Specialist

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Veldhoven, Netherlands


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3-7 years



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Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: J-00244508-625

Introduction to the job

If you answer the following questions with a YES, then you might be the colleague we are looking for:

oAre you hands-on and do you have excellent stakeholder management skills and a talent for moving people in the right direction/ making change happen?

oAre you enthusiastic about and experienced with translating complex (compliance) requirements and challenges into simple solutions?

oWould you like the challenge of working in a fast-paced, dynamic and ever changing environment?

oDo you excel in achieving common goals by taking individual responsibility?

About us

ASML is an innovation leader in the semiconductor industry. We provide chipmakers with everything they need – hardware, software and services – to mass produce patterns on silicon allowing them to increase the value and lower the cost of a chip. We are a global team of more than 30,000 people from 120 different nationalities and counting. Headquartered in Europe’s top tech hub, the Brainport Eindhoven region in the Netherlands, our operations are spread across Europe, Asia and the US.

The Compliance team, as part of the Risk & Business Assurance department, is responsible to drive sustainable and cost effective embedding of compliance requirements into processes and day to day activities throughout the global organization. Compliance topics vary from Customs, to Intellectual Property, Product Regulatory and, for instance and ESG. The team supports, advices and drives the business to implement a consistent, structured and formalized compliance framework and to enhance a compliance mindset in all parts of the business. The main pillars of the compliance framework consist of regulatory and business change management, risk and controls assessments and control design, communication and training, monitoring and reporting and incident management.

It is the mission of the Compliance team to enable all ASML colleagues to act in accordance with laws & regulations. They provide the means, methods and hands-on support to embed compliant behavior into everyone’s day-to-day activities. Together with the compliance experts and the business, we take responsibility to change behavior, enhance compliance awareness and to create a compliant, inclusive and trusting environment for everyone.

Role and responsibilities

As part of the Compliance team, the key responsibilities are:

·Further develop and continuously improve the design (blueprint) of the compliance framework

·Implement the compliance framework for a number of assigned compliance topics;

·Gain an in-depth understanding of the business processes, assess and advice on the relevant compliance risks and controls;

·Drive change and enhance compliance awareness;

·Setup and maintain contact with the key stakeholders for relevant compliance topics;

·Identify and drive opportunities in the organization to improve responsible behavior in accordance with laws & regulations;

·Participate in key compliance related projects in the organization;

·Contribute to preparing reports for senior management;

·You will work closely together with our risk & control, assurance and legal compliance functions.

You will get the opportunity to:

·Make a difference, realize change and help ASML to handle the growth;

·Be part of the challenging journey that drives the new global strategy and ambitions for Corporate Compliance program and team;

·Develop your leadership skills further by having international exposure, being exposed to complexities and getting the room to experiment, in a constantly changing environment; and

·Gain unique insights and in-depth knowledge across all of ASML’s business activities.

Education and experience


·(Post) Master degree in Business Administration, (Business) Law, Auditing, Business Control and/or Finance, or another relevant area relating to for instance change management and behavior.


·5-8 years relevant compliance experience (designing and implementing compliance programs and related training), or experience in audit and/or advisory/consulting;

·Big-4 equivalent of a talented (senior) Manager or comparable role in business;

·Experience in a complex and international environment;

·Experienced in translating (legal) requirements into business processes and controls;

·Program management experience;

·Experience in stakeholder management;

·Experience in a reorganization or business transition is a plus;

·Knowledge of and experience with relevant regulatory topics is preferred (e.g. ESG/sustainability, product regulatory and finance related areas).


Working at the cutting edge of tech, you’ll always have new challenges and new problems to solve – and working together is the only way to do that. You won’t work in a silo. Instead, you’ll be part of a creative, dynamic work environment where you’ll collaborate with supportive colleagues. There is always space for creative and unique points of view. You’ll have the flexibility and trust to choose how best to tackle tasks and solve problems.
To thrive in this job, you’ll need the following skills:

Personal Skills

Important personal competencies for this job are:

·Fluent in English;

·Make complex topics simple and transparent;

·Talent to motivate/mobilize/convince people;

·Combines clear, critical thinking with decisiveness;

·Excellent social and effective communication skills; able to listen, influence and persuade;

·Proactive / hands-on attitude;

·Overcomes barriers for change and engages others to take action.

Diversity & Inclusion

ASML is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

Other information

Position in the organization

The Compliance Program Specialist (Manager) reports to the Senior Manager Corporate Compliance.

As ASML is a listed company in both the U.S. (NASDAQ) as well as in the Netherlands (AEX), acting in accordance with laws & regulations is key. It makes this position challenging, complex and crucial within ASML.

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