Chief of Staff

In a nutshell


Wilton - CT, US

Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: J-00255838-908

Introduction to the job

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.

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 candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

Role and responsibilities

As the Strategy Execution Manager, you drive strategic and operational alignment between all Wilton Sectors and the Business Lines. You lead strategic programs, continuous improvement projects, conceptualize and implement progressive change and transformation initiatives, including strategic partnership collaborations and managing staff operations for the Head of Wilton.

  • Drive definition and implementation of Wilton strategy.
  • Deployment at sector level (if support is required by sector heads).
  • Management of the underlying breakthrough activities (some in person, others only monitoring or through participation).
  • Communication (ensure each Wilton site leadership team member and others as needed are aware of the goals, activities and the results).
  • Own and organize: Site Leadership meetings, Offsite and other events, Wilton Review meetings as needed.
  • Streamline communication and information flow within the site through management of the communication and organization structures: Ensure ownership and responsibilities are clearly defined and maintained within the sector teams, Sector Level Meeting Charters, SharePoint (including the associated communities).
  • Assist with organizational assessments and facilitation of reorganizations within the site.
  • Drive overarching business processes such as long-term capabilities plans, strategic workforce planning, employer engagement surveys.
  • Identify process synergies and implement best practices.
  • Function as Chief of Staff to the Wilton management team.
  • Practice effective agenda management to maximize meeting times and calendar bandwidth.
  • Be the eyes and ears for leadership regarding site-wide topics, policies, or other global initiatives that impact Wilton.
  • Use skills in organization and collaboration to prioritize tasks, develop and challenge business cases with stakeholders, to reduce decision-making effort for the site leader.
  • With strong interpersonal skills, maintain strategic connections within the Wilton workforce.
  • Miscellaneous other Wilton activities (typically multiple ad-hoc during the year).

Education and experience

  • Bachelor's, Masters' or PhD or equivalent experience.
  • Min 5 years or more relevant experience in Management or Project Management within ASML.
  • Experience in the field of high-tech system development.
  • Outside ASML, 5-7years or more in the position of decision maker and program/change leader.
  • Familiar with staffing processes and quality initiatives.
  • Extensive experience in managing a difficult stakeholder landscape.
  • Candidate with 10 years experience from the top consulting firms preferred.


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:

  • Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.
  • Can learn and apply new information or skills.
  • Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
  • Strong customer focus and commitment to customer satisfaction through prioritization, quality, efficiency and professionalism.
  • Ability to complete assignments with attention to detail and high degree of accuracy.
  • Proven ability to perform effectively in a demanding environment with changing workloads and deadlines.
  • Result driven-demonstrate ownership and accountability.
  • Identifies bottlenecks and drives improvements.
  • Work independently or as part of a team and follow through on assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrate open, clear, concise and professional communication.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with manager, co-workers and customer.
  • Work according to a strict set of procedures within the provided timelines.
  • You are a networker.
  • You coordinate alignment between high-level stakeholders and therefore have excellent communication skills and well-developed political antennas.
  • You know how to influence without power.
  • You have an all-round profile: analytical, strategic, and especially motivational.
  • You are pro-active self-starter who can change direction quickly based on new insights.
  • Leadership skills next to analytical ability with a pragmatic attitude.
  • You are quick to analyze the problem case at hand and know how to set priorities between different alternatives or deliverables.
  • You know how to problem-solve with a group of executive management stakeholders.
  • You use fact-based authority and highly advanced people skills to get intelligent colleagues on board.
  • You maintain personal effectiveness and people focus under pressure, high speed of change and uncertainty.

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

  • The Strategy Execution Manager is a new position within our Wilton organization. The Strategy Execution Manager reports to the Head of Wilton management team. She/He/They acts as a ‘right hand’ to the Head of Wilton.

Role within Office


  • Routinely required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch. Occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • May require travel dependent on business needs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Role within the Factory


  • Must be willing to work in a clean room environment, wearing coveralls, hoods, booties, safety glasses and gloves for entire duration of shift.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Can work under deadlines.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature with moderate to high noise level.
  • Must be willing to work a compressed work week schedule- twelve-hour long shift and rotating from three to four days a week.
  • This must include references to day and night shifts for accommodation purposes.

Additional responsibilities for Wilton Factory:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • The employee is required to work in a cleanroom environment: full gowning (full body coveralls, hood, CR safety shoes, face mask, nitrile gloves and safety glasses. Working under ISO 9000/14000 standards).
  • Operating/working around overhead cranes, fork trucks and motorized pallet movers.
  • Working around lasers; working with ladders; working on platforms; and working around chemicals.
  • The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. 
  • May require travel dependent on company needs.  
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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