Breakthrough Project Lead

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands

Job ID: J-00263095-343

Introduction to the job

The major growth of ASML towards 2025 will have a huge impact on the TWINSCAN processes and departments. Your contribution is needed to achieve the vision and targets for TWINSCAN Factory (TF) in 2025. To achieve the vision and targets for Twinscan Factory LAB, breakthrough programs are defined and driven within the department Manufacturing Improvement (MI). To enforce the MI team we are looking for an enthusiastic and result driven Breakthrough Project Lead.

Role and responsibilities

As Breakthrough Project Lead you initiate and drive step-changes in the production process and make sure the newly developed and validated processes are smoothly deployed and embedded, enabling Twinscan Factory to cash the benefits of the improvements.
Interested in applying for a job of Breakthrough Project Lead and collaborate with enthusiastic colleague Project leads, Manufacturing Architects, Program managers and other manufacturing professionals in a challenging and dynamic environment

  • Initiate breakthrough initiatives and set-up for success by inventorying required budget and resources based on clear and agreed objectives and business cases.
  • Drive breakthrough initiatives, validate, deploy and secure benefits enabling TF to cash the benefits of the improvements.
  • Use change- and stakeholder management to ensure proper shop floor representation in requirement setting and to ensure smooth and sustainable transitions .
  • Project management: Manage the ‘triple-constraint’ (Time, Budget, Scope), document and present status and progress (both on process and content).
  • Support roadmap definition: Contribute to the creation of the breakthrough roadmap for the business drivers (quality, cost, delivery, people) of the Twinscan Factory production processes.
  • Feasibility studies supported with data analytics
  • Assist in critical breakthrough selection: Perform trade-off studies and (parallel) solution developments to determine the preferred realization and/or technology from own field of specialization enriched with opportunities derived from interfacing other specializations
  • Benefit realization: Perform trade-off studies and (parallel) solution developments to determine the preferred realization and/or technology from own field of specialization enriched with opportunities derived from interfacing other specializations
  • Documentation and reporting: Develop and maintain documentation on status and progress of benefits realization (both on process and content)

Education and experience

  • MSc technical degree in technical discipline, e.g. industrial/business engineering or business administration (MBA).
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience in a manufacturing environment;
  • Experience and proven track record in project and change management
  • Knowledge on Manufacturing Excellence concepts like Lean and Six Sigma
  • Experience in a production environment with high tech products and complex production processes is a pre
  • Ability to work both independently and in team settings in high ambiguity environments
  • Know-how of scanner/steppers on system or multiple module level is 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:

  • Excellent communication, influencing and reporting skills
  • Strong customer focus and commitment to excellence
  • Adaptable, Self-starter, goal oriented, high-level of professionalism
  • Good analytical skills
  • Result- oriented, precise and practical
  • Fluent in English, verbal and written
  • Strategic thinking

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 Process Transformation Lead reports directly to the TF LAB MI Process Control & Design Group Lead and functionally to Production Process Design Program Manager. The TF LAB Manufacturing Improvement department is part of the TF LAB organization within the sector Twinscan Factory

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