Operational Excellence Deployment Lead

Projects, Programs and Change

In a nutshell


Wilton, US


Projects, Programs and Change

Work Experience

4-9 years

Educational Background

Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Other non-technical backgrounds



Remote Work


Time Type

Full time

Job ID: J-00278807

Introduction to the job

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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.

The Operational Excellence (OE) Deployment Lead is part of the Wilton Factory (WF) OE Staff and team. WF OE is the game changer for WF and directs the structural improvement roadmap towards Operational Excellence. The structural improvement roadmap is the One Single Agenda for WF with all initiatives, programs and activities connected to realizing the Wilton Factory vision.

The roadmap integrates Quality, Lean, Business Engineering and Business Improvement and is event and deliverable based. WF OE drives WF to create sustainable improvement on the business performance focusing on a full-scale change of organizational culture. WF OE drives business performance impact, organizational maturity, preparing for the future and growing our people, and provides regular business support.

The Operational Excellence Deployment Lead (OEDL) WF Assembly & Optics Fab focuses on the improvement roadmap of the Wilton Factory specifically focusing on the two manufacturing facilities in Wilton, being Assembly & Test, and Optics Fabrication.

The OEDL is part of WF OE Staff and acts as a business partner, challenger and catalyst in changing leadership behaviors. WF has adopted the Lean philosophy and ways of working.

The OEDL reports solid into the Head of WF Operational Excellence and with a dotted line to the Head of Assembly & Test and Optics Fab.

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

Drive the transformation towards Operational Excellence of WF Assembly and Optics Fab:

  • Be an ambassador of Operational Excellence, Lean values and practices.

  • Direct the Modules & Optics Improvement roadmap, as a result of strategy and goal deployment. While actively contributing to WF Business priorities.

  • Act as business partner for WF Modules & Optics.

  • Respectfully challenge the status quo and be a catalyst in changing (leadership) behaviors.

  • Build capabilities by coaching and developing line organization.

  • Work closely together with OE competences Safety, Quality, Business Improvements, Business Engineering and Lean.

Grow the WF OE team, as part of WF OE Staff:

  • Be an ambassador of and actively deploy our WF OE vision and mission.

  • Actively support the development of the WF OE organization.

  • Drive OE teams' skills and competencies development.

  • Manage stakeholders and relations, to ensure well established relationships to key stakeholders, drive satisfaction and be a trusted partner.

Ensure cross-(sub-)sector alignment on knowledge, Best Known Methods, standards and learnings across Wilton Factory and ASML:

  • Actively drive sharing and leveraging knowledge, Best Known Methods, standards and learnings across WF OE competences.

  • Actively drive synergies between different OE competencies.

  • Team up with OE related competencies inside & outside WF, including Competence Centers.

Education and experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

  • 8+ years' experience in Manufacturing environments (high and low volume).

  • Possess expert knowledge of continuous improvement/ Operational Excellence/ Lean, Safety and Quality.

  • Leadership experience within international/complex matrix organizations.

  • Experience in Program and Project Management.

  • Fluent in English, verbal and written in addition to local language.

  • Must be legally eligible to work in the U.S


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. 

  • Proven track record in change management.

  • Lead Value Stream Management and Kaizen events.

  • You have a passion for continuous improvement, Operational Excellence, Lean.

  • You enthuse colleagues in Operational Excellence, Lean values and practices, as an enabler to create business impact.

  • You are a believer of Show-Co-Go: first take the lead, then do together, then transfer to line organization.

  • You manage stakeholders throughout the organization effectively, and have the ability to influence and persuade (including senior management).

  • You are a player, not a victim. You have a hands-on mentality: you get things done. Self-starter.

  • You demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

  • You are a team player, both as a leader and a team member.

  • You are a networker and connect easily across different levels in the organization.

  • You can coach individuals and teams.

  • You can handle ambiguity.

Diversity and 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

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. 

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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