PMO Planner


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San Diego - CA, US



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3-7 years

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Published: 11 days ago Job ID: J-00251974-675

Introduction to the job

ASML US, including its affiliates and subsidiaries, bring 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 headquarter is in Veldhoven, 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.

In the ASML Program Management Office we raise the level of portfolio and program management within ASML. If you want to be part of a high performing team with a focus on structural improvements, we invite you to read the job description below and let us know if you are the person we are looking for.

Job Mission

Within ASML the Program Management Office (PMO) we optimize business value in project, program and portfolio management execution to strengthen ASML’s competitive position.

Our mission is to drive world-class project, program and portfolio management across Business Lines and Development & Engineering department.

Role and responsibilities

This position is based in San Diego, CA. The PMO Planner performs non-technical project completion using an internal customer perspective, typically from initiation through delivery. He/she/they coordinates cross-functional teams through meetings and progress measurement activity, which bring distinct, specific projects to completion both on time and within budget. PMO is a high-visibility position within the San Diego site. He/she/they will be responsible for the successful implementation of the Product Generation Process (PGP) for supported products/projects, successfully driving the preparation towards phase gate milestones, and proactively recognizing opportunities/risks within resource management and cost requirements. He/she/they will partner with high-level program/project managers to ensure ASML processes, its respective tools, and triple constraint fundamentals are applied at the operational level and across sectors.

This position works in a team setting aligned with the Program Management Offices in the Netherlands, Wilton, CT., San Jose, CA., and San Diego.

This position may require 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 the Company to proceed with candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • PMO Planner is positioned as an independent team member of a business team that is responsible for the development or maintenance & improvement of our state-of-the-art lithography machines. As Project / Program / Portfolio management expert, you are responsible for:
  • Challenging the triple constraint as a recognized business partner, to optimize business value.
  • Driving effective decision making on all levels.
  • Implementing and improving project (program) standards and processes, e.g. related to project planning, financial management, product generation process, reporting, change control, risk management and quality.
  • Providing guidance during the financial forecasting (budget) process and proactively assisting regular financial management and reporting.
  • Pro-actively connecting, enabling and challenging all stakeholders.
  • Growing people and team competences of PMO and ASML’s Project Management community, e.g. by driving, participating, leading & implementing cross-PMO improvement projects.
  • And last but definitely not least, creating winning teams by living our values and building capabilities for the future.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required.

Education and experience

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management, or related field. An advanced degree (e.g. MBA) in Business Management is a plus. Bachelors in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical) is a plus.
  • 3 - 7 years of relevant work related experience is required, exchangeable with an advanced degree in a business management field.
  • Experience as an Associate in Project Management, PMO, Sr. Planner or Project Manager of large and complex projects.
  • Expert knowledge in the area of Project Management, data analysis, and supportive tooling [MS Excel (pivot tables), MS Access, MS Project].
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite and electronic e-mail systems.
  • Understanding of Change Management.
  • Experience and / or knowledge of AGILE / JIRA is a plus.
  • PMI certification or equivalent (e.g. CAPM, PMP, IPMA) desired.
  • Sufficient technical knowledge and experience to be able to communicate effectively with various teams, and to check/review their plans and progress.
  • Ability to translate, statistically analyze data, and effectively report problems through written and/or graphical formats.
  • Ability to effectively convey information in graphical and chart formats.
  • Good meeting practices (proper attendance, agendas, start/stop times, minutes, actions, follow-through).
  • Ability to define and tracking short and long-term goals and resources.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • May require travel dependent on business needs.


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 communicator, being able to influence without hierarchical power, and creative in managing a large and diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Maintains personal effectiveness and people focus under pressure, high speed of change and uncertainty.
  • Ability to guide, coach and advise at all organizational levels to effect sustainable change and improving the project and process maturity level of the organization.
  • Ability to lead and manage teams to successfully meet their commitments.
  • Ability to complete assignments with attention to detail and high degree of accuracy.
  • Team player, enjoys working in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams with the ability to work independently.
  • Takes ownership, gets things done and pro-actively drives for improvement.

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

  • 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 (specify domestic and/or international) dependent on business needs – specify percentage of travel.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • 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.


EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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