R&D Director

Our international client is a publicly listed semiconductor manufacturer and develops and produces machines for the semiconductor industry.

For over 20 years, they have been a leading producer of chips worldwide and employ approximately 1,500 people.

The production of the chips takes place via partnered companies located in Malaysia & China and the IT infrastructure is managed from Austria. The company has two locations in the Netherlands: location Arnhem with approximately 150 people and location Den Bosch with approximately 50 people.

's-Hertogenbosch HBO Universitair 40

As a R&D Director, the goal is to develop, innovate & realize state-of-the-art plating machines according to project specifications within the set budgets (planning, functional & financial). The company expects you to be a leader and example for stakeholders, to communicate and defend product group strategy and vision to all stakeholders.

Main tasks:

Owner of Product Group (PG) innovation roadmap

Responsible for managing the process technology & engineering group

Process owner of all development & engineering processes of the PG

Budget owner of engineering of customer projects

Monitor competence matrix and manage resources effectively

Other tasks:

Define the PG strategy in cooperation with product management & VP

Gather market intelligence and customer input to complete the innovation roadmap and ensure the quality of projects

Ensure execution of projects & improvements are in line with Besi Strategy

Build a talent pool of engineers

Engaging groups (teams) inside and outside the company and developing strategic partnerships

Development of strategic capabilities

You will maintain communication with: product management, production management, finance, management, suppliers and customers.
All reports and documents are expected to be documented in English.

Marc Vermeulen
Managing Director
0646322914