Product Change Manager (Configuration Management)

ASML • Wilton, CT 06897

Posted 3 weeks ago

Job Description

Location Wilton - CT, US Level Bachelor Experience 2-5 Professional Available since 5/15/2018 Functional area Mechanical Engineering, Research & Development, Design Engineering Background Other- Technical, Mechatronics Reference req1693


ASML US, LP 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 worlds 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 Wilton, CT, Chandler, AZ and San Jose, CA.

Fast market introduction of ASMLs newest technologies requires state of the art teamwork by all disciplines. Smooth implementation of new and changed hardware, introduced on a daily basis, is crucial for the business. This requires an effective process, coordinating the change requests through the product life cycle and securing the efficiency and profitability of ASMLs business. A product change process is currently being rolled out in phases, thereby also changing aspects of the ASML organization. Do you want to take a role in this? Do you visualize yourself as the light in our change machine? Then this could be your next job!

Job Mission

As a product change manager your mission is:
To enable efficient decision making based on high quality change requests.
To embed the product change process in the ASML organization.
To ensure that the business is protected against uncontrolled changes.

Job Description

ASMLs technologies require multidisciplinary engineering. Cross-sector teams create change requests based on improvement ideas, problem reports and customer requests. These teams need optimal guidance and coordination. Your job is to steer for a complete impact analysis and business case for each change request. The analysis and business case should cover aspects from engineering, supply chain, ASML factory and customer service. The product changes also include implementation strategies through the product life cycle. You will support a multidisciplinary, cross-sector team to create this. Furthermore, you will chair a change board meeting with cross-sector representatives, where the prepared change requests are to be discussed and accepted before the work planning will be started. Your tasks will be:
To manage the quality of the impact analysis and business case for change requests.
To manage on realistic implementation strategies.
To organize and chair the Change Board meeting, managing multiple stakeholders.
To manage on clear decision making and decision recording.
To steer for an optimal and agreed balance between cost, time and quality of changes.
To manage on a minimal processing time of any change request, while balancing quality.
To coordinate and coach the members of the change board on the ASML product change process and how this process is evolving.
To monitor the implementation of changes.
To contribute to the implementation and development of configuration management (CM) including supporting the professionalization of the team of change managers.
To provide input on CM set-up (baselines, product plan) in an early stage of the ASML Product Generation Process (PGP).


Bachelor degree or MSc degree or equivalent experience


At least 5 years of work experience, of which at least 2 years of experience in new product
Experience in organizational change management.
Experience in a role combining analytical and conceptual skills with business sense; ability to
compile a business case while dealing with many uncertainties.
Experience in operations; ability to foresee impact of changes.
Configuration Management certification (CMII module 1-4) is preferred.

Personal skills

Natural leader, outgoing, easy to be approached.
Emphatic, can build a coalition.
Focus on structure, prioritization and decisiveness, remains persistent until the goal has been reached.
Demonstrate effective, constructive cooperation, gives feedback and can highlight the learnings.
Can make a work breakdown, paving a path to a longer term goal.
Analytical and creative skills

Context of the position

The product change managers are positioned in the CM Organization governed by the CM Board, with executives across the sectors (Development & Engineering and Operations). You will work together with CM experts, trainers and change board members (including PDM, financial controller, marketing, supply chain, sourcing, factory representative, etc.).

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.

-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 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.
-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 and noise level.
-Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
-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.

Other information

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