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Department Director - Compute & Memory Process Integration (CMIN)

Management - Leuven | More than two weeks ago

Lead and shape the process integration department for core technologies of imec!

Department Director - Compute & Memory Process Integration (CMIN)

What you will do

In this role you will lead and shape the Compute and Memory Process Integration department (CMIN) for core technologies of imec including advanced logic, memory and storage technologies and exploratory compute concepts. You will keep building a strong organization capable of facing a broad variety of challenges, from the explosion of new concepts and materials in advanced roadmaps to the need of stable and reliable platforms, while mastering new tools such as AI and keep enough flexibility to face new business. opportunities. 

As CMIN (Compute & Memory integration) department director, you will: 

  • Develop, inspire, nurture, and manage your talented teams and management staff to contribute to their fullest potential.  
  • Maintain and improve engagement in your department by tackling fundamental issues such as workload and create a great place to work environment. 
  • Allocate resources according to imec priorities and deliver on time these critical projects. You will define the best way to cope with amount of work with existing resources.  
  • Meet speed and quality of learning targets affecting the department.  
  • Make sure that roles and responsibilities and ownership of the department are clear for each project. 
  • Enhance cross-functional collaboration by effectively engaging with other leaders across different imec organizations, especially the process units and device department. 
  • Assess feasibility of new projects in terms of skills and resources, give feedback to business / project management on capability and timeline. 
  • Develop a long-term vision to develop expertise center: mission, role, what are the critical skills to develop, what are the priorities in terms of training / hiring. 
  • Ensure a knowledge of state-of-the-art industry integration flows in the organization. You also constantly review literature to be aware of any new disruptive technology that could affect your strategy. 
  • Be accountable for presenting to partners or potential customers the overview of the department work. 

What we do for you

We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. With your talent, passion and expertise, you’ll become part of a team that makes the impossible possible. Together, we shape the technology that will determine the society of tomorrow.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and proud of our open, multicultural, and informal working environment with ample possibilities to take initiative and show responsibility. We commit to supporting and guiding you in this process; not only with words but also with tangible actions. Through imec.academy, 'our corporate university', we actively invest in your development to further your technical and personal growth. 

Imec is an inclusive company with a rich legacy of leading-edge semiconductor research and development. We have a flexible, open, vibrant, and informal work environment with a strong drive for excellence. You will work with an international team with broad exposure to the entire semiconductor world of leading IDMs, foundries, suppliers, and system companies. We offer you the opportunity to impact all those companies by influencing their roadmaps and contribute to technologies that will have a positive impact on tomorrow’s society. You will grow, mentor and inspire a team of passionate researchers, students, post-docs and partners as you collectively shape future semiconductor technologies.  

We are aware that your valuable contribution makes imec a top player in its field. Your energy and commitment are therefore appreciated by means of a market appropriate salary with many fringe benefits. 

Who you are

  • You are truly passionate and excited by new technologies. 
  • You take energy from your team, from people, and take pride of the achievement of your team even more than yours.  
  • You combine results orientation, leadership and organizational skills with genuine care and empathy for people. 
  • You have a deep technical expertise in at least one cutting edge semiconductor technology (Logic, DRAM, ...).
  • Your convincing communication style, your inspiring enthusiasm and your strong drive for results will help to create a collaborative environment that fosters knowledge, innovation, and customer satisfaction.  
  • You have 15+ year experience after master’s degree or 10 years after PhD degree in the semiconductor R&D field, including 5+ year experience in a people management role.
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