senior Program Manager

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senior Program Manager

are you able to lead a team of project managers towards results in our complex Quadra program with deep understanding of our technology?

Full-time · Rotterdam

About Nearfield Instruments

Nearfield Instruments (NFI) is a fast-growing scale-up high-tech company. We design, develop, integrate, market and service advanced metrology machines. Our machines enables our customers - the world’s leading chipmakers – to increase the production yields, and thus, functionality of their microchips, which in turn leads to smaller, more powerful consumer electronics.

Founded in 2016, we bring together the most creative minds (approx. 160 employees) in science and technology and develop a one-of-a-kind, revolutionary high throughput Scanning Probe Microscopy system.

Please scan the QR code for an introduction to QUADRA:

This will be your team

You will lead a team of project managers and report directly to the Director of Design & Engineering. Moreover, you will be working closely with R&D and with a highly multi-disciplinary team executing innovative projects.

What will you be doing?

As Program Manager you will be responsible for the coordination and execution of program development for the NFI Quadra program. You are challenged with the on time delivery of the program and reporting of time, quality and budget, and manage issues and escalations.

You will use your deep understanding of our technology, your excellent communication and planning skills to lead a team of project managers towards results in complex programs. Together you make sure the machine roadmap is set up according to the high NFI standards.

Some of the topics you are responsible for are:

  • You are the go-to person for all ins and outs of the quadra program, including H/W and S/W;
  • In collaboration with our Supply Chain organization you manage potential technology and (sub-) system suppliers (requirements & deliverables);
  • You monitor all escalations for proper priority, reporting, staffing and follow-up;
  • You will be responsible for continues improvement program of our metrology systems;
  • You initiate; develop and guide a companywide development project approach.

Why is the position interesting for you?

  • You have direct impact on our revolutionary metrology & inspection solutions for our customers worldwide;
  • You oversee the total program and are able to separate information based on importance;
  • You ensures that all dependencies are in focus and can act/advise accordingly when needed;
  • Working in a high tech manufacturing environment with minimal viable products is appealing to you.
  • You are able to maintain complete overview and full picture of the program while able to go deep when needed.

What are we looking for?

Startups and scale-ups can provide phenomenal learning, development and career opportunities but can also be a hectic environment at times. You must fit in such a climate and don’t mind to constantly implement changes and process improvements, and to go the extra mile on a regular basis and feel comfortable with some uncertainty.

Furthermore, you have at least the following experience/competences:

  • Proven experience as Program Manager in a high-tech, technology development or instrument development area, preferable within the Semiconductor metrology industry;
  • Direct experience in machine building, guiding delivering systems and product to customers;
  • You are customer-oriented and have excellent problem analysis skills;
  • You have strong leadership skills, including coaching, team-building, conflict resolution and management;
  • You have Excellent project management skills including project structuring and managing multiple work streams cross functionally. You are an excellent communicator;
  • You can see through all the steps required to deliver the development in time, quality and cost;
  • You not only start and rigorously follow through, but you finalize all required steps to bring our products to market
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary engineering environment, with suppliers and co-developers, to ensure timely realization of competitive, high precision, complex components and assemblies.

What can you expect from us?

Getting on board now is a great opportunity to grow with the company from a technical, personal, and financial perspective. Nearfield's momentum is energetic and promising!

Our starting point is of course to pay someone a fair and competitive salary and besides this we offer you:

  • we value your work-live balance;
  • time for some relaxation: 30 holidays per calendar year (based on 40 hours);
  • 8% holiday allowance;
  • Commuting allowance;
  • Work from home allowance;
  • Discount on your health insurance;
  • We are here to support one another, and colleagues are there to help you. TEAM is very important, Together Everyone Achieves More!

We look forward to hear from you

If the above challenges excites you, we encourage you to send us your details using the Apply now button on our career site.

Our recruitment process:

  • Initial screening
  • Minimum 2 rounds of interviews
  • interview with CEO/CTO
  • Offer
  • Onboarding and welcome at Nearfield Instruments!

If you have any questions? Feel free to contact me via:

Bram Baaij - Tech Recruiter

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A candidate will receive a contract from Nearfield Instruments and we are not open to interim/freelance assignments and/or  acquisition by agencies. Thank you in advance for your understanding. 

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