/Regional Managing Director for imec Cambridge UK

Regional Managing Director for imec Cambridge UK

Management - Cambridge | More than two weeks ago

imec is looking for an experienced Regional Managing Director for the leadership and management of our operations in the UK.

Regional Managing Director for imec Cambridge UK

What you will do

You will be responsible for the UK activities including: 

  • Overseeing the day-to-day operations and project execution of the UK team in coordination and close communication with internal and external stakeholders. 
  • Growing the imec Cambridge UK team to 50 researchers and engineers.
  • Monitoring, exploring, and establishing UK funding opportunities for imec R&D and its service department, imec.IC-link.
  • Ensuring alignment of imec Cambridge UK with imec corporate strategy, policies, and business processes.
  • Expanding and managing imec’s network in the UK with a diverse set of local, academic, industry, and international stakeholders, including technical subject matter experts, university faculty and staff, executive leadership, and government officials.
  • Achieving local KPIs and complying with imec’s global KPIs.
  • Managing local budgets and working closely with imec’s global operations teams.
  • Fostering an environment of creative thinking and innovative ideas to be deployed in imec’s research programs to address the industry's most pressing challenges.
  • Coordinating and aligning closely and regularly with imec technical and business leadership beyond the UK.

The ideal candidate will use their startup-mentality and strong track record of success in leading multi-functional teams and complex technical programs in semiconductor or microelectronics industries. You will report to a Vice President in the imec R&D organization. 

What we do for you

We offer you the opportunity to join one of the world’s premier research centers in nanotechnology at our office in Cambridge, UK. 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. 

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 possess:

  • A master’s degree or higher in engineering or equivalent experience.
  • 10+ years of experience in a fabless, semiconductor manufacturing or R&D environment. 
  •  5+ years of experience in a senior leadership role within the semiconductor or microelectronics industry with demonstrated general management skills. 
  • Experience with managing successful UK, EU, or US funded research projects from proposal through to completion.
  • Working knowledge of system-on-chip design process and scheduling.
  • Eagerness to stay up to date on the latest industry and technology developments.
  • A rich network of industry, academia, local, and national leaders to reach and confer fluently on technical, legal, and business-related matters.
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and spoken). You can communicate in a professional, customer-focused, and diplomatic manner.
  • A passion for building and managing high level innovative teams.
  • The ability to judge problem situations and opportunities, recognize priorities, and act accordingly in a flexible manner.
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