Strategic Decision Support Consultant
ASML’s cutting-edge chip-making technology empowers its customers to keep developing faster, smaller and cheaper microchips. To strengthen its leading position, the Strategic Decision Support Consultant will guide cross-divisional project teams and support senior leadership to make optimal decisions. It’s a challenging position with lots of exposure and opportunity to make a real impact.
Microchips are the beating hearts of modern technology. From smartphones to cars, and from medical equipment to data centers; all devices we use to work, travel and entertain ourselves rely on microchips. ASML invents and develops the technology and machinery for the world’s leading chipmakers – such as Intel and Samsung – who mass-produce their chips. The company’s state-of-the-art lithography technology, which uses light to print microscopic patterns on silicon, enables manufacturers to increase the value and reduce the production cost of a chip.
ASML is headquartered in Veldhoven, Netherlands and employs more than 32,000 people worldwide. They have about sixty offices across sixteen countries. In 2021, the global lithography leader’s net sales reached 18.6 billion euros. Their key to success is a strong focus on research, manufacturing and customer support. In 2021, to further strengthen its market position and solidify its technological lead, ASML invested over 2.5 billion euros in R&D.
“ Our technology powers innovation worldwide. We enable ground-breaking technology to solve some of society’s toughest challenges. We change the world, one nanometer at a time.» – Peter Wennink, CEO of ASML
As society adapts to immersive computing, everybody and everything will be connected and the lines between the physical and digital worlds will blur even more. Advancements such as 5G connectivity, AI, autonomous cars, and artificial neural networks rely heavily on ASML’s solutions . The company is moving technology forward and pushing the boundaries of possibilities.
Vacancy: Strategic Decision Support Consultant
The Strategic Decision Support (SDS) Consultant will join ASML’s SDS Department, which is part of the Finance organization. The team of eight people has diverse backgrounds and different nationalities. They offer consulting and corporate backgrounds, and their experience ranges from three to twenty-five years. The SDS Consultant will support, lead and facilitate cross-functional project teams and frequently interact with ASML’s senior management – including C-suite – to support robust strategic decision-making.
The SDS Consultant will drive progress on a wide variety of topics and challenges, such as portfolio development, strategic (supplier) transactions, M&A, and footprint and capacity decisions. They will guide project teams through the appropriate processes, analyses, and governance and structure (quantitative) insights to provide senior management with a solid basis for decision-making.
« The Strategic Decision Support Consultant will purely focus on strategy. It will involve complex analytics, collaboration with colleagues from across the organization, and frequent interactions with our C-level leadership.» – Ritske van der Meer, Head of SDS of ASML
The ability to lead within a flat culture – with no formal hierarchy – is vital to this role. The SDS Consultant will spearhead teams of senior managers (often N-1 and N-2) from across the organization. They will also proactively involve a wide range of stakeholders and C-level decision-makers with effective communications and fact-based insights. Additionally, the SDS Consultant will guide and develop their junior team members from learning on the job to providing coaching sessions.
In addition to project management responsibilities, the SDS Consultant will be part of the internal faculty for Decision Quality (DQ). They build the decision quality and science capability within ASML and help apply best practices and decision science concepts, processes and tools.
The SDS Consultant will work at the cutting edge of technology where there will always be new challenges and problems to solve. With a consulting background, they have the opportunity to launch their career in a high-tech industry with significant potential for impact and visibility.