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Memory Bilateral Program Director

As Program Director, you will be responsible for the strategic planning, development, and management of bilateral research projects focused on different memory device technologies. This role involves coordinating with different start-up partners, securing funding, overseeing project execution, and ensuring the highest standards of research quality and integrity. You will be responsible for building and maintaining strong relationships with the project partners, understanding their interests and expectations. Your leadership will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of different memory technologies and fostering a culture of excellence and collaboration within different Imec teams.

What you will do

As memory bilateral projects program director, you will:

  • Interfacing new customers, understanding their needs, defining scope of the project, time-line, high-level budget etc..
  • Project intake, project sizing, defining timeline, deliverables, milestones etc.
  • Align with the internal expertise centres to confirm capability, skill set, and capacity availability.
  • Helping business development manager during the contract negotiation and contract signing phases.
  • Ensure the technical and operational on-time delivery of this high-level plan through project manager and the various teams involved in your projects such as device, process integration, process development, modelling, TCAD simulations, reliability, etc.
  • Communicate frequently with partners remotely or in person on the progress of the project, to reach a long-term trust relationship benefiting both parties.
  • Enhance cross-functional collaboration by effectively engaging with other resource and thought leaders across different imec organizations.  
  • Inspire, nurture, and manage your talented teams of program manager and research staff to contribute to their fullest potential. 

What we do for you

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 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 are truly passionate and excited by new technologies that will have a strong positive societal impact.  
  • You have 10+ years’ experience in DRAM, NAND and different emerging memory technologies in a leadership role.  
  • You should ideally have a PhD in a semiconductor related field. 
  • You combine a strong vision on the future of semiconductor technology research with a deep knowledge of memory needs in edge AI, ML, Neuromorphic Compute.
  • You have excellent leadership skills and industry leadership experience. 
  • 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. 


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