Lean Change Agent

  • Vakgebied Manufacturing
  • Dienstverband Fulltime
  • Vacaturenummer VAC-10014924
  • Locatie Veldhoven
  • Type overeenkomst Secondment via YER, Interim/independent
  • Branche High Tech

Over deze vacature


Are you up for a new challenge? We are looking for a Lean Change Agent to further strengthen our Lean Transformation team.

Job Mission

As a Lean Change agent, you will co-lead (with line management) the Lean transformation within TwinScan Factory, with a focus on embedding Lean philosophy where people are engaged to improve processes continuously to boost business impact. You will provide support to the line organization in-terms of training, coaching and facilitation of the roll-out of Lean in their responsibility area and lead and execute improvement projects to drive business impact. Together with line management, you build internal capabilities to improve processes and results by cross-functional teams on a daily basis. You act as a role model for the lean way of working and respectfully challenge the status quo.


As a member of the TF (TwinScan) OpX (Operational Excellence) FAB (Factory) Lean transformation team, you report to the Lean Deployment Manager and you are part of the TF Operational Excellence team. The operational Excellence team consist of 30 approx. colleagues, spread over 5 teams, each team with its own speciality. You will fulfil a (senior) role in this team and will lead your colleagues through different stages in challenging projects, each colleague with his own contribution to the projects.


  • Process Management and continuous improvement;
  • Co-lead lean deployment with line management to create an environment where continuous -is the norm;
  • Be a Lean expert & act as a recognized sparring partner for team leads and managers;
  • Supports organization in defining Performance management systems;
  • Train people in applying lean in their own area (daily management, problem-solving, 5S, standard work, etc.);
  • Enable organization in identifying and removing wastes in the processes;
  • Facilitate and execute improvement events (kaizen);
  • Coach people on different levels in the right behaviour to support the lean way of working;
  • Provide deployment status reports and share learning experiences;
  • Improve and standardize the way of working within the lean team.

Change Management

  • Develop and lead change management activities that establishes a culture of continuous improvement;
  • Act as challenger and catalyst in promoting lean leadership behaviour;
  • Respectfully challenge the status quo and act as a role model for Lean thinking.


ASML is a successful Dutch high-tech enterprise that produces complex lithography systems used by chip manufacturers in the production of integrated circuits. ASML is at the cutting edge of this technology and delivers systems to all the world's leading chip manufacturers. ASML's employees are among the most creative talents in the fields of physics, mathematics, chemistry, mechanical engineering and software. Every day they collaborate in close-knit multidisciplinary teams in which members listen to and learn from one another and exchange ideas. It is the ideal environment for professional development and personal growth.

ASML is headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands.


Good salary benefits.



Bachelor/ Master degree with minimal 7 years of experience in manufacturing, preferably as line management during a lean transformation, in combination with good facilitation skills.


  • Experience in deploying and applying lean in Manufacturing environment;
  • Languages (must): Dutch and English;
  • Expert knowledge of lean, process improvement and quality management tools;
  • Practical application of problem-solving methodologies (e.g. Lean Six Sigma);
  • Project management skills;
  • Proven track record in change management;

Personal skills

  • Proactive self-starter, hands-on mentality, getting things done;
  • Passion for continuous improvement;
  • Ability to persuade and influence others, including senior management (stakeholder management);
  • Enthuse colleagues in lean thinking as a business necessity;
  • Coaching skills;
  • Empathic, good listener & able to connect people;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Acts as a Team player;
  • Open-minded and eager to learn;
  • Speak up and dares to have courageous conversations;
  • Ability to take the workforce along.