Communication Manager

  • Vakgebied Marketing & Communication
  • Dienstverband Fulltime, Parttime
  • Vacaturenummer VAC-10016105
  • Locatie Veldhoven
  • Type overeenkomst Secondment via YER, Interim/independent
  • Branche Manufacturing, IT & Telecom, High Tech

Over deze vacature

We are looking for an Communications Manager, well-versed in communications for transformation programs and with a special talent for coordinating and executing the creation of impactful and creative communications that stimulate employee experience and engagement. It's a position for a minimum of 24 hours per week (up to 40), for twelve months from starting date, starting immediately.

You have a knack for understanding how employees perceive certain changes and how effective communication can guide people through change. A genuine team player, always focused on the bigger picture and driving key messages, and at the same time hands-on on the delivery.  

Do you have experience in communicating with a highly technical, detail-oriented audience? Do you know how to drive execution of communications plans to support behavioural change, and do you have a talent for developing creative communications? Are you a team-oriented, proactive individual with a can-do-mentality who is passionate about how employees experience their work environment? Then we would like to talk to you!


HRizon is one of ASML’s key HR breakthrough programs for 2020-22 and focuses on establishing end-to-end people processes and future-proof systems that enhance the employee experience. This program entails a change in: 

  • Use of HR systems;
  • Processes and ways of working; 
  • Responsibilities of managers, HR and employees.

A large part of your role is to develop and execute effective communication activities and initiatives to help drive our HRizon program. You are well versed in aligning with different stakeholders and know when to challenge and when to jump in to opportunities. You are an integral part of our HRizon change and communications team and liaise with the Internal Communications Business Partner for HR&O as well as the overall HR change and communications team to align on overall HR messaging and timing of activities. You will translate the overarching change and communications approach into a concrete plan and drive the execution of the communication activities to ensure our key stakeholders in ASML worldwide (employees, managers and HR) adopt the new ways of working and systems.


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.


You will be employed by YER and seconded to ASML. We offer:

  • Good employee benefits;
  • Excellent guidance from your consultant and YER's back office;
  • Friendly atmosphere and open culture;
  • Community/network with other technology professionals from a variety of multinationals;
  • Events and master classes with interesting speakers and attractive companies;
  • There is also the possibility of being hired as a freelancer.



Bachelor's degree in Business, Marketing, Communications or Journalism.


  • 8 years' proven experience and track record in developing and implementing internal (change) communications plans in an international environment.
  • Experience in working within the HR or IT sector is preferable. 
  • Proven track record in hands-on development of powerful creative communications that positively impact attitudes and behaviors.
  • Preferably within an engineering field and a strong affinity with the engineering mindset.
  • Excellent knowledge of internal communication channels.


Working at the cutting edge of tech, you’ll always have new challenges and new problems to solve – and working together is the only way to do that. You won’t work in a silo. Instead, you’ll be part of a creative, dynamic work environment where you’ll collaborate with supportive colleagues. There is always space for creative and unique points of view. You’ll have the flexibility and trust to choose how best to tackle tasks and solve problems.

To thrive in this job, you’ll need the following skills:

  • Creativity: Shapes ideas and improves and makes ready for execution. Understands creativity as a concept and discipline to shape ideas and narrow down to functional essence. Selects right option(s) from limited set with ability to connect/judge if output is in line with ASML brand.
  • Writing & Presentation skills, including internal news, scripts, scenarios, presentation support, stage work: Comfortable with writing style that effectively informs. Secure grasp of English spelling, grammar, writing mechanics and punctuation. Exhibits skills in writing, analyzes source material. Clear language and aware of what makes messaging resonate and shareable.
  • Technology and Audience understanding: Has an affinity with technology, understands the engineering context and can tune communications to resonate with an audience known for its no-nonsense, plain speaking and ‘getting things done’ approach. 
  • Critical thinking & analytical skills, deals with complexity, information processing: Awareness of complexity and actively seeks explanation. Regularly goes through ‘What if’ scenarios. Suggests potential solutions and works productively in the face of ambiguity.
  • Planning abilities: Plans own work and assigned projects. Prioritizes while executing plan and can deal with changing priorities. 
  • Focus on delivering value and creating impact: aware of the communications objectives in assigned plans and realizes project deliverables as agreed based on demand. Intakes demand and advises how to execute and manage expectations. Takes initiative and responsibility to create a plan and drive the execution. Able to translate business objectives into clear, compelling, meaningful communications programs.
  • Cultural sensitivity (multicultural, multilanguage, results driven, entrepreneurial, assertive, resilient): Checks if the activity is set up for a multicultural audience and meets our values. Drives adjustments to meet the standards of a multicultural audience and our values. Challenges the concept if it matches the needs of our multicultural audience. Ensures that the multicultural audience is involved in the project plan.
  • Assertiveness, tenacity, goal orientation, focus on end-result (identify opportunities and agility to see alternative strategies to accomplish goals): Consistently meets the objectives of assigned tasks. Deals with complex tasks and sets high standards for own performance. Demonstrates a strong drive to achieve meaningful results. Shows determination in the face of obstacles and setbacks. Adopts a flexible approach in addressing hurdles.
  • Proactively share information (up & down), strong and effective communications: Communicates the status and completion of assignments in timely fashion. Clear, concise, professional and thorough in communication. Shares information without being asked, based on understanding of others’ needs. Practices active and attentive listening skills to verify understanding. Shares own knowledge and best-practices to assist others’ development. 
  • Successfully support change programs and projects. Understands why/what/how the change will impact employees and organization and can translate into recommendations in own area. Communicates to employees/stakeholders on why/what/how the change will impact employees and organization. Suggests effective approaches to create a safe/engaged environment for employees feedback and willingness to change.