Product Change Manager Configuration Management

  • Aanbod Max. € 80,000
  • Functiegroep Project & Program Management
  • Dienstverband Fulltime
  • Vacaturenummer 8440300
  • Locatie Veldhoven
  • Contract Detachering via YER
  • Branche High Tech

Over deze vacature

Fast market introduction of ASML’s newest technologies requires state of the art teamwork by all disciplines. Smooth implementation of new and changed hardware, introduced on a daily basis, is crucial for the business. This requires an effective process, coordinating the change requests through the product life cycle and securing the efficiency and profitability of ASML’s business. A ‘product change process’ is currently being rolled out in phases, thereby also changing aspects of the ASML organization. Do you want to take a role in this? Do you visualize yourself as the light in our change machine? Then this could be your next job!

The product change managers are positioned in the CM Organization governed by the CM Board, with executives across the sectors (Development & Engineering and Operations). You will work together with CM experts, trainers and change board members (including PDM, financial controller, marketing, supply chain, sourcing, factory representative, etc.).


As a product change manager your mission is:

  • To enable efficient decision making based on high quality change requests
  • To embed the product change process in the ASML organization
  • To ensure that the business is protected against uncontrolled changes

ASML’s technologies require multidisciplinary engineering. Cross-sector teams create change requests based on improvement ideas, problem reports and customer requests. These teams need optimal guidance and coordination. Your job is to steer for a complete impact analysis and business case for each change request. The analysis and business case should cover aspects from engineering, supply chain, ASML factory and customer service. The product changes also include implementation strategies through the product life cycle. You will support a multidisciplinary, cross-sector team to create this. Furthermore, you will chair a “change board” meeting with cross-sector representatives, where the prepared change requests are to be discussed and accepted before the work planning will be started. Your tasks will be to:

  • Manage the quality of the impact analysis and business case for change requests
  • Manage on realistic implementation strategies
  • Organize and chair the Change Board meeting, managing multiple stakeholders
  • Manage on clear decision making and decision recording
  • Steer for an optimal and agreed balance between cost, time and quality of changes
  • Manage on a minimal processing time of any change request, while balancing quality
  • Coordinate and coach the members of the change board on the ASML product change process and how this process is evolving
  • Monitor the implementation of changes
  • Contribute to the implementation and development of configuration management (CM) including supporting the professionalization of the team of change managers
  • Provide input on CM set-up (baselines, product plan) in an early stage of the ASML Product Generation Process (PGP)


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 (e.g. work-life balance, pension, lease car, bonus model)
  • Challenging assignments
  • Excellent guidance from your consultant and YER's back office
  • Development opportunities, including the YER Talent Development Programme with a personal coach
  • Intensive support for international candidates (including Dutch lessons, tax-return and accommodation assistance)
  • Cooperative and results and relationship-driven
  • 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



  • Bachelor degree or MSc degree


  • At least 5 years of work experience, of which at least 2 years of experience in new product introductions
  • Experience in organizational change management
  • Experience in a role combining analytical and conceptual skills with business sense; ability to compile a business case while dealing with many uncertainties
  • Experience in operations; ability to foresee impact of changes
  • Configuration Management certification (CMII module 1-4) is preferred

Personal skills

  • Natural leader, outgoing, easy to be approached
  • Emphatic, can build a coalition
  • Focus on structure, prioritization and decisiveness, remains persistent until the goal has been reached
  • Demonstrate effective, constructive cooperation, gives feedback and can highlight the learnings
  • Can make a work breakdown, paving a path to a longer term goal
    Analytical and creative skills