For the Marketing team of Schunk Xycarb Technology we are looking for a 

Project Manager Marketing & Business Development

The Semiconductor Industry is currently at high growth rate. Consumer electronics and automotive industry drive a big demand of microchips which chip makers companies are asked to cover. Within Schunk Xycarb Technology, the Graphite Strategic Business Area has the mission of enabling the Epitaxy & Deposition systems solutions owned by the  Semiconductor OEM’s & chipmakers by designing, producing and shipping graphite parts.
We are therefore looking for a Project Manager to manage new product introduction projects for our customers within the semiconductor ecosystem.
  • working time: full-time
  • type of employment: Fixed
  • job location: Helmond - NL

What are your main responsibilities?

  • Initiate, plan, manage execution and close projects in early stages of New Product Introduction.
  • Be the first point of contact from sales & customers contacts.
  • Connect and collaborate with multiple departments withing the company to achieve results.
  • Own customer escalations (regarding planning, delivery & quality) and drive for solution.
  • Have full ownership the whole product process from design to HVM.
  • Translate the customer needs into to the development/production department.
  • Identify risks and opportunities. Incorporate these in project plans and actions to optimize the results.
  • Manage changes, identify potential crises and provide contingency plans.
  • Negotiate with customers and contractors about project aspects; scope, price, time and quality.
  • Build a relationships with the customer and support them at every time in the process.
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation, and presentations.
  • Develop best practices and tools for project execution and management.

What are your skills?

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering;
  • 5+ year of relevant experience in project management and/or customer facing role;
  • Experience in B2B and high tech sector is a must. Preferably in semiconductor industry;
  • Project management certification is preferre;
  • Analytical skills & ability to dive into technical details;
  • Strong communication & stakeholder management skills;
  • Excellent communication skills in English;
  • Willingness to travel up to 20%.
And, last but not least, to live up to the core competencies of Schunk Xycarb Technology: Innovation, Collaboration, and Customer Focus.

What Schunk Xycarb Technology offers you

  • A high-tech working environment within an ambitious and growing company in the global semiconductor market;
  • An informal culture with employees with more than 25 nationalities;
  • A challenging position with plenty of development opportunities, in which you are stimulated in your professional and personal development;
  • An attractive remuneration package consisting of a good salary, bonus system, and secondary benefits (e.g., 27 days of holidays, 13 ADV days)
  • Out-of-the-office activities (e.g., Sinterklaas for children, annual BBQ, divers sporting activities).

The Schunk Group is a global technology company with around 10.000 employees in 26 countries. The company is a leading supplier of products made of high-tech materials – such as carbon, technical ceramics and sintered metal – as well as machines and systems – from environmental simulation and air conditioning to ultrasonic welding and optical machines.