VP, R&D Sustaining

Posted 27 February 2023
Salary 210-280K
Job type Permanent
DisciplineIndustrial & Engineering
ContactMadeline Ng

Job description

Our client is a leading semiconductor chip manufacturers, develops leading edge assembly processes and equipment for lead frame, substrate and wafer level packaging applications. Specialized in high-speed epoxy and flip chip die bonding.
Main Purpose of the Role:
· Responsible for the implementation of the R&D strategy for the specific R&D site (Singapore) 
as defined by the SVP Product Group.
· Guide and provide inputs for the definition of respective R&D targets, project roadmaps and 
achieving KPI´s and goals.
· Manages the resources in R&D organization including process improvement and ensure 
procedure and approval outlined by Management are follow and comply with.
· Ensures the skills and resources availability as required and also in co-operation with others
· Resource planning and controlling according to budget.
· Coaching, training and development of the R&D Key talent and Position.
· Actively supports the Product Management in creating and maintaining their product roadmaps.
· Support the R&D Asia strategy and business strategy by providing the relevant inputs from the 
specific R&D site.
· Ensure and participating in Steco Meetings relevant to the specific site.
R&D Budget & Inputs:
  • Overviews and monitors the local site related R&D budget (FTE, cost centres, projects)
  • Ensures achievement of yearly R&D targets (New Product development timely and to spec and budget).
  • Optimize use of company R&D assets including R&D and Test systems.

Technical Ownership:

  • Relevant standards and regulations (e.g. SEMI).
  • Responsible for review and implementation of the Product Innovation Process and appropriate documentation of the development artefacts.
  • Responsible to build up and sustain an appropriate development infrastructure.
  • Ensures timely execution of R&D projects according to targets and budget.

Technology Management:

  • Suggesting of core-/non-core technologies to R&D Development Singapore.
  • Identifying and suggesting make-or-buy decisions and outsourcing strategies.

Communication & Outside Representation:

  • Ensures timely communication and coordination within R&D sites and with other departments including Product Marketing, Tech Support and Operation.
  • Representation of the respective R&D site towards external partners, customers and suppliers.

To Provide Operation and 3rd Level Technical Support:

  • Ensures Production, Work Instruction and Support Documents are properly maintained and documented.
  • Oversee and ensures 3 Level Support for Operations and Product Marketing are capable and effective.
  • Minimal MSc degree in Engineering, University
  • Additional degree in MBA or Marketing is an asset

Work experience

  • Minimum 10 years of working experiences in related field
  • Several years’ of experience in R&D, Project Management and Operation with successful implementation of transfer project, KPI and Strategies.

Expertise and methodology

  • Knowledgeable in Semiconductor Industry (Front-end and Back-end)
  • Business acumen
  • Strongly result oriented
  • Analytical and methodical thinking
  • Fluent in English (written and oral)
  • Superior interpersonal and multicultural skills

Other requirement criteria

  • Good leader with excellent interpersonal communication skill
  • Strong commitment and flexible with high integrity
  • Team player and motivator
  • Cost and Result orientation
  • Can work under pressure and willing to travel
  • Good appearance and presentation skills