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Operations manager (V36.3969)

Operations manager

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Faculteit Electrical Engineering


Operations manager

European Pilot Line for Indium Phosphide Photonic Integrated Circuits

InPulse - a new European Pilot Line - offers European businesses direct access to state of the art InP PIC manufacturing. Today, InP photonic integrated circuit (PIC) technology is exploited by a restricted number of specialized vertically integrated companies. Designers with promising ideas hit the wall since they do not have access to a fab, cannot afford the high costs of customized processes and do not have the PIC know-how to tailor designs to their own needs. InPulse creates the tools and technology to enable businesses to innovate for themselves with state of the art design and test tools in a fabless and labless environment. Tens of European businesses are ready for the challenge, Europe, and the InPulse consortium in particular, is in a pole position in terms of technology know-how to launch tens of PIC-enabled development programs across multiple market sectors.

The consortium includes sixteen leading European players in InP PIC technology, cooperating in a 17.4Meuro (14.3Meuro subsidy) program over four years to establish a sustainable industrial eco-system.

Operations will provide users a clear point of contact, and ensure clear interoperability between multiple CAD suppliers, manufacturers, designers and assembly experts, creating a virtual business for PIC development services.


  • Promote the capabilities and ambitions of the pilot line
  • Perform customer visits and present at events and expos where customers are anticipated
  • Ensure quality control is in place for all services provided and enabled through the pilot line operations work plan, building up the JePPIX pilot line brand
  • Ensure the timely progress of operations from business flow procedures, production, logistics, testing, and prototype preparation, making recommendations where appropriate directly to partners or to the project office if escalation is needed.
  • Ensure high quality documentation of processes, agreements, and user documentation is delivered on time and is accessible at the correct level.
  • Develop a framework that leads to a sustainable open access model for new entrants beyond the lifetime of the project
  • Liaise with national, European and international photonic initiatives and stakeholders to ensure optimum visibility and support for open access InP PIC technology



  1. Excellent interpersonal skills, developed in an industry manufacturing environment
  2. Experience in the establishment of industrial pilot operations
  3. Extensive business development experience
  4. An established track-record in semiconductor manufacturing and ideally photonic technologies
  5. Hands-on problem solving skills, working with multiple interdisciplinary teams

An added advantage will be an extensive network within the semiconductor and high-tech industry, and a familiarity with EC programs and reporting methods.


We offer a challenging job at a dynamic and ambitious university through a fixed-term appointment for a period of two years which may be extendible. As an employee of the university you will receive a competitive salary as well as excellent employment conditions (salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

The university offers an attractive package of fringe benefits such as excellent technical infrastructure, savings schemes and sports facilities.

More information on employment conditions can be found here:

Informatie en sollicitatie


For more information about the position and any informal enquiries, please contact prof.dr. Kevin Williams (Group Manager), (K.A.Williams[at]

For additional questions regarding employment conditions you can contact Paul Hulsen (HR Advisor), (p.h.w.hulsen[at]


Interested candidates are encouraged to apply using the ‘apply now’-button. You should upload the following:

  • A detailed curriculum vitae
  • A letter of motivation and portfolio with relevant work
  • Contact information of two references.
  • Copies of diplomas

Please keep in mind; you can upload only 5 documents up to 2 MB each.