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Executive Director of R&D, Patterning


Work Your Magic with us!  


Ready to explore, break barriers, and discover more? We know you’ve got big plans – so do we! Our colleagues across the globe love innovating with science and technology to enrich people’s lives with our solutions in Healthcare, Life Science, and Electronics. Together, we dream big and are passionate about caring for our rich mix of people, customers, patients, and planet. That's why we are always looking for curious minds that see themselves imagining the unimaginable with us.  


Everything we do in Electronics is to help us deliver on our purpose of being the company behind the companies, advancing digital living. We are dedicated to being the trusted supplier of high-tech materials, services and specialty chemicals for the electronics, automotive and cosmetics industries. We foster a global collaborative organization made up of individuals who have the passion to win, obsess about the customer, are relentlessly curious and act with urgency. Together, we push the boundaries of science to make more possible for our customers.


Your role: As the Executive Director of R&D, Patterning, you will lead advanced lithography research and development endeavors, positioning yourself at the forefront of innovation in the semiconductor industry. In this pivotal role, you will drive the strategic planning, development, and implementation of cutting-edge lithography programs, carefully aligning them with our customer technology roadmaps and the long-term aspirations of our Patterning business.  You will cultivate and expand a robust network across the semiconductor industry, building strong relationships with global partners, leading academic institutions, and key customers to deepen collaboration and strengthen our market position. You will steer new product developments from conception to market launch, working closely with business managers and cross-functional teams.  Financial acumen will be necessary as build and manage the R&D budget, ensuring investments align with and support our broader business objectives while maximizing return on investment. Additionally, you will develop and manage intellectual property strategies to protect innovations and maintain our competitive edge. As a visible representative of the company at various international and national technical conferences, you will keep us at the cutting edge of industry trends and technological advancements. You will promote stringent adherence to safety protocols within the R&D team, champion phase-gate methodologies to bolster R&D efficiency,  and utilize your expertise in analytical and physical chemistry to enhance product processes. Your project management skills will ensure timely and budget-conscious delivery of R&D projects, leveraging design of experiments to refine development activities. Your engagement with the latest semiconductor technologies will ensure that our R&D efforts are on the cutting edge, maintaining our leadership in the industry.


Who you are:

  • You have a PhD in Chemistry and related areas, with backgrounds in synthetic chemistry and materials characterization
  • You have a minimum of 10 years of experience in the semiconductor industry, focusing on formulations development and particle analysis
  • You have demonstrated a track record of technical achievement, including patents and publications
  • You have demonstrated the ability to work within a complex matrix environment and manage global teams with multiple cultures
  • You are known for your inspirational leadership skills, with the ability to energize and lead your team

Location: This position can be located in: Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Germany or US

What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!
Apply now and become a part of our diverse team!


Job Requisition ID:  275908
Location:  Seoul
Career Level:  E - Professional (10+ years)
Working time model:  full-time

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