Director PMO

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Director PMO


High Tech Campus, Eindhoven




At SMART Photonics we’re currently growing rapidly. As you can imagine, this growth requires coordination, careful planning, and getting all our resources into the same cadence with a focus on delivering on time. That’s where you as Director PMO tune in. It’s your responsibility to bring together R&D, Engineering and Operations to make sure everyone is aligned with regards to our programs and projects that run in parallel. For some of our key projects, it’s up to you either deep dive into the project or occupy the role of a Technical Project Lead yourself. Bottom line, it’s within your scope to make sure we deliver on our programs to move to a next phase of our company growth and to build a scalable program- and project management structure. This includes building and improving company-wide processes, engaging stakeholders and upgrading our program board.

As a Director PMO you report directly to our CEO. Your role will organically grow alongside the growth of SMART Photonics as a whole.

 Job responsibilities

  • Set up and manage scalable World Class means and methods for Smart’s program (and project) management
  • Design a way of working with regards to communications, change management, quality etc.
  • Build a World Class PMO team
  • Coordinate the company broad programs by functional leadership
  • Responsible for multiple programs with a high impact on Smart’s products and results.
  • Deliver major programs and projects on time and within budget
  • Make sure to fuel the organisation by which program- and project management is the key source of energy


We are looking for a person who

  • Has a master’s degree within a technical related field
  • Has a solid track record within project/program management (10+ years of experience)
  • Has extensive experience with setting up new structures and processes
  • Is considered a Project Lead 2.0. You make use of much more skills and variables than purely time, budget and resources.
  • Technically curious about how and what we do and able to understand this to the required level
  • Gained experience within a semicon or technical environment
  • Optionally understands what it’s like to enter a scale-up environment and continue building


We offer

  • To become part of a new revolution in semiconductor technology in the field of Integrated Photonics, like microelectronics in de ‘70s. Building on a great future for the industry.
  • To develop with us SMART Photonics into a market leader in an entrepreneurial, dynamic environment.
  • The opportunity to develop exponentially (nearly explosively!)
  • A challenging position with plenty of room for own initiatives and professional development.
  • A talented group of passionate people working in an open culture in multidisciplinary teams.
  • A competitive set of employment terms.
  • Located on the bustling High Tech Campus, in the Brainport Region
  • Not a single boring working day.

    Are you looking for an organisation that offers you the opportunity to enter a green field within the area of program- and project management? Are you curious about integrated photonics? Do you consider yourself as an advanced PMO leader who makes use of much more than purely the variables time, resources and budget? 3 times a yes? Then please do apply!

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