26 aug Corporate Secretary & Senior Director Legal – ASM International
ASM International N.V.’s (“ASM”) common stock trades on the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange (AEX).
ASM and its subsidiaries design and manufacture equipment and process solutions to produce semiconductor devices for wafer processing. It is a dynamic fast growing and fast paced multi-national business-to-business company. At the leading edge of technology, ASM’s products enable semiconductor devices to become smaller, faster, more powerful and efficient. Their technology and extensive customer support teams span the globe. ASM’s global workforce prides itself on turning today’s challenges into tomorrow’s opportunities for its customers. The company language is English.
ASM is headquartered in Almere, the Netherlands and its subsidiaries provide R&D and production solutions for front end wafer processing through facilities in the United States, Europe, and Asia. You can find more information on: www.asm.com.
The ASM Global Corporate Legal Department consists of 9 legal professionals and is focused on advising the organization in commercial and regulatory matters that impact the business and business operations. The team is forward looking and able to understand the pivotal changing market. The department has a dynamic working environment in an innovative, cutting edge business, paired with supportive atmosphere, where you can sharpen your talents with new challenges and career opportunities.
As part of their expansion and following the implementation of a new corporate governance model earlier this year, they are currently looking for a Corporate Secretary & Senior Director Legal. This is a new role, reporting to the Vice President & Group General Counsel, and the Chairman of the Supervisory Board.
The role of Corporate Secretary & Senior Director Legal is a pivotal one in ASM’s fast paced, rapidly growing, profitable and exciting business environment. While in-depth corporate law experience is essential to this role in addition to the focus on the Corporate Secretariat, the position will also include providing commercial support to the business.
The combined responsibilities in this role mean that you will be the key consultant and trusted advisor to the Supervisory Board, Audit Committee and Nomination, Selection & Remuneration committees, and work closely with the Management Board and Executive Committee. From this position, you need to ensure compliance with Dutch and other applicable rules and regulations with respect to Supervisory Board governance as well as facilitate, organize and prepare the Supervisory Board meetings and annual General Meeting, as well as corporate housekeeping matters.
In addition, day-to-day responsibilities will include advising ASM’s affiliates in Europe with its activities in technology development, sales and service, negotiating a suite of different contracts like R&D, funded research, sales, service, procurement and lease agreements, advising the Supervisory Board on legal issues, providing training, and leading litigation.
You will be part of the worldwide legal team and will interact with many internal stakeholders. In addition you will engage with external counsel.
Candidates must have a master degree in Dutch law and a proven track record in corporate law, either from a top tier law firm or from experience as legal counsel, combined with experience as (deputy) corporate secretary in a multinational listed company. From your 10+ years of working experience you have gained familiarity with complex legal matters and can translate these into pragmatic advice in a multicultural, highly technical, growing, dynamic and demanding business environment.
To be successful as the new Corporate Secretary & Senior Director Legal, you will need to bring a strong personality and the capacity to work with many internal and external stakeholders. All to drive excellent results in a timely and cost effective manner. It goes without saying that you have a strongly developed business sense and the ability to support business objectives, and can deal with a high workload without compromising on high quality legal analysis, advice and documentation.
You are a proactive person with the aim to improve processes continuously. Furthermore, you can build relationships and networks which are key in achieving goals and make effective use of (in)formal networks to get things done. You have excellent communication and influencing skills; fluency in (written and spoken) English is a must.
ASM offers the ability to collaborate with many teams of professionals in a global organization where you can use your strengths to assist in driving strategic business initiatives for ASM and support their growth ambition. This is done in a dynamic working environment with a supportive atmosphere, and in close cooperation with a variety of senior leaders. Competitive salary and excellent benefits are part of the offer. You will be required to travel within Europe.
If you wish to apply or receive any further information about this role, please contact Els Boonacker or Hielke Bruin at Voxius Executive Search, via mail or telephone (office number +31 85 488 000 or via each consultants mobile number as listed on our website). Discretion is guaranteed.