Chief of Staff for the Vice President of Software & Digitalization

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Job Description

As the Chief of Staff for the VP Software and Digitalization, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the efficient operation of the department and supporting our mission of transforming the way that customers design solutions.

You will be the right-hand person to the Head of Software and Digitalization, helping to shape the design of the organization, the department's strategic direction, streamline operations, and drive initiatives that promote growth and innovation.

Key responsibilities:

  • Strategic Planning: Collaborate with the VP of Software and Digitalization and key stakeholders to develop and execute departmental strategies, goals, and objectives. Assist in long-term planning and decision-making processes.
  • Project Management: Oversee and manage key projects within the department, ensuring they are completed on time and within budget. Coordinate project teams and resources as needed.
  • Stakeholder Communication: Serve as a liaison between the VP of Software and Digitalization and various stakeholders, including internal teams, external partners, and executives. Facilitate effective communication and alignment on strategic initiatives.
  • Data Analysis: Collect and analyze data related to departmental performance, market trends, and industry best practices. Provide insights and recommendations to drive continuous improvement.
  • Meeting Preparation: Prepare materials, presentations, and reports for executive meetings, ensuring that the VP of Software and Digitalization is well-informed and prepared for discussions and decisions.
  • Resource Allocation: Assist in resource allocation, including budgeting, staffing, and technology investments, to support departmental goals.
  • Take responsibility for a wide range of ad hoc activities on behalf of the VP of S&D, enabling them to scrutinize and prioritize tasks that require their focus.
  • Help direct reports of the VP of S&D and their teams interpret, understand, and carry out the vision and strategic intent.
  • Broad knowledge of the semi-conductor environment.
  • Help the VP of S&D prioritize projects and business activity.
  • Exercise exceptional discretion with confidential information to keep the VP of S&D apprised of what is going on across the organization and, where possible, keep the organization aware of what is going on at the top.
  • Provide analysis, recommendations, and options regarding decisions to be made or problems to be solved.
  • Attend and facilitate complex, cross-departmental discussions to ensure that good decisions are reached. Be capable and willing to challenge those more senior and ensure that decisions are carried out.
  • Serve as a thought partner to the VP of S&D, offering the VP of S&D and their direct reports perspectives they may not see, uncovering or helping the team to uncover new possibilities and challenging ideas before they are brought to action.




What We Are Looking For?

Key Attributes:

  • Knowledge of software development methodologies and digitalization trends.
  • Ideal candidates will have 12 + years of experience in the semiconductor or related field with transferable skills and experience.
  • Educational requirements – bachelor’s degree in software engineering, computing, and / or electronics desired. MBA beneficial to strategic alignment with the role.
  • Located in the US
  • Willing to travel - 20 to 30 % of the time.

Additional Soft Skills:

  • Fast-paced and comfortable with ambiguity.
  • Direct and consistent - willing to contest the status quo and challenge more senior individuals in a tactful way.
  • Balance of organizational skills and flexibility
  • Ability to connect the dots between seemingly disparate activities or teams in the organization.

In addition to the job description above, the following key points are also noteworthy:

  • Candidates at Director and Senior Director level are the most realistic targets. Ideally, candidates will have some leadership experience, with a track record of managing P&L. We are looking for someone who can potentially take on a VP title and responsibility over the next few years.
  • Relevant candidates for the role will have a global / international mindset with the ability to facilitate and steer conversations related to transformation and strategy. They must be capable of acting as a number 2 to the VP – they need to question, probe, challenge and support in an appropriate manner.


Company Description

Renesas is one of the top global semiconductor companies in the world. We strive to develop a safer, healthier, greener, and smarter world, and our goal is to make every endpoint intelligent by offering product solutions in the automotive, industrial, infrastructure and IoT markets. Our robust product portfolio includes world leading MCUs, SoCs, analog and power products, plus Winning Combination solutions that curate these complementary products. We are a key supplier to the world’s leading manufacturers of electronics you rely on every day; you may not see our products, but they are all around you.

Renesas employs roughly 21,000 people in more than 30 countries worldwide. As a global team, our employees actively embody the Renesas Culture, our guiding principles based on five key elements: Transparent, Agile, Global, Innovative, and Entrepreneurial. Renesas believes in, and has a commitment to, diversity and inclusion, with initiatives and a leadership team dedicated to its resources and values. At Renesas, we want to build a sustainable future where technology helps make our lives easier. Join us and build your future by being part of what’s next in electronics and the world.

Additional Information

Renesas Electronics Corporation empowers a safer, smarter and more sustainable future where technology helps make our lives easier. The leading global provider of microcontrollers, Renesas combines our expertise in embedded processing, analog, power and connectivity to deliver complete semiconductor solutions. These Winning Combinations accelerate time to market for automotive, industrial, infrastructure and IoT applications, enabling billions of connected, intelligent devices that enhance the way people work and live. Learn more at renesas.com.

Renesas’ mission, To Make Our Lives Easier, is underpinned by our company culture, TAGIE. TAGIE stands for Transparent, Agile, Global, Innovative and Entrepreneurial. Our goal is to embed this unique culture in everything we do to succeed as a company and create trust with our diverse colleagues, customers and stakeholders.

Renesas Electronics is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, committed to celebrating diversity and fostering a work environment free of discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, military status, veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law.

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