Vice President, Mentor Tessent

Siemens PLMPortland, Oregon | October 18, 2021

The Company

Siemens Electronic Design Automation (Siemens EDA) is the leading technology for design in the electronics and semiconductor industries, enabling clients to develop new and highly innovative electronic products faster and more cost-effectively in the increasingly complex world of chip, board, and system design. Siemens EDA was created after the company’s acquisition of Mentor Graphics in 2017, and the business is now part of Siemens’ ~$4.6B Digital Industries Software division.

The Role

Growing demand for next-generation integrated circuits (ICs) has resulted in an unprecedented increase in the size and complexity of IC designs, and Siemens EDA’s Tessent™ products help engineers address these challenges. Tessent is broadly adopted across the semiconductor industry as a critical part of producing their products for design for test, yield learning and silicon life cycle management. The company is now seeking a new Vice President to lead the Tessent business globally, consisting of ~$150M in annual revenue and 200 employees. The ideal candidate will have: (1) business leadership experience in the electronics or semi-conductor industry, including experience leading a software product line, (2) a detailed understanding of semiconductor development processes and related technology tools (3) a track record of distinctive growth leadership in developing market segments, and (4) executive presence and communication skills consistent with a business and industry thought leader. The position reports to the Executive Vice President of Siemens EDA and may be based at Siemens’ offices in Portland, OR or Fremont, CA (Bay Area).

Experience & Requirements

• At least 20 years of professional experience in the electronics and/or semiconductor industries, with at least 5 years of experience in full P&L and/or general management leadership roles.
• Expertise in EDA or similar software technology, with detailed experience in design for test, yield learning or silicon life cycle management a plus.

• Experience developing commercial and innovation strategies in a complex, global environment.
• Experience with developing formal product innovation processes and roadmaps; able to use consumer insights and data analytics to support decisions; experience consolidating/simplifying product lines and marketing to a customer base.
• An inspirational people leader with the ability to recruit, develop and retain a high-performing team.
• Exceptional financial management skills; leads strategic planning and budgeting processes; interprets financial data for effective decision making; anticipates potential issues and implement plans for corrective action.
• Experience as an industry thought leader, including the participation in industry forums, panels, and speaking engagements; active in relevant industry associations.
• Able to influence others through both direct and indirect networks; a consensus builder and change agent.
• Excellent spoken and written presentation skills; ability to create high quality, captivating presentations; confidence in communicating at all levels and sizes of audience.
• A flexible, dynamic, self-demanding and proactive individual; able to motivate him/herself and others; a natural bias for action.

BS degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or similar; MBA preferred.
Active with relevant industry associations.
Able to travel domestically and internationally up to 50%.

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