30+ days ago - req11578

Sourcing Lead


Logistics & supply chain management

In a nutshell


San Diego - CA, US




8+ years



Job Category

Logistics & supply chain management


ASML is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of lithography systems that help enable Moore’s Law and the creation of increasingly powerful and capable electronic devices. Our San Diego-based light source division, Cymer, is renowned for developing both deep ultraviolet (DUV) lithography light sources and next generation extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light sources.We are a multinational company with over 70 locations in 16 countries, headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. We have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Wilton, CT, Chandler, AZ, San Jose, CA and San Diego, CA (EUV laser source creation).

As the world’s leading semiconductor lithography machine (the machine that makes computer chips) manufacturer, ASML enables chip manufacturers to make cheaper, faster, chips, thereby enabling all the technology you use today. The machines we make require high speed, magnetically levitated stages with sub-nanometer accuracy, robotic mask delivery systems, mechatronic devices to shape and correct the laser illumination source, and optical modules that can detect sub-nanometer alignment errors and pattern distortions. Temperature controlled to milli-kelvins, particulate free, and operating in complete vacuum, the technical challenges are endless. Solving these requires expertise in servo controls, mechatronics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, embedded software engineering, optics, physics, manufacturing, industrialization, and more. If you like extreme challenges and want to help bring the next generation of technology to the world, then come join ASML.

If you have a passion for technology and innovation you’ll want to check us out. Be a part of ASML. Be a part of progress.

One Company, One Goal, Limitless Innovation. It's our people that make the difference.

Job Mission

A professional in Sourcing, Procurement and Supply Development.

Job Description

Creating short and long-term strategies to optimize supply line while minimizing risk.Familiar with New Product Introductions and obsolescence management, assists with developing policies and control systems to implement solutions and ensures corporate-wide alignment and adherence to the procedures.

Will be managing cross-functional projects which include coordinating with Engineering, Technology Development, Finance, Manufacturing, Accounting, and many other corporate functions to set the direction and overall proficiency of the supply chain.

Will be supporting the research and selection of future key suppliers and developing current suppliers in to solution providers.

  • Uses general concepts in developing short and long-term strategies to optimize supply line and minimize risk.
  • Assists in developing and maintaining the association with suppliers by establishing and cultivating relationships with key individuals at target suppliers.
  • Helps identify and develop new opportunities for sourcing as well as business expansion at key accounts.
  • Researches and selects future key suppliers; develops strategic direction from market information as well as internal performance metrics to create compelling analyses and proposals for new strategy.
  • Assist in negotiating major contracts involving large dollar amounts (e.g., in excess of $50M), and complex intellectual property, warranty, and indemnity clauses.
  • Manages key supplier management meetings.
  • Assists with planning and implementing activities related to the timely, cost-effective procurement of both development and production materials and services.
  • Manages key supply chain projects including cross-functional alignment.
  • Accountable for total supplier performance, including management meetings and score carding.
  • Assists with developing policies and procedures for the operation of procurement activities.
  • Monitors the cost, schedule and performance aspects of major contracts.
  • Maintains relationships with customer service organizations in order to ensure sourcing strategies align with the company’s sales and marketing efforts.
  • Will work with abstract ideas across functional areas; through assessment of intangible variables, defines strategy and direction for the sourcing of technical components.
  • Coordinates / Manages activities with Engineering, Manufacturing, and other departments to source critical supply requirements and drive continuous improvement.
  • Assists with organizing financial modeling and statistical studies for procurement activities and strategy recommendations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Materials Management, or related field and/or technical degree with applicable business or materials experience. Advanced degree desired.


  • Requires a minimum of eight (8) years of increasingly complex professional experience in materials management or related field.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in selecting and developing suppliers of technical components and/or subassemblies.
  • No prior direct supervisory and/or managerial experience required.
  • International experience in global procurement desired.
  • Experience and comfortable with senior management communication and being held accountable for total supplier performance.
  • Experience using MS Office Suite programs.
  • Experience preparing and presenting professional presentations using PowerPoint.
  • Skilled in conducting data analysis – NPI’s / Materials Plans / Spend Analysis.
  • Must be flexible to travel – approximately 15% - Domestic / International.

Other information


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee routinely is required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch.
  • The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • May require travel dependent on business needs.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • Can work under deadlines.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
  • Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
  • Can observe and respond to people and situations and interact with others encountered in the course of work.
  • Can learn and apply new information or skills.
  • Responsibilities include periodic travel to regional and overseas sites for product technical support and special support projects.
  • Work may include onsite technical support involving heavy lifting of equipment & modules.
  • Position will require technical work activity in a clean-room production environment and/or laboratory setting.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.
  • Occasionally may be exposed to loud noise bursts and may be exposed to toxic gases (fluorine).
  • Must be able to work in small, confined spaces.

We offer competitive salaries and benefits including medical, dental, vision, 401(K), and FSAs.

We are committed to leveraging the diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences of our workforce to create opportunities for our people and the business. EOE