30+ days ago - req12566

Sourcing Lead


Logistics & supply chain management

In a nutshell


San Jose - CA, US




8+ years



Job Category

Logistics & supply chain management




ASML US brings together the most creative minds in science and technology to develop lithography machines that are key to producing faster, cheaper, more energy-efficient microchips. We design, develop, integrate, market and service these advanced machines, which enable our customers - the world’s leading chipmakers - to reduce the size and increase the functionality of their microchips, which in turn leads to smaller, more powerful consumer electronics. Our headquarters are in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, and we have 18 office locations around the United States including main offices in Chandler Arizona, San Jose and San Diego California, Wilton Connecticut, and Hillsboro Oregon.

Would you like to be part of our Strategic Sourcing & Procurement department? Are you the enthusiastic Sourcing Project Lead with a proven track record in managing complex projects? Do you have the motivation to make a difference in our organization? If so, we should talk!

Job Mission

Our strategy is to be technology leader in lithographic systems and software for semiconductor manufacturing, thus enabling our customers to increase the functionality of microchips while reducing the cost and power consumption per function in a chip.

The Sourcing Lead has responsibility for the overall relationship between ASML and a set of our key suppliers.Current suppliers will be managed for performance, while potential new suppliers will be uncovered and readied for future business as needed.This position requires a combination of skills in strategic thinking, leadership, initiative, professional communication,financial/business analysis, and is greatly aided by a background in engineering or technology.

Job Description

This is an outstanding opportunity in our San Jose, CA facility to join our Procurement team. In this position you will manage assigned suppliers and an overall commodity (supply base) to ensure ASML is supported by world-class suppliers delivering on time, at spec, and at the lowest total cost.You will be expected to actively pursue continuous improvement with current suppliers and potential suppliers. You will be expected to continually explore opportunities arising from process and product improvements, new technology , alternative materials and suppliers, enhancements in supply chain activities, cost reduction programs and any other opportunities that may present a competitive advantage.The key duties involved in this position include:


Bachelor degree in Business Administration or Engineering is required. An MBA is strongly preferred.


Candidate should have a minimum of 7-10 years of progressive experience in supplier management preferably in a high-tech, international manufacturing environment. A deep understanding of one or more technology-related supply chains is strongly preferred. Due to the strategic nature of the commodities involved, a proven track record in developing strong business relationships with key suppliers and experience in developing and executing long term agreements is required.Experience with complex negotiations, problem solving, strategic planning and financial analysis are essential.Ability to travel domestically and internationally required.

Personal skills

  • Self-starting
  • Able to communicate clearly and create buy-in on several decision levels
  • Influencing without hierarchical power on various levels in organization
  • Dealing with ambiguity and pragmatic approach and result oriented
  • Enthusiasm, motivating and empowering colleagues
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Business, financial and commercial acumen + technical background

Context of the position

ASML is a leading provider of advanced technology systems for the semiconductor industry, employing over 12.000 people in 16 countries. Its success is based on four pillars: technology leadership combined with customer and supplier intimacy, highly efficient manufacturing processes and entrepreneurial people. The Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Department is responsible for all supplier interactions.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability