Sourcing Lead (m/f/d)

Sourcing & Supply Chain

Logistics & supply chain management

In a nutshell


Berlin, Germany


Sourcing & Supply Chain

Work Experience

3-7 years

Job Category

Logistics & supply chain management



Job ID: 1398

Introduction to the job

We are a high-tech company and leading supplier to the semiconductor industry. We manufacture the complex lithography machines that chip manufacturers use to produce integrated circuits or computer chips. What we do is at the heart of all electronic devices that inform, entertain and connect us. More than 1.400 employees develop and manufacture key components for ASML lithography systems at our facility in Berlin.

Are you up to the challenge of joining our strategic sourcing team which operates in a highly complex, dynamic business environment? If so, then we should talk!

Role and responsibilities

Strategic vision:

  • Co-develop vision and targets of supplier landscape by pursuing critical technology roadmap and product roadmap in collaboration with category manager while considering regional needs

  • Negotiate (NPI-) contracts and represent Sourcing in complex internal projects

  • Co-define and execute category strategy and strategic actions plans at suppliers

Manage accounts:

  • Manage day-to-day contact with strategic suppliers (including owning agenda of interactions) and track all communication for full transparency

  • Prepare and oversee supplier negotiations including tactics, spend base analysis, script, dry-run and orchestrating stakeholders involved as well as all contract details

  • Track and formalize (long-term) supplier performance by executing Supplier Profile reviews based on Quality, Technology, Logistics, Cost and Sustainability (QLTCS), identifying gaps, initiating improvement opportunities, developing mitigation measures, and executing Cost of Goods roadmap

Formal decision making:

  • Flag and resolve escalations in time with the category manager in collaboration with other sectors related to supplier performance

  • Head review meetings with the Supplier Account Team

  • Prepare meetings regarding make/buy decisions and supplier selections which can be reviewed up to Executive Management

Education and experience

  • Graduate degree in physics, engineering or other technical field preferred

  • Minimally 5-10 years' work experience, ideally in strategic procurement in a technology intensive industry


  • Ability to identify and structure issues independently

  • Exceptional communication, presentation and negotiation skills up to executive level

  • Strong vision of supplier landscape and technology roadmap

  • Strong supplier relationship skills; continuously, but constructively, demanding of suppliers’ performance

  • Ability to build a strong (internal) network

  • Quick to understand a team’s dynamic

  • Ability to get buy-in and commitment from both internal and external stakeholders

  • Willingness to “constructively dissent” and challenge management thinking on key purchasing issues

  • Accurate and able to maintain overview

  • Very good knowledge of German and English

Other information

Diversity and inclusion

ASML is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote per-sons in all job titles without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.

We offer

  • A job with a promising future in Berlin Neukölln

  • Flexible structuring of daily work hours

  • We reward performance with attractive compensation (including Christmas and holiday bonuses as well as variable compensation components)

  • A varied and innovative work environment on a strong team

  • We offer you specific opportunities for advanced training and development so that we can realize your professional plans for the future together

  • Flat hierarchies and short decision-making processes that encourage independent work

  • The opportunity to convert variable compensation components into additional days off

  • We promote team spirit through regular company events

  • Extensive health and sports offers (e.g. subsidy for sports activities, health days, company doctor, free vaccinations, etc.)

  • Mobility benefit für BVG company ticket or bicycle

  • A variety of attractive discounts


We are looking for people who can shape the future with us and inspire themselves and others for innovative technologies, new challenges and future-oriented solutions. Does this appeal to you? Then apply using our online application form, stating your salary requirements and earliest possible joining date. We look forward to receiving your application.

Your contact 

Elvira Stamm
HR Department

[email protected]

Please use our online portal for your application. You are welcome to submit your documents in English OR German.

Questions regarding the recruitment process? Here you can contact us directly: +49 71189989397.

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