Sourcing Lead

Legal, Compliance, Risk and Assurance

In a nutshell


Berlin, Germany


Legal, Compliance, Risk and Assurance

Work Experience

4-9 years



Job ID: 1832

Sourcing Lead

Your working environment

In the departments of the "Supporting Functions" you may not come into direct contact with our products, but with your expertise you contribute significantly to the smooth functioning of our company. Only with colleagues from these structured, efficient and supportive departments, such as Human Resources, Accounting, Controlling, IT and Communications, is it possible for us to grow beyond ourselves and achieve our goals as a company.

Your tasks

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

Your qualifications

  • 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
  • Very good knowledge of German and English

Your skills

  • 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

Further 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 persons 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.
  • A job with a promising future in Berlin Neukölln 
  • Remuneration in accordance with the IG Metall collective wage agreement (company-specific collective wage agreement) including 13th month’s salary and variable remuneration components 
  • Working hours 38.5 hours/week; gradual reduction to 35 hours/week by October 2025  
  • Your daily working hours can be organized on a flexible basis 
  • Attractive allowances in the shift model 
  • Specific advanced training and development options 
  • The opportunity to convert variable remuneration components into additional days off 
  • Regular company events  
  • Health and sports offers (e.g. subsidy for sports activities, health days, company doctor, free vaccinations, etc.) 
  • Travel allowance for BVG company ticket or bicycle 
  • Reimbursement of moving expenses for you and your family 
  • Access to organized childcare and vacation care

Are you interested? - Then apply now using our online application form, stating your expected salary as well as your earliest joining date.