Group Lead Sourcing Leads

Sourcing and Supply Chain Management

In a nutshell


Berlin, Germany


Sourcing and Supply Chain Management

Work Experience

4-9 years



Job ID: 1853

Group Lead Sourcing Leads

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

The Group Lead Q Sourcing Berlin Machined Ceramics and Glass leads the department. The total team size and number of indirect reports is ~ 6 FTE.
They are responsible for Costs and Sustainability (in QLTCS) in preparing external Berlin supply chains that deliver Machined Ceramic and Glass modules to ASML Berlin Factory. Their team chairs and orchestrates Supplier Account Team (SAT) QLTCS interfaces with suppliers.
The scope of responsibilities include a contribution of Machined Ceramic and Glass suppliers in line with ASML’s long term needs and sourcing strategies – Scout, develop and manage suppliers to required competitive QLTCS performance and pro-actively de-risk complex supply chains with respect to material deliveries, capacities and quality. Moreover, it includes New Product Introductions at suppliers, execution of outsourcing (Make or Buy decision) and cost reduction projects, as well as support of technology roadmap alignment between Development & Engineering groups and the supply chain ecosystem.

All direct spend at external suppliers
  • Responsible for Costs and Sustainability domain in the design of the ASML supply chain for Machined Ceramic and Glass modules to secure ASML Berlin business needs. Delivering supply chain relevant requirements in contract agreements with our suppliers. 
Strategy development and organization building
  • Co-responsible for strategy, design, and transformation of the Berlin Sourcing & Supply Chain department to enable ASML’s general and Berlin’s specific 2025 and 2030 business objectives. 
  • Co-Develop a vision of the supplier landscape and category strategy including regional needs, and get this vision supported by stakeholders at ASML. 
  • Ensure adequate organization and staffing is in place fit for the future, maintain and further develop people competence to increase impact on suppliers. 
  • Cultivate team capabilities by communicating clear roles, responsibilities and mandates within supplier account and category teams. 
Decision making
  • Co-prepare supply chain relevant decision criteria for cross-functional decision bodies, related to sourcing decisions, capacity investments and supplier selection and contracting. 
  • Co-responsible for supply chain rationalization activities (the re-allocation of outsourced work in line with ASML strategic direction). 
  • Oversee NPI projects in alignment with category strategy by ensuring S&SC involvement early in the design and specification process. 
Strategy implementation, supplier QLTCS management and development
  • Co-responsible for x-sector strategy implementation of SC transformation programs (e.g. EUV Cycle Time Reduction, Outsourcing Programs for non-unique process steps). 
  • Create transparency, drive decisions and align on S&SC activities and priorities for NPI, outsourcing projects and supplier selections towards involved operations sectors.
  • Implement Long Term Supply Agreements with strategic suppliers in line with the category strategies. 
  • Build supplier intimacy to a level that guarantees fair/constructive two-way communication/interaction and enable the right traction and follow up on material escalations, capacity preparation, structural quality improvements etc. 
  • Oversee transparency of interactions, long-term competence, CoG roadmaps, development activities, and sharpening negotiations scripts and tactics for each strategic supplier.
  • Ensure that the QLTCS KPIs for Machined Ceramics and Glass suppliers are understood and continuous improvements are visible.
  • Secure timely execution of capacity ramp-up plans for critical supply chains and implementation of structural improvement plans following supplier audits.
  • Escalation path for supplier QLTCS performance internally and externally towards suppliers, including New Product Introductions.

Your qualifications

  • Master degree in Supply Chain Management, (Industrial) Engineering, or Business Administration and Graduate degree in physics, engineering or other technical field
  • 8-10 years relevant international management experience in a large international company
  • Experience in high-tech industry
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience with supply chain processes in production environment, incl. Supply Chain Management, Operations, Procurement and Strategic Sourcing
  • Experience in operational excellence/LEAN and quality management.
  • Experience in strategic chance and continues improvement management 

Your skills

  • Outstanding stakeholder management, relationship and organization building skills
  • Excellent capability to manage change with the ability to overcome resistance and persist in achieving the mission
  • A strategic and conceptual thinker with business sense
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, maintain strong executional focus
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong decision making and program management skills
  • Strong negotiation skills for interacting with external suppliers

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.