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Material Planning Escalation Lead

Sourcing & Supply Chain

Logistics & supply chain management

In a nutshell


Wilton - CT, US


Sourcing & Supply Chain


3-7 years



Job Category

Logistics & supply chain management

Introduction to the job

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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.

As a Material Planning Escalation Lead you are responsible for managing inbound supply, being first point of contact regarding internal customers.You will be coordinating escalated material deliveries from suppliers towards the factories and the field aligned to a specific product portfolio supporting a business line.

In this role you will be expected to be the voice of the Wilton factory Material planning for all internal ASML stake holders.Main focus is to secure material availability to the factory and to the field, to resolve shortages and drive material escalations.
In addition you are the operational logistic interface between the OSM and the factory. The Material Planning Escalation Lead will work with LSM and ASML stakeholders on finding structural solutions to material availability non conformities, train and re-train suppliers on new and updated processes, driving process improvements to improve material availability to the factory.

Finally, you will perform the necessary analysis that will enable you to set up cockpit allowing you to manage your supply more proactively and exception-based in comparison to the 4 week production window. You will be challenged to turn-the-tables together with the LSM towards suppliers and internal stakeholders (defining what you need from them to be successful, sharing forecasts, performing supply investigations, supporting move rate assessments, …), optimizing part replenishment strategies (decoupling, logistical engineering, SMI, buffer management…), minimizing inventory costs, and maximizing re-use. Ultimately aimed at structurally improving material availability and efficiency (cost).

Role and responsibilities

  • Responsible for the operational inbound supply towards the different demand parties of ASML Wilton Factory for a specific factory portfolio.
  • The first point of contact for the factory and the internal demand parties.
  • Responsible to resolve shortages and lead material escalations for all material late to needed dock date (NDD).
  • Create continuous awareness and drive improvements,internally and externally, to make processes more efficient by eliminating waste (LEAN).
  • Implement, train and re-train suppliers on new and updated processes specifically to material availabilitycommunication (Ariba).
  • Responsible for inventory management of raw material while ensuring 100% material availability.
  • Lead for material planning for cross sector efforts regarding material availability.
  • 4 Week schedule Demand and Supply analysis to the factory.
  • Manage and prioritize short term supply allocation for factory and field.
  • Initiate and lead material escalation process (CME 1 – CME 2).
  • Provide critical material availability inputs to business planning for critical path over views. (Go – No Go).

Within SCM SNM OSM, as Material Planning Escalation Lead you manage the short term (4 – Week) material availability window of the factory. You make sure that materialdelivers and executes according to existing agreements and if required, you participate in improvement projects to change the supplier logistic processes to ensure part availability in the future.

Using your knowledge in logistic management, analytical thinking and professional communication skills, you will be responsible for the following:

  • Ensures short term material availability (4 – week) is achieved by continuously monitoring and following up of material through Material Planner,supplier and solving possible issues/stagnations.
  • Analyses material availability and understand MRP logic and dependencies on other processes/departments within the supply chain. Is able to understand and clarify sources & impact of demand changes throughout the supply chain.
  • Participate in supplier improvement projects with LSM/QSM and support operational improvement plans with supplier.
  • Proactive supply management of portfolio of parts (e.g. supply investigations, optimizing replenishment strategies, logistical engineering/expediting, Tiger Teams).
  • Coaching and train the supplier to use ASML designed systems (e.g. portals).
  • Drives projects at OSM and/or participates in complex projects at SNM level. Takes ownership for internal OSM processes by applying LEAN methodologies like 4C/A3 problem solving techniques.
  • Translates trends at supplier into actions targeting weak spots towards procurement and LSM.
  • Updates key stakeholders on a regular basis on status, progress and impact.

Education and experience

  • Bachelor degree preferably in logistics/ supply chain management or equivalent experience.
  • Master’s degree a plus.
  • Has good knowledge of/experience with Logistics processes, Supply chain and flows within scope of department, Planning systems (e.g. MRP/SAP).
  • 3 – 5 years relevant and proven experience in logistics/supply chain management.
  • Experience in material procurement processes, logistics processes and quality in a high-tech, low-volume environment.
  • Experience with planning SAP systems.
  • Experience in complex work environment with multiple stakeholders.
  • Experience with supply chain processes in production environment.
  • Team player, Relationship builder (internal and external).
  • Process oriented.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Pro-active attitude, drive to continuously seek for improvements.
  • Strong time and priority management skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to initiate, influence and steer without formal authority.
  • Flexible, result driven and committed, ability to deal with resistance and organizational changes.


Working at the cutting edge of tech, you’ll always have new challenges and new problems to solve – and working together is the only way to do that. You won’t work in a silo. Instead, you’ll be part of a creative, dynamic work environment where you’ll collaborate with supportive colleagues. There is always space for creative and unique points of view. You’ll have the flexibility and trust to choose how best to tackle tasks and solve problems.

To thrive in this job, you’ll need the following skills:

  • 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.
  • Must be able to read and interpret data, information, and documents.
  • Strong customer focus and commitment to customer satisfaction through prioritization, quality, efficiency and professionalism.
  • Ability to complete assignments with attention to detail and high degree of accuracy.
  • Proven ability to perform effectively in a demanding environment with changing workloads and deadlines.
  • Result driven-demonstrate ownership and accountability.
  • Identifies bottlenecks and drives improvements.
  • Work independently or as part of a team and follow through on assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrate open, clear, concise and professional communication.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with manager, co-workers and customer.
  • Work according to a strict set of procedures within the provided timelines.

Diversity & 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.

Other information

Role within Office

  • Routinely required to sit; walk; talk; hear; use hands to keyboard, finger, handle, and feel; stoop, kneel, crouch, twist, reach, and stretch. Occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 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.

Role within the Factory

  • Must be willing to work in a clean room environment, wearing coveralls, hoods, booties, safety glasses and gloves for entire duration of shift.
  • 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 may occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • 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 with moderate to high noise level.
  • Must be willing to work a compressed work week schedule – twelve-hour long shift and rotating from three to four days a week.
  • This must include references to day and night shifts for accommodation purposes.

Additional responsibilities for Wilton Factory:

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.

  • The employee is required to work in a cleanroom environment: full gowning (full body coveralls, hood, CR safety shoes, face mask, nitrile gloves and safety glasses. Working under ISO 9000/14000 standards).
  • Operating/working around overhead cranes, fork trucks and motorized pallet movers.
  • Working around lasers; working with ladders; working on platforms; and working around chemicals.
  • The employee is occasionally required to move around the campus.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
  • May require travel dependent on company needs.
  • The environment generally is moderate in temperature and noise level.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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