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ASML Supply Chain Graduate Acceleration Program

Logistics & supply chain management

Logistics & supply chain management

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Logistics & supply chain management


0-2 years



Job Category

Logistics & supply chain management




Are you almost or recently graduated on University or University of Applied Sciences level and do you want to become a supply chain specialist, leader or project manager? This is your chance! The ASML Supply Chain Graduate Acceleration Program is a fantastic opportunity to kick-start your career. Join our two-year development program at our headquarters in Veldhoven, The Netherlands, where we’ll provide you with the opportunity to learn about a broad range of our supply chain operations: from securing on-time delivery of materials, interacting with suppliers to ensure effective and efficient execution of the operational procurement activities, to optimizing inventory levels across our warehouses and reacting to customer demand.

Job Mission

Our newest machines comprise about 100,000 parts, and it takes four airplanes to transport them to our clients. As a result, supply chain at ASML requires creativity and boldness. We plan four years ahead, while our bills of materials can change weekly. If you’re enthusiastic about solving issues before they become problems, join this Graduate Acceleration Program.

Job Description

By joining our two-year development program, you will receive the ideal combination of ‘learning’ and ‘doing’ that will build the fundamentals needed for a career in supply chain. You will gain specific ASML product and process knowledge and interact with other departments across the business and the world. Our sourcing and supply chain colleagues are involved from start to finish across our value chain, managing an extensive supplier base, proactively contributing to business results with creative and collaborative solutions, and continuously improving our internal processes and way of working.

The program:

  • You will work for two years in a position within our sourcing and supply chain department, such as a coordinator, project management officer, tactical buyer or analyst.
  • The graduate program is similar to a traineeship but for most positions, you specialize in a specific field instead doing job rotation across the company.
  • 3 candidates per class will get the opportunity to rotate within three different departments. These candidates will be selected based on various criteria.
  • You will participate in an intensive training and development program to accelerate your personal growth. The program consists of approximately 10 training days a year to develop your hard, soft and cultural skills.
  • You will receive guidance from a personal mentor from the company as well as a professional coach from an external company to define your personal learning goals and drive your personal development.

Our department:

You will be part of our industry-leading sourcing and supply chain (strategic sourcing, procurement and supply chain management) organization, which includes over 1,200 people worldwide. We are responsible for guaranteeing material availability at the right quality and cost to our factories and customers. We manage the complete chain from development and engineering, suppliers, customers and ASML factories, including purchasing, freight, transport and warehousing. Our DNA contains customer focus, concurrent engineering and virtual integration, plus the ability to thrive in a volatile market, accelerate the supply chain and deliver creative solutions.

Some interesting facts about the ASML supply chain:

  • Every hour that one of our systems is down costs the client €72,000. Any break in material availability can have an unacceptable impact for our customers.
  • We have a supplier base of 900+ suppliers.
  • For each system, we manage around 100 supply chains going up to 10 tiers deep.
  • We manage an inventory of around €4.5 billion. The annual logistics spend is €100 million.


You have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in the field of supply chain management, operations management, logistics or industrial engineering, or other studies with a strong focus on supply chain management. You do not have more than six months of relevant working experience and you will graduate before the start of the program.


You have a maximum of six months of relevant working experience.

Personal skills

  • You are hands-on, down-to-earth and pragmatic.
  • You can handle push back.
  • You would like to work in a multicultural environment comprising over 120 nationalities.
  • You speak and write fluent English.
  • You participated in extracurricular activities, such as serving as part of the board for a student association or did volunteer work.

Context of the position

We offer you

  • A contract of one year at ASML, with the possibility of an indefinite contract after the first year
  • A highly competitive compensation and benefits package which includes:
    A competitive salary
    40 days paid leave
    27 vacation days and 13 ADV days (reduction of working hours)
    13th month payment
    8% holiday allowance
    Pension plan
    Commuting allowance
  • Training sessions to develop yourself professionally
  • A safe environment to experiment with what you learn
  • A close network with your fellow program participants

Other information

Selection process:

  1. Apply: the application deadline for the Supply Chain Graduate Acceleration Program is Sunday December 19, 2021.
    We will inform you if your resume has been selected for the first round of the selection process within three weeks from your application.
  2. Pre-recorded video interview: the first round consists of an online pre-recorded interview via HireVue, in which you have to answer tosome questions. If you would like some tips on how to prepare check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKwQ6XgW-a8&t=37s.
  3. Selection days: due to Covid-19 restrictions the selection will be fully online. The selection will take place on January 19 & 20, 2022. The selection days will consists of a presentation of our Sourcing & Supply Chain departments, job interviews and a business game.
  4. Job offer: you’ll be informed within a couple of days after the selection days if you will receive a job offer.
  5. (Preferred) starting date: the program will start in March 1, 2022.

If you have any questions, send an email to [email protected]

ASML: Be part of progress
ASML is an innovation leader in the semiconductor industry. We provide chipmakers with everything they need – hardware, software and services – to mass produce patterns on silicon through lithography. We’re a global team of more than 24,000 people from 123 different nationalities and counting.