30+ days ago - J-00230624-193

Head of Planning & Logistics

Logistics & supply chain management

Other job categories

In a nutshell


San Diego - CA, US



Job Category

Logistics & supply chain management, Other job categories



Introduction to the job

ASML US, including its affiliates and subsidiaries, bring 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, 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.

This position may require access to controlled technology, as defined in the Export Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. § 730, et seq.). Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to access such controlled technology prior to beginning work. Business demands may require the Company to proceed with candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

Role and responsibilities

The mission of the Head of Planning & Logistics is to plan and secure on-time and first-time-right Material Availability for the San Diego Factory, worldwide spares locations and to support the output of the EUV factory in Veldhoven in both the short and long term. This person streamlines the Supply Chain processes and manages the long-term Supply Chain & Logistics capability focusing on material planning, master planning, spares planning and warehousing with overall responsibility for inventory control processes and inefficient inventory management. This is a senior leadership role in the San Diego Factory and reports to the Head of Operations. The key interfaces are with Suppliers, Manufacturing Operations, Service Planning, 3PL Management for the Warehouse and Supply Chain Management teams. As a senior leader of the ASML San Diego Factory, this position plays an important role in the overall ASML supply chain and logistics ecosystem across the global manufacturing operation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

As part of the San Diego Factory senior leadership team, this person is responsible for the following areas:

  • Material Planning - Ensure timely material supply towards the San Diego Factory for industrialized parts including the refurbishment, repair or upgrade of purchase parts.
  • Customer Service Logistics - Planning for all spares shipped to sites for San Diego products, including managing the transport packaging pool, reverse logistics for upgrades and repairs and materials planned and shipped between San Diego and Veldhoven factories to support engineering test rigs.
  • Master Planning - Responsible for long term factory and supply chain planning including ratio between new and refurbishment builds.
  • Warehouse Management - Responsible for inbound and outbound logistics, storage and 3rd Party logistics management.
  • Inventory Control – Oversee and drive inventory control process improvements to reduce and or mitigate inefficient inventory.

Education and experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or above.Operations, Supply Chain or Logistics is preferred.
  • Min 10 years of leadership experience in Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Sourcing or related function in a complex High-Tech production environment .
  • Experience with working in an international setting.
  • Advanced knowledge of planning and supply chain processes including Kanban systems.
  • Understanding of ERP system functionality, SAP is preferred.
  • Experience managing a 3PL.
  • Experience with reclaim and/or refurbishment is a plus.


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:

  • Process thinker with an integral Supply Chain view.
  • Structured problem solver with the ability to define and drive structural solutions.
  • Result oriented, able to act under high pressure and think outside of the box.
  • Good communication skills on all levels with multiple stakeholders (Suppliers – Development – Manufacturing – Headquarters, etc).
  • Focus on continuous improvement and use of LEAN concepts in the execution of work functions.
  • Excellent people leadership skills and ability to engage, develop and motivate people.

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


This position is located on-site in San Diego, CA. It requires onsite presence to attend in-person work-related events, trainings and meetings and to further ensure teamwork, collaboration and innovation.A flexible workplace arrangement may be available to employees working in roles conducive to remote work (up to two days a week).

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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