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Sourcing lead IT

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands

Introduction to the job

Does a high-tech environment and driving strategic supplier development energize you? Within our Sourcing & Supply Chain organization we would like to welcome an enthusiastic Sourcing lead for IT.

The Sourcing Lead role is a challenging procurement position reflecting the dynamics of ASML with responsibility to drive and execute supplier development as well as the commercial relationships with key suppliers. In this role you will have frequent exposure to Senior Management. The Sourcing Lead IT reports into the Director IT procurement.
The IT procurement team is responsible for sourcing, managing supplier relationships and contracting across all IT domains globally. The team consists of procurement professionals with a can-do mentality and capable of building bridges with internal stakeholders and external suppliers.

Job Mission
The Sourcing Lead IT is responsible for further strengthening and development of ASML’s IT Procurement team and will operate across the supply market IT. In this role you unlock the potential of our supplier networks, deliver solutions that execute ASML’s business and IT strategy and optimize total cost of ownership, performance, and risk for ASML and our customers.
You assure the realization of strategic category plans and setup tactical and operational goals to improve supplier performance.

Role and responsibilities

The Sourcing Lead IT:
-Builds and maintains long term relationships with (inter)national suppliers
-Drives and executes global sourcing strategy
-Co-develops account and action plans with strategic IT suppliers
-Leads or participates in Supplier Account Teams and acts in Strategic Product Family Teams
-Interacts with internal stakeholders on all levels within the organization
-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, identifying gaps, initiating improvement opportunities, developing mitigation measures and safeguard follow-up on the actions
-Head supplier review meetings for Supplier account team

The Sourcing lead role is a new role in IT procurement to further step-up the maturity of and drive supplier performance.

Education and experience


-Graduate degree in in a relevant area (e.g. Business Economics, Business Administration, Technology Management)


- Min 3-5 years of work experience ideally in strategic procurement in an Information Technology intensive industry
- Team player with proven ability to successfully manage complex multi-disciplinary projects.
- Strong in driving performance improvements
- Preference to have experience in IT Sourcing (manage RFQ/RFP processes) and IT procurement strategy development.


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:

-Good communicator combined with a result driven can-do mentality.
-Client focused and problem-solving team player who creates strong commitment with internal stakeholders and external parties.
- Strategic, analytical, structured, accurate and able to maintain overview, assess priorities and focus on concrete results.
-Self-starter that can work autonomously and independently.
-Strong supplier relationship skills; continuously, but constructively, demanding of supplier's performance.
-Able to get buy-in and commitment from both internal and external stakeholder.
-Willingness to “constructively dissent” and challenge management thinking on key purchasing issues
Technical skills.
-Ability to identify and structure issues independently.
-Exceptional communication and negotiation skills.
-Strong vision of supplier landscape and technology roadmap.

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

ASML is a leading provider of advanced technology systems for the semiconductor industry. We are a global and diverse team of more than 28,000 people from 120 different nationalities and counting. Headquartered in Europe’s top tech hub, the Brainport Eindhoven region in the Netherlands, our operations are spread across Europe, Asia and the US. Its success is based on four pillars: technology leadership combined with customer and supplier intimacy, highly efficient manufacturing processes and entrepreneurial people.

As a large-scale system integrator, ASML focuses on extensive outsourcing and integration of its supply chain. Approximately 90% of the manufacturing cost price is accounted for by purchased goods. Therefore, high level flexibility must be built into the supplier network. The Sourcing and Supply Chain organization creates, maintains and qualifies this global network and is responsible for all suppliers interaction. This enables the execution of the ASML Development, Production and Customer Support plans and operates according to the principles of Value Sourcing.

Keywords: IT procurement, Supplier relations, Supplier Manager, Supplier performance,QLTCS, negotiate, project manager, stakeholder management, vendor management, sourcing strategy, IT strategy, software, hardware, outsourcing, flexibility, result driven.

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