Sourcing Lead

Sourcing & Supply Chain

Logistics & supply chain management

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San Jose - CA, US


Sourcing & Supply Chain



Job Category

Logistics & supply chain management



Published: 9 days ago Job ID: J-00242880-684

Introduction to the job

This is an outstanding opportunity in our San Jose, CA facility to join our Sourcing & Supply Chain team. In this position you will manage assigned suppliers and an overall commodity (supply base) to ensure ASML is supported by world-class suppliers delivering on time, at spec, and at the lowest total cost. You will be expected to actively pursue continuous improvement with current suppliers and potential suppliers. You will be expected to continually explore opportunities arising from process and product improvements, new technology, alternative materials and suppliers, enhancements in supply chain activities, cost reduction programs and any other opportunities that may present a competitive advantage.

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

  • Monitors developments and trends within the supply baseand ensures ASML is prepared to react appropriately
  • Drives supplier selection activities by leading one ormore Sourcing Teams
  • Negotiates Long Term Supply Agreements (LTSA), NPIAgreements, and associated addenda
  • Monitors contractual compliance of the supplier as wellas ASML
  • Drives continuous cost and lead time reduction
  • Prepares supplier spending forecasts
  • Monitors supplier financial health
  • Ensures all communication to the supplier iscoordinated and consistent
  • Executes the QLTC (supplier performance measurement)process
  • Prepares for, leads, and follows-up from SAT (“SupplierAccount Team”) meetings
  • Drives supply base rationalization within the commodity
  • Initiates and drives closure on supplier correctiveaction requests (SCARs) and Non-Conformances
  • Participates in supplier quality audits and drivesclosure of findings

Education and experience

  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration,Engineering or related field is required or equivalent experience aminimum of 8 years of progressive experience in supplier management in ahigh-tech, international manufacturing environment.
  • A deep understanding of one or more technology-relatedsupply chains is strongly preferred. Due to the strategic nature of thecommodities involved, a proven track record in developing strong businessrelationships with key suppliers and experience in developing andexecuting long term agreements is
  • Experience with complex negotiations, problem solving,strategic planning and financial analysis are essential.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationallyrequired.
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement techniques is a bigplus and a strong familiarity with technology manufacturing is highlypreferred.


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:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills areessential.
  • Negotiation skills are critical.
  • Candidate needs to be able to operate effectively withall levels of management both internally and externally.
  • The ability to lead cross-functional teams is essentialto performing the job.
  • Must be able to professionally represent ASML tooutside companies.
  • Must thrive in an environment where multi-tasking isthe norm. Must be proficient with Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.Knowledge of Oracle/SAP is a plus.

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

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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