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Sourcing Lead

Sourcing & Supply Chain

Logistics & supply chain management

In a nutshell


San Diego - CA, US


Sourcing & Supply Chain


8+ years



Job Category

Logistics & supply chain management



Introduction to the job

The Sourcing Lead has responsibility for the overall relationship between ASML and a set of our key suppliers. Current suppliers will be managed for performance, while potential new suppliers will be uncovered and readied for future business as needed. This position requires a combination of skills in strategic thinking, leadership, initiative, professional communication, financial/business analysis, and is greatly aided by a background in engineering or technology.

This is an outstanding opportunity in our San Diego, CA facility to join our Sourcing and 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.

Role and responsibilities

  • Monitorsdevelopments and trends within the supply base and ensures ASML isprepared to react appropriately.
  • Drivessupplier selection activities by leading one or more Sourcing Teams.
  • NegotiatesLong Term Supply Agreements (LTSA), NPI Agreements, and associatedaddenda.
  • Monitors contractualcompliance of the supplier as well as ASML.
  • Drivescontinuous cost and lead time reduction.
  • Preparessupplier spending forecasts.
  • Monitorssupplier financial health.
  • Ensures allcommunication to the supplier is coordinated and consistent.
  • Executes theQLTC (supplier performance measurement) process.
  • Preparesfor, leads, and follows-up from SAT (“Supplier Account Team”) meetings.
  • Drivessupply base rationalization within the commodity.
  • Initiatesand drives closure on supplier corrective action requests (SCARs) andNon-Conformances.
  • Participatesin supplier quality audits and drives closure of findings.

Education and experience

  • Bachelordegree in Business Administration or Engineering is required or equivalentexperience and a minimum of 7-10 years of progressive experience insupplier management in a high-tech, international manufacturingenvironment, including a minimum 5 years of experience in strategicsourcing.
  • MBA isstrongly preferred.
  • Understandingof one or more technology-related supply chains is strongly preferred.
  • Proven trackrecord in developing strong business relationships with key suppliers andexperience in developing and executing long term agreements is required.
  • Experiencewith complex negotiations, problem solving, strategic planning andfinancial analysis are essential.
  • Must beproficient with Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Knowledge ofSAP is a plus
  • Ability totravel domestically and internationally required.


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:

  • Excellentwritten and verbal communication skills are essential. Negotiation skillsare critical.
  • Operateeffectively with all levels of management both internally and externally.
  • Ability tolead cross-functional teams is essential to performing the job.
  • Must be ableto professionally represent ASML to outside companies.
  • Knowledge ofcontinuous improvement techniques is a big plus and a strong familiaritywith technology manufacturing is highly preferred.
  • Must thrivein an environment where multi-tasking is the norm.

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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