Supplier Lead Auditor

Sourcing & Supply Chain

Logistics & supply chain management

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Sourcing & Supply Chain


8+ years



Job Category

Logistics & supply chain management



Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: J-00247272-863

Introduction to the job

ASML supports the semiconductor industry’s ongoing quest for producing faster, smarter and more energy efficient chips. We are a young, dynamic, international and highly skilled workforce. ASML creates the systems that the semiconductor industry needs to achieve its goals. This can only be accomplished with a strong support of our suppliers.

Do youhave a passion to improve the Quality of ASML’s products and processes?

Are you experienced in Quality Assurance to drive the improvement of products, services and processes in a high-tech environment?

If you are looking for a next challengein your career – Join ASML Supplier Audits, a team of Supplier Audit professionals.

Job Mission

The Supplier Audit team identifies risks and drives continuous improvement in key processes at suppliers related to Quality, Logistics, Technology, Cost reduction and Sustainability (QLTCS) performance.

As Supplier Lead Auditor you act as an independent expert to identify risks, verify risk mitigations and drive quality improvements at suppliers and in the ASML supply chain.

Role and responsibilities

The Supplier Lead Auditor plans, executes, and leads cross-sector audits versus defined ASML requirements and standards.He/she supports the Category Management and Supplier Account Teams in driving effective resolution of key quality, logistics, or technology issues in the supply chain by executing theme audits at suppliers.Because of risk based supplier audits, QLTC risks are identified before supplier selection via focused selection audits.

Together with the category management the supplier strategy is translated in an agreed audit plan.This includes the alignment with the worldwide audit strategy.To drive impact, audits are managed end-2-end, from planning, to execution and follow-up.Regular status updates are provided to the cluster, categories and other stakeholders.Finally the verification of the improvements is done in collaboration with the supplier account teams.

Next, the Supplier Lead Auditor team owns the audit process and the Supplier Lead Auditor supports the audit process by identifying best audit practices for the Global Supplier audit team.

Education and experience


  • Master or Bachelor degree in Engineering, Science or Management Sciences


  • Seniority and broad experience in: supplier management, manufacturing, logistics, development & engineering.
  • > 5 years working experience preferably at ASML or other high-tech companies, working with complex products and processes
  • Auditing experience, preferably in semiconductor industry
  • Broad experience with different technologies (e.g. mechatronics, optical etc.)
  • Experience with new product introductions at suppliers


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.

Professional skills

  • Certified ISO9001 Lead Auditor or equivalent
  • Good knowledge of International Quality Standards e.g. ISO9001, ISO14001
  • Broad expertise of Quality tools: QFD, FMEA, Design Reviews, Design for Reliability, Ishikawa, 5 Why analysis, 8D, MSA, SPC, statistical methods, value stream analysis, Kaizen events, brainstorming sessions
  • Expertise in risk management
  • Experienced in project management
  • Broad manufacturing knowledge: World-class operations, Flow-production, Lean Manufacturing, Cleanroom standards and procedures, 5S etc.

Personal skills

  • Strong personality with natural authority towards supplier and audit team
  • Independent, objective personality acting with integrity
  • Organizational knowledge and business sense (good feeling where “win – win” can be obtained for ASML and suppliers)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills to identify key issues and associated risks as well as their root causes
  • Strong networker with good negotiation and team building skills

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

Context of the position

ASML is a leading provider of advanced technology systems for the semiconductor industry, employingmore than 30.000 people in 16 countries. Its success is based on four pillars: technology leadership combined with customer and supplier intimacy, highly efficient manufacturing and entrepreneurial spirit.

Within this organization the Sourcing & Supply Chain (S&SC) sector is responsible for all commercial and operational supplier interactions; Strategic sourcing & procurement, supply chain phase-in and phase-out of new and changed products,integrated supply chain planning, customer supply chain management on spare parts and upgrades, logistics operations and spares.

The Supplier Lead Auditor:

  • Reports to the Group Lead of QNI Supplier Audits
  • Functions as part of the ASML Global Quality audit team
  • Interfaces with internal stakeholders at ASML & external key suppliers
  • Contributes to the continuous improvement of the Supplier Audit framework of ASML

    The position requires frequent travelling up to ~50%

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