S&SC - Supplier Lead Auditor - Linkou

Sourcing & Supply Chain

Logistics & supply chain management

In a nutshell


Linkou, Taiwan


Sourcing & Supply Chain


3-7 years



Job Category

Logistics & supply chain management



Published: 30+ days ago Job ID: J-00247473-612

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.

Role and responsibilities

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.

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 Global Quality 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.
To thrive in this job, you’ll need the following skills:

Certified ISO9001 Lead Auditor or equivalent
Good knowledge of International Quality Standards e.g. ISO9001, ISO14001
Broad expertise ofQuality 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.

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

The Supplier Lead Auditor
Reports to the Group Lead of GQ 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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