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

Published: 29 days ago Job ID: J-00248817-759

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 & 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 requires 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. These questions assist the Company in determining whether an individual qualifies for the position.Business demands may require ASML to proceed with candidates who are immediately eligible to access controlled technology.

Role and responsibilities

  • Monitors developments and trendswithin the supply base and ensures ASML is prepared to reactappropriately.
  • Drives supplier selectionactivities by leading one or more Sourcing Teams.
  • Negotiates Long Term SupplyAgreements (LTSA), NPI Agreements, and associated addendums.
  • Monitors contractual complianceof the supplier as well as ASML.
  • Drives continuous cost and leadtime reduction.
  • Prepares supplier spendingforecasts.
  • Monitors supplier financialhealth.
  • Ensures all communication to thesupplier is coordinated and consistent.
  • Executes the QLTC (supplierperformance measurement) process.
  • Prepares for, leads, andfollows-up from SAT (“Supplier Account Team”) meetings.
  • Drives supply baserationalization within the commodity.
  • Initiates and drives closure onsupplier corrective action requests (SCARs) and Non-Conformances.
  • Participates in supplierquality audits and drives closure of findings.
  • Travel domestically and internationally required.

Education and experience

  • Bachelor degree in Business Administration or Engineering is required or equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in supplier management in a high-tech, international
    manufacturing environment.
  • Deep understanding of one or more technology-related supply chains is strongly preferred.
  • Due to the strategic nature of the commodities involved, a proven track record in developing strong business relationships with key suppliers and experience in developing and executing long term agreements is
  • Experience with complex negotiations, problem solving, strategic planning and financial analysis are essential.
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement techniques is a big plus and a strong familiarity with technology manufacturing is highly preferred.
  • Negotiation skills are critical.


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 are essential.
  • Candidate needs to be able to operate effectively with all levels of management both internally and externally.
  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams is essential to performing the job.
  • Must be able to professionally represent ASML to outside companies.
  • 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

  • The position requires onsite presence to attend in-person trainings, meetings and events and to further ensure teamwork, collaboration and innovation.
  • A flexible workplace arrangement (up to two days a week) may be available, subject to manager approval.

EOE AA M/F/Veteran/Disability

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