S&SC - Supplier Development Engineer (SDE)

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands

Published: 15 days ago Job ID: J-00250216-851

Introduction to the job

Are you challenged by managing strategic product transfers in ASML’s supply chain? Would you like to deliver input for ASMLs 2020 strategy? Is change management part of you DNA? And do you enjoy managing stakeholders at senior and executive level at our suppliers? Then this might be the job for you.

Role and responsibilities

The Supplier Development Engineer supports the capability development of our suppliers and functions as the subject matter expert in his/her field.

You are energized by knowing It all from specific domain, and are generally the “go-to” person if it comes to your expertise. You are able and willing to lead by example, and transfer knowledge in an empathic and convincing manner.

We distinguish between the Industrial (technical) and Operational capability of a supplier and within these two fields there can be focus on the Supply Chain of our suppliers (i.e. N-Tier) or on the Manufacturing/Production of our suppliers; resulting in four focal areas of expertise.

The Supplier Development Engineer drives the capability gap closure of the supplier through focused improvement plans based on his expertise. He acts as knowledge leader and establishes, maintains and optimizes means & methods to support ASML and the supplier organization, based on his experience and best practices in the field.

As a specialist you are involved after general assessment and first indications of your experience is needed. You are able to bring value to further “deepening” the analysis and exactly pinpointing improvement areas. Which you translate into debottlenecking and real support of the solution implementation.

The Supplier Development Engineer is responsible to:

·Support diagnosis of suppliers’ capability to assess bottlenecks and root causes

·Identify key areas for improvement and required enablers

·Lead creation of supplier improvement plan to close capability gaps

·Leads a cross functional team to a solution that meets multiple objectives and balance performance, quality, velocity, and cost. Must have strong analytical skills and the ability to influence others when there is conflict in processes, objectives, or solutions

·Setup progress measurement and reporting/communication structure

·Monitor improvement plan implementation by supplier; act to course-correct if needed

·Support the Supplier Development Manager and/or Supplier Improvement Manager on designing solutions for identified supplier improvement areas

·Capture learnings from supplier improvements and translate into useful means, methods and tools for future application

·Contribute to organization learning by best practice sharing

Education and experience

MSc degree in Supply Chain Management, (Industrial) Engineering) or Business Administration.

·5-10+ years relevant work experience

·Experience with supplier development in a high tech, automotive, medical device, aerospace or process industry

·Experience with Subject Matter Expert roles in Supply Chain/Manufacturing/Production

·Experience with supply chain processes in production environment (e.g. supply chain improvements, supplier management, customer service, planning)

·Experience with operational management of manufacturing functions in one of the above mentioned industries

A combination of above mentioned examples is preferred


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 stakeholder management and relationship building skills

·Conceptual thinker on strategic level

·The quality to think process critically and develop vision in the area of supplier improvements

·Strong analytical skills

·The personality and qualities to continuously improve

·Convincing /negotiation skills

·Pragmaticand result driven

·Pro-active attitude, drive for improvement

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.

One of Sourcing & Supply Chain (S&SC) key responsibilities is material availability for ASML’s factories and Service Business. In today’s complex multi-tier supply chains, this is only possible by addressing potential bottlenecks, supply risks and disruptions before they impact our customers

S&SC manages its supply chains up to seven tiers deep to ensure ASML’s supply keeps pace with technological developments and can adapt to changing business conditions and external threats.

Other information

To be effective as Supply Transfer Manager requires close cooperation with involved suppliers and hence significant travel for business (40% to 60%), as such you must be able to travel accordingly.

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