Global Category Manager IT procurement

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Veldhoven, Netherlands

Published: 7 days ago Job ID: J-00251153-163

Introduction to the job

Does a high tech environment and strategic negotiations energize you? Within our Sourcing & Supply Chain organization we would like to welcome an enthusiastic Category Manager IT. The Category Manager role is a challenging senior Procurement position reflecting the dynamics of ASML with a high spend responsibility and frequent exposure to Senior and Executive Management. The Category Manager IT services reports into the Head of IT procurement.

The IT procurement team is responsible for sourcing, managing supplier relationships and contracting across all IT domains globally. The team consists of procurement professionals with a can-do mentality and capable of building bridges with internal stakeholders and external suppliers.

Role and responsibilities

The Category Manager IT is responsible for further strengthening and development of ASML’s IT Procurement team and will operate across the supply market IT and be responsible for one or more IT categories. In this role you unlock the potential of our supplier networks, deliver solutions that execute ASML’s business and IT strategy and optimize total cost of ownership, performance, and risk for ASML and our customers. He or she acts as a strong leader and assures the setup and realization of strategic, tactical and operational goals.

The Category Manager IT:

·Develops sourcing strategies and builds and maintains long term relationships with (inter)national suppliers.

·Drives andglobal sourcing strategy.

·Develops account plans with strategic IT suppliers.

·Uses subject matter expertise and market knowledge to shape the stakeholders demand.

·Manages overall procurement for all IT services and drives for continuous improvements.

·Drives, executes and leads negotiations for strategic deals.

·Involves selected suppliers in early stages of new product/services introduction of ASML.

·Leads or participates in Supplier Account Teams and act in Strategic Product Family Teams.

·Interacts with internal stakeholders on all levels within the organization.

·Is willing to travel.

Education and experience

·Master degree in a relevant area (e.g. Business Economics, Business Administration, Technology Management) combined with Procurement related courses (e.g. NEVI II and III).

·Over 10 years of work experience in a professional, complex and international environment.

·Team player with proven ability to successfully manage complex multi-disciplinary projects.

·In-depth understanding of IT markets.

·Experienced and strong negotiator.


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:

Good communicator combined with a result driven can-do mentality. Client focused and problem solving team player who creates strong commitment with internal stakeholders and external parties. Strategic, analytical, structured, accurate and able to maintain overview, assess priorities and focus on concrete results. Self-starter, can work autonomously and independently.

Behavioral skill

·Strong supplier relationship skills; continuously, but constructively, demanding of supplier's performance

·Able to get buy-in and commitment from both internal and external stakeholder

·Willingness to “constructively dissent” and challenge management thinking on key purchasing issues

Technical skills

·Ability to identify and structure issues independently

·Exceptional communication and negotiation skills

·Strong vision of supplier landscape and technology roadmap

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.

ASML is a leading provider of advanced technology systems for the semiconductor industry. We are a global and diverse team of more than 28,000 people from 120 different nationalities and counting. Headquartered in Europe’s top tech hub, the Brainport Eindhoven region in the Netherlands, our operations are spread across Europe, Asia and the US. Its success is based on four pillars: technology leadership combined with customer and supplier intimacy, highly efficient manufacturing processes and entrepreneurial people.

As a large-scale system integrator, ASML focuses on extensive outsourcing and integration of its supply chain. Approximately 90% of the manufacturing cost price is accounted for by purchased goods. Therefore, high level flexibility must be built into the supplier network. The Sourcing and Supply Chain organization creates, maintains and qualifies this global network and is responsible for all suppliers interaction. This enables the execution of the ASML Development, Production and Customer Support plans and operates according to the principles of Value Sourcing.

Other information

Keywords: IT procurement, Supplier relations, Supplier Manager, Supplier performance,QLTCS, negotiate, project manager, stakeholder management, vendor management, sourcing strategy, IT strategy, software, hardware, outsourcing, flexibility, result driven.

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