Sr Freight Specialist (Carrier Management)

Sourcing and Supply Chain Management

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Sourcing and Supply Chain Management

Work Experience

10-15 years

Educational Background

Other non-technical backgrounds



Remote Work


Time Type

Full time

Job ID: J-00268337


Do you get energy from working with logistics experts, and taking responsibility for the carriers shipping our machines and parts across the globe? Do you have that continuous improvement mentality to pinpoint areas for carrier development and to create action plans to deliver parts  to our customers? Do you like to collaborate with external and internal stakeholders on a global level, assertively and decisively ensuring that improvements are realized? Do you deliver the best results while working under pressure?

If this sounds appealing, this may be the job for you.

Role and responsibilities

As Senior Freight Specialist, you will work within the Carrier Management team together with logistics professionals responsible for safeguarding ‘On Time’ and ‘In Full’ delivery of our products across the network. Your mission is to continuously improve our logistics performance towards customers around the globe. You will be the interface towards freight forwarders, driving progress of improvement projects and roadmaps executed by the 3PL. Moreover, you will act as the 2nd line of escalation for carrier related issues.

In this position you will report to the Manager ‘Freight Carrier Management’.

The Senior Freight Specialist is responsible for:

  • Ensuring ASML products are delivered ‘on time and in full’ to our customers against agreed SLA’s, maintaining clear communication and alignment between our carriers, internal stakeholders and management.
  • Identifying structural causes and translating them into carrier development areas to improve processes and performance. Projects are initiated and positioned into ambitious but actionable roadmaps in close collaboration with the carriers, constantly maintaining oversight of progress and steering to achieve goals.
  • Applying the ‘Supplier Account Team (SAT)’ approach towards carriers, systematically using the ‘QLTCS’ approach.
  • Managing one of our core carriers.
  • Leading the internal End-2-End On Time Delivery improvement to meet established targets.
  • Identifying opportunities to reduce costs by adapting internal ways of working.

Education and experience

MSc. / BSc. degree in a supply chain, logistical, business or technical area, preferably in transportation related functions


  • >8 years of experience in 3PL, freight forwarding or transportation industry, preferably in a large international company
  • Knowledge of business complexity, supply chain and/or relevant industry
  • Experience in a high-tech environment preferred
  • Affinity with business processes
  • LEAN behavior and methodology experience 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:

  • Strong team player, able to coordinate between different levels within the organization
  • Results-driven, able to act under high pressure and strict timelines
  • Able to make well-informed decisions
  • Tactical and E2E thinking with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Project management 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 Logistics Service Operations (LSO) Freight department is responsible for organizing and operating the global logistics network in line with customer requirements. A flawless distribution network is key for a smooth supply chain. Fast and flexible transportation networks, differentiated warehousing solutions and complex value-added services are some characteristics of our landscape in which we need to store and deliver anything from a tiny box to a huge and sensitive system with leading edge technology. Different requirements towards our supply-chain due to development of our systems, the number of upgrades of systems on customer sites and the need for differentiated service level agreements drive the need for a flexible 3PL network of integrators, freight forwarders, customs brokers and warehouses. Focused on rapid developments, a team of highly educated professionals drives the supply chain infrastructure based on market intelligence, innovations, business needs, 3PL performance and process analytics.

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