Freight Specialist - Logistics Engineer

Sourcing and Supply Chain Management

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Sourcing and Supply Chain Management

Work Experience

4-9 years

Educational Background

Other non-technical backgrounds



Remote Work


Time Type

Full time

NEW Job ID: J-00272347


Would you like to run the show and use your analytical and people skills to improve ASML's transportation infrastructure? Do you get challenged by managing and driving decision making processes together with your stakeholders? Do you want to be in control of global goods movements by air, ground and ocean? Do you have a hands-on business mentality, being able to react quickly on changing circumstances and deliver results time over time? Are you always looking for improvements and able to implement them? Do you enjoy building up and being part of a network of global logistics professionals, within as well as outside ASML? Then this is your job!

Job Mission/Goal

Secure an around-the-clock follow up to ongoing shipments and deliver accurate information through standardized communication methods. Standardize and optimize freight operation processes, including integration within the IT landscape. Enable and support effective and efficient execution and decision making in cooperation with line management, secure the freight spend according with carrier agreed rates.

Job Description

In a nutshell activities with in this role aims to provide operational support for shipments and projects within in the ASML supply chain, freight bill auditing, reporting and transport management system first line support.

Activities are grouped and not limited to:

Freight On-time Delivery

·       Tracking and troubleshooting of ongoing shipments in cooperation with warehouses, forwarders and customs brokers to secure event communication and on-time delivery.

·       Support the daily management of the forwarders as first point of contact.

Freight Bill Auditing/Cost control

·       Maintain and update rate cards in transport management system to secure exact match with the transport rate agreements and compare these with the actual freight bills making sure the registration of cost is done correctly.

·       Structurally optimize the billing structure between ASML and her transportation suppliers.

Transport Management System user support and adoption

·       Ensure adherence to standard shipping processes with correct usage of the TMS of both internal and external users. 

·       Ensure (on-time) data completeness in SAP and TMS by interacting with 3PLs and transportation specialists​


·       You will work with internal stakeholders, business analysts and 3PL’s (Third Party Logistics Service Providers) to ensure data and process alignment.

·       You will provide first line support to the freight operations team.

·       Analyze business process based on TMS data and identify and structurally improve shipping process.

·       You will support Request for information/Request for quotation data analysis.

·       You will lead assigned transportation management related projects.

·       You will support the LSO department and work closely together with other freight operations team members across the globe and with relevant stakeholders throughout the ASML supply chain management. The support concept is based in a follow the sun 24/7 setup.

·       You will report to the Freight Operations Manager based in your geographical region.


Bachelor in logistics, supply chain management, operational management and 3-7 years of relevant work experience


·       Experience in a challenging environment with coordinating with different stakeholders and layers.

·       Work experience in cross-functional teams.

·       Intermediate  to advance competencies in MS Excel and PowerPoint.

·       Knowledge of logistics management systems (TMS), their set-up and application, SAP ECC preferred.

·       Proven knowledge of the transportation market.

·       Knowledge of customs import and export regulations is a plus.

Personal skills

·       Multitasking, team player with the ability to work in a fast paced environment, changing schedules to meet or exceed internal/external customer expectations.

·       Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.

·       Self-starting, pro-active, initiates and drives continuous improvement.

·       Strong process mindset

·       Identifies bottlenecks and drives improvements.

·       Ability to read and interpret data, information, and documents.

·       Structured approach in problem solving, continues improvement drive, affinity to LEAN is a pro.

·       Ability to complete assignments with attention to detail and high degree of accuracy. 

·       Ability to put structure in complex environments.

·       Thinking outside the box.

·       Open to cultural differences.

Context of the position

The LSO Freight department is responsible to design, build and maintain the global logistics transportation 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 as LSO. 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 with integrators and freight forwarders. Focused on the rapid developments a team of highly educated professionals drives the supply chain infrastructure towards 2024 based on market intelligence, innovations, business needs, 3PL performance and process analytics. Improvements may be related to process optimization, delivery performance management, quality, Transportation Management System (TMS) and cost.


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