Project Manager Process Improvement for Supply Chain Operations

Sourcing & Supply Chain

Logistics & supply chain management

In a nutshell


Veldhoven, Netherlands


Sourcing & Supply Chain


8+ years



Job Category

Logistics & supply chain management



Published: 13 days ago Job ID: J-00254455-581


Do you have the passion to drive the Supplier Operations (SO) department to new levels of Operational Excellence? Do you have the persistence to structure our complex supply chain processes and achieve this vision? Do you have the communication skills to be and drive the change in existing processes and people across departments?

Job Mission

To realize our vision, we need to set ourselves up for success to navigate the volume ramp, while managing the growing installed base & supply chain complexity in a smarter way. On top of our drive to eliminate, standardize, centralize and automate, we want to drive structural step changes that will help us turn-the-tables with our internal / external stakeholders and create time for our people to be more proactive and preventive.

Our Process Improvement team is dedicated team with the sole mission to enable SO to make a more powerful impact in their roles and within our supply chain. This team is tasked to drive breakthrough programs, projects and initiatives to support our ambitions in a structured way.

  • Simplifying and standardizing our way of working to allow us to scale efficiently
  • Strive to make our process activities more proactive, preventive and resilient
  • Re-establishing roles and responsibilities within Operations (and our E2E supply chain)
  • Drive and champion mindset change within the department

As part of the Process Improvement team, the Project Manager will be the catalyst to drive these Operational Excellence objectives within our department. He/she will identify the required changes that need to be made to certain processes, activities and/or roles to make our department more robust and futureproof. He/she will also drive the change to make it stick in our DNA.

Job Description

  • You will manage projects to simplify and improve our ways of working
  • You will map and structure As-Is/To-Be processes with (senior) stakeholders to define a roadmap that you will drive to completion.
  • You will manage and report out project progress diligently and frequently
  • You will work in team and closely with internal customers to understand, identify, quantify and prioritize projects
  • You will develop and/or adopt ways to measure the impact of your improvements / roadmap
  • You will generate process gaps, solutions and alignment needs using interviews, workshops, surveys, business process descriptions, use cases, business analysis, task and workflow analysis
  • You will develop project and deployment plans for improvements on your roadmap to make them stick within the department
  • You will participate in cross-department project work streams / programs
  • You will support the documentation/update of processes and activities in standards
  • You will establish working relationships with internal stakeholders, technology, subject matter experts, and any other relevant parties;


MSc degree


  • 2-5 years relevant experience in Project Management and Supply Chain Management
  • Proven project management skills (incl. lean methods), planning and organizational skills with an ability to outline initiatives and develop priorities
  • Proven financial and business acumen (P&L, balance sheets, CAPEX, …)
  • Proven experience managing projects
  • Proven experience in analyzing, developing, improving and implementing business processes
  • Superior data analysis and problem-solving skills (incl. data crunching / process analysis)
  • Proven experience managing and communicating to internal stakeholders

Personal skills

  • Ambitious and persistent can-do mentality with ability to coordinate activities without supervision
  • Exceptional analytical skills with ability to understand the details and the bigger picture
  • Team player with a strong personality that is both flexible on some occasions and firm on others (tactful and persuasive)
  • Out of the box thinking and change management skills are preferred
  • Excellent professional communication in English (and Dutch is an advantage).
  • Ability to listen well and gain credibility with others
  • Connects dots very easily

Other Information

Supply Chain Management is an industry-leading supply-chain management organization, responsible for ensuring material availability to ASML’s factories and customers. Our DNA contains customer focus, concurrent engineering, virtual integration plus the ability to thrive in a volatile market, accelerate the supply chain and deliver creative solutions. SCM plans up to four years ahead while customer requirements and system bill of materials can change at any time. Any break in material availability can have an unacceptable impact for our customers. So SCM must proactively identify and solve potential issues by working closely with our technical departments and customers, and actively managing an extensive supplier base. With over 500 highly educated and motivated people, SNM has been awarded the best logistic company of the Netherlands award in 2013.

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