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Manager Supply Chain Automation & Innovation

Job in Veldhoven, the Netherlands

Degree level


Job function

Supply chain

Required language

English (Fluent)

Work experience

5 to 10 years

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Are you the manager that drives new innovations though our supply chain and further automate operational activities in our supply chain? Are you able to drive our supply chain processes to the next maturity level to maximize output and quality of our Customer Supply Chain which is valuable for our customers and contribute to the profitability of ASML?

Job Mission

You will initiate & drive improvement initiatives through our customer supply chain. You will be challenged on how your plans will improve performance structurally within a unique and highly demanding environment where performance, availability and cost are driving forces. You will steer the supply chain automation roadmap to optimize ASML’s Customer Supply Chain performance together with the management team, operational team leaders and key stakeholders. With your team, you need to deliver new breakthroughs in our supply chain that enable cost reduction and performance improvements.

Job Description

  • Identify new opportunities throughout the customer supply chain (strategic, tactical & operational improvements)
  • Drive implementation of automation roadmap though the End-2-End supply chain
  • Define prioritization together with key stakeholdes on next supply chain developments
  • Connect the dots between the various projects to identify synergies and/or conflicts 
  • Continuously improve information systems in line with performance management information/process needs
  • Develop your team to higher performance level


Relevant Master degree (e.g Industrial Engineering & Management Science, Business Administration, Supply chain or Engineering)


  • 5-10 years relevant experience in a large international company (industry or consultancy), ideally Supply Chain, Engineering, Operations or Procurement background
  • A tactical thinker with strong interpersonal and communication skills, decision making skills, change management skills, people management skills and project management skills
  • Analytical and able to organize and prioritize workload

Personal skills

  • Leadership skills, drive for results, act under high pressure
  • Result oriented, convincing
  • Excellent professional communication in English.
  • Pro-active and “can do” mentality
  • Proficient Excel and Access skills

Context of the position

The Customer Supply Chain Management (CSCM) team is responsible for meeting service level agreements (SLAs) with customers. System downtime costs customers up to a million USD per day so SLAs are extremely tight, with downtime waiting for parts and tools limited to as little as 20 minutes per system per week. CSCM manages such challenges in a global network with thousands of unique spare parts and delivers true customer satisfaction through differentiated and affordable logistics services. ASML’s aggressive time-to-market strategy and increasing system functionality means machines are often upgraded at the customer during their lifetime. CSCM’s highly educated workforce drives planning and execution of the logistics aspects of commercial upgrades, field change orders, machine shipments and transfers.

Over the last few years, CSCM department has a focus of automation recurring operational activities in our organization. This has led to increase effectiveness and improved material availability for our customers. The focus on automation in

Other information

Supply Chain Management (SCM) 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.

About ASML
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We make machines that make chips; the hearts of the devices that keep us informed, entertained and safe. Our key technology is the lithography system, which brings together high-tech hardware and advanced software to control the chip manufacturing process. All of the world’s top chipmakers like Samsung, Intel and TSMC use our technology, enabling the waves of innovation that help tackle the world’s toughest challenges.

20,000 employees

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