Tactical Buyer

ASML Netherlands B.V.
  • Veldhoven
  • Detachering
  • HBO
  • 40 uur
  • Thuiswerken mogelijk
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Does building and maintaining sustainable relationships with suppliers while execution all (operational) procurement activities energizes you? We are further professionalizing our Supplier Operations department and would like to welcome an enthusiastic Tactical Buyer with a proven commercial track record and the motivation to make a difference in our organization.

The Supplier Operations department’s mission is to secure material availability at the right cost, right quality and right time for our customers. To realize this mission, 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. This means that we need to drive both structural step changes and continuous improvements in our core processes at the same time. Your role as Tactical Buyer is to ensure effective and efficient execution of the (operational) procurement activities by for example arranging adequate material supply, resolving operational procurement issues, driving cost down / cost efficiency and ensuring master data control.

Job Description

You will independently manage the operational procurement process for multiple suppliers and Sourcing Lead. To prepare and oversee supplier negotiations including tactics, spend base analysis, script, dry-run and orchestrating stakeholders involved as well as all contract details.

Your focus is on operational execution and timely availability of required materials within boundary conditions. Next, is to manage day-to-day contact with our suppliers (including owning agenda of interactions) and track all communication for full transparency.

Your responsibilities:

  • (Operationally) manage suppliers
  • Actively manage your stakeholders at ASML
  • Build, maintain and extend a sustainable relationship within Procurement, Logistics, Suppliers and Engineers
  • Support in solving issues and development needs
  • Translate business and improvements needs towards suppliers
  • Provide reports on performance and planning



A Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in the direction of Supply Chain Management, (International) Business, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Finance.


You have at least 5 years’ experience in a procurement / sourcing or commercial (related) role, ideally in a technology intensive industry. It is also considered a pre when affinity with one or more where technical affinity is key;

  • Experience with R2P
  • Experience with TCO
  • Experience with Supplier Relationship Management
  • Experience with new product introduction
  • Experience with supplier contracting
  • Experience with supply chain processes
  • Commercial experience (E.g. sales)



* Ability to identify and structure opportunities independently

* Excellent professional communication in English

Result-oriented skills:

* Assertive, proactive problem solving skills and driving improvements

* Ensuring accountability

* Strong planning and alignment skills

* Ability to deal with resistance and organizational changes

Social and communication skills:

* Stakeholder management

* Customer focus

* Persuasion skills

* Collaboration; team player orientation

* Able to manage ambiguity

* Resilience

* Time / priority management skill


If you join this project via YACHT, you receive:

  • A gross salary between €3800 and €4800 per month based on 40 hours
  • A permanent contract
  • Always receive 100% of your salary (also without an assignment)
  • Possibility of bonuses
  • 25 vacation days per year based on 40 hours
  • 8.33% holiday allowance
  • Pension plan
  • Travel allowance
  • Option to work from home

If you want to apply! Please send:

  • English motivation
  • English resume
  • Availability


ASML is a leading provider of advanced technology systems for the semiconductor industry, employing over 19.000 people in 16 countries. Its success is based on four pillars: technology leadership combined with customer and supplier intimacy, highly efficient manufacturing processes and entrepreneurial people.

Sourcing Operations is part of the Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Department and handles all operational activities regarding suppliers. You will be working in a team of Tactical Buyers / Operational Supplier Coordinators and report to a team lead. 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.

ASML is a Dutch high-tech company and one of the main suppliers of machines for the semiconductor industry, in particular steppers and scanners used in making chips. Customers are mostly chip manufacturers. ASML's headquarters and business complex is in Veldhoven, where both research and development and assembly take place in clean rooms. The company also has 60 service points in 14 countries to support the installation and delivery of machines and spare parts.

ASML emerged from a joint venture between ASM International and Royal Philips. ASML supplies worldwide, but most of its customers are based in Asia. In 2011, 66% of sales were generated in that region, 25% in the United States and just under 9% in Europe. The largest customer accounted for a quarter of total sales. ASML's main supplier is Zeiss, a manufacturer of lenses and optical components. Zeiss' share of ASML's total procurement costs is just under 30%. Because of the strong mutual interests, the two companies have entered into a strategic alliance; it can only be broken if one of the parties gives three years' notice. ASML spends a lot of money on research and development.


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