Strategic Buyer Indirect Material (m/f/d)

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Introduction to the job

We are a high-tech company and leading supplier to the semiconductor industry. We manufacture the complex lithography machines that chip manufacturers use to produce integrated circuits or computer chips. What we do is at the heart of all electronic devices that inform, entertain and connect us. More than 1.400 employees develop and manufacture key components for ASML lithography systems at our facility in Berlin.

This position’s responsibilities include managing various suppliers of single parts or complex devices. These suppliers provide drawing-based plastic and/or metal parts.

An important part of this position will be developing new suppliers in addition to maintaining existing supplier relationships as well as optimizing existing agreements. This will be done in close coordination with stakeholders within the company (Design, project managers, etc.) and the Logistic Supplier Manager (LSM) with the team.

Role and responsibilities

  • Strategic purchasing responsibility for a defined product group and project area
  • Experience in purchasing tooling/equipment, specific components for tools, and complex tools
  • Understanding of technical drawings
  • Knowledge of e-procurement, ideally the SAP Ariba environment
  • Analysis of procurement markets and technologies and working out purchasing and commodity group strategies
  • Identification and realization of savings potentials
  • Execution of tenders, price negotiations and contract design
  • Close cooperation with the relevant departments and the operative Purchasing department
  • Optimization of existing supply chain processes and participation in project teams
  • Processing and mapping of procurements in SAP and/or electronic ordering systems
  • Contact with the Finance department and other related departments

Education and experience

  • Completed degree (bachelor) in industrial or mechanical engineering or a similar field with additional qualification in business management
  • First professional experience in strategic purchasing
  • Sound knowledge in the use of MS-Office, knowledge of SAP
  • Negotiation skills and entrepreneurial thinking
  • Independent and result-oriented way of working
  • Very good proficiency in German and English, both written and spoken

Other information

Diversity and 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 per-sons 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.

We offer
  • A job with a promising future in Berlin Neukölln
  • Flexible structuring of daily work hours
  • We reward performance with attractive compensation (including Christmas and holiday bonuses as well as variable compensation components)
  • A varied and innovative work environment on a strong team
  • We offer you specific opportunities for advanced training and development so that we can realize your professional plans for the future together
  • Flat hierarchies and short decision-making processes that encourage independent work
  • The opportunity to convert variable compensation components into additional days off
  • We promote team spirit through regular company events
  • Extensive health and sports offers (e.g. subsidy for sports activities, health days, company doctor, free vaccinations, etc.)
  • Mobility benefit für BVG company ticket or bicycle
  • A variety of attractive discounts


We are looking for people who can shape the future with us and inspire themselves and others for innovative technologies, new challenges and future-oriented solutions. Does this appeal to you? Then apply using our online application form, stating your salary requirements and earliest possible joining date. We look forward to receiving your application.

Your contact 

Elvira Stamm
HR Department


Please use our online portal for your application. You are welcome to submit your documents in English OR German.

Questions regarding the recruitment process? Here you can contact us directly: +49 71189989397.