Buyer I

We’re not like most. We don’t just overcome obstacles – we don’t see them. Instead, we see the potential in every person, and every situation. We don’t wait for opportunity to appear – we create it. Meet ASM. A company that has been searching for people just like you.



International, Techniek

Buyer I (21045)
Requisition ID 21045 – Posted 01/17/2023 – The Netherlands – Almere

Who is ASM?

ASM is a leading, global supplier of semiconductor wafer processing equipment. Our ambitious team is dedicated to delivering innovative technology solutions to the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers. We have over 3,800 employees based in 14 countries, including Belgium, Japan, Netherlands, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and United States. Together we work to develop Epitaxy, ALD, PEALD, Vertical Furnaces and PECVD thin-film deposition technologies for our customers. Our goal is to remain an industry leader by being ahead of what’s next. We accomplish this by focusing on finding collaborative solutions to make integrated circuits, or chips, smaller, faster and even more powerful.

ASM, an inclusive workplace

We at ASM are a truly global organization that works diligently with an open-mind in all areas of our business. We strive for a culture and work style that fosters trust and transparency. We put our people first, and that is how we will continue to succeed. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We recognize and value the differences between individuals, including gender, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, knowledge and experience, work background, age, skills, amongst others. Recruiting and developing a diverse workforce provides a wide range of perspectives. This enables a culture of continuously exploring and adopting new technological ideas and innovations, and it also enables us to deliver excellent products and service to our clients.

As a Buyer at ASM, no two days will be the same.

You will wear multiple hats and work in the heart (and headquarters) of a bustling, innovative organization who is changing the world we live in through cutting edge semiconductor technology. This role in particular will have a wide scope of responsibility and connection to the business. Your goal is to manage your scope of European vendors in order to allow ASM’s operations to meet its ambitious goals.

You will be based in Almere, but collaborate in an international network with many stakeholders. Since ASM is scaling up its output, your contribution is crucial to assure ASM’s success.


Almere, The Netherlands

A deeper dive into the role and responsibilities

  • Take on responsibility for direct purchasing activities
  • Full cycle of PO creation/administration, issuances, confirmations, re-scheduling and cancellations
  • Proactively manage supplies and supplier delivery plans to meet production plans and customer demands
  • Be responsible for on time delivery of materials per production needs
  • Ensure continuity of supplies in product transfers, as needed
  • Build solid supplier relations – resolve issues on supplies, vendor invoices, problematic GR , RTVs
  • Work closely with the planning team and project manager addressing day-day critical shortages and ensure that the information is cascaded down to the team
  • Creatively manage supplies through forecast, safety stocks
  • Working with cross-functional teams to close supply gaps
  • Review work methods for continuous improvement

We could be a great match for each other if:

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in purchasing, supply chain or a similar (technical) field of study
  • Ideally you already have a first experience under your belt
  • Hands on experience in working with platforms like Jira
  • Fluent communication skills in English, Dutch would also be a plus

From the very start of the semiconductor industry to the present day, we’ve been technology leaders who have pioneered innovation and brought new processes into mainstream manufacturing. We are collaborating, creating, and delivering on our vision – a shared vision to drive innovation with new technologies and delivering excellence with dependable products. By doing this, we’ll create new possibilities for everyone to understand, create and share more of what they love.

Join us on our journey to unleash the Power of An Open Mind. Be part of our exciting future and apply today!