Skip to content

Supply Chain Manager

Eindhoven, NetherlandsOperations

Job description

Supply chain management is a critical function within a manufacturing company as it optimizes operations, ensures reliable supply, reduces costs, enhances product quality, manages demand, and drives continuous improvement. Our open position encompasses the oversight of supply chain activities comprising Planning and Purchasing and entails making strategic decisions to ensure the uninterrupted supply of AME's products.


AME is currently at a critical juncture in its development. AME is transitioning from a small and medium sized enterprise to a larger company. Supply Chain Management plays a vital role in this transition, and as the SCM manager, you are pivotal in facilitating this change process.

You lead a diverse SCM team consisting of 13 full-time employees, divided into a Planning team and a Purchasing team. The Planning team is responsible for driving operational excellence in demand fulfilment to achieve customer satisfaction in terms of delivery reliability, as well as efficient and predictable manufacturing. The Purchasing team must ensure timely availability of materials to assure a smooth and efficient manufacturing while also maintaining optimal inventory levels and a controlled working capital.

As previously mentioned, AME is undergoing a transition, which means you will be involved in several improvement projects in the coming years. Some of these projects are already under focus, while others are yet to be fully defined. Currently, your attention would be directed towards projects related to Order-to-Cash, Purchase-to-Pay, and improving Sales and Operations Planning (SnOP). It falls to you to design and implement the SCM roadmap. Overall, the continual project of reviewing and updating supply chain processes in alignment with AME's strategies, policies, standards, laws, and regulations remains a constant endeavor.

Job requirements


When describing the ideal candidate for the Supply Chain Manager role, we emphasize both hard skills and soft skills. In terms of hard skills, the following qualifications would be expected:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in a similar role as a Supply Chain Manager
  • Experience in a (high tech) manufacturing environment is a plus
  • Knowledge of and experience with Planning and Purchasing processes, as well as familiarity with relevant ERP and MRP systems and tools.
  • Profound understanding of risk management within the realm of supply chain management.
  • Experience in Operations or Manufacturing Management is a plus

As for your personal attributes, a description of the ideal candidate would include the following:
You possess a strong sense of initiative and consistently accomplish your objectives. Whether it involves leading change projects within your SCM department, conducting complex system analyses and strategic planning, or fostering the development of cohesive teams, you rely on your excellent communication skills and negotiation experience, both internally and externally. You understand the importance of active listening in effective communication. Furthermore, you excel in building and managing relationships, not only within your teams but also with key stakeholders. Lastly, your adeptness in planning and project management enables you to effectively handle multiple projects, including those involving change management.

Who are we?

Applied Micro Electronics "AME" B.V. (AME) is a fast-growing company (>20% a year) developing and manufacturing high quality products with build around key core competences in electronics design and manufacturing. Our goal is to create innovative products for our customers that exceed market expectations. In order to achieve this, we make use of our state-of-the-art development facilities and our automated manufacturing environment. Driven by technology, we strive for the best solution combining the disciplines of electrical, mechanical, software and industrial engineering.

Why join AME

  • You witness new products evolving form idea to success in the market;
  • An inspiring, open, direct, hands-on, flexible and entrepreneurial working culture;
  • A real Brainport company, driven by technology and focused on delivering tomorrow’s electronic products, from idea to realization;
  • Ambitious multidisciplinary teams with young and talented people from all over the world;
  • Work with modern and well-equipped facilities;
  • Flat organizational structure; short communication lines;
  • Good BI tools and data management systems;
  • Lots of unique opportunities for personal and professional growth;
Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands


Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

Other relevant positions

HR Admin SupportEindhoven, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

Why join AME

Contributing to the creation of tomorrow's products

A flat organizational structure

Open, direct and informal in communication

How we hire

Our hiring process is thorough, to ensure we make the right decision and to help you to decide if we're the right fit for you.

Step 1

We call you for a short introduction

Step 2

We meet for one or more interviews

Step 3

You receive a job offer

Step 4

Congratulations on your new job