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As a leading global supplier of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry, Lam Research develops innovative solutions that help our customers build smaller, faster, and more power-efficient devices.

This success is the result of our employees' diverse technical and business expertise, which fuels close collaboration and ongoing innovation.

Join the Lam Research team, where you can write your own success story. Come help us solve our customers' toughest problems and be part of a company that plays a vital role in the future of electronics.

Lam Research - a company where successful people want to work.

Strategic Commodity Mgr Sr.

Date: Jul 26, 2019

Location: Fremont, CA, US, 94536

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Together we move the Atoms that move the World

Imagine working on the front lines of innovation! As one of the semiconductor industry's leading suppliers of wafer fabrication equipment and services, our technology depends on finding and hiring the best and the brightest employees. We know that our dynamic, global team of exceptional employees is essential to our continued growth.


Lam Research - where successful people want to work:

We are a company comprised of people who work hard, deliver outstanding results and maintain a sense of humor during even the most challenging times. This is truly a rare opportunity. Lam Research is a market leader where our core values are not just words on the back of your badge. Given the criticality of this role to Lam Research's success, this philosophy starts with you.

Strategic Commodity Mgr Sr. (Supply Chain Mgr Sr, Commodity Mgr Sr, Technical Supply Chain Mgr Sr)

Roles and Responsibilities

Strategic Commodity Planning for Technology Roadmap.  Close Engagement with R&D Teams to ensure portfolio of suppliers can meet technical and commercial requirements. Negotiate commercial agreements with Suppliers to mitigate supply risks.  On-board, develop and manage suppliers to key metrics and report out to Key Stakeholders.  Obtains materials using engineering and production schedules to maintain inventory at planned levels (i.e., Just in Time purchases, use of EOQ - Economic Order Quantities). Creates and maintains bills of material and parts/commodities numbers in supply chain management or other enterprise-wide systems. Ensures material standards are met and non-conformances or variances are approved and/or minimized. Develops specifications for new contract orders. Gathers quotations, examines bids and makes awards. Monitors cost, schedule and scope of assigned subcontracts to assure best quality at best value.



  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders and vendors
  • Expert level written and verbal communication skills
  • Understanding Legal contracts and IP Protection is ideal
  • Technical expertise in the Semi industry
  • Strong global business culture acumen
  • Demonstrated ability to strategically plan and drive projects to completion
  • Strong executive presentation skills
  • Must be able to manage communicating with C-Level
  • High level strategic management

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical Engineering, Thermal or Material Science).  MBA preferred. 
  • 5-8 years in high tech industry
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Travel 20-40% Global


Key Words

supply chain management, commodity, technical product management, forecast and planning, business continuity, legal contract, strong negotiation skills, technology development, strategic planning, problem solving, 8-D, RCCA (Root Cause Corrective Action), lean mfg background and 6-sigma, thermal management, heater, ESC, executive presentation, strong communications, business acumen 






Our work is everywhere you look – even if you can’t actually see it.  Lam Research goes deeper than software or chips to the heart of the process that enables chip creation.   So if you want to help power the components that empower everything, join us.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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