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At Lam Research, we create equipment that drives technological advancements in the semiconductor industry. Our innovative solutions enable chipmakers to power progress in nearly all aspects of modern life, and it takes each member of our team to make it possible.

Across our organization, our employees come to work and change the world. We take on the toughest challenges with precision and accuracy. We push for the next big semiconductor breakthrough. We lead the way in one of the most critical and fast-moving industries on the planet. And we do it together, with deep connections and limitless collaboration.

The impact we have on the world is made possible by focusing on our people. So we recognize and celebrate our teams’ achievements. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse culture where everyone’s contribution and voice has value. We evaluate and evolve our offerings, so our people receive the support and empowerment to do meaningful things for their lives, careers, and communities.

Because at Lam, we believe that when people are the priority and they’re inspired to unleash the power of innovation for a better world together, anything is possible.

Program/Project Manager 6

Date:  Jul 20, 2024

Batu Kawan, Penang, MY

Req ID:  183081
Worker Category:  On-site Flex

The Impact You’ll Make

The Program Manager role is part of the Lam Research Global Operations Quality group with responsibilities to lead and manage the advancement of safety programs across multiple business units using technical, project management, and influencing skills to achieve results.   

This is a hybrid role where you will be expected to take a "hand's on" approach to achieve project results.  In this role, you will leverage your negotiation and influencing skills to align stakeholders and resolve conflicts, use your business process acumen to analyze data, evaluate processes, and identify root causes to recommend future improvements. This role requires the ability to effectively navigate ambiguity and make decisions based on available information.  

Preference is towards individuals with a strong background in leading teams through problem solving efforts and managing the implementation of continuous improvement projects affecting multiple stakeholders in a heavily matrixed work environment. 

Lam Research’s Global Operations (GOps) consists of multiple business units supporting Order Fulfillment, Supply Chain, Manufacturing and Logistics teams.  This role will work primarily with internal Global Operations stakeholders and may require engagement with external stakeholders such as product engineering, field operations, and Corporate Environmental Health & Safety. 

What You’ll Do

  • Use data to evaluate program performance, identify program strengths and areas of opportunity 
  • Lead discussions with executive stakeholders, senior leaders, and subject matter experts, to develop strategies that achieve program objectives
  • Create and coordinate the execution of project plans and programs to achieve aligned objectives  
  • Effectively communicate program status, goals and recommend any necessary adjustments
  • Manage the needs of Corporate Environmental Health & Safety, Product Engineering, and Global Operations to drive systemic safety and business process improvements that enable the Global Operations mission to eliminate all injuries and be a good steward of environmental and safety compliance

Who We’re Looking For

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Fifteen (15) years of experience in industrial or manufacturing engineering, ergonomics, or continuous improvement activities managing projects of various complexities
  • Demonstrated ability to project plan and lead global cross functional teams from all levels of the organization
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to influence and message complex content in front of peers and executives
  • Strategic thinker, proven leader, and ability to positively influence stakeholders and team members without direct line authority
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing, data analytics, root cause analyst tools, and improvement initiatives that are focused on business process reengineering and injury reduction in fast growth companies.
  • Experience leading projects with Lean/Six Sigma and problem-solving methodology in a heavily matrixed work environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, industrial engineering, manufacturing engineering, or relevant field. MBA or master’s preferred but not required. 
  • Certified in Lean Six Sigma  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Safety Professional or
  • Human Factors Engineering or
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Our Commitment


We believe it is important for every person to feel valued, included, and empowered to achieve their full potential. By bringing unique individuals and viewpoints together, we achieve extraordinary results.

Lam Research ("Lam" or the "Company") is an equal opportunity employer. Lam is committed to and reaffirms support of equal opportunity in employment and non-discrimination in employment policies, practices and procedures on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. It is the Company's intention to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees.

Lam offers a variety of work location models based on the needs of each role. Our hybrid roles combine the benefits of on-site collaboration with colleagues and the flexibility to work remotely and fall into two categories – On-site Flex and Virtual Flex. ‘On-site Flex’ you’ll work 3+ days per week on-site at a Lam or customer/supplier location, with the opportunity to work remotely for the balance of the week. ‘Virtual Flex’ you’ll work 1-2 days per week on-site at a Lam or customer/supplier location, and remotely the rest of the time.

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