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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.

Supply Chain Business Manager

Date:  Apr 2, 2024

Batu Kawan, MY

Req ID:  181582
Worker Category:  On-site Flex

Job Responsibilities

The Supply Chain Business Manager defines metrics and monitors supplier performance against these expectations to ensure continuous supplier improvement. Regularly evaluates quality and sets performance benchmarks, and accesses the risks associated with the preferred supply base selection.

  • work continuously on process improvement to deploy & develop best known methods related to procurement, inventory control (e.g., Consignment, JIT, Kanban, min/max) & manufacturing strategies.
  • encourage and coordinate early supplier involvement in highly technical and/or contractually complex new products parts design using the suppliers’ expertise to optimize quality and manufacturability.
  • establish goals with supplier to ensure material delivery meet forecasted demand.
  • act as an escalation point to resolve shortages
  • represent supplier business management on cross-functional commodity teams that focus on supply challenges, and to ensure internal/external customer needs are satisfied.
  • work with engineering and the supplier to resolve complex problems, to ensure on time delivery of critical material to support customer and company requirements.
  • develop presentations, white papers, process flow charts to support continuous process improvement projects.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business administration, or related field
  • More than 8 years of Supply Chain Management experience, managing global suppliers on direct & indirect materials and services.
  • Good experience on development, management, and improvement of supplier performance metrics such as OTD, Consignment and Leadtime.
  • Knowledge and experience in ERP systems, SAP expertise strongly preferred.
  • Excellent computer skills (Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint)
  • Solid written/oral communication skills in English with ability to communicate cross-functionally and with various levels of the organization including Executive.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong Knowledge on Purchasing agreements and contracting.
  • Creative thinking and strong problem-solving capabilities and solid analytical skills.
  • Good understanding of materials and manufacturing processes.
  • Familiarity with semiconductor or high-technology supply management practices, standards and organization would be a plus.
  • Commodity experience in preferred: Power Box, Value added assembly and Sheet metal fabrication.

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.

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