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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.

Workforce Planning Analyst 3

Date:  Jul 18, 2024

Batu Kawan, Penang, MY

Req ID:  182349
Worker Category:  On-site Flex

The Group You’ll Be A Part Of


The Global Human Resources Group operates on the understanding that our people are our most valuable assets. They think globally to optimize our workforce, integrate our Core Values into everything we do, and deliver the HR solutions to enhance the employee experience and enable future growth.


The Impact You’ll Make

The Workforce Planning Senior Analyst is a strategic partner to HR Business Partners in driving and tracking an integrated workforce plan across all employee types. Additionally, they leverage reporting tools from HR operations to provide deeper people analytics and reporting eventually leading to proactive and predictive measures to improve engagement and retention of Lam’s employees.

The Analyst will be responsible for initiating and delivering innovative work through a matrixed, cross-functional team and in a global environment. The role specifically supports the business-level analytics of the team(s) to which they are assigned, in addition to supporting global projects on an as-needed basis. 

The Analyst also collaborates with finance and operations leaders of the business(es) they support to manage corporate productivity metrics and top-line key performance indicators (KPIs). The partnership with the FP&A function in Finance, as well as operational leaders performing strategy and planning roles in each business unit, is key to the success of this role in order to enhance and improve the headcount planning process with greater degrees of foresight and accuracy.

What You’ll Do

  • Follow Lam Management system processes to understand the total cost of the workforce, including regular and contingent workers, to quickly provide insights on a regular basis
  • Partner with operations executives, Finance, and HR business partners from each business and function to improve headcount planning process
  • Translate data into actionable insights to reduce attrition, optimize organizational structures, and reduce costs
  • Create regular reports for HR Business Partners to drive improvement of organizational KPIs
  • Help on global analytics and ad-hoc projects as needed

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required with minimum 7 years of previous workforce planning experience within multi-national/public companies, with strong preference for the technology industry
  • Strong expertise in capacity modeling, workforce management tools, reporting, and operational planning methodologies
  • Deep knowledge of headcount planning and the cycles companies go through to manage a workforce
  • A creative, strategic thinker who challenges the status quo and fosters unique approaches to presenting data and driving change
  • Extremely client focused with the ability to build rapport while driving global programs and localizing as needed
  • An empowered self-starter able to work without significant oversight and follow through to impactful execution
  • Critical thinking and an ability to understand complex business issues to distill important messaging from data. Should be able to engage in complex problems that require partnership across teams
  • Be coachable and open to embracing new ways of doing things
  • Experience in Power BI or Visier is preferred

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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