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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.

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. Our success results from our employees' diverse technical and business expertise, which fuels close collaboration and ongoing innovation. We know that our dynamic, global team of exceptional employees is essential to our continued growth.

Join the Lam Research team, where you can play a vital role in the future of electronics and write your own success story.

Trade Operation Director

Date: Apr 4, 2021

Location: Bayan Lepas, Penang, MY, 11900

Req ID: 155505

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Job Responsibilities

The Trade Operations Director is responsible for directing Lam Research Asia Trade Operations. The position will help the company achieve its cost and service goals by managing all aspects of import-export transactions for both manufacturing supplies, customer spare parts, and finished product. This position promotes compliance with Malaysia Customs (MIDA) and other Regional Customs agency regulations. The Director provides expertise on the questions regarding Incoterms, FTZ policies, and regulation matters.


Candidate will be part of the Global Logistics team responsible for effective solutions and to ensure commercial and trade compliance with relevant customs tax and related trade regulations. The individual will be the region’s Subject Matter Expert for Trade Operations working with diverse business groups, including supply chain, logistics and Sales Operations. At the same time, the individual will work with cross-functional teams to drive program improvements. The individual will need to optimize Trade Operations efficiencies in the Region while emphasizing operational compliance. The role requires the candidate to interact with both internal and external partners at all levels.

Other Job Responsibilities

  • Represents the company daily operations and activities to Malaysia Customs
  • Provide oversight to the Asia mfg tax and duty mitigations with internal Legal, Tax, Foreign Trade and Finance stakeholders
  • Maintains formal, company-wide import-policies, procedures, controls.
  • Provide oversight to transportation operations within Asia 
  • Performs audits to evaluate compliance levels and effectiveness of procedures, policies, controls.
  • Identifies opportunities to secure duty refunds and take advantage of duty- saving programs.
  • Participates in new business continuity plan groups, identifying operational requirements early in the planning process.
  • Continuously improving trade operations and logistics processes.
  • Monitors regulatory and international operational changes to communicate the impact to the organization.
  • Maintains relationships with external customs consultants and customs brokers.
  • Some travel among Asia Lam Research locations is required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 10 years’ experience in Trade Compliance Operations, Transportation, and International Logistics
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Possess strong leadership skills including Team Facilitation, Training, and Motivation
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems with scalable and repeatable results
  • Must be willing and able to travel up to 10% (including domestic and international)

Our Commitment


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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