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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.

Buyer/Planner 4

Date: Jul 3, 2021

Location: Bayan Lepas, Penang, MY, 11900

Req ID: 158477

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Job Responsibilities

This position will have significant experience in delivering objectives and supporting our manufacturing operations in remote factory. He or she should work cross-functionally and almost daily communicating with production, Order Fulfillment, Commodity & Business Managers, and Logistics employees in factory and provides support for manufacturing via cross-functional interaction to drive on time delivery of materials/assemblies/components. The role is that of an individual contributor who is a self- starter and able to operate independently of day to day supervision. This position is required to analyze various data in Materials Shortage reports (MAST) and ERP system to catch risky materials and support expediting key materials to meet launch and Manufacturing Launch. The pivotal function of this job is alarming material risks in advance and escalate on time to prevent Shipment risk. Factory support should be capable of scenario planning based on provided MPS and MOF to share supplier healthiness and drive RCCA to find root cause and improve internal process to prevent shipment delay. Also, actively engagement in ILT process to point out gating parts and support pull in and alarming material change by OBC or ECR and support material containment plan.


Other Job Responsibilities

• Participates in a cross functional teams to identify high risk material impacts to manufacturing, develops/ monitors risk mitigation strategies, and coordinates/ monitors root cause corrective actions.
• Defines metrics and monitor supplier performance against these expectations to ensure continuous supplier improvement. Regularly evaluate quality and performance benchmarks, and the risks associated with the preferred supply base selection.
• Encourages and coordinates early supplier involvement in highly technical and/or contractually complex new products parts design using the suppliers’ expertise to optimize quality and manufacturability. Involves Purchasing team to assist in the research, development, and implementation of solutions to supply issues. Project management of materials readiness for multiple products involving numerous suppliers.
• Develop and maintain a working knowledge of Lam’s quality management system and properly apply quality procedures and operating procedures as appropriate. Carry out special projects and all other addition and Escalate on-time to right personnel to prevent shipment delay for customers. Escalation to in-charge stakeholders including Pilot, PG, GSCM, OFM and Production to minimize shipment risk for customers.  Material Readiness Review by available MAST and ERP data to share material visibility for escalation and mitigation plan. Support internal OBC procedures including ILT case by identifying launch risk and expediting parts to meet changes. Set up mitigation plan to reduce launch risk through allocation priority, PR status change, sellback, de-kit option etc.



Minimum Qualifications

  • Ideal candidate should be fluent in English and culturally no issue to assimilate with stakeholders in factory. 
  • Must understand how factory operates and close to work with supply chain and order fulfillment.
  • Bachelor’s degree is required (Master’s preferred) Degree preference is engineering or business.
  • 5-10 years business experience, supply chain experience is preferred.
  • SAP experience is preferred and experience in capacity planning.
  • Mechanical aptitude in an operation producing tight tolerance, precision, copy-exact parts.
  • Strong communicator capable of developing and delivering compelling arguments and presentations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven problem solution provider.
  • Data Must be proficient in MS Excel, Word, PowerPoint • Understanding of tech documents (i.e. blue prints/drawings). Write effective reports progress of projects. Requires demonstrated excellent analytical and written/oral communication skills with ability to communicate cross-functionally and with various levels of the organization including executives, analyst capable of Macro and experienced of APO, good plus.
  • Cross-functional project experience.
  • Self-starter with humble mind.

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.

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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