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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.

Strategic Commodity Manager, Plastics Commodity

Date: Apr 15, 2021

Location: Bayan Lepas, Penang, MY, 11900

Req ID: 155019

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About Lam....

Together we move the Atoms that move the World:

Imagine building a new manufacturing site in Malaysia from the ground up and working on the front lines of innovation! As one of the semiconductor industry's leading suppliers of wafer fabrication equipment and services, our technology depends on finding and hiring the best and the brightest employees. We know that our dynamic, global team of exceptional employees is essential to our continued growth.


Lam Research - where successful people want to work:

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. This is truly a rare opportunity. Lam Research is a market leader where our core values are not just words on the back of your badge. Given the criticality of this role to Lam Research's success, this philosophy starts with you.

Job Responsibilities

Wet Deposition product output will be growing over the next few years and we have an opportunity to mitigate some of the risks associated with this growth.  Come join the new Wet Dep commodity team.  This team will face some unique challenges and we intend to have fun while meeting these challenges.
This position is part of the Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) organization. In this position, you, as a Supply Business Manager, play a vital role with the Wet Deposition suppliers.  You will have the opportunity to architect the commodity strategy and work across organizations on key objectives such as cost reduction, contract negotiation, business continuity plans and supplier development to support capacity and scalability needs.

Candidate should be a result-driven, self-starter possessing strong interpersonal skills with a strong focus on supporting customers.  This individual should also possess the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, to adapt to changing priorities and to work independently in a close-knit team setting.  


Other Job Responsibilities

  • Defines metrics and monitor supplier performance against expectations to ensure continuous supplier improvement and sustainability.  Regularly evaluate performance benchmarks, and the risks associated with the preferred supply base selection
  • Continuously working on process improvement to deploy & develop best known methods related to procurement, inventory control (e.g., JIT, Kanban, min/max) & manufacturing strategies
  • Encourages and coordinates early supplier involvement in new products parts design using the suppliers’ expertise to optimize quality and manufacturability
  • Drive the improvement of the suppliers’ manufacturing processes to ensure product quality, cost, and on-time-delivery
  • Collaborate on the continuous development of supply base through close teamwork with product management, global product group, and supplier engineers
  • Knowledge of supply chain management business processes and proper governance controls for factory management
  • Establishes goals with supplier to ensure material delivery meet forecasted demand.
  • Represents supplier business management on a cross-functional commodity teams that focuses on supply challenges, and to ensure internal/external customer needs are satisfied.
  • Maintains current knowledge on relevant trends by personal contact, industry reports, trade journals, etc.
  • Works with engineering and the supplier to resolve complex problem to ensure on time delivery of critical material to support customer and company requirements.
  • Develops presentation, white papers, process flow charts to support continues process improvement projects.
  • Works with supplier to monitors product cost preventing negative PPV and supporting cost reduction efforts.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree from accredited University a must; Advanced degree (MBA) from accredited University preferred
  • Solid analytical skills and understanding of statistical process control and basic statistical analysis used in production setting
  • Verbal and written communication skills with ability to communicate cross-functionally and with various levels of the organization including executives
  • Good understanding of manufacturing processes
  • International & domestic travelling

Preferred Qualifications

  • Project Management / Team Lead experience Lean six sigma experience as a yellow or green belt or above a plus
  • At least 7 years of working in the Semiconductor Equipment Industry Experience with working with global suppliers  

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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