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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.

This success is the result of our employees' diverse technical and business expertise, which fuels close collaboration and ongoing innovation.

Join the Lam Research team, where you can write your own success story. Come help us solve our customers' toughest problems and be part of a company that plays a vital role in the future of electronics.

Lam Research - a company where successful people want to work.

Service Parts Planner

Date: Dec 5, 2019

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Together we move the Atoms that move the World

Imagine 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.

Essential Functions and Duties

The Global Spares Inventory Planning (GSIP) group is responsible for assuring the availability of spare parts and upgrade kits for regional depots in North America, Europe, and Asia. Planning methods rely on both the analysis of historical consumption and the technical expertise of new product evaluation.  Execution is performed through the SAP Enterprise Resource Planning system and an integrated commercial multi-echelon planning application (SPM). The Product-Based Planning group within GSIP is responsible for assuring the availability of spare parts to achieve several key objectives: 


  • Meet all spares deliverables for each PDR (Product Development & Release) Phase Review
  • Successfully support start-up schedules for all NPI (New Product Introduction) tools
  • Holding PG/NPT accountable for PDR deliverables
  • Deliver spares material to meet E&O and Asset performance goals
  • Analysis of inventory and service level data for KPI objectives, and associated root-cause and corrective action in coordination with Regional Operations
  • Demonstrated ability to influence constructively across functions and organization levels


Within the Product-Based Planning group, the current opening is for an Operations Spares Planner to ensure correct sparing decisions for NPI tools at the direction of Lam's Global Product Group.



  • BA/BS Operations/Materials Management or equivalent (APICS CPIM/CSCP preferred)
  • 10 years of experience in an MRP-based Planning (ERP/MRP planning is a must - SAP experience strongly preferred)
  • 5 years of experience in causal forecasting/demand planning
  • Experience in service/spare parts planning is strongly preferred
  • Experienced in NPI/PDR deployments/implementations (Including ECR/ECO knowledge is preferred)
  • Advanced level proficiency in MS Excel
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills supporting the ability to solve complex cross-functional issues with multi-dimensional, conflicting needs.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to create and deliver presentations at peer and/or director level
  • Semiconductor capital equipment product knowledge and relevant experience in the semiconductor industry is a plus  
  • Experience with SPM (PTC) Planning Application is a plus







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 age, race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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