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NPI Planner

Date: Nov 15, 2018

Location: Fremont, CA, US, 94538

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Operations Spares Planner/Program Manager


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, executed through the SAP Enterprise Resource Planning system and an integrated commercial multi-echelon planning application. 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 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. 


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)
  • 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 and Access
  • 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  
  • Demonstrated ability to influence constructively across functions and organization levels
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