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At Lam Research, we create equipment that drives technological advancements in the semiconductor industry. Our innovative solutions enable chipmakers to power progress in nearly all aspects of modern life, and it takes each member of our team to make it possible.

Across our organization, our employees come to work and change the world. We take on the toughest challenges with precision and accuracy. We push for the next big semiconductor breakthrough. We lead the way in one of the most critical and fast-moving industries on the planet. And we do it together, with deep connections and limitless collaboration.

The impact we have on the world is made possible by focusing on our people. So we recognize and celebrate our teams’ achievements. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse culture where everyone’s contribution and voice has value. We evaluate and evolve our offerings, so our people receive the support and empowerment to do meaningful things for their lives, careers, and communities.

Because at Lam, we believe that when people are the priority and they’re inspired to unleash the power of innovation for a better world together, anything is possible.

Product Manager 5

Date:  May 30, 2024

Fremont, CA, US, 94538

Req ID:  182030
Worker Category:  Pending Selection

Job Responsibilities

Essential Functions and Duties: 

The Product Manager represents the Product across all organizational boundaries, acting as the conductor leading a dynamic cross functional team to: align objectives and vision success criteria, prioritize activities and allocate resources, and support total product lifecycle activities.

The ideal candidate will have the confidence and background to lead highly technical individuals across multiple organizations & management levels: demonstrated leadership capability, conviction to drive aligned PORs to completion, and courage to take make decisions. The candidate must have the ability to bring clarity and guidance during uncertainty.


Product Roadmap / Strategy / Vision

  • Collect & understand customer needs and Lam business objectives to align product development strategy and program roadmap.
  • Facilitate roundtable reviews of market roadmap and technology development resulting in revisions of product strategy, program roadmap, and organizational priorities.
  • Align and author the program Vision, setting cost objectives and program deliverables aligned with marketing requirements and product strategy. Holds team members accountable to the aligned vision deliverables throughout the Product Development & Release process.
  • Define and manage implementation strategy for product enhancements, new options, and fixes.
  • Communicate via Plan of Record (POR) to the development team, operations, and customer accounts to align implementation of product changes.
  • Accountable for release of a Whole Product that meets performance targets, is available in manufacturing with predictable lead time and cost, is supportable in the field with proper documentation and training, with an aligned roadmap.

Other Job Responsibilities

Product Lifecycle Management


  • Prioritize programs to allocate resources aligned with overall organizational objectives.
  • Define and communicate the product offered for sale through the Product Option Architecture (POA) system and approve product changes.
  • Manage unreleased product proliferation: capture and communicate early forecasts and shipment plans in the Unreleased Build Plan Process (URBP); submit DMRF’s to drive unreleased material; and approve Critical Design Reviews; align and approve new part spares inventory.
  • Define & manage ECOGS to support implementation of issue resolution in the field. Coordinate and monitor CSBG execution of mandatory retrofit and supplier quality excursion recovery programs.
  • Review and disposition PR’s in iPLM, BOM change orders, and NSR’s; provide supporting rationale and alternatives to justify decisions and determine pricing.
  • Communicate across Lam and with customer known product issues, the impact to ongoing operations/production and POR.
  • Lead CFTs as necessary, coordinating operations and development groups, to mitigate the customer production impacts when scarce resources are available.
  • Lead Safety issue CFTs to drive Safety Alert and implementation plans.
  • Analyze and make recommendation of financial reserves and disposition of unreleased material inventory in engineering, operations and spares locations

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of 12 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 8 years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 5 years experience; or equivalent experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience in semiconductor capital equipment industry preferred. Supervisory or management experience preferred.

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.

Lam Research ("Lam" or the "Company") is an equal opportunity employer. Lam is committed to and reaffirms support of equal opportunity in employment and non-discrimination in employment policies, practices and procedures on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. It is the Company's intention to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees.

Our Perks and Benefits

At Lam, our people make amazing things possible. That’s why we invest in you throughout the phases of your life with a comprehensive set of outstanding benefits. Discover more at


CA San Francisco Bay Area Salary Range for this position: $117,000.00 -  $259,000.00

The above salary range for this position is relevant to applicants that reside or work onsite in the California, San Francisco Bay Area only. Salary offers will depend on factors that include the location you work from, your level, education, training, specific skills, years of experience and comparison to other employees already in this role. Actual salary may vary from salary offered due to numerous factors including but not limited to unpaid time off, unpaid leave, company mandated shutdown, and other relevant factors.

Our Perks and Benefits: At Lam, our people make amazing things possible. That’s why we invest in you throughout the phases of your life with a comprehensive set of outstanding benefits. Discover more at Lam Benefits

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