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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.

Product Manager 5

Date: Mar 21, 2020

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About Lam….


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.

Job Responsibilities

Deposition Product Group has a proven track record of constant innovation that has resulted in a market leading suite of technology enabling products and a dynamic, winning culture.

We are looking for a driven and intellectually curious individual to be a part of our Product Management team in CVD ALD Metals Deposition Business Unit. As a Product Manager you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact in maintaining our product leadership by managing and developing products and features to realize short and long term product roadmaps. The role is highly cross-functional, requiring interaction with hardware engineering, technology development, marketing, software, platform engineering, service teams, supply chain, manufacturing to help shape the products and options. It also provides the opportunity of working with the management to influence decision making. The job has high visibility and offers career opportunity with exposure to multiple functions within Lam and Lam’s overall business in general.    

The Product Manager represents the Product across all organizational boundaries, acting as the conductor leading other groups and organizations in order to: define objectives and success criteria, align program priorities, drive decision making through proper use of Lam’s Problem Solving and Decision Making (PS&DM) process, allocate resources required to meet product development needs and market objectives, and support released products. The ideal candidate will have the confidence and background to lead a team of highly technical and competent individuals, sound decision making ability, an inquisitive nature, demonstrated capability to provide clarity and guidance in a chaotic environment, and the ability to work effectively across multiple organizations and levels of management.


Other Job Responsibilities

Consolidator of Product Roadmap / Strategy / Vision

  • Collect & distill market / customer needs and Lam business objectives input from across organization leadership (Technology, Engineering, Product Support, Marketing, etc.) to define product roadmap and strategy.
  • Facilitate roundtable reviews of market, technology, and competitive trends leading to revisions of product strategy / roadmap and organizational priorities.
  • Vision statement author, accountable for documenting business objectives and product requirements that form the basis for development / improvement programs, maintaining the living document under revision control throughout Product Development & Release process.
  • Leader of Product Strategy / Vision Communication
  • Drive vision objectives into programs, supporting the program/project manager in achieving project goals
  • Define implementation strategy for product enhancements, new options and fixes.
  • Communicate via Plan of Record (POR) to the development, operations, and customer accounts to align implementation of product changes.
  • Driver of Product Development and Release (PDR) Execution
  • Champion proper utilization of the PDR process, drive the program/project team to address PDR requirements, design/development trade-offs and associated risk decisions. Drive release of new products into Lean Manufacturing, Customer Support and the Order Fulfillment processes

Additional Skills

Additional Job Duties:

  • 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 and has an aligned roadmap
  • Define the product offered for sale, as outlined within the Product Option Architecture (POA) system and associated change management processes; communicate with internal organizations the product offering for sale and associated list pricing
  • Manage unreleased products: capture and communicate early forecasts and shipment plans in the Unreleased Build Plan Process (URBP), aligned with Pilot Operations, Business Development and Spares organizations; manage/coordinate financial and operations approvals to meet field testing, early customer demands, and monitor and approve shipment of experimental/pre-released material to customers for enhancement/fixes; monitor and approve financial exposure of unreleased material in worldwide spares inventory
  • Operational leader to sustain & support products
  • Manage the Engineering Priority List (EPL) of programs/projects to focus resources in line with organizational objectives
  • Define & manage financial reserve fund requirements to support implementation of enhancements/improvements to issues in the field; define and manage reserves maintained to achieve specific business objectives in the field. Coordinate and monitor execution of mandatory retrofit and supplier quality excursion recovery programs
  • Review and disposition the business case of requests for product enhancement / change, change notices and customer requests for functionality not currently available, 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 Lam’s plan to resolve. Lead CFTs during product issue resolution periods, coordinating Lam operations and development groups, to mitigate the customer production impacts when scarce resources are available. Lead safety issue CFTs in development of 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 Qualification


  • Minimum Education: BS in engineering disciplines, MBA a plus. Minimum Experience: 5 + Years applicable experience.
  • Previous supervisory and/or management experience preferred.
  • Previous experience in the semiconductor capital equipment industry required.





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