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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 6

Date: Jan 6, 2020

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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 Product Manager represents the Product across all organizational boundaries, acting as the conductor leading other groups and organizations to: align objectives, set success criteria, and prioritize activities required to meet product development needs, market requirements, and product lifecycle support strategy.
  • The ideal candidate will have the confidence and background to work with highly technical and competent individuals across multiple organizations & management levels, demonstrated leadership, and courage to make decisions.  The candidate should also demonstrate the ability to provide clarity and guidance in a fast-paced environment.


Product Roadmap / Strategy / Vision

  • Collect & understand customer needs and Lam business objectives input from across organizational leadership (Technology, Engineering, Product Support, Marketing, etc.) to align product strategy and roadmap.
  • Facilitate roundtable reviews of market, technology, and competitive trends, leading to revisions of product strategy, roadmap and organizational priorities.
  • Align and author the program Vision, setting cost objectives and program deliverables aligned with profitability targets and product strategy, that guides the development team. Holds team members accountable to the aligned vision deliverables throughout the Product Development & Release process.
  • Define 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 leadtime and cost, is supportable in the field with proper documentation and training, and has an aligned roadmap.

Product Lifecycle Management

  • Prioritize programs to allocate resources in accordance with overall organizational objectives.
  • 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 best testing, early customer demands, 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.
  • 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 CSBG 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 education: BS in an engineering discipline; MBA a plus. Minimum 5+ years applicable experience; previous experience in semiconductor capital equipment industry. Supervisory or management experience preferred.






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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