Success Starts Here

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.

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. Our success results from our employees' diverse technical and business expertise, which fuels close collaboration and ongoing innovation. We know that our dynamic, global team of exceptional employees is essential to our continued growth.

Join the Lam Research team, where you can play a vital role in the future of electronics and write your own success story.

Sr. Staff Strategic Commodity Manager

Date:  Sep 22, 2022

Fremont, CA, US, 94538

Req ID:  175399

Job Responsibilities


The Sr. Staff Strategic Commodity Manager is part of the Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) organization who interfaces with suppliers and various organizations within Lam to resolve delivery, cost, and production challenges, as well as opportunity to develop excellence in manufacturing.  In this position you will play a vital role managing suppliers in the PCBA, Build to Print space with core responsibility to ensure finished goods are delivered per plan. You will be responsible to develop a 3-year vision and strategy for assigned commodities. The strategy should enhance competitive differentiation and address cost, delivery, and quality. You will work across the organization to formulate and execute the strategies, align development deliverables, negotiate contracts and agreements, benchmark suppliers, and resolve delivery, cost, and production challenges.  

Other Job Responsibilities

  • Manage supplier relationships, lead sourcing decisions, plan adequate capacity, evaluate performance and manage commodity risks
  • Benchmark, develop, implement, and improve supply chain processes and infrastructure to support quality, scalability, and supply continuity
  • Work collaboratively with cross functional team and internal stakeholders in development of local and regional suppliers
  • Domestic and international travel will be required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Operations, Engineering, or Business
  • 15 years of working experience in Supply Chain, Operations, or production environment, preferably in Semiconductor industry
  • Creative thinking and strong problem-solving capabilities
  • Has worked in a leadership role within a global matrix managed multi-site company with manufacturing and supplier operations spread over multiple continents and at least $1 billion in revenue.
  • Has extensive experience interfacing with customers and suppliers and managing these relationships, knowledge of supply chain management business processes.
  • Demonstrate proactive leadership in identifying problems, potential risks and mitigating those in advance of a critical situation
  • Exceptional interpersonal relationship skills, Solid analytical and written/oral communication skills with ability to communicate cross-functionally and with various levels of the organization
  • Experience with Program Management, exhibit attention to detail, sense of urgency and ability to handle multiple tasks in fast paced environment
  • SAP experience will be a plus

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or post graduate degree in Supply Chain Management 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.

We Look Forward to Your Application







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