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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.

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. Strategic Commodity Manager - PCBA

Date:  Sep 14, 2021

Fremont, CA, US, 94538

Req ID:  155525

Job Responsibilities


The Sr. Strategic Commodity Manager is positioned at the interface between Lam product teams and industry suppliers that provide core component technologies. You are responsible for developing and executing sourcing strategies, recommending product innovations based on technology development and maintaining supplier partner relationships. The position requires an interest in market dynamics, negotiation, pricing, manufacturing processes, supply chain optimization, risk mitigation and collaboration across internal and external organizations.


In this position you will play a vital role managing suppliers in the PCBA commodity space. You will work across organizations to formulate and execute commodity strategies, align development deliverables, negotiate contracts/agreements, benchmark suppliers and resolve delivery, cost, and production challenges.


  • Defines metrics and monitor supplier performance against expectations to ensure continuous supplier improvement and sustainability.  Regularly evaluate performance benchmarks, and the risks associated with the preferred supply base selection.
  • Continuously work on process improvement to deploy & develop best known methods related to procurement, inventory control (i.e., JIT, Kanban, min/max) and manufacturing strategies.
  • Drive the improvement of suppliers’ manufacturing processes to ensure product quality, cost, and on-time delivery.
  • Collaborate on the continuous development of supply base through close teamwork with product management, global product group, and supplier engineers.
  • Encourages and coordinates early supplier involvement in a new products parts design using the suppliers’ expertise to optimize quality and manufacturability.
  • Knowledge of supply chain management business processes and proper governance controls for factory management.
  • Working knowledge of the industrial computer, OEM board, and PCBA industry.
  • Works closely with suppliers on capacity planning.
  • Domestic and international travel will be required

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Operations, Engineering, or related degree
  • 10 years of working experience in the Semiconductor Equipment industry
  • Experience working with global suppliers
  • Project Management experience, to include Team Lead experience
  • Must demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate cross-functionally and with various levels of the organization, including Leadership and Executives
  • Understands working with sub-tier supply chain management
  • Experience with semiconductor electronics components industry

Preferred Qualifications

  • Creative thinking and strong problem-solving capabilities
  • Solid analytical skills and understanding of statistical process control and basic statistical analysis used in production environment
  • Good understanding of materials and manufacturing processes
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly with minimal guidance
  • SAP experience will be a plus

Our Commitment


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 race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

We Look Forward to Your Application







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