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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.

Strategic Commodity Mgr 5

Date: Sep 11, 2019

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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.

Lam Research Corporation is a global supplier of innovative wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry. As a trusted, collaborative partner to the world’s leading semiconductor companies, we combine superior systems engineering capability, technology leadership, and unwavering commitment to customer success to accelerate innovation through enhanced device performance.  In fact, today, nearly every advanced chip is built with Lam technology.  Lam Research (Nasdaq: LRCX) is a FORTUNE 500® company headquartered in Fremont, Calif., with operations around the globe. 


The self-motived candidate will plan, organize and control business/contracts/negotiations for strategic acquisition of materials and services of technical or contractual nature within Global Supply Chain.  This project-manager skill orientated candidate will be responsible with assisting Strategic Commodity Managers relative to supplier contract management, conducting supplier negotiations, analytically formulating and executing comprehensive supply management strategies based on semiconductor technology landscapes and global business environments within our RF (radio frequency) Power, RF Matching Networks and chamber-critical metrology commodities.


If your DNA continues to produce a successful resume of business arrangements utilizing relentless collaboration, technical aptitude within RF Power commodity, ethical attitudes as well as positive and energetic demeanor to develop novel approaches to lasting relationships – we look forward to you joining our strategic supply chain team.


Essential Responsibilities:

  • Serve as team facilitator for most supplier Global Agreement negotiations, renegotiations and contract addendums.  Negotiates performance-based, preferred supplier agreements, to provide incentive for continuous supplier improvement.  Advises commodity team leader on strategic plans.
  • Represents strategic commodity management on a cross-functional strategic commodity team that focuses on strategic supply challenges, and to ensure internal/external customer needs are satisfied.  Proven ability to gain partnerships and excel on a cross-functional team with product, manufacturing and quality engineers as well as procurement, finance, and product support
  • Monitor metrics in line with AOP (annual operating plan) objectives relative to supplier performance against these expectations to ensure continuous supplier improvement; then drive team to address and close gaps to meet objectives
  • Regularly evaluate cost and quality performance benchmarks, and the risks associated with the preferred supply base selection.  Develop and apply a strategic commodity plan to define a preferred supplier base for highly technical and/or contractually complex commodities
  • Encourage and coordinate early supplier involvement on highly technical and/or contractually complex new product designs using the suppliers’ expertise to optimize quality, cost and manufacturability
  • Requires excellent analytical and written/oral communication skills with ability to communicate cross-functionally and with various levels of the organization including executives
  • Previous project management experience and knowledge of basic project management concepts
  • Continuity planning and risk mitigation development with suppliers
  • Experience in capacity planning, cost reduction approaches and extensive lead time reduction
  • Influence skills: experienced communicator with the ability to communicate critical thinking ideas and concepts.  Capable of developing and delivering compelling arguments and presentations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and business processes
  • Understanding of RF power tech documents (i.e. specifications/schematics/drawings) and function with semiconductor manufacturing tools
  • Maintains current knowledge on relevant trends through professional networking, industry reports, trade journals, etc.
  • Ability to travel domestic and international. <25% travel time could be required
  • Impeccable integrity mandatory


Education & Experience:

  • Minimum Education: BA/BS/MS degree in Business or a technical field listed herein (but not limited to) the following: Electrical Engineering, Plasma Physics, ChemE, etc.
  • Minimum Experience:  7+ years of experience in a Supply Chain, Operations, or production/planning environment.  Preferably in Semiconductor industry
  • Exceptional interpersonal relationship skills and professional level of emotional intelligence necessary to achieve the desired objective deliverables
  • Proven experience of strong analytical and problem-solving skills with history of successful resolution
  • Exhibit attention to detail, sense of urgency and ability to handle multiple tasks in fast paced environment







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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