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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.

Supplier Commodity Manager

Date: Feb 12, 2019

Location: Fremont, CA, US, 94538

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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.

  • Defines metrics and monitor supplier performance against these expectations to ensure continuous supplier improvement.  Regularly evaluate quality and performance benchmarks, and the risks associated with the preferred supply base selection.
  • Encourages and coordinates early supplier involvement in highly technical and/or contractually complex new products parts design using the suppliers’ expertise to optimize quality and manufacturability.
  • Works independently to develop and apply a strategic commodity plan to define a preferred supplier base for highly technical and/or contractually complex commodities.
  • Represents supplier business management on a cross-functional strategic commodity team that focuses on strategic supply challenges, and to ensure internal/external customer needs are satisfied.
  • Maintains current knowledge on relevant trends by personal contact, industry reports, trade journals, etc.
  • Responsible 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.
  • Applies Lean Manufacturing concepts, including 5S.

Experience:  Hands-on experience through internships, co-ops, summer job, school projects, hobbies


Core Skills: 

  • Leadership attributes to manage suppliers to meet cost, delivery, productization, quality, and capacity objectives
  • Result-driven, self-starter possessing strong interpersonal skills with a strong focus on supporting customers
  • Self motivated, creative thinking and strong problem solving capabilities
  • Ability to anticipate problems and create plans to prevent them
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly with minimal guidance
  • Ability to translate data into information for decision making
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, to adapt to changing priorities and to work independently in a close-knit team setting.
  • Solid analytical and written/oral communication skills with ability to communicate cross-functionally and with various levels of the organization including Executives
  • Persistence – desire to drive to true root cause of problems
  • English language skills required.  Additional fluency in Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and/or Chinese is a plus

Degree:  Minimum BS in Supply Chain Management, Business Management, Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering. Technical background in Engineering or Science a plus







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.

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