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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.

After Market Spares Ops Director

Date: May 24, 2020

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About Lam….


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.

About Global Spares Operations

Lam Research is looking for a hands-on Spares Operations Director, or an upwardly mobile Senior Manager, to help lead the support Global Spares Operations (GSO) team. 


GSO business levels have doubled in the past 3 years to $2B, and is looking to double again over the next 5 years.  During this time-frame we are looking to hire the organization’s next generation of Leaders and Subject Matter Experts to lead and support 300 globally distributed people.  This GSO HQ function is located in Livermore CA, with its HQ team evenly distributed with Bangalore, India.  


GSO is looking for individuals who are not only committed to continuous improvement but looking for positive Disruptors who can help GSO revolutionize our 4 core Operating Principles: (a) commercial capability, (b) quality of services rendered, (c) speed to solutions, and (d) scalability/productivity. 

This critical GSO position will partner with Regional Spares Managers (RSMs), Customer Service Business Group (CSBG), and Supply Chain Management (SCM) to effectively and efficiently serve our Customers and Field Service Engineers (FSEs) needs for Spare Parts through an on-going commitment to innovation, teamwork, and continuous improvement.  As the Spares Operations Director, you will lead the Globally distributed Reverse Logistics, Repair Procurement, Repairable Part Planning teams and partner with both CSBG and GSO Order Management to support customer-specific commercial programs related to repairable parts. 

Job Details - Organization
  • Develop, establish and maintain operational policies and performance standards for Reverse Logistics, including timely returns of parts for repair, Failure Analysis, and Warranty Recovery
  • Develop, establish and maintain operational policies and performance standards for Repair Operations, including repair cycle times, local repair, and alternative repair solutions
  • Develop, establish and maintain operational policies and performance standards for Repairable Part Planning, ranging from optimizing Inventory Turns, minimizing Inventory E&O, and optimizing localized repairable pools of inventory (dedicated inventory pools to support customer-site specific needs and localized repaired needs)
  • Partner with CSBG to help develop scalable global and customer-specific commercial programs
  • Develop, lead and manage an organizational structure that meets the goals of the organization. 
  • Lead a distributed organizational model with functions located in both Bangalore, India and Livermore, CA
  • Implements plans for key initiatives and investment areas to achieve defined objectives
  • Experience working in a Matrixed, Global Organization, effectively collaborating across functional and geographic boundaries. 
  • Manage budget for own area and allocates resources accordingly
Job Details - Effectiveness & Efficiency
  • Maintained a culture of Continuous Improvement, and identifying positive Disruptive Change opportunities
  • Demonstrated success in launching step-level events, such as new ERP implementation (including CRM for Service, Serialization, etc)
  • Demonstrated success in driving and sustaining BKMs across multiple sites.
  • Maintained an effective Training program that ensures a global presence of professional and qualified CSRs, with a demonstrated commitment to process Documentation.
Job Details - Other
  • Experience working with both external Customers and internal Customers (FSEs)
  • Creative thinking and strong problem solving and troubleshooting capabilities.
  • Strong Project Management skills.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills. 
  • Strong quantitative skills and knowledge of data warehouse applications (Data Literate)
  • Must be able to travel internationally several times throughout the year. 

Education: Typically requires a minimum of 8-10 years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; or 6 years and a Master’s degree.

More About Us ….


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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