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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.

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Director, Strategic Commodity Lead - Fluid Delivery

Date: Oct 1, 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.

Job Overview

As a leader in Lam’s Global Supplier Management organization, this critical position requires a passionate, driven leader who will architect and deliver strategic directions to the organization’s supply chain, ensuring the company is positioned to be a winner in a complex, fast paced, highly competitive industry.  Initial focus will be to architect commodity supply chain to support a growing global business with a high degree of complexity with Gas Box integration.   This includes aligning resources, prioritizing strategies, establishing targets, and implementing growth and cost initiatives that support the broader business strategy

This executive position resides within the Global Operations Supply Chain organization and reports to the head of Strategic Commodities.  This person will collaborate with the Executive management team, Supply Chain Executives and Product Group Executives.   Location of the position is in Livermore, CA and will include worldwide travel once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Job Responsibilities
  • Develop a 3-year vision, strategy and organizational structure for assigned commodities. The strategy should enhance competitive differentiation and address commodity availability, quality and cost.  (Your focus area will be managing Remote factories and OEM suppliers for Fluid delivery)
  • You & your team will be responsible for architecting and delivering a complete end to end strategy that supports Lam’s 3-year horizon:
    • Supplier selection (Expansion & consolidation) that meet business needs
    • Deliver & focus supplier investments (R&D & capacity expansions) that are aligned with Lam’s needs
    • Responsible for commercial negotiation that result in achieving annual objectives for cost, quality, lead time & flexibility.
Required Skills


  • Execute the vision and implement the strategy by gaining executive alignment and motiviating and engaging the workforce to fullfill the vision.
  • Lead sourcing negotiations. 
  • Drive business processes that enable effective prioritization and facilitate faster customer solutions.
  • Lead a geographically dispersed team of approximately 10 employees, including some matrix employees.

Managing in a complex environment:

  • Build and maintain a strong employee organization through strategic hiring, development, and performance management.  Develop and execute the optimum geographic distribution of the organization to get the desired results most effectively.
  • Manage supplier relationships to deliver negotiated value
  • Develop strong, collaborative and effective relationships with the internal product groups; including when supply chain and product group goals are opposing.
  • Be able to navigate Lam and supplier constraints such as source locking and moving suppliers.
  • Successfully operate across boundaries & Prioritize the activities of the organization to achieve best in class results.
  • Develop and present meaningful and impactful messages to a wide array of audiences: C-level, Peer VPs, Global Supply Chain, Suppliers and Customers
Qualifications & Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Operations or Engineering Equivalent, MBA or equivalent post graduate qualification desirable
  • A minimum of 15 years of professional experience
  • Has worked in an executive leadership role within a global matrix managed multi-site company with manufacturing and supplier operations spread over multiple continents with at least $1 billion in revenue.
  • Has extensive experience interfacing with customers and suppliers and managing these relationships on product issue identification, problem resolution and total experience.
  • Demonstrated business orientation and proactive leadership that identifies and anticipates problems, issues, and risks to a project outcomes and manages those issue in advance of a critical situation.
  • Demonstrated success at using rigorous logic and methods to solve difficult problems with effective solutions.
  • Interpersonal and leadership skills across multiple cultures in North America, Europe and Asia
  • Be able to lead & influence technically strong employees
  • Operational background required
  • Certification in Lean Six Sigma Master blackbelt preferred
  • Experience in Semi-Conductor or High-Tech Industry preferred
  • Managing or running remote factories is a plus





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