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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.

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Senior Manager, Global Operations

Date: Feb 26, 2018

Location: Livermore, CA, US, 94551

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Sr. HR Manager, Global Operations Lam Research

With locations across the globe, we are looking for a Sr. HR Leader (Human Resource Business Partner) for our Livermore, CA office.  This is a collaborative role within the Global Operations function and requires strategic thought partnership – across all levels of the company, to champion and influence Lam’s Organization and People agenda.


Lam leadership delivers a strong vision for the company and employee accountability;  this role enables employees to harness the enterprise vision objectives and operationalize them.  We value open communicators, drivers and collaborators. Our environment is fast-paced, upbeat, intellectually challenging and exciting! 


This position plays an active role in implementing strategies and programs in support of both short and long-term business objectives with the overall goal of retaining, engaging and developing the best talent for Lam Research.  The Sr. HR Manager directly influences our talent, determines investments in targeted development and manages organizational effectiveness initiatives. It provides counsel regarding: people effectiveness, application of human resource practices, policies and procedures, learning and development initiatives, compliance, and resolution of employee relations issues.  Additionally, this role partners with the leadership team to deliver critical programs including: Annual Focal Review, Org Audit/Succession Planning, Performance Management and On-Boarding and Assimilation.  As an integral part of the business team, this role includes management coaching and general support; conducting investigations, complaint resolutions, staff counseling, talent reviews and local training.  This is a full-time, strategic and hands-on position reporting to the Sr. Director of Human Resources, Global Operations.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Partnering with management to deliver annual Global Human Resources initiatives as defined in the Annual Operating Plan.
  • Liaison for Organization effectiveness, org design, succession/ work force planning for Livermore Manufacturing Operations & Global Logistics.
  • Coaching managers and supervisors on employee relations issues; facilitating prompt issue resolution and conducting related investigations.
  • Guiding employee recognition and retention programs.
  • Overseeing employment-related matters in partnership with the corporate functions including Staffing, Onboarding and Assimilation, Immigration, and Relocation.  
  • Seek, provide and drive data to identify trends, determine root causes of issues, and develop effective solutions.


To be successful, the person filling this position will:

  • Exhibit strong judgment, sound decision-making, and the ability to set or adjust priorities as the business environment demands. 
  • Demonstrated experience in strategic partnerships in achieving business results.
  • Have strong interpersonal and persuasion skills, in order to build and establish partnerships with line management and across Global Human Resources.
  • Operate with a sense of urgency, bias for action, and possess an authentic desire to thrive in a complex organization.
  • Be team oriented and role model leadership skills.
  • Think; Customer, Company, Individual.  Be a highly analytical thinker and problem solver.  Be attentive to detail, extremely organized, curious and driven by the desire to do the right thing. 
  • Exhibit strong project and time management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects to closure, effectively and efficiently.


Essential Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Human Resources, Business, or Organizational Development.
  • At least ten years of progressive leadership experience in Human Resources positions.
  • Solid understanding of federal and state employment and labor laws; displays integrity and ethics in handling confidential information.
  • Strong business acumen, consulting, analysis, communication, presentation, negotiation, influencing, conflict management and problem solving skills.
  • Technical proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint​ and concise communicator.
  • PHR/SPHR preferred.
  • Experience working with exempt and non-exempt client groups preferred.






Additional Requirements:

Quarterly travel as dictated by the business requirements

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

Job Segment: Operations Manager, Consulting, Employee Relations, Operations, Technology, Research, Human Resources

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