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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.

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. Our success results from our employees' diverse technical and business expertise, which fuels close collaboration and ongoing innovation. We know that our dynamic, global team of exceptional employees is essential to our continued growth.

Join the Lam Research team, where you can play a vital role in the future of electronics and write your own success story.

Sr. Strategic Commodity Manager - Mechanical Integrated Frames

Date: Jun 5, 2021

Location: Livermore, CA, US, 94551

Req ID: 159112

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Job Responsibilities

TheSr. Strategic Commodity Manager has the responsibility to plan, organize, and control business contracts and negotiations for strategic acquisition of materials and services of technical or contractual nature within Global Supply Chain.  You will also be responsible to analytically formulate and execute comprehensive supplier management strategies based on semiconductor technology landscapes and global business environments within our Mechincal Integrated Frames commodity.


  • Facilitate most supplier Global Agreement negotiations, renegotiations and contract addendums.  Negotiate 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 supply challenges and ensures internal/external customer needs are satisfied.  Works cross-functionally with product, manufacturing and quality engineers as well as procurement, finance, and product support
  • Define and monitor metrics in line with AOP (annual operating plan) objectives relative to supplier performance against these expectations to ensure continuous supplier improvement; then drives 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 plans to define a preferred supplier base for commercial off the shelf and original manufacture material supporting the power box commodity
  • Encourage and coordinate early supplier involvement on new product designs using the suppliers’ expertise to optimize quality, cost and manufacturability

Minimum Qualifications

  •  BA/BS/MS degree in Business or a technical field listed herein (but not limited to) the following: Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Applied Science Operations Management, Global Supply Chain Management.  MBA preferred.
  • Minimum Experience:  10+ 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
  • Six sigma green belt or above is a plus

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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
  • Experience with continuity planning and risk mitigation development with suppliers
  • Experience in capacity planning, cost reduction approaches and lead time reduction
  • Capable of developing and delivering compelling arguments and presentations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and business processes, excel knowledge
  • Maintains current knowledge on relevant trends through professional networking, industry reports, trade journals, etc.




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We believe it is important for every person to feel valued, included, and empowered to achieve their full potential. By bringing unique individuals and viewpoints together, we achieve extraordinary results.

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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