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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.

Strategic Commodity Mgr 5

Date: Sep 13, 2020

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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.

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Job Responsibilities

Plans, schedules and monitors the movement of materials through the production cycle to determine required materials purchases. Obtains materials using engineering and production schedules to maintain inventory at planned levels (i.e., Just in Time purchases, use of EOQ - Economic Order Quantities). Resolves discrepancies. Creates and maintains bills of material and parts/commodities numbers in supply chain management or other enterprisewide systems. Ensures material standards are met and non-conformances or variances are approved and/or minimized. Develops specifications for new contract orders. Gathers quotations, examines bids and makes awards. Monitors cost, schedule and scope of assigned subcontracts to assure best quality at best value. Evaluates vendor reliability and develops new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are no longer competitive.

Other Job Responsibilities
  • Represents strategic commodity management (SCM) on a cross-functional strategic commodity team that focuses on strategic supply challenges, and to ensure internal/external customer needs are satisfied.  Proven ability to nurture partnerships and excel on a cross-functional team with product, manufacturing and quality engineers as well as with Legal, procurement, finance, and product support
  • Regularly evaluate cost and quality performance benchmarks, and the risks associated with the supplier selection.  Develop and apply a strategic commodity plan to define a preferred supplier base horizon within highly technical and/or contractually complex commodities
  • Encourage and coordinate early supplier involvement on highly technical and/or contractually complex new product designs using influence skills with suppliers to optimize quality, cost, manufacturability and differentiated sustainability.
  • Serve as facilitator 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 and senior executives on strategic plans.
  • Monitor metrics in line with AOP (annual operating plan) objectives relative to supplier performance against these expectations to ensure continuous supplier improvement; then drive team to address and close gaps to meet objectives
  • Continuity planning and risk mitigation development with suppliers
  • Experience in capacity planning, cost reduction approaches and lead time reduction methodologies
  • Influence skills: experienced communicator with the ability to communicate critical thinking ideas and concepts.  Capable of developing and delivering compelling arguments and presentations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and business processes
  • Understanding of RF power and power supply technical documents (i.e. specifications/schematics/drawings) and function with semiconductor manufacturing tools
Minimum Qualification
  • Minimum Education: BA/BS/MS degree in Business or a technical field listed herein (but not limited to) the following: Electrical Engineering, Plasma Physics, ChemE
  • Minimum Experience:  7+ 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 priorities within a fast paced environment.
Preferred Qualification
  • Procurement, Engineering and/or technical certifications welcome
  • 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
  • Maintains current knowledge on relevant semiconductor trends through professional networking, industry reports, trade journals, etc.
  • Impeccable integrity mandatory



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 age, race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

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