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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 Sr

Date: Sep 18, 2019

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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.
 

This position is part of the Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) organization. In this position, you, as a Strategic Commodity Manager, play a vital role with the remote factory / contract manufacturing (RF/CM) suppliers.  You will have the opportunity to architect the commodity strategy and work across organizations on key objectives such as cost reduction, contract negotiation, business continuity plans and supplier development to support capacity and scalability needs.

Candidate should be a result-driven, self-starter possessing strong interpersonal skills with a strong focus on supporting customers.  This individual should also possess the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, to adapt to changing priorities and to work independently in a close-knit team setting. 

Primary Functions and Performance Objectives

  • Defines metrics and monitor supplier performance against expectations to ensure continuous supplier improvement.  Regularly evaluate performance benchmarks, and the risks associated with the preferred supply base selection
  • Continuously working on  process improvement to deploy & develop best known methods related to procurement, inventory control (e.g., JIT, Kanban, min/max) & manufacturing strategies
  • Drive the improvement of the remote factory suppliers’ manufacturing processes to ensure product quality, cost, and on-time-delivery
  • Collaborate on the continuous development of supply base through close teamwork with product management, global product group, and supplier engineers
  • Encourages and coordinates early supplier involvement in new products parts design using the suppliers’ expertise to optimize quality and manufacturability

 

The role is that of an individual contributor who is a self- starter and able to operate independently of day to day supervision.

 

Qualifications:

Must have

  • Creative thinking and strong problem solving capabilities
  • Solid analytical and written/oral communication skills with ability to communicate cross-functionally and with various levels of the organization including Executives
  • Solid understanding of statistical process control and basic statistical analysis used in production setting
  • Good understanding of manufacturing processes
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly with minimal guidance
  • International & domestic travelling
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills

 Preferred

  • Project Management / Team Lead experience
  • At least 7 years of working in the Semiconductor Equipment Industry
  • Experience with working with global suppliers

 Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited University a must
  • Advanced degree (MBA) from accredited University preferred

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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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