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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 4

Date: Dec 25, 2018

Location: Livermore, CA, US, 94551

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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 will have significant experience in ensuring supplier readiness and execution for the metal machining commodity within the supply chain organization. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Identify, track and monitor key supplier performance indicators in a fast-pace, high mix, low volume environment.
  • Lead/support operational planning for the supply chain organization including people development.
  • Lead cross-functional commodity teams to ensure strategic and executional alignment
  • Assist in capacity planning.
  • Manage projects of multiple levels, both technical and commercial
  • Development of outsourcing capabilities for capacity flexibility, and extensive lead time reduction.
  • Understanding properties of material such as billet Al, cast Al, SST, special metal alloys
  • Communicate critical thinking ideas and concepts
  • Develop and deliver compelling arguments and presentations
  • Build relationships capable of innovating and negotiating the full vendor capabilities/value.
  • Travel to Asian and European countries as necessary
  • Understand technical documents (i.e. blue prints/drawings).
  • Write effective reports on development of progress of projects.
  • Apply Lean Manufacturing concepts, including 5S.
  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of Lam’s quality management system and properly apply quality procedures and operating procedures as appropriate.
  • Carry out special projects and all other additional duties as assigned.
  • Eligible to receive deemed exports of EAR or ITAR controlled technology.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Preferred is a Bachelor’s Degree in either Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Business Administration or Supply Chain Management
  • Ideally 10-plus years’ experience in a supply chain role with progressive responsibility and a minimum spend of $10M.
  • MBA preferred with experience in an organization using lean manufacturing principals.
  • Manufacturing experience with strong mechanical aptitude in an operation producing tight tolerance, precision, copy-exact parts.
  • Proven ability to gain partnerships and excel on a cross-functional team with product, manufacturing, quality and reliability engineers as well as procurement, finance, and product support.  Experience in procurement and supplier management desirable.
  • Proficiency in the use of personal computers to include knowledge in the use of the Internet and software programs such as Microsoft Office products and ERP systems.
  • Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or government regulations. 
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. 
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Must be able to work effectively individually and in a team environment.
  • Must be able to pay close attention to details.
  • Must be able to perform successfully under minimum supervision.
  • Must be able to attain sufficient task success to establish credibility with management, staff and employees.


Working Relationships:


Must work effectively with organizational personnel with various degrees of education, work experience, and understanding of quality terms.




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

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