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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.

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*Supply Chain Business Mgr 6

Date: Jan 18, 2018

Location: Livermore, CA, US, 94551

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This position is part of the Global Supplier Management (GSM) organization. In this position, you, as a supplier business manager, play a vital role with the remote factory / contract manufacturing (RF/CM) suppliers.  You will have the opportunity to work across organization functions to resolve delivery, cost, and production challenges, as well as opportunity to develop excellence in manufacturing at RF supply chain.

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.


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


•Project Management / Team Lead experience
•At least 6 years of working in the Semiconductor Equipment Industry
•Experience with working with global suppliers
•Effective verbal and written communication and presentation skills
•Attentions to details


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

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Supply, Procurement, Product Manager, Project Manager, Operations, Technology

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