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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.

Supply Chain Business Mgr Sr.

Date: Dec 26, 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.

Position Overview:

This position supports the business/contracts/negotiations for the strategic acquisition of materials and services for the outside service provider (OSP) commodity (anodization, new and used part cleaning, polymer coatings). Will be a member of a cross-functional supplier management group responsible to analytically formulate and execute comprehensive supply management strategies. Will participate on a Supplier Action Team including representation from Product Group (PG) (Engineering) and Customer Support Business Group to define and execute commodity strategy. Focus will be on managing activities to support PG (Engineering) requirements during product and process development, production cleaning requirements for Lam and Lam customers, and RPM programs 

1.     -  Manage day-to-day activities in support of Lam’s programs with the supplier base. Interface with Engineering and Purchasing to forecast and execute orders with cleaning vendors, driving lowest cycle time and 100% on-time delivery. Establish business processes internal to Lam and with vendors in support of programs to ensure lowest cycle time and cost and best quality. Serve as overall manager and escalation point within Global Operations for all OSP RPM needs.

2.    -   Establish and monitor process metrics for programs, establish root cause analysis and corrective action process for any metrics which fail to meet targets. Document and share best practices with peers supporting other commodities.

3.    - Negotiate and establish agreements with suppliers to support Lam program in order to qualify all targeted vendors.   Monitor vendor compliance to contact terms and initiate corrective actions where necessary.

4.   -   Serve as key business interface for cleaning process development activity. Establish processes to receive and package BKM’s developed by Lam and quote/source execution of the processes at cleaning vendors, including management of all contractual items such as IP ownership, business model terms, and exclusivity of use.

5.   -   Responsible for the development of a strategic commodity plan. Support and continually update process development activities to management to ensure alignment of cleaning activities and priorities.


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.

Minimum Education:

BS in Chemical Engineering or Material Sciences highly desirable.

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Business (or related field of study)  required.  Demonstrated program management, negotiation skills, presentation, and technical skills required.

Minimum Experience:

2+ years applicable experience required, 5-7 years preferable. 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.

  • Proven ability to excel on a cross-functional team with product, manufacturing, quality and reliability engineers as well as procurement, finance, and product support
  • Experience in 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 and colleagues.
  • 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.
  • Must be fluent in English
  • 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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