In your career, let’s prove what’s possible.

At Lam Research, we create equipment that drives technological advancements in the semiconductor industry. Our innovative solutions enable chipmakers to power progress in nearly all aspects of modern life, and it takes each member of our team to make it possible.

Across our organization, our employees come to work and change the world. We take on the toughest challenges with precision and accuracy. We push for the next big semiconductor breakthrough. We lead the way in one of the most critical and fast-moving industries on the planet. And we do it together, with deep connections and limitless collaboration.

The impact we have on the world is made possible by focusing on our people. So we recognize and celebrate our teams’ achievements. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse culture where everyone’s contribution and voice has value. We evaluate and evolve our offerings, so our people receive the support and empowerment to do meaningful things for their lives, careers, and communities.

Because at Lam, we believe that when people are the priority and they’re inspired to unleash the power of innovation for a better world together, anything is possible.

Buyer 2

Date:  Jun 10, 2024

Osan, KR-Osan, KR, 447-210

Req ID:  183561
Worker Category:  On-site Flex

The Group You’ll Be A Part Of


The Global Operations Group brings information systems, facilities, supply chain, logistics, and high-volume manufacturing together to drive the engine of our global business operations. We help Lam deliver industry-leading solutions with speed and efficiency, while actively supporting the resilient and profitable growth of Lam's business.


The Impact You’ll Make

  • Responsible for obtaining materials, components, capital equipment and services of a semi-routine nature
  • Provide materials and supplies purchase orders, analyzes quotations, and expedites deliveries and shipments
  • Understand, maintain and report weekly KPI's
  • Maintain files with correspondence and records of current and potential suppliers, materials, prices, delivery dates and inventories
  • Provide timely and cost-effective procurement of production goods according to company guidelines for cost, quality, and delivery
  • Follow up with suppliers to ensure meeting delivery dates
  • Manage PO releases daily/weekly to meet demand requirements
  • Develop and maintain supplier relationships to review open action items, supplier’s performance, forecasting of future demand and future cost reduction
  • Maintain procurement process managing the purchase order based on demand changes with flexibility

What You’ll Do

Position Summary


Coordinates purchasing activities with MFG and Spares departments to acquire inventory in a cost effective and timely manner. Acquires and maintains technical understanding of products purchased. Performs material supply planning by demand changes for all commodities. Obtains materials, components, equipment and services. Monitors the std cost, delivery schedule and perfrom risk assessment of supplier's capacity constraint, material readiness to meet MFG requirement. Generate mitigation plan for material supply readiness and initiate the needs of localization or regionalization for supplier diversification and BCP.




This position will include, but is not limited to, roles and responsibilities assisting the following activities;

  • Plans, buys and and delivery of materials required to support repetitive commodity spares needs. 
  • Coworking with stakeholders to pursue linear production by smooth material supply.
  • Change management of NSR, ECR and assess the impact on material supply to minimize the risk of line down.
  • Control the MRP by SAP and communicate with supplier through dashboard.
  • Maintain contracts of indirect services & materials through cooperation with internal stakeholders

Who We’re Looking For

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business administration, or related field
  • More than 3 years of Buyer experience on direct & indirect materials and services
  • Knowledge on Purchasing agreement or contract
  • Familiar with semiconductor or high-technology supply management practices, standards and organization
  • Professional concepts; applies company policies and procedures to resolve a variety of issues.
  • Skills
    • MS Office intermediate
    • ERP familiarity, SAP expertise strongly preferred
    • Good command of English
    • Effective communication skill in inter-departmental and cross cultural environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Valued but not required skills and experience
    • Experienced in value engineering and lean manufacturing environment
    • Advanced computer proficiency

Our Commitment


We believe it is important for every person to feel valued, included, and empowered to achieve their full potential. By bringing unique individuals and viewpoints together, we achieve extraordinary results.

Lam Research ("Lam" or the "Company") is an equal opportunity employer. Lam is committed to and reaffirms support of equal opportunity in employment and non-discrimination in employment policies, practices and procedures on the basis of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, sexual orientation, or military and veteran status or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. It is the Company's intention to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Company policy prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees.

Lam offers a variety of work location models based on the needs of each role. Our hybrid roles combine the benefits of on-site collaboration with colleagues and the flexibility to work remotely and fall into two categories – On-site Flex and Virtual Flex. ‘On-site Flex’ you’ll work 3+ days per week on-site at a Lam or customer/supplier location, with the opportunity to work remotely for the balance of the week. ‘Virtual Flex’ you’ll work 1-2 days per week on-site at a Lam or customer/supplier location, and remotely the rest of the time.

Job Segment: Logistics, Supply Chain, Procurement, Buyer, Supply Planner, Operations