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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.

Senior Supply Chain Business Manager

Date:  Jul 15, 2024

Phoenix, AZ, US, 85085

Req ID:  181956
Worker Category:  On-site Flex

The Impact You'll Make

In the Senior Supply Chain Business Manager role, you will be responsible to systemically improve supplier business processes to achieve optimal operational performance. You will develop action plan for supplier operational improvements and monitor their progress by holding supplier accountable. You will define metrics and monitor supplier performance against the KPIs to ensure continuous supplier improvement.  You regularly evaluate quality and sets performance benchmarks, and assess the risks associated with the preferred supply base selection. This is a high visibility role with need for regular executive communication.  




What You Will Do:

  • Work with supplier planning, quality and manufacturing leads to audit business processes that support flow of material and information. Develop improvement opportunities for the supplier processes with clear action plan
  • Responsible for program managing the progress of multiple improvement projects at supplier.
  • Clearly communicate supplier health and actions taken to mitigate any potential delivery risks in multiple forums with executive team.
  • Work continuously on process improvement to deploy & develop best known methods related to procurement, inventory control (e.g., Consignment, JIT, Kanban, min/max) & manufacturing strategies.
  • Initiate and coordinate early supplier involvement in highly technical and/or contractually complex new products parts design using the suppliers’ expertise to optimize quality and manufacturability.
  • You'll establish goals with supplier to ensure material delivery meet forecasted demand.
  • Be the point of contact for escalations to resolve shortages.
  • Represent supplier business management on cross-functional commodity teams that focus on supply challenges, and to ensure internal/external customer needs are satisfied.
  • Partner with engineering and the supplier(s) to resolve complex problems, to ensure on time delivery of critical material in order to support customer and company requirements.
  • Develop presentations, white papers, process flow charts to support continuous process improvement projects.

Who We're Looking For


  • Bachelor’s degree Manufacturing Operations, Supply Chain, Engineering, Material Science, Business or related technical discipline.
  • Twelve (12) years of experience in a similar role.
  • Twelve (12) years of experience in a similar role.
  • Understanding of operational processes and interdependencies.
  • Ability to understand manufacturing process, business process and develop improvement plans around the same to achieve optimal operational performance.
  • Solid data analytical skills with the ability to develop into action plans.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills with ability to communicate cross-functionally and with various levels of the organization, including Executives.
  • Previous work experience in commodity management, procurement, contracting, materials management, operations management
  • Ability to travel up to 25%

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.

Our Perks and Benefits


At Lam, our people make amazing things possible. That’s why we invest in you throughout the phases of your life with a comprehensive set of outstanding benefits. Discover more at 

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