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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 Specialist

Date: Sep 1, 2020

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About Lam….


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.

Job Responsibilities

This position will be part of Lam Research Global Supply Chain Organization as individual contributor. The primary role is to build a strategy for the Major Modules with the Remote Factories/ Contract Manufacturers within the supply chain organization. This role will be responsible for the development of new suppliers and maintaining the suppliers’ core competencies to support local and global business requirements. Portfolio also includes developing outsourcing capabilities for capacity flexibility and developing plans and metrics for annual cost savings.

Other Job Responsibilities
  • Develop and deploy new suppliers for critical technology in a fast-pace, high mix, low volume environment.
  • Strategic planning for the supply chain organization including people development.
  • Continuity planning and risk mitigation.
  • Development of outsourcing capabilities for capacity flexibility, and extensive lead time reduction.
  • Development of plans and metrics for annual cost savings.
  • Write effective reports on development of progress of projects.
  • Develop and maintain working knowledge of Lam’s quality management system and properly apply quality procedures and operating procedures as appropriate.
  • Carry out technical and commercial projects and all other additional duties as assigned.
  • Receiving deemed exports of EAR or ITAR controlled technology.
  • Manage Lam working capital through lead time strategies including postponement, consignment, and inventory stocking strategies
  • Develop and maintain suppliers’ core competencies to support local/global business requirements
  • Manage supplier capacity plans and articulate constraints for long term planning
  • Negotiate contracts (purchase agreements, ISA’s and etc.) and identify/execute on pricing inflection points
  • Manage Lam liabilities at suppliers through claims and balance sheet review processes
Minimum Qualification
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, or Business-related field
  • More than 5 years related experience in a supply chain role with progressive responsibility
  • Proven ability to gain partnerships and excel on a cross-functional teams
  • Experience in procurement and supplier management desirable
  • Ability to interpret technical documents (i.e. blueprints/drawings/BOM)
  • Experience in using SAP system is a MUST
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills
  • Effective negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage multiple processes and projects
  • Team player, independent and meticulous
  • Some travel required (approximately 25% of the time)
Preferred Qualification
More About Us ….


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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