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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.

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. Our success results from our employees' diverse technical and business expertise, which fuels close collaboration and ongoing innovation. We know that our dynamic, global team of exceptional employees is essential to our continued growth.

Join the Lam Research team, where you can play a vital role in the future of electronics and write your own success story.

Strategic Commodity Mgr 5

Date:  May 14, 2022


Req ID:  167069

Job Responsibilities

  • This position is an individual contributor that plays a vital role as the Commodity manager for Metal Machining within the Build to Print Fabrication space with core responsibility to get the Finished Goods delivered as per plan. The self-motived candidate will plan, organize and control business/contracts/negotiations for strategic acquisition of materials and services of technical or contractual nature within Global Supply Chain.  This Strategic Commodity Managers will be responsible for driving supplier contract management, conducting supplier negotiations, analytically formulating and executing comprehensive supplier management strategies based on semiconductor technology landscapes and global business environments within our metal machining commodity.

Other Job Responsibilities

  • Facilitate most supplier Global Agreement negotiations, renegotiations and contract addendums.  Negotiate performance-based, preferred supplier agreements, to provide incentive for continuous supplier improvement.  Advises commodity team leader on strategic plans.
  • Represents strategic commodity management on a cross-functional strategic commodity team that focuses on supply challenges and ensures internal/external customer needs are satisfied.  Works cross-functionally with product, manufacturing and quality engineers as well as procurement, finance, and product support
  • Define and monitor metrics in line with AOP (annual operating plan) objectives relative to supplier performance against these expectations to ensure continuous supplier improvement; then drives team to address and close gaps to meet objectives
  • Regularly evaluate cost and quality performance benchmarks, and the risks associated with the preferred supply base selection. 
  • Develop and apply a strategic commodity plans to define a preferred supplier base for metal machining commodity
  • Encourage and coordinate early supplier involvement on new product designs using the suppliers’ expertise to optimize quality, cost and manufacturability

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum Qualifications
    • Minimum Education: BA/BS/MS degree in Business or a technical field listed herein (but not limited to) the following: Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Applied Science Operations Management, Global Supply Chain Management.  MBA preferred
    • Minimum Experience:  7-10+ years of experience in a Supply Chain, Operations, or production/planning environment.  Preferably in Semiconductor industry
    • Exceptional interpersonal relationship skills and professional level of emotional intelligence necessary to achieve the desired objective deliverables
    • Proven experience of strong analytical and problem-solving skills with history of successful resolution
    • Exhibit attention to detail, sense of urgency and ability to handle multiple tasks in fast paced environment
    • Six sigma green belt or above is a plus
  • Preferred Qualifications
    • Business and technical background with an understanding of CNC machining process.
    • Requires excellent analytical and written/oral communication skills with ability to communicate cross-functionally and with various levels of the organization including executives
    • Previous project management experience and knowledge of basic project management concepts
    • Experience with continuity planning and risk mitigation development with suppliers
    • Experience in capacity planning, cost reduction approaches and lead time reduction
    • Capable of developing and delivering compelling arguments and presentations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and business processes
    • Maintains current knowledge on relevant trends through professional networking, industry reports, trade journals, etc.

Preferred Qualifications

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.

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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