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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.

NPI Materials Program Mgr Staff

Date: Oct 16, 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.


The Material Program Manager (MPM) position is a leadership role in PDR Programs within Lam. As MPM you are accountable for establishing a Supply Chain that meets performance, cost, quality, capacity, and on-time-delivery requirements of Lam Research products. You also manage our new products' fast transition from Pilot Manufacturing to Remote Factories and/ or Lam HVM line. Applying your great communication skills you provide fact based guidance to program CFTs helping them to make the right decisions & the program to succeed. 

Tasks & Responsibilities
  • You form & lead cross-functional teams to define sourcing strategies and sourcing plans for new products, including recommendations for new supplier selection & evaluation.
  • You execute new product’s cost roll-ups, cost tracking & analysis on regular basis
  • You identify, communicate and manage program risks and prevent them from materializing
  • You identify material cost reduction opportunities utilizing should costing, benchmarking, cost driver analysis, functional cost analysis, etc.
  • You manage and execute material cost reduction activities
  • You manage the product transition from Pilot to High Volume Manufacturing
  • You ensure execution of FAIR/ POR for Critical Parts before first customer shipment
  • You identify critical path parts & implement measures enabling production to deliver to MCSD.    
  • You present on MPM activities and PDR-deliverables to Management in reviews on regular basis
Minimum Qualification
  • BA/BS in Engineering, Chemistry or Business Administration; MBA, MS desirable
  • >6 years experience as well in Strategic Procurement/ Procurement Excellence & Supply Chain Management as in Purchasing/ Project Services
  • >3 Program/ Project Management experience
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills supporting the ability to solve complex cross-functional issues with multi-dimensional, conflicting needs.
  • Understanding of product cost drivers & ability to derive corresponding cost reduction measures
  • Possess excellent communications and influencing skills leading to formal presentations to leadership, management, and individual contributors
  • Advanced experience in Lam supplier/ material qualification process (Critical Parts)
  • Advanced PDR-process knowledge in development projects
  • Knowledge of Lam supplier base & Supply Chain organization
  • Advanced knowledge of Lam Research tool architecture and functions
  • High-level of proficiency working with Microsoft Power Point and Excel.
  • Professional written and oral communication skills in English
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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