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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.

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Director, Foreign Trade

Date: Jun 29, 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.

Lam Research’s Legal department is currently seeking a trade compliance professional, who will be based either in Fremont, CA or Tualatin, OR with broad experience in developing, implementing, and managing a trade compliance team and a trade compliance program and infrastructure.  Specifically, this individual will be responsible for providing advice to in-house clients on a range of topics including export and import regulations and sanctions laws.  This individual will be responsible for ensuring compliance with United States and international trade regulations and for the development and maintenance of our trade compliance program.  The Director, Foreign Trade reports to the Sr. Director, Foreign Trade in Fremont, CA.


Job Responsibilities
  • Provide guidance to leadership and company personnel on the interpretation and application of export, import, and sanctions laws and regulations;
  • Provide advice to in-house clients, including sales, logistics, supply chain, engineering, human resources and others regarding trade compliance issues and the company’s trade compliance program;
  • Develop, implement, and maintain Lam’s trade compliance policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Drive advocacy, alignment and operational implementation of US and international trade regulation changes
  • Represent Foreign Trade in cross-functional initiatives providing Trade facilitation and regulatory compliance guidance
  • Enhance the company’s import and export programs including our licensing, audit, classification, valuation, and duty minimization programs
  • Develop and deliver training to educate employees and promote a culture of compliance
  • Assist with defining, documenting, and conducting Trade compliance audits and ensuring corrective action processes are in place to comply with U.S. and international trade regulations
  • Lead and manage a global team of trade compliance professionals
  • Represent Lam in US government and Industry trade-related matters
Other Job Responsibilities
  • Extensive knowledge of US and international export and import regulations
  • Strong experience in export licensing and classification for US, Asia, and Europe
  • Strong experience in import classification, valuation, and duty minimization programs
  • Knowledge of ERP Systems (SAP/GTS a plus)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to influence key decisionmakers at senior levels of responsibility
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with people from different cultures and multiple levels in the organization
  • Manufacturing company and Foreign Trade Zone experience preferred
  • Project management, planning and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Experience delivering training to all levels of the organization (US and international)
  • Experience interacting, verbal and written, with US government agencies and Trade organizations
  • Logistics experience preferred
  • Ability to travel internationally, routinely (10% of the time) for trade-related matters





Minimum Qualification
  • 12+ years of relevant senior-level global trade compliance experience
  • Minimum BA/BS  - MBA and/or Trade-related advanced degree preferred


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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