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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.

Sr. Strategic Commodity Manager

Date:  Jul 5, 2024

Tualatin, OR, US, 97062

Req ID:  183340
Worker Category:  On-site Flex

The Group You’ll Be A Part Of


The Global Operations Group brings information systems, facilities, supply chain, logistics, and high-volume manufacturing together to drive the engine of our global business operations. We help Lam deliver industry-leading solutions with speed and efficiency, while actively supporting the resilient and profitable growth of Lam's business.


The Impact You’ll Make

The Senior Strategic Commodity Manager is part of the Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) organization who interfaces with suppliers and various organizations within Lam to address delivery, cost, and production challenges as well as managing risks for the overall commodity.  In this position you will play a vital role managing suppliers in Mechatronics and OEM robotics space with core responsibility in cost, commercial negotiations and execution to strategic plans.


You will work across the organization to formulate and execute the strategies, align development deliverables, negotiate contracts and agreements, benchmark suppliers, and resolve delivery, cost, and production challenges.  

What You’ll Do

  • Manage supplier relationships, lead sourcing decisions, plan adequate capacity, evaluate performance and manage commodity risks.
  • Benchmark, develop, implement, and improve supply chain processes and infrastructure to support quality, scalability, and supply continuity.
  • Work collaboratively with cross functional team and internal stakeholders in development of local and regional suppliers.
  • Working knowledge or a technical background in robotics and motion systems preferred.
  • Proficiency using analytical tools such as Power BI, Excel, and databases.
  • Proficiency on the use of SAP or similar ERP/MRP system.
  • Proficient in creating executive-level presentations and updates.
  • Some domestic and international travel will be required, up to 10% of time.

Who We’re Looking For

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Operations, Engineering, or business; MBA or post graduate degree in Supply Chain Management preferred.
  • Twelve (12) years of similar work experience in Supply Chain, Operations, or engineering preferably in semiconductor industry.
  • Creative thinking and strong problem-solving capabilities.
  • Formal or informal leadership role within a global matrix managed multi-site company with manufacturing and supplier operations spread over multiple continents.
  • Extensive experience interfacing with customers and suppliers and managing these relationships, knowledge of supply chain management business processes.
  • Demonstrate proactive leadership in identifying problems, potential risks and mitigating those in advance of a critical situation
  • Experience with Program Management, exhibit attention to detail, sense of urgency and ability to handle multiple tasks in fast paced environment
  • Exceptional interpersonal relationship skills, Solid analytical and written/oral communication skills with ability to communicate cross-functionally and with various levels of the organization

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.

Lam offers a variety of work location models based on the needs of each role. Our hybrid roles combine the benefits of on-site collaboration with colleagues and the flexibility to work remotely and fall into two categories – On-site Flex and Virtual Flex. ‘On-site Flex’ you’ll work 3+ days per week on-site at a Lam or customer/supplier location, with the opportunity to work remotely for the balance of the week. ‘Virtual Flex’ you’ll work 1-2 days per week on-site at a Lam or customer/supplier location, and remotely the rest of the time.

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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