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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.

Sr. Strategic Commodity Manager - Wet Deposition

Date:  Sep 23, 2022

Tualatin, OR, US, 97062

Req ID:  176361

Job Responsibilities

The Sr. Strategic Commodity Manager is part of the Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) organization and will interface between Lam product teams, industries, and suppliers that provide core component technologies.  In this position you will play a vital role managing suppliers in the Wet Deposition commodity space by working across organizations to formulate and execute commodity strategies, align development deliverables, negotiate contracts and agreements, benchmark suppliers, and resolve delivery, cost and production challenges.


You will be responsible for developing and executing sourcing strategies, recommending product innovations based on technology development and maintaining supplier partner relationships. The position requires an interest in market dynamics, negotiation, pricing, manufacturing processes, supply chain optimization, risk mitigation and collaboration across internal and external organizations.


Wet Deposition product output will be growing over the next few years and we have an opportunity to mitigate some of the risks associated with this growth.  This team will face some unique challenges and we intend to have fun while meeting these challenges.  Candidate should be a result-driven, self-starter possessing strong interpersonal skills with a strong focus on supporting customers.  This individual should also possess the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment, to adapt to changing priorities and to work independently.

Other Job Responsibilities

  • Defines metrics and monitor supplier performance against expectations to ensure continuous supplier improvement and sustainability. 
  • Regularly evaluate performance benchmarks, and the risks associated with the preferred supply base selection
  • Continuously working on process improvement to deploy & develop best known methods related to procurement, inventory control (e.g., JIT, Kanban, min/max) & manufacturing strategies
  • Encourages and coordinates early supplier involvement in new products parts design using the suppliers’ expertise to optimize quality and manufacturability
  • Drive the improvement of the suppliers’ manufacturing processes to ensure product quality, cost, and on-time-delivery
  • Collaborate on the continuous development of supply base through close teamwork with product management, global product group, and supplier engineers
  • Knowledge of supply chain management business processes and proper governance controls for factory management
  • Establishes goals with supplier to ensure material delivery meet forecasted demand.
  • Works with supplier to monitors product cost preventing negative PPV and supporting cost reduction efforts.
  • Plans, schedules and monitors the movement of materials through the production cycle to determine required materials purchases.
  • Develops specifications for new contract orders. Gathers quotations, examines bids and makes awards.
  • Monitors cost, schedule and scope of assigned subcontracts to assure best quality at best value.
  • Evaluates vendor reliability and develops new supply sources where vendors and suppliers are no longer competitive.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Engineering, or Business related; Advanced degree (MBA) from accredited University preferred
  • 10 years' experience in a similar role
  • Solid analytical skills and understanding of statistical process control and basic statistical analysis used in production setting
  • Verbal and written communication skills with ability to communicate cross-functionally and with various levels of the organization including executives
  • Good understanding of manufacturing processes
  • International & domestic travelling

Preferred Qualifications

  • Project Management / Team Lead experience Lean six sigma experience as a yellow or green belt or above a plus
  • At least 7 years of working in the Semiconductor Equipment Industry Experience with working with global suppliers
  • Working knowledge of SAP MM and PP modules
  • Experience working with Plastics commodities and suppliers

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.

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