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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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Strategic Commodity Manager 6

Date: Jul 18, 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.

Job Description

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.

Essential 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 plan to define a preferred supplier base for build-to-print commodities
  • Encourage and coordinate early supplier involvement on new product designs using the suppliers’ expertise to optimize quality, cost and manufacturability

Preferred skills:  Technical background, metal machining fabrication, plastics or ceramics exp

Qualifications
  • 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
  • Influence skills: experienced communicator with the ability to communicate critical thinking ideas and concepts.  Capable of developing and delivering compelling arguments and presentations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and business processes
  • Understanding of build-to-print documents (i.e. specifications/drawings) and function with semiconductor manufacturing tools
  • Maintains current knowledge on relevant trends through professional networking, industry reports, trade journals, etc.
  • Ability to travel domestic and international. <25% travel time could be required
Education & Experience
  • 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+ 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

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