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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.


Strategic Commodity Manager

Date:  Jun 26, 2024
Location: 

Tualatin, OR, US, 97062

Req ID:  182842
Worker Category:  Virtual 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 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 plastics machining and fabrication supply chain commodity.

What You’ll Do

  • 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.

Who We’re Looking For

  • BA/BS/MS degree in Business or a technical field such as: Industrial or Manufacturing Engineering, Operations Management, Global Supply Chain Management; MBA preferred
  • Eight (8) years of experience in Supply Chain, Operations, or production/planning environment.  Preferably in Semiconductor industry.
  • 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.

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 Lam Benefits


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