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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.

Strategic Commodity Manager - Supply Chain

Date: Jun 19, 2021

Location: Tualatin, OR, US

Req ID: 156521

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Job Responsibilities

Lam’s Strategic Commodity Managers are responsible for performing industry research and monitoring global business environments in order to develop, align, and execute strategic commodity plans for our Global Supply Chain.  Will help the company to achieve future success in best quality, delivery, cost and differentiation in commodities such as: Electro-static chucks, Coatings, Performance Materials, Showerheads, and Pedestal space.  This role is multifaceted and requires leadership to guide the rest of the adjacent supply chain teams within our matrix organization.


Other Job Responsibilities

  • Represent global supply chain strategic commodity management to develop and align sourcing strategies of critical parts sourcing with volume suppliers and set supplier categorization
  • Recommend supply chain strategies for critical commodities/ technologies to the extent of partnerships and beyond
  • Work cross-functionally with product management, engineering and product group teams on key roadmap objectives and technology developments within the supply chain
  • Develop and maintain supplier core competencies to support local/global business requirements
  • Develop, own and actively manage business and supply/ demand continuity plans
  • Negotiate contracts such as IP agreements as well as volume purchase agreements and identify/ execute on pricing inflection points
  • Manage Lam liabilities at suppliers through claims and balance sheet review processes
  • Establish fair value of part costs and actively negotiate or structure space to maintain fair value
  • Develop and own execution of cost savings plans including alternate sourcing, restructuring the supply chain, and design-based savings projects in partnership with our engineering teams
  • Support/improve supplier performance through supplier scorecard and quarterly based review processes, managing the relationships to deliver negotiated value
  • Encourage and coordinate early supplier involvement on new product designs using the suppliers’ expertise to optimize quality, cost and manufacturability
  • Lead/ support cross-functional commodity management teams to ensure strategic and executional alignment
  • Regularly evaluate cost and quality performance benchmarks, and the risks associated with the sourcing strategy
  • Develop and apply a strategic commodity plan to define a preferred supplier base for technology commodities

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • Eight+ years related experience
  • Experience interfacing with customers and suppliers, managing these relationships on product issue identification, problem resolution, and total experience
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems with scalable and repeatable results
  • Exhibits attention to detail, sense of urgency, and ability to prioritize when presented with multiple tasks in fast paced environment
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills with ability to communicate cross-functionally and with various levels of the organization including executives
  • Willing and able to travel up to 25% (domestic and international)


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