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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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Supply Chain Business Mgr 5

Date: Mar 16, 2018

Location: Tualatin, OR, US, 97062

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Basic Function:


This position will have significant experience in delivering objectives and building strategy for the Supply Chain function


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Commodity Head: Leading a commodity team, establishing a strategy for that commodity, aligning and executing that strategy
  • Development and deployment of new suppliers for critical technology in a fast-pace, high mix, low volume environment.
  • Strategic planning for the supply chain organization including people development.
  • Continuity planning and risk mitigation.
  • Experience in capacity planning.
  • Negotiating with suppliers re capacity planning, costs, etc
  • Project management of multiple levels of projects, both technical and commercial
  • Development of outsourcing capabilities for capacity flexibility, and extensive lead time reduction.
  • Development of plans and metrics for annual cost savings.
  • Manufacturing experience with strong mechanical aptitude in an operation producing tight tolerance, precision, copy-exact parts.
  • Understanding of advanced materials such as ceramics, silicon-carbide, silicon, quartz.
  • Experienced communicator with the ability to communicate critical thinking ideas and concepts.
  • Experienced relationship builder capable of innovating and negotiating the full vendor capabilities/value.
  • Strong communicator capable of developing and delivering compelling arguments and presentations.
  • Travel to Asian and European countries as necessary
  • Understanding of tech documents (i.e. blue prints/drawings).
  • Write effective reports on development of progress of projects.
  • Application of Lean Manufacturing concepts, including 5S.
  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of Lam’s quality management system and properly apply quality procedures and operating procedures as appropriate.
  • Carry out special projects and all other additional duties as assigned.
  • Eligible to receive deemed exports of EAR or ITAR controlled technology.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Preferred is a MS in Mechanical, Materials Science, or other sufficiently technical background.  Experience in an organization using lean manufacturing principals. Ideally 10-plus years experience in a supply chain role with progressive responsibility and a minimum spend of $50M.
  • Proven ability to gain partnerships and excel on a cross-functional team with product, manufacturing, quality and reliability engineers as well as procurement, finance, and product support.  Experience in procurement and supplier management desirable.
  • Proficiency in the use of personal computers to include knowledge in the use of the Internet and software programs such as Microsoft Office products and ERP systems.
  • Ability to read, analyzes, and interprets general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or government regulations. 
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. 
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Must be able to work effectively individually and in a team environment.
  • Must be able to pay close attention to details.
  • Must be able to perform successfully under minimum supervision.
  • Must be able to attain sufficient task success to establish credibility with management, staff and employees.


Working Relationships:


Must work effectively with organizational personnel with various degrees of education, work experience, and understanding of quality terms.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Supply, Procurement, ERP, Project Manager, Operations, Technology

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