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Strategic Commodity Manager (all genders)

Date:  May 20, 2024

Villach, AT

Req ID:  180971
Worker Category:  On-site Flex

Job Responsibilities

The Strategic Commodity Manager is part of the Global Supply Chain Management (GSCM) organization and will interface between Lam product teams and industries/suppliers that provide core component technologies.  In this position you will play a vital role managing suppliers 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. Your Responsibilities would be to:


  • develop and implement commodity strategy, including long range capacity planning for 3+ years into the future
  • take material sourcing decisions and be accountable for performance against cost, quality, and lead time goals
  • onboard new suppliers considering evaluation of capability, implementation of legal contracts, assessment of financial risks,  establishment of performance reviews
  • evaluate supplier reliability and develop new supply sources where vendors or suppliers are no longer competitive
  • set improvement plans and follow up for results
  • gather quotations, evaluate bids, and consider various supplier performance metrics to award business
  • evaluate risk of ongoing availability of material, address obsolescence, and last time buys.  Implement stocking strategies and contracts to mitigate future availability and supply chain risks
  • forecast cost impacts, approve pricing changes, and negotiate cost reduction with suppliers
  • interact with engineering, manufacturing, and other groups to understand cross functional impacts of design and manufacturing strategy decisions
  • work cross functionally with Supply Chain Operations, Logistics and all groups involved to minimize supply chain disruptions

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Business or Engineering discipline
  • at least 5 years of experience in a similar role, preferably in semiconductor industry
  • good understanding of manufacturing processes
  • willingness to learn new skills
  • creative thinking and strong problem-solving capabilities
  • solid analytical and written/oral communication skills in English. German knowledge would be an advantage
  • ability to communicate in a cross-cultural environment
  • willingness to travel internationally

Employment in Austria

This position is subject to the Austrian Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) for Employees in the Metal Technology Industry in occupation group G.  A higher payment is negotiable depending on expertise and skills. The monthly salary is paid 14 times per year. 

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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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