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Lam Research
United States

Job Responsibilities

  • Review and analyze purchase requisitions
  • Coordinate purchasing activities with manufacturing, planning, and engineering departments to acquire inventory in a cost effective and timely manner
  • Process purchase requisitions, purchase change orders and requests for quotes to suppliers
  • Responsible for procurement business system data input and integrity; creates and maintains bills of material and parts/commodities numbers in supply chain management or other enterprise wide systems
  • Participate in maximizing the procurement teams' changes, part parameters; quote table maintenance, supplier database information, error report analysis, and part number/supplier code information
  • Perform cost analysis and volume planning for major commodities (e.g., materials, components, equipment, and services)
  • Monitor the cost, schedule, and scope of assigned subcontracts to negotiate highest quality at best value
  • Interacts closely with suppliers and QA to resolve quality issues
  • Work with management to address all aspects of commodity management, including procurement support, commodity business plans, market trends assessment, pricing, and product availability

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business or related field; or equivalent work experience.
  • Five years of experience in a similar role
  • Excellent computer skills (Excel, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint)
  • Commendable knowledge and experience in ERP systems SAP/Oracle and other procurement related tools
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the semiconductor industry or other technical industry is preferred
  • Basic understanding of commodity market indicators and technical data
  • Six Sigma certification, 8D training, APICS certification
  • Prior experience managing the commercial and tactical aspects of supply chain requirements

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.

The successful candidate for this position will become eligible for a comprehensive set of outstanding benefits.  Click here to learn more about the benefits Lam offers for this position