Non-Technical Program/Project Manager - (B4)

  • Company: Applied Materials
  • Posted: April 01, 2017
  • Reference ID: 1702615
Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise. Interprets internal or external business issues and recommends best practices. Solves complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions. Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations. May lead functional teams or projects.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Forecasts and communicates engineering, materials, and manufacturing requirements to suppliers. Provides input to outsourcing decisions by performing make versus buy analysis. Coordinates demand signals through MRP to minimize inventory exposure.
  2. Leads Materials Core Team and drives sourcing selection for consumable and high-use sparable parts for PLC and sPLC programs within the BU's. Collaborates with engineering team to interpret engineering requirements.
  3. With limited/ no supervision, creates, releases and updates new project materials strategy.
  4. Sourcing: Assists in supplier price and delivery negotiations; under direct supervision may negotiate contracts as necessary. Utilizes the preferred supplier selection and assessment process when selecting suppliers. Completes supplier risk assessment on critical and unique parts. Monitors supplier performance (delivery, quality, cost). Materials: Coordinates activities around source selection, specification creation and price negotiation with appropriate team members.
  5. Executes commercialization (transition) materials plan).
  6. Manages materials change control process. Meets cost objectives and resolves quality issues. Generates and publishes Key Process Indicators.
  7. Works with engineering and GPS to identify preliminary consumable and sparable parts list. Assists and/ or leads in developing supplier and commodity road maps to engineering. Utilizes value analysis on build-to-print components in support of Should Cost analysis.
  8. Actively mediates and partners with quality and engineering teams to resolve supplier quality issues for assigned product groups. Escalate issues to Commodity Business Managers when necessary.

Functional Knowledge

  • Demonstrates depth and/or breadth of expertise in own specialized discipline or field; Technical background and machining knowledge preferred

Business Expertise

  • Interprets internal/external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services


  • May lead functional teams or projects with moderate resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity

Problem Solving

  • Leads others to solve complex problems; uses sophisticated analytical thought to exercise judgment and identify innovative solutions


  • Impacts the achievement of customer, operational, project or service objectives; work is guided by functional policies

Interpersonal Skills

  • Communicates difficult concepts and negotiates with others to adopt a different point of view

Education: Bachelor's Degree

Experience: 10 - 15 Years

Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

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