Senior Business Counsel - Display and Flexible Technologies (DFT) - (M6)

  • Company: Applied Materials
  • Posted: April 10, 2017
  • Reference ID: 1702028
Company Profile
Applied Materials is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future

Silicon Systems
Applied's Silicon Systems segment develops, manufactures and sells a wide range of manufacturing equipment used to fabricate semiconductor chips, also referred to as integrated circuits (ICs). The Silicon Systems segment includes semiconductor capital equipment for deposition, etch, ion implantation, rapid thermal processing, chemical mechanical planarization, metrology and inspection, and wafer packaging. The majority of Applied's new equipment sales are to leading integrated device manufacturers and foundries worldwide.

Display & Flexible Technologies
The Display segment is comprised of products for manufacturing liquid crystal displays (LCDs), organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs), and other display technologies for TVs, personal computers (PCs), tablets, smart phones, and other consumer oriented devices. While similarities exist between the technologies utilized in semiconductor and display fabrication, the most significant differences are in the size and composition of the substrate. Substrates used to manufacture display panels are typically glass, although newer flexible materials are entering the market. Display industry growth depends primarily on consumer demand for increasingly larger and more advanced TVs and high resolution displays for mobile devices.
Energy and Environmental Solutions
The Energy and Environmental Solutions segment includes products for fabricating crystalline-silicon (c-Si) solar PV cells, as well as high throughput roll-to-roll deposition equipment for flexible electronics, packaging and other applications.
Global Services
The Applied Global Services (AGS) segment provides integrated solutions to optimize equipment and fab performance and productivity, including spares, upgrades, services, remanufactured earlier generation equipment and factory automation software for semiconductor, display and solar products. Customer demand for products and services is fulfilled through a global distribution system with trained service engineers located in close proximity to customer sites in more than a dozen countries to support approximately 33,000 installed Applied semiconductor, display and solar manufacturing systems worldwide.

Senior Corporate Counsel - Display and Flexible Technologies (DFT)
Reporting to the Vice President and General Counsel - DFT and Worldwide Operations, this role will have primary responsibility for commercial transactions for Applied's fastest growing business, as well as sitting on the leadership team of DFT's largest business unit. Applied is seeking an energetic team player with a strong business partner mindset who will be able to provide counsel on emerging issues, processes and strategic planning. Candidate should be comfortable interacting with colleagues, business executives, product teams, our sales force, and our customers. The Applied Law Department environment is fast paced, challenging, collegial and collaborative.

Key Responsibilities :
1. Provide business and legal advice to fast-growing high-tech business
2. Review, draft and negotiate a broad range of commercial, IP and other contracts
3. Perform risk analysis, provide actionable insight and recommendations
4. Work with management and sales force to ensure understanding of legal and contract concepts and implications, development of negotiation roadmaps, and proper review and approval of non-standard terms and conditions.
5. Contribute to the development of business unit policies and practices.
6. Create, implement and improve processes to mitigate risk, reduce inefficiencies and improve responsiveness; advise on special projects
7. Provide training and develop programs to protect IP and accomplish business goals.

8. Perform general legal research and due diligence in connection with the above
Basic Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctorate (JD)
    6-10 years of legal experience with a focus in the following area:
      Commercial matters and transactions (buy-sell) Transactions involving the sale, licensing purchase or IP assets Also beneficial would be experience in:
        Licensing (including software licensing) Financing and M&A transactions Understanding of intellectual property law Antitrust/competition law
  • Excellent negotiation skills including first-hand experience of leading negotiations with parties across multiple jurisdictions
  • Work experience in law firm and/or in-house legal departments of multinational corporations
  • Licensed in California

Preferred Qualifications, Skills and Attributes:

    Strong intellectual capacity and high personal standards of excellence. Strong business acumen; capacity to learn the business quickly. Understand how to translate business needs into contract language, including creativity in finding solution to help resolve business issues. Passionate, proactive, highly motivated self-starter. Ability to work independently on a wide variety of tasks and drive results. Ability to prioritize and handle multiple competing tasks/projects at the same time. Excellent organizational skills, including attention to detail and ability to define specific action plans based on general guidance and deliver results. Ability to see the big picture and identify and design-out problems from the outset; continuous improvement mindset. Strong customer focus, both internal and external. Ability to work collaboratively across organizational boundaries, and with a diverse group of colleagues and internal clients in multiple countries. Personal presence that inspires trust and confidence; sound judgment; highest integrity; willingness to engage in constructive debate; influence leadership skills. Excellent communications skills; active listener; inclusive. Ability to lead and ability to perform as part of a team. Flexible, personable and enjoys a dynamic corporate culture.
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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