Strategy Business Manager

  • Company: Applied Materials
  • Posted: December 22, 2016
  • Reference ID: 1604814
General Profile: Recognized as an expert within the company. Anticipates internal and or external business challenges and/or regulatory issues; recommends process, product or service improvements. Solves unique and complex problems that have a broad impact on the business. Contributes to the development of functional strategy. Leads project teams to achieve milestones and objectives. Progression to this level is typically restricted on the basis of business requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the identification and ongoing development of supply chain business strategy & solutions that will enable the AGS Division to meet their business objectives
  • Interface with multiple Product and Corporate functions, Legal, M&A, Ventures, Worldwide Operations, Manufacturing, Product Groups to ensure a successful outcome of the strategy
  • Understand customer, suppliers and company requirements to the level necessary to implement the defined strategy
  • Design business processes as required to support the targeted supply chain business strategy
  • Interface with and lead multiple groups to ensure the success of the supply chain business strategy
  • Define the methods and analytical techniques that are used for critical business functions on an internal/external basis to support worldwide business development.
  • Understand the competitive influences affecting our suppliers and business units
  • Provide and assist in scenario planning and forecasting

Functional Knowledge

  • Regarded as the technical expert in their particular field
  • Demonstrates in-depth and/or breadth of expertise in own discipline and broad knowledge of other disciplines within the function

Business Expertise

  • Anticipates business and regulatory issues
  • Knowledgeable in processes and procedures associated with M&A, Supplier Contracts, Financial & Business Models


  • Leads projects with notable risk and complexity; develops the strategy for project execution
  • Leads cross functional groups to execute the targeted strategy [e.g. Legal, M&A, Ventures, Product owners, Supply Chain]

Problem Solving

  • Solves unique and complex problems with broad impact on the business; requires conceptual and innovative thinking to develop solutions


  • Impacts the direction and resource allocation for program, project or services; works within general functional policies and industry guidelines

Interpersonal Skills

  • Communicates complex ideas, anticipates potential objections and persuades others, often at senior levels, to adopt a different point of view

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Technical Field with either MBA or solid business experience

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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