Technical Project/Program Management Director - (E6)

  • Company: Applied Materials
  • Posted: February 07, 2017
  • Reference ID: 1700492

  • Proven in the areas of people development and organizational leadership
  • Highly experienced in the field of Technical Program and Product Management
  • Possess strong Operational and Business acumen
  • Recognized as a subject matter expert within the company in the area of leading large complex programs within product group and cross product groups via PLC process
  • Proven success in delivering to commit and strong in Risk Mitigation Management process
  • 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

Key Responsibilities

  • Develops project plan and oversees from conception and planning to implementation, including strategies, processes and resources. Ensures objectives/success criteria are clearly defined and agreed to across the business units
  • Drives decision making and escalate upward as warranted to ensure project/program is on track. Lead in trade-off analysis to provide decision maker (s) clear risks profile
  • Responsible for managing schedule, budget, and task details by utilizing project management tools such as reports, tracking charts, checklist and project scheduling software
  • Drives allocated resources from other organizations to achieve on-time and within budget performance objectives for the project. Initiates and manages capital allocation requests, purchase requisitions, and purchase orders
  • Manages cost schedule performance of equipment for internal and external customers and vendors worldwide
  • Leads multifunctional design teams comprised of internal, external and/or matrixed headcount to complete project/program. Provides technical leadership to team members to achieve goals
  • Interfaces and coordinates with Customers and Account Team to define objectives, provide status updates and prepare for release and deployment
  • Provides engineering and business process expertise to team and other members on various significantly complex programs/issues
  • Identifies and resolves potential complications within the program and develops solutions for resolution

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; recommends product, process or service improvements


  • Leads projects with notable risk and complexity; develops the strategy for project execution
  • Manage program portfolio strategy
  • Manage, develop, and/or mentor people

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


  • Bachelor's Degree - Master Preferred
  • 10 to 15 Years of Experience
  • Engineering or Technical background
  • Product Development and Project Management experience
  • Management thru influence

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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