Santa Clara, California

Key responsibilities:

  • Serve as an  interface with assigned business unit or functional area such as Sales, Operations, Engineering, Service and Finance for the purpose of business technology strategy development, solution discovery, service management, project portfolio mgmt,  and relationship management.
  • Validates and ensures design integrity of  business process/business application solutions to address  complex cross functional needs. Oversee software application functional specification development and configuration for complex individual projects and/or across multiple, concurrent projects. Develops testing and data conversion strategies.  Identifies and recommend industry BKM's for integrated solution design and standards, and develop and enforce defined standards; Keeps abreast of technologies in the market and drive new technology evaluations. 
  • Oversee business application functional support services  to meet performance, availability, customer service level agreement and  customer satisfaction targets. Ensure systems are monitored and tuned for availability and performance, and that rigorous root cause analysis is performed and preventative/corrective actions implemented. Oversees execution of application lifecycle activities.
  • Plans and ensures delivery of project and support services within area of responsibility within allocated budget. Develops project budgets. Develops deep understanding cost model and cost drivers for service(s) and develops and implements service area budgets and cost optimization initiatives. Responsible for timely renewal of maintenance and subscription contracts.
  • Monitors and ensures adherence to GIS project management, software application development, testing, service management, change management, RCA  and other relevant processes, standards, governance and controls.  May manage execution of sox controls and testing, and support internal and external audits. 
  • Plan and manage large scale, complex  cross functional business application projects  to ensure effective and efficient execution in line with guardrails of scope, timeline, budget and quality.
  • Oversees contingent workers performing services across multiple projects or service areas.  Ensures  selection, on boarding and off boarding of contingent workers is performed in a timely manner. Ensures contingent workforce utilization is optimized. Works with management and strategic providers to identify gaps and opportunities and to recommend improvement plans.  May approve contingent worker time sheets/costs.

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.

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 in computer science or Operations Research
  • Over 15 years experience, with over 10 years in the implementing supply chain solutions
  • Knowledge of supply chain processes in semiconductor industry preferred or deep supply chain process knowledge in related industry (heavy machinery, medical equipment)
  • Experience in implementing SAP supply chain solutions a must - in semiconductor industry or related industry preferred
  • Experience in new generation SAP supply chain products, like SPP, IBP a definite plus




Bachelor's Degree




Years of Experience:

7 - 10 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information


Yes, 10% of the Time

Relocation Eligible:


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

Santa Clara, California

A global leader in the nanomanufacturing technology solutions for the electronics industry, Applied Materials is built on the strength of talented people. We offer a wide variety of job opportunities for experienced professionals and recent college students/graduates that will capitalize on your current skills while broadening your experience and engaging you in a dynamic, fast-changing industry.

Here, you will work in community to achieve a common goal and encounter exciting new challenges every day. Our company is continually evolving: implementing innovations to make semiconductors more portable, powerful, and affordable than ever before.

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