Key Responsibilities

  • Lead a global Logistics Quality Team with overall responsibility for logistics quality for all business sectors and a primary emphasis on defect-free shipments and warehousing quality 
  • Support Applied Materials business entities by developing, implementing and maintaining logistics quality processes that comply with US and foreign tax and trade regulations, support Applied supply chain sustainability initiatives and drive improved customer loyalty. 
  • Determination of quality requirements throughout the logistics supply chain including those requirements applicable to third party logistics providers.
  • Identify opportunities for the continuous quality improvement of inbound and outbound material movements; benchmark and implement industry best known methods
  • Ensure compliance and control to applicable Quality Standards
  • Continued refinement of leading and lagging key process effectiveness and efficiency indicators
  • Leads multifunctional teams comprised of internal, external, and/or matrixed headcount to complete projects/programs.  

Functional Knowledge

  • Regarded as a logistics/logistics quality expert; demonstrated success in leading global logistics/logistics quality teams
  • Background in industrial engineering, operations research a plus

Business Expertise

  • Anticipates business related issues; recognizes strategic quality improvement opportunities 
  • Applies broad industry and commercial awareness to drive financial and operational quality performance across business sector, department and sub-functions

  • Leadership
    • Leads projects with notable risk and complexity; develops the strategy for project execution
    •  Leads through subordinate managers; executes quality business plans and contributes to the development of global quality strategy

Problem Solving

  • Directs the resolution of highly complex or unusual business problems applying advanced analytical thought and judgment 


  • Guided by business sector/functional strategy, impacts global quality and business sector results; facilitates the work done by others by providing support to impact the business

Interpersonal Skills

  • Communicates complex ideas; anticipates potential objections and persuades others, often at senior levels, to adopt a different point of view
  • The successful candidate is passionate about Applied’s intent to Make Possible A Better Future, self-driven, and able to work well both independently and in a matrix/influence environment

Education & Experience

  • Master’s Degree
  • 12 - 15 years’ experience

    Applied Materials is the leader in materials engineering solutions 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. Our innovations make possible™ the technology shaping the future. To achieve this, we employ some of the best, brightest, and most talented people in the world who work together as part of a winning team.  

    While virtually every nationality, culture, and background are currently represented within Applied Materials, we strive for a more robust Culture of Inclusion (COI) and diversity. Leveraging our COI vision helps drive innovation, build organizational capabilities, create equal opportunities for everyone, and achieve our company’s definition of a Winning Team.

    We are actively recruiting for a Director, Global Logistics Quality to champion our commitment to defect-free shipments. The ideal candidate has extensive logistics operations experience and has lead logistics quality engineering teams. The right candidate will be responsible for formulating a logistics quality strategy tailored to the unique requirements of our semiconductor, flat-panel display and Applied Global Services businesses. Having experience in leading geographically-dispersed teams will aid you in the execution of logistics business objectives that contribute significantly to protecting our customers and the Applied Materials brand.

    Company Facts:

    • Ticker: Nasdaq: AMAT
    • Fiscal 2020 Revenue: $17.2 billion
    • Fiscal 2020 R&D: $2.2 billion
    • Founded: November 10, 1967
    • Headquarters: Santa Clara, California
    • Global Presence: 110 locations in 19 countries
    • Manufacturing: China, Germany, Israel, Italy, Singapore, Taiwan, United States
    • Employees: ~24,000 worldwide
    • Patents: ~14,300 issued



    Bachelor's Degree




    Years of Experience:

    15+ 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.


    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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