Key Responsibilities

Manages the coordination of activities of a section or department with responsibility for results in terms of costs, methods, and employees.

Drive supply assurance into Applied's Manufacturing facilities globally.

Responsible for the evaluation of vendor reliability; manages the surveying of vendors to maintain adequate working relationship. Prepares budgets and develops and administers vendor selection processes and programs.

Reviews and approves purchases up to a specified dollar amount.

Develops policies and procedures for the operation of procurement activities.

Monitors the cost, schedule and performance aspects of suppliers.

Coordinates purchasing activities with engineering and manufacturing departments to maintain inventories at planned levels.

Functional Knowledge

  • Demonstrates in-depth understanding of concepts, theories and principles in own job family and basic knowledge of other related job families.

  • Knowledge in SAP, supplier collaboration as well as activities pertaining to purchasing processes.

Business Expertise

  • Applies understanding of the industry and how own area contributes to the achievement of objectives

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills within and outside of functional group.


  • Manages a generally homogeneous team; adapts plans and priorities to meet service and/or operational challenges

  • Motivates and be a strong mentor to team.

Problem Solving

  • Identifies and resolves technical, operational and organizational problems 


  • "Impacts the level of service and the team’s ability to meet quality, volume, and timeliness objectives

  • Guided by policies and resource requirements within business unit, department or sub-function"

Interpersonal Skills

  • Guides, influences and persuades others internally in related areas or externally

Position requires understanding of Applied Materials global Standards of Business Conduct and compliance with these standards at all times. This includes demonstrating the highest level of ethical conduct reflecting Applied Materials' core values.



Bachelor's Degree




Years of Experience:

7 - 10 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information


Yes, 25% 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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