Santa Clara, California

Key Responsibilities

  • Interfaces with key technical team members to provide leadership and direction to cross functional team, and accountable for on-time program development objectives
  • Analyzes market data to identify new trends/opportunities, develops strategic direction from market information, and creates compelling presentations of that synthesis.
  • Demonstrates broad and comprehensive understanding of technical and business environments within semiconductor markets  
  • Articulates market requirements for multiple products, including product strategy definition, requirement analysis, technology product roadmaps and value/pricing
  • Directs the development of business plans, assesses market penetration and product positioning to drive competitive advantage and financial ROI
  • Recommends to GM and technical partners on how to most effectively deploy resources to achieve business goals
  • Drives IP strategy of product offering in partnership with technical and legal teams
  • Analyzes and synthesizes the competitive analysis of products, and provides recommendations to product development path and success metrics
  • Integrates and prioritizes products/programs into a coherent portfolio aligned to risks and ROI.  

Functional Knowledge

  • Recognized as “guru” or external expert in a function and drives business and technical program engagements.
  • Demonstrates broad and comprehensive expertise (both business and technical) in leading-edge theories, techniques and/or technologies within the semiconductor industry roadmap

Business Expertise

  • Experience creating business and marketing requirements/plans.  Able to quickly pivot and update strategies in fast paced markets.
  • Influences internal and external business issues that have an impact on the business


  • Leads highly visible multidisciplinary project teams or initiatives; provides thought leadership

Problem Solving

  • Proactively identifies and solves the most complex problems; uses ground-breaking methods to think beyond existing solutions 
  • Identifies gaps to critical programs and works with partners to ensure success


  • Impacts business direction and growth through the development of innovative products or services

Interpersonal Skills

  • Interfaces with senior management, customers, and partners to influence decisions
  • Strong communication skills through verbal, written, and presentation formats


  • 15+ years experience in the semiconductor or related markets required; experience in process or integration engineering strongly preferred
  • MBA with technical undergraduate degree in physics, engineering, chemistry, or materials science required.  Master’s or PhD in related technical field a plus”





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.

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.

Employee Benefits:

  • Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Paternity Leave
  • Custom Work Station
  • Disability Insurance
  • Gym/ Wellness Reimbursement
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Maternity Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • Sick Leave
  • On Site Gym/ Fitness Classes, Clinic (Site Dependent) 

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