Santa Clara, California

Key Responsibilities

Manage the development, oversight and execution of strategic Security programs and initiatives for Applied Material’s regional security function. This role requires a unique combination of security/safety expertise coupled with deep program management and strategic initiatives development experience. 

  • Budget / results accountability for assigned projects, programs and initiatives
  • Assist in the development of Applied Materials Security & Business Resiliency Program and related capabilities implementation around Federal Programs, guard force services deployment, investigations, events security, emergency preparedness, and managing workplace violence prevention initiatives
  • Manage end to end guard force services deployment in assigned region(s)
  • Ensure that support staffing meets site specific needs, while applying a “value-based” approach
  • Works cross-functionally to develop KPI’s & SLA’s in areas of responsibility
  • Leverage internal case management system to ensure proper staffing deployment
  • Assist in development of security awareness and training programs
  • Other strategic initiatives / projects as needed
  • Strategic program development
  • Must have 100% credibility, objectivity and respect across all parts of the business
  • Ability to identify risk and define mitigation measures. Proactive mindset
  • Build relationships with E-Staff and business leaders
  • Promote the Security function as subject a matter expert within Applied Materials
  • Ability to collaborate with other service functions (GIS, HR, Finance, Legal)
  • Willingness to challenge status quo, innovate and introduce new ideas
  • Understanding of differences in standards across geographies and cultures
  • Industry best practices and metrics defining operational performance
  • Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams around safety and business continuity program process implementation and emergency management (ICS) – preferably in global corporation setting
  • Strategic planning / program management in global security domain
  • Knowledge of estimating and cost associated with various system applications
  • 10+ years in a similar role within a multi-national corporate security team
  • Experience in program management / strategic planning & initiatives
  • Former corporate security / law enforcement experience highly desired
  • Service-oriented/customer-driven approach
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Solid decision-making and judgment
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Engaging communicator with ability to influence senior leadership
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work within a matrix environment with cross-functional collaboration
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field required, Master’s Degree in a related field is a plus.
  • Will manage a team of 10 or less
  • Develop and manage operational metrics and KPI’s with strategic vendors
  • Program / project management reporting – key initiatives
  • Strategic initiatives plan development
  • Senior Director Real Estate & Site Services
  • Senior Director EH&S
  • Senior Director HR
  • Organization matrix-GIS, Facilities, Finance, Procurement, Site Leadership, Legal, HR, Public Safety Agencies
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Bachelor's Degree




Years of Experience:

10 - 15 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information


Yes, 20% 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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