Gloucester, Massachusetts

Applied Materials is seeking to hire a strong Senior Buyer for the Built to Print and Fabrication commodity areal. This person will team up with and take direction from the Supply Chain Manager for this commodity area as well as the Commodity Business Manager who are responsible for the overall performance and execution of the commodity area. This is a fast-paced environment that provides for an exciting work environment in a well-respected company within the semiconductor industry. This is a permanent full-time position. This position reports directly to our Supply Chain Manager for the Build to Print commodity area.

Required Skills:
  • 5-7 years of documented and proven supply chain procurement experience, specifically in the build to print (machining) and fabrication commodity space.
  • Proficiency in interpreting machining and fabrication drawings is a must.
  • A demonstrated ability to operate with limited day to day direction.
  • Procurement in an SAP ERP environment is strongly preferred. SAP is the tool of choice for Applied Materials and knowledge in operating within this tool is critical.
  • A strong understanding of MRP and MRP execution is critical.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to operate in this fast-paced nature of our environment is imperative.
  • The candidate should possess experience in handling routine negotiations, both on cost and delivery, and be comfortable pushing suppliers to execute to Applied Materials’ requirements.
  • Moderate comfort level working with Excel and some limited exposure to PowerPoint is required.
  • Leads purchasing activities with manufacturing, planning, sourcing and engineering departments to solve complicated material supply issues and maintain inventory at planned levels.
  • Leads project team that may include different functions like planning and sourcing departments to solve supplier long-term issues and improve supplier performance.
  • Provides inputs to engineering, MPM or SCM in supplier selection and assessment.
  • Drives problem analysis and corrective action from scorecard and metrics reporting.
  • Participate or manage company-wide, multi-level, collaborative decision to set up or change cross-functional processes with other departments.
  • Manages activities of the purchasing group in the manager’s absence.
  • May function as a Focal to certify and re-certify purchasing community on purchasing processes.

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 5-7 years of experience in a complex and matrixed procurement enterprise

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.

Applied Materials is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in its workforce.



Bachelor's Degree




Years of Experience:

4 - 7 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information


Yes, 10% of the Time

Relocation Eligible:


U.S. Salary Range:
$92,000.00 - $126,500.00

The salary offered to a selected candidate will be based on a number of factors including location and level and will vary depending on confirmed job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, candidates may be eligible for other forms of compensation such as participation in a bonus and a stock award program, as applicable.

Applied Materials is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Gloucester, Massachusetts

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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