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Applied Materials Materials Project Management III - (B3) in Santa Clara, California

  • Forecast and communicate materials and manufacturing requirements to suppliers. Provide input to outsourcing decisions by performing make versus buy analysis. Coordinate demand signals through MRP to minimize inventory exposure.

  • Lead Materials Core Team and coordinate product development process deliverables through matrix management of buyers, planners, and production control.

  • With limited/ no supervision, create, release, and update new project materials strategy.

  • Sourcing: Assist in supplier price and delivery negotiations; under direct supervision may negotiate contracts as necessary. Utilize the preferred supplier selection and assessment process when selecting suppliers. Complete supplier risk assessment on critical and unique parts. Monitor supplier performance (delivery, quality, and cost). Materials: Coordinate activities around source selection, specification creation, and price negotiation with appropriate team members. Execute commercialization (transition) materials plan.

  • Manage materials change control process. Meet cost objectives and resolve quality issues. Generates and publishes Key Process Indicators. Track total landed costs targets.

  • Work with cross functional teams to identify preliminary critical parts, long-lead parts, and inspection requirements. Assist and/ or lead in developing supplier and commodity road maps. Utilize value analysis on build-to-print components in support of Should Cost analysis.

  • Actively mediate and partner with quality and manufacturing teams to resolve supplier quality issues for assigned product groups. Escalate issues to Commodity Business Managers when necessary.

  • Use standard tools, dashboards, and BKMs to assess supplier capability, including regional capabilities, overall capacity, ability to support rapid prototyping (NPI), ability to support volume manufacturing, and vertical integration (e.g. parts, cleaning, assembly capabilities) to aid in making sustainable sourcing decisions.

  • Identify make vs. buy opportunities and drive alignment/decision with key stakeholders.

  • Ensure that product lifecycle programs (PLC) are meeting material cost targets and Gross Margin targets; facilitate and maintain Cost Apportionment Models.

  • Negotiate commercial and exclusivity agreements at a part level.

  • Analyze BOM cost to identify cost reduction opportunities through design, content reduction/ should cost and commercial means; track and ensure timeline implementation of such opportunities.

  • Facilitate early engagement between supplier and AMAT DFx team to drive manufacturability, repeatability, cost, and lead time improvements.

  • Establish new-part lead times, understand long-lead drivers, and develop lead time mitigation strategies.

  • Understand critical parts manufacturing cycle times; evaluate and drive natural lead time reduction activity (touch time vs. manufacturing lead times).

  • Work with supplier to identify their ability to expand capacity to support volume manufacturing.

  • Develop and leverage process maps for critical parts to streamline the supply chain and understand and mitigate capacity constraints.

  • Drive dual sourcing activities to mitigate supply risk

  • Serve as a cross-functional link; maintain open communication among matrixed stakeholders.

  • Influence others across a matrix of functions throughout the program/project.

  • Present sourcing, cost, lead time reduction, and capacity initiatives to key stakeholders, management, and internal customers.

  • Functional Knowledge

  • Demonstrate depth and/or breadth of expertise in own specialized discipline or field

  • Business Expertise

  • Interpret internal/external business challenges and recommend best practices to improve products, processes or services

  • Leadership

  • May lead functional teams or projects with moderate resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity

  • Problem Solving

  • Lead others to solve complex problems; use sophisticated analytical thought to exercise judgment and identify innovative solutions

  • Impact

  • Impact the achievement of customer, operational, project, or service objectives; work is guided by functional policies

  • Interpersonal Skills

  • Communicate difficult concepts and negotiate with others to adopt a different point of view

  • Require specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise. Interpret internal or external business issues and recommends best practices. Solve complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions. Work independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations. May lead functional teams or projects.



Bachelor's Degree




Years of Experience:

7 - 10 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information

Time Type:

Full time

Employee Type:

Assignee / Regular


Yes, 10% of the Time

Relocation Eligible:


U.S. Salary Range:

$88,000.00 - $121,000.00

The salary offered to a selected candidate will be based on multiple factors including location, hire grade, job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and with consideration of internal equity of our current team members. 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.

For all sales roles, the posted salary range is the Target Total Cash (TTC) range for the role, which is the sum of base salary and target bonus amount at 100% goal achievement.

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.