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Applied Materials Technical Project/Program Management IV - (E4) in Santa Clara, California

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Education Qualification: Bachelor’s degree in any Engineering discipline (preferably in Mech/Electrical) with M.B.A

  • Experience: Minimum 6-8 years’ experience in project management, program management, data analysis.

  • Exposure to Semiconductor Industry is a PLUS

Mandatory Skills:

  • Effective communication skills both written and verbal to communicate to diverse functional groups and stakeholders on the program/project status.

  • Ability to work positively in a team environment with wide range of individuals involved in program management under pressure and efficiently manage priorities to meet tight deadlines.

  • Strong leadership and management skills with ability to lead functional teams or projects with moderate resource requirements, risk, and/or complexity.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to communicate difficult concepts and negotiate with others to adopt a different point of views.

  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and synthesizing skills finding innovative ways to resolve problems with ability to lead others to solve complex problems.

  • Ability to interpret internal/external business challenges and recommends best practices to improve products, processes or services.

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

  • Proficient & skilled in Microsoft PowerPoint to effectively communicate to program cross functional teams.

  • Good knowledge and handling of project and program management methodology and techniques.

  • Sound knowledge and understanding of Mfg. Operations in Product Life Cycle and Engineering Change Management.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Project to develop project plans and schedules.

  • Expertise in data gathering, analysis, and creative in reporting using Charts and analytical reporting with Microsoft Excel.

  • Good knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures for Financial planning and tracking

Desirable Skills:

  • Working knowledge of SAP

  • Exposure with developing Excel Macros

  • PMP / Scrum Certification

  • Working with relational databases MS SQL Server

  • Exposure to data analytics tools such as Minitab.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead matrixed operational team of New Product Manufacturing Engineers, Material Project Managers, DFX Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, Supplier Engineering, Procurement, and Manufacturing Program Managers to manage program deliverables from Manufacturing Operations.

  • Engage Pilot Manufacturing to ensure early learning builds meet target milestones.

  • Resolve business process operational issues between the Business Unit, Pilot Operations, and Volume Production.

  • Align with Cross Functional Product Management Team to develop plan and execute product commercialization strategy.

  • Engage Engineering team to analyze design and identify product improvements for enhanced volume manufacturability.

  • Manage risk exposure to the division through analysis of production maturity.

  • Interface with Business Operations of the BU on execution of operational strategy.

  • Initiate and lead Operations strategies to improve business processes.

  • Drive Product Life Cycle Operations deliverables for Business Unit New Product Introduction programs.

  • Prepare and present high level presentations on Program status and strategic overview to senior management.

  • Assisting the top management in his/her reports, follow up with his directs for all the data and information required.

  • Organizing meetings, preparing Agenda, MoM for meetings and following up on action items to closure.

  • Planning and Defining Scope, Activity Planning/Sequencing and Resource Planning.

  • Developing Schedules, Time, Cost Estimation, Budget, and Documentations

  • Risk Analysis, Managing Risks and Issues, Monitoring and Reporting Progress regularly.

  • Cross-project interdependency management to manage conflicting priorities and plan resources.

  • Good understanding of the wider objectives of the program and defining the benefits that will realize the strategic objectives of the program.




Bachelor's Degree




Years of Experience:

7 - 10 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.

Applied Materials is the leader in materials engineering solutions used 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. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future.