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Applied Materials, Inc.

Director of Supplier Technology - (M6)

Applied Materials, Inc. - Santa Clara, CA

Director of Supplier Technology - (M6)


Santa Clara


Provides leadership and direction through managers. Is accountable for the performance and results of a region or related job families. Executes segment/functional business plans and contributes to the development of segment/functional strategy. Decisions are guided by segment/functional strategy and priorities. Directs and controls the activities of a broad functional area.

Key Responsibilities

Provides leadership, direction and strategy development and makes final administrative or operational decisions within level of authority. Ensure group's activities role model safe behavior, follow proper protocol and procedures, including core values.

Lead cross functional teams to support supplier engineering objectives and ensure sourcing decision is consistent with overall strategy.

Set and drive clear goals for cost savings, value creation and vendor performance in context of business unit operating plan.

Maintain effective relationships with key internal customers and support organizations. Work with cross functional departments, to develop cost reduction and avoidance initiatives and supply base improvement projects (Maintain Key Relationships).

Utilize deep understanding of industry, supplier dynamics and market trends to determine sources of leverage. Evaluate, qualify, & select suppliers. Understand contractual framework and help sourcing in contracting with suppliers executing to AOP.

Collaborate with technical authorities and other operational staff from BUs to develop strategies that support the sourcing objectives globally to deliver the objectives associated with cost, quality and delivery of the business units.

Maintain continuous awareness of ongoing vendor performance in assigned commodity/service areas. For all high impact vendors, participate in scorecard development, quarterly business reviews for assigned vendors

Participate in problem resolution/escalation arising from vendor performance issues for assigned commodities and services.

Functional Knowledge

Demonstrates broad and comprehensive understanding of different systems, theories and practices

Business Expertise

Applies broad industry and commercial awareness to drive financial and operational performance across business unit, department or sub-functions


Leads through subordinate managers of managers; executes segment/functional business plans and contributes to the development of segment/functional strategy

Problem Solving

Directs the resolution of highly complex or unusual business problems applying advanced analytical thought and judgment


Guided by segment/functional strategy, impacts results of a department, business unit or sub-function or facilitates the work done by other segments/functions by providing support to impact the business

Interpersonal Skills

Negotiates and influences the opinions of others at the senior executive level and in external organizations; exercises sensitivity to the audience

Position requires understanding of Applied Materials global Standards of Business Conduct and compliance with these standards at all times. This includes demonstrating the highest level of ethical conduct reflecting Applied Materials' core values.



Bachelor's Degree

10 - 15 Years of Experience

Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Primary Location:

California-CA,Santa Clara

Job Title:

Director of Supplier Technology - (M6)



Requisition ID:



Day Job


Yes, 25 % of the Time

Posting Type:

Internal / External

Relocation Package:

Domestic Full Relocation

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Applied Materials, Inc.


Director of Supplier Technology - (M6) Applied Materials, Inc. - Santa Clara, CA, United States


Location: Santa Clara, CA

Company Profile:
With more than 45 years of commitment to facilitating positive change through technological innovation, Applied has improved the way people live, work and play. Technology is at the heart and soul of our DNA. Using our guiding principles of energy efficiency, scale, design for the environment, and community involvement, we are creating change on a global scale, while creating breakthrough opportunities resulting in a brighter future