Applied Materials, Inc. is the global 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.
Forecasts and communicates engineering, materials, and manufacturing requirements to suppliers. Provides input to outsourcing decisions by performing make versus buy analysis. Coordinates demand signals through MRP to minimize inventory exposure.
Coordinates product development process deliverables through matrix management of buyers, planners, and production control. Collaborates with engineering team to interpret engineering requirements.
Assists in supplier price and delivery negotiations. Utilizes the preferred supplier selection and assessment process when selecting suppliers. Completes supplier risk assessment on critical and unique parts. Monitors supplier performance (delivery, quality, and cost).
Manages materials change control process. Meets cost objectives and resolves quality issues. Generates and publishes Key Process Indicators. Tracks total landed costs targets.
Works with engineering to identify preliminary critical parts, long-lead parts and inspection requirements. Assists in developing supplier and commodity road maps to engineering.
Actively mediates and partners with quality and engineering teams to resolve supplier quality issues for assigned product groups. Escalate issues to relevant escalation paths as needed (Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Technical Program Management, Finance).
Use standard tools, dashboards and BKMs to assess supplier capability, 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.
Establish new-part lead times, understand long-lead drivers and develop lead time mitigation strategies.
Understand critical parts manufacturing cycle times to drive natural lead time reduction activity.
Work with supplier to identify their ability to expand capacity to support volume manufacturing.
Develop/leverage process maps for critical parts to streamline supply chain and understand/mitigate capacity constraints.
Present sourcing, cost, lead time reduction, capacity initiatives to key stakeholders, management and internal customers.
Graduating with a Degree in Engineering Management, Industrial Engineering, Product Management or related field. Masters or MBA with a technical undergraduate degree preferred
Must be in good academic standing. Recommend a GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale
Communicates difficult concepts and negotiates with others to adopt a different point of view
Able to solve complex problems and take a new perspective on existing solutions
Ability to exercise judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information