Description Provides leadership to managers and professional staff. Is accountable for the performance and results of multiple sites or related teams. Develops business unit, department or sub-function plans, including business, production and/or organizational priorities. Decisions are guided by resource availability and segment/functional objectives.Key Responsibilities1.Develops, aligns and implements commodity strategies.2.Negotiates and manages the maintenance of agreements with suppliers that provide the structure for all business relationships between Applied Materials and the supply base.3.Engages with the PLC process to ensure alignment with the commodity strategies.4.Directs new supplier introduction and/or disengagement requirements to/from the Applied Materials supply base.5.Drives resolution to systemic supply chain issues affecting quality, cost, delivery or lead-time, which may include engagement with sub-tiers in the supply chain.6.Develops and presents high level cost reduction opportunities.7.Approves/final authority, delivers and manages Supplier Performance Improvement Plans.8.Drives formal supplier performance reviews. Functional Knowledge•Demonstrates comprehensive understanding of concepts and principles within own job family and knowledge of other related job families Business Expertise•Applies in-depth understanding of how own discipline integrates within the segment/function Leadership•Manages multiple related teams, sets organizational priorities and allocates resources Problem Solving•Identifies and resolves complex technical, operational and organizational problems Impact•Impacts the business results of a team or area bysupporting and funding of projects, products, services and/or technologies and developing policies and plans •Guided by business unit, department or sub-functionalbusiness plans Interpersonal Skills•Influences othersinternally and externally, including senior management 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.Qualifications Education •Bachelor's Degree •4 - 7 Years of Experience
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