Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (M5)

Applied Materials Santa Clara , CA 95051

Posted 2 months ago

Applied Materials is the leader in materials engineering solutions 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. Our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future. To achieve this, we employ some of the best, brightest and most talented people in the world who work together as part of a winning team.

Applied Materials is seeking a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt to drive optimization and accuracy of the semiconductor product configuration process. This role will lead complex improvement initiatives in a matrixed, cross-functional business environment. Key areas of focus will include the product configuration process, management of non-standard requests, and configuration change management culminating in an accurate bill of materials.

Key Responsibilities

  • Guide Champions in project selection and scope, assuring linkage between projects and business and customer priorities.

  • Conduct a current-state assessment of business processes and identification of improvement opportunities. Based on this assessment, design, implement, and manage process improvement initiatives utilizing Lean Six Sigma methodologies.

  • Facilitate groups through process mapping, root cause analysis, brainstorming, business impact assessments, gap analysis, and project planning.

  • Train, mentor and coach Champions, Black Belts and Green Belts in the use of Six Sigma tools and methodology to ensure timely completion of projects with expected client results.

  • Understand data trends and drive quantified results by designing and deploying analytical systems and processes.

  • Develop rigorous control plans, communications, risk assessments and maintenance of documentation.

  • Employ project/program management skills related to overall project tracking, deliverables management, action item tracking, meeting minutes, team communications, and presentations. Keep stakeholders apprised of project status and defined deliverables.

  • Champion change management across all levels of the organization and prioritize areas of improvement.

  • Comply with all IP guidelines.

  • Comply with all safety procedures and consistently demonstrate safety as a value.

Functional Knowledge

  • Direct experience with demonstrated success and financial results leading Six Sigma transactional & manufacturing projects

  • Technical mastery of Six Sigma tools and methodologies including DMAIC, DFSS, and Lean

  • Effective change agent, able to implement strategic initiatives in an organization

  • Must possess effective project management skills and ability to influence at all levels of an organization

  • Knowledge of equipment configuration utilizing a product structure tree

  • Familiar with long- and short-range supply chain forecasting

Business Expertise

  • Utilize benchmarking to identify best practices, both internal and external to the organization.

  • Aware of the competition and the factors that differentiate them in the market.

  • Comfortable presenting findings and recommendations to key executives.

  • Semiconductor industry experience preferred.

Leadership

  • Ability to lead and influence others within a matrix organization.

  • Lead strategic projects while managing risk and resource requirements.

  • Ability to effectively coach and mentor Champions, Process Owners and Black Belts.

  • Resolves obstacles/roadblocks; serves as a sounding board for problem resolution.

Problem Solving

  • Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective on existing solutions; exercises judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information.

Impact

  • Impacts a range of customer, operational, project or service activities within own team and other related teams; works within broad guidelines and policies.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Explains difficult or sensitive information in an easy-to-understand manner; works to build consensus.

  • Excellent interpersonal/communication and presentation skills.

  • Adept at observing, assessing and helping team members recognize areas for development.

  • Develops strong rapport with those they mentor.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree required (Business/Engineering/Supply Chain)

  • Master's Degree preferred

  • Master Black Belt certification required

  • 10+ Years of professional experience required

  • 5+ Years of Continuous Improvement experience required

Company Facts:

  • Ticker: Nasdaq: AMAT

  • Fiscal 2019 Revenue: $14.6 billion

  • Fiscal 2019 R&D: $2 billion

  • Founded: November 10, 1967

  • Headquarters: Santa Clara, California

  • Global Presence: 93 locations in 17 countries

  • Manufacturing: China, Germany, Israel, Italy, Singapore, Taiwan, United States

  • Employees: ~22,000 worldwide

  • Patents: ~13,300 issued

Position requires an 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. #LI

Qualifications

Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Skills

Certifications:

Languages:

Years of Experience:

10 - 15 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information

Travel:

Yes, 20% of the Time

Relocation Eligible:

No

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


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