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Managing Director, NPI Operations (M7)

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Applied Materials Santa Clara , CA 95051

Posted 4 months ago

Provides leadership to deliver three key objectives:

  • Rapid learning driving maximum velocity to get new designs running in the labs. Increase learning velocity on new designs.

  • Rapid Commercialization Document, test, train and build high quality pilot production systems.

  • Full commercialization Seamless transition from pilot to volume manufacturing with increased capacity and cost efficiency and continued high quality.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leads the global NPI Operations function for all Silicon product groups.

  • Provides executive leadership in the strategic planning, preparation, execution and continuous improvement of all NPI Operations responsibilities for business units to include product reviews, NPI materials, Manufacturing Engineering and product transitions to the factory.

  • Provides the critical interface with business unit executives to ensure the NPI Operations function meets and supports their strategic roadmaps and achieves their key operational performance metrics to include: product readiness for manufacturing, cost targets to include attainment of financial revenue and gross margin targets (Material Cost of Sales, Period/Burden/Variance costs), and product quality

  • Drives maximum velocity to get new designs running in the lab and help increase learning velocity on new designs.

  • Drives rapid commercialization through rapid and high quality pilot production builds.

  • Drive full commercialization through better sourcing decision, documentation, proven designs, DFx etc from pilot to volume manufacturing .

  • Accountable to drive improvements in cost, quality, manufacturing readiness in support of the business units.

  • Responsible for providing cross functional leadership in support of developing organizational structures capable of executing distributed manufacturing operations.

  • Responsible for ensuring preparedness and support of business unit new product and enhanced product commercialization plans through the global supply base (R&D support and New Product Introduction support).

  • Responsible for developing and leading a continuous improvement culture through systemic tools and methodologies to improve quality and EH&S, enhance lead time responsiveness and strengthen cash management (inventory) while driving agility initiatives to anticipate cyclical industry inflection points

  • Provides team leadership and strategies to enhance productivity, employee development and morale

Functional Knowledge

  • Demonstrates broad and comprehensive understanding of different systems, theories and practices as well as the changing business environment

Business Expertise

  • Applies in-depth knowledge of own segment/function, business and commercial expertise to differentiate itself from the competition

Problem Solving

  • Evaluates key business challenges; directs the development of new or innovative solutions


  • Guided by company strategy and business objectives, impacts results of segment/function

Interpersonal Skills

  • Influences and negotiates at the top executive levels, with great latitude on outcomes; presents and defends complicated or delicate issues

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.

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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Managing Director, NPI Operations (M7)

Expired Job

Applied Materials