Materials Project Manager I - (35)
Applied Materials Inc. - Santa Clara, CA

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Forecasts and communicates engineering, materials and manufacturing requirements to suppliers.
  • Provides input to outsourcing decisions by performing make / buy analysis.
  • Coordinates demand signals through MRP to minimize inventory exposure.
  • Participates in Materials Core Team and coordinates product development process deliverables with team members (buyers, planners, production control).
  • Creates, releases, and updates new project materials strategy.
  • Utilizes the preferred supplier selection and assessment process when selecting suppliers. Completes supplier risk assessment on critical and unique parts suppliers. Monitors supplier performance (delivery, quality, and cost).
  • Participates in commercialization (transition) materials plan.
  • Participates in the material change control process.
  • Works with engineering to identify preliminary critical parts, long-lead parts and inspection requirements.
  • Assists in developing supplier and commodity road maps to engineering.
  • Meets cost objectives and resolves quality issues.
  • Generates and publishes Key Process Indicators (KPI).
  • Establishes and tracks cost targets.
  • Utilizes value analysis on build-to-print components in support of Should Analysis.

  • Job Specific Knowledge
    • Requires understanding of material science concepts and techniques, cost analysis, competitive analysis, cost avoidance and reduction.
    • General knowledge of engineering processes and procedures.

                                  • Requires strong skills in problem solving, written and verbal communication, global business perspective, personal effectiveness, project management, team skills, and quality.
                                  • Requires proficiency in Lotus Notes, MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, PDM and End Item MPS Workbench.

                                  • Requires a B.S. level degree or equivalent in business, purchasing, materials, distribution, supply chain management, or related discipline, and 4+ years related experience in a materials or manufacturing environment, or equivalent.
                                  • 5+ years related experience, to include 2-3 years experience in supply chain planning or outsourcing, with previous experience in project management.

                                  Applied Materials Inc. - 17 months ago - save job - block
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