Materials Project Manager II - (36)
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 exposures.
  • Forms Materials Core Team and coordinates product development process deliverables through matrix management of buyers, planners, and production control. Determines engineering requirements.
  • Creates, releases and updates new project materials strategy.
  • Assists in supplier price and delivery negotiations; negotiates contracts as necessary.
  • 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).
  • Executes commercialization (transition) materials plan.
  • Manages materials 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.
  • Resolves quality issues and meets cost objectives.
  • 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 thorough understanding of material science concepts and techniques, supply chain management, cost analysis, competitive analysis, cost avoidance and reduction.
    • Requires knowledge of approved suppliers and procedures governing the use of suppliers.
    • Requires a good understanding of engineering processes and procedures.

    • Requires strong skills in change management, problem solving, written and verbal communication, customer orientation, product technology, 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 6+ years related experience in a materials or manufacturing environment, or equivalent.
    • 7+ years related experience, to include 3-4 years experience in supply chain planning or outsourcing, with previous experience in project management.

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