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Applied Materials Business Unit CFO - (M5) in Anaconda, Montana


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 Responsibilities:

  • Manages financial cadence, calendar and targeting process for BUs (CMT, BSR, Close/QBR)

  • Leads Spend and CAPEX analysts in US, covering all aspects of OPEX & CAPEX systems, forecasting, consolidations and support for AGS segment.

  • Champion Agile finance transformation: Primary lead for systems/structural related improvements

Skills, Knowledge, Experience and Education

  • Candidate should possess 7+ years of relevant experience (financial support semiconductor technology or equivalent) with strong preference for MBA or advanced finance/accounting degree.

Key skills include:

  • Managing/leading teams & projects (direct reports and matrixed teams) under complex situations, in an environment of high uncertainty:Â establishing a long-term vision, setting goals, creating workplans and reviewing progress regularly. Experienced in dealing with cultural differences among the different sites.

  • Communication and Influence: Able to present information in a concise format for executive reviews and for influencing internal and external groups to drive change

  • General knowledge of accounting principles to be able to advise business partners

  • Financial analysis / systems skills with interest in modeling, data visualization

Factors of Complexity (used to determine Capacity for Complexity )

A BU CFO must be able to act independently with little supervision, interpreting the segment and corporate requirements to develop a plan for the entire finance team across all countries to execute against, which includes:

  • Ability to process, synthesize and integrate information for effective decisions, and often deals with incomplete data coming from multiple different sources

  • Plans and manage projects and multiple priorities, anticipates and mitigates upstream and downstream impacts and future changes

  • Accountable for integrating multiple business functions together

  • Drives changes to the overall business processes with an eye towards requirements for an efficient operating environment

  • Directs the resolution of highly complex or unusual business problems applying advanced analytical thought and judgment; Organize potential problem solvers and lead problem resolution efforts

  • Must be comfortable leading teams that do not directly report to them

  • Must be willing to actively manage the FP&A team, including handling org design, setting priorities, coaching, and dealing with hiring/terminations

  • Maintains networks across finance teams in other segments and corporate to ensure Segment Finance team AGS is learning from other best practices

  • Due to teams in many time zones and constraints on resources, after hours work during peak of financial cycles (commit, close) is common. Weekend work is not generally required and after hours work outside of financial cycles is less common.

Company Facts: Â

  • Ticker: Nasdaq: AMATÂ

  • Fiscal 2020 Revenue: $17.2 billionÂ

  • Fiscal 2020 R&D: $2.2 billionÂ

  • Founded: November 10, 1967Â

  • Headquarters: Santa Clara, CaliforniaÂ

  • Global Presence: 93 locations in 17 countriesÂ

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

  • Employees: 24,000 worldwideÂ

  • Patents: 14,300 issuedÂ



Master's Degree




Years of Experience:

7 - 10 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information


Yes, 20% of the Time

Relocation Eligible:


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