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Applied Materials Technical Project/Program Management V in Kalispell, Montana

  • Process Manager responsible for the on-going creation and deployment of new business processes to advance Applied Materials new product development capability

  • Collaborate with the Business Units and functional organizations to drive and implement new product development process enhancements

  • Seen as new a Product Development Process (PDP) Subject Matter Expert (SME) working closely with the Semiconductor Product Group (SPG) and Display Flexible Technologies (DFT) business units

  • Good understanding of all interrelated Business Processes (not just PDP)

  • Provide process expertise and guidance to product development teams

  • Recognizes internal and/or external business challenges with regards to product development and recommends process, tools, or service improvements

  • Identify Product Development decision gaps and provide new analytic capabilities to help BUs make better business decisions

  • Communicate process, project, and product health metrics to ensure adherence and rigorous execution of the product development process tasks

  • A plus to have a mix of skills crossing between Program Management, Systems Engineering, Marketing and/or Operations

  • Understanding Semiconductor Product Group (SPG), Display Flexible Technologies (DFT) and Business Units (BU) needs

  • Proven success with meeting project commitments

  • Ability to solve unique and complex problems that have a broad impact on the business

Key Responsibilities

  • Learn, maintain, and evolve the PDP architecture and underlining SW applications

  • Identify gaps between existing SW tools and process capabilities and what the program teams needs

  • Enable data driven communication between program teams and executive management

  • Coach and guide around people, processes, and tools

  • Create Scalable Best-Known Methods

  • Effectively implements changes

  • Manage across competing priorities within Applied

  • Understand and manage internal politics (different agendas) and deliver results; not paralyzed and siloed by them

  • Drive effective and efficient adaptation of PDP to meet or exceed Company financial goals

Problem Solving Skills

  • Critical Thinking & Decision Making

  • Solves unique and complex problems with broad impact on the business; requires conceptual and innovative thinking to develop solutions

Software Development Skills

  • Working-level knowledge or strong interest to learn software platforms like: Tableau, JIRA, Confluence, Hadoop, SAP, Accolade, P3 and PRM; understand the integration challenges and possibilities

  • Ability to guide and manage programmers/developers to achieve PDP Teams goals

  • Be a trusted liaison between the PDP Team and GIS

  • Be a trusted liaison between the PDP Team and the software supplier; define and manage joint enhancement projects

  • Develop data analytics in PDP/Accolade to enhance decision-making, project & process management

Interpersonal Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, project management, strong communication, influencing across organizational lines (w/o authority) & negotiation

  • Communicates complex ideas, anticipates potential objections and persuades others, often at senior levels, to adopt a different point of view

Leadership Skills a plus

  • Collaborative Leadership Style

  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the Company

  • Able to manage through influence

  • Good Change Agent skills

  • Methodical, data driven, analytical


  • Bachelor's Degree

  • 5+ Years of Experience

  • Engineering/Technical Background

  • Knowledge of Process Management

  • A plus to have a working knowledge of Accolade, Tableau, JIRA, Confluence, Smartsheet, SAP, and Hadoop



Bachelor's Degree




Years of Experience:

10 - 15 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information


Not Specified

Relocation Eligible:


Applied Materials is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.