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Applied Materials Director/ Sr Dir, Operations Mgmt in Singapore, Singapore

Key Responsibilities

Leads the global Manufacturing and Supply Chain function for one or more product groups.

Provide executive leadership in the strategic planning, preparation, execution and continuous improvement of all manufacturing / supply chain operational responsibilities for assigned business unit

Provides the critical interface with business unit executives to ensure the Operations function meets and supports their strategic roadmaps and achieves key operational performance metrics to include: delivery of commitments towards customer orders, attainment of financial revenue and gross margin targets (Material Cost of Sales, Period/Burden/Variance costs), and predictable shipped product quality

Accountable to drive improvements in cost, cash, responsiveness/agility and consistency across the manufacturing/supply function in support of the business units.

Responsible to develop organizational capability to execute in a distributed manufacturing / contract manufacturing environment

Responsible for ensuring preparedness and support of assigned 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

Functional expertise:

  • Volume Manufacturing Experience (AIT/PC/ME/CE etc.)

  • S&OP Experience / Supply response to answer the quarterly/annual demand

  • Systemic roadmap development for product quality improvement

  • Product Development process knowledge

  • New Product Introduction Experience (DFX, Commercialization, etc.)

  • Lean Manufacturing hands on experience

  • Make/Buy Analysis and Decision making

  • Labor efficiency

Problem Solving:

  • Systemic Problem Solving Training and Experience (APS-8D; DMAIC etc.)

Business Expertise

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


  • Leads a business unit, department or sub-function generally through multiple levels of managers of diverse activities; develops and executes business unit, department or sub-functional strategy to achieve key business objectives

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.



Bachelor's Degree




Years of Experience:

15+ 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.

Applied Materials is the leader in materials engineering solutions used to produce virtually every new chip and advanced display in the world. Our expertise in modifying materials at atomic levels and on an industrial scale enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future.