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Applied Materials Product Line Management V (E5) in Santa Clara, California

Key Responsibilities

Common Solutions SBU (Service Business Unit) is seeking an execution leader who is passionate about driving field and operational issues to enable service and equipment growth. Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise in semiconductor equipment and field support. Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations. May lead functional teams or projects, and must be team player with technical and business acumen. Applies semiconductor industry and equipment knowledge to define best practices.

  • Service readiness for NPI and sustaining products

  • Implement change management packages related to service and spares, working with Marketing, Product Support and Planning organizations

  • Facilitates CIP (Continuous Improvement Program) activities based on competitive landscape, technical requirement and ROI (Return on Investment) analysis.

  • Drive common modules roadmap and implementation post Phase 5 of PLC

  • Implementation of component roadmaps including part obsolescence, replacements, alternative vendors and cost reduction

  • Facilitates Intercompany communication to align on product strategies, provide guidance on pricing, spare level contents, and restricted part orders.

  • Ensure Field organization readiness for complex solutions with service

  • Support or Lead as necessary effort and coordination between various intercompany groups (such as operations, Engineering and Global Program Management) to achieve divisional cost targets and improve operational metrics

  • Manage changes to the product after product release whether driven by engineering, quality, safety, customer demands or supply obsolescence

Functional Knowledge

  • Regarded as the technical expert in their particular field. Semiconductor equipment knowledge is a must.

  • Demonstrates in-depth and/or breadth of expertise in own discipline and broad knowledge of other disciplines within the function Business Expertise

  • Anticipates business and regulatory issues; recommends product, process or service improvements. Experience with field escalations, installation and warranty matters is preferred Leadership

  • Leads projects with notable risk and complexity; develops the strategy for project execution with focus on field implementation. Must be team player. Problem Solving

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

  • Impacts the direction and resource allocation for program, project or services; works within general functional policies and industry guidelines Interpersonal Skills

  • Communicates complex ideas, anticipates potential objections and persuades others, often at senior levels, to adopt a different point of view. Ability to communicate effectively with presentations.




Bachelor's Degree




Years of Experience:

10 - 15 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information


Yes, 10% 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.