Global General Procurement (G2P) is a dynamic and agile organization in the process of significant transformation. The Procurement Program Manager will directly support our growth and evolution into a strategic business-aligned enablement function by modernizing and improving our existing source-to-pay processes to support digitalization, automation, and broader business value creation. We are looking for passionate, driven, collaborative people who will be curious, ask hard questions, and challenge themselves and others to continuously improve.
As the Procurement Program Manager for Global General Procurement (G2P) at Applied Materials, you will report to Global Head of Center of Excellence. You will be critical to continuous development of the Global General Procurement organization and will empower procurement transformation through the management of key procurement programs, including selection and implementation of multiple technologies with the source-to-pay landscape, ensuring a holistic and integrated platform.
Projects will include business process architecture and related technical solution implementations, and support of the development of new or updated functional capabilities for G2P (ex: sourcing, category management, risk management, procurement, analytics, etc.)
The successful Procurement Program Manager will draw on a diverse background of skills such as people management, project management, technical expertise, and business acumen. G2P team members are expected to maintain the highest level of partnership, innovation, efficiency, and compliance supporting the companies mission to Make Possible.
Design and manage projects to increase the indirect procurement capabilities globally
Act as an enabler for G2P, driving key programs to success
Navigate and coordinate within a complex and collaborative global environment
Identify and help drive resolution to systemic process,technologyand program gaps
Influence/affect change and drive results, fostering relationships, managing conflict with confidence and integrity, and removing roadblocks to enable win-win for the company
Facilitate the definition of project scope, goals, and deliverables
Develop KPIs and metrics to manage program performance and provide visibility to internal stakeholders and leadership
Partner with suppliers and technology teams to build scalable solutions to business problems
Prepare project plans and coordinate the attainment of project deliverables from planning to implementation.
Drive project deliverables and task details through facilitation of project meetings, the use of reports, tracking charts and, checklists.
Align the activities of resources internal to the business unit to achieve on-time and within budget performance objectives for the project.
Participate on design teams to complete projects. Contribute to the team's business and technical development in the pursuit of the team's project goals.
Experience and skills:
Demonstrated program leadership, customer oriented and results focused
Strong understanding of procurement platforms and the processes and disciplines that they support such as procurement, analytics, strategic sourcing and category management, supplier relationship management
Broad and deep knowledge of project and program management methodologies, including Agile
Able to balance the need for project governance and flexibility approach to meet the business needs
Impeccable program management skills, and a passion to drive projects and programs to successful completion
10 + years project management experience, preferably in technology related to sourcing / procurement / supply chain
Passion andprior experience implementing /enhancingprocurement softwaresolutions(e.g. SAP SRM, Coupa, Ivalua, SAP Ariba, Fieldglass)
Proven ability to lead complex and /or virtual teams. Team player and team builder. Facilitates communication, decision making, and alignment with team members and internal and external stakeholders.
Excellent communication skills, including writing, articulating, listening, and questioning.
Explains difficult or sensitive information; works to build consensus.
Thrives in a dynamic work environment; has can-do attitude. Challenges the status quo and consistently seeks improvement. Ability to influence and affect change.
Solid problem solving and time management skills
Strong attention to detail, highly organized
Ability to effectively shift priorities and work at a fast pace
Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS Project skills. Smartsheets experience a plus.
Bachelor's degree or higher
Years of Experience:
10 - 15 Years
Yes, 10% of the Time
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.