Applied Materials Manager V, Buyer - (M5) in Santa Clara, California

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

  1. Directs and controls the activities of a broad functional area, through several supervisors/managers, having overall responsibility for planning, budgeting, implementing and maintaining costs, methods, and employees.

  2. Responsible for the evaluation of vendor reliability; oversees the surveying of vendors to maintain adequate working relationship. Approves budgets and develops and administers vendor selection processes and programs.

  3. Reviews and approves purchases up to a specified dollar amount.

  4. Negotiates major contracts involving extremely large dollar amounts.

  5. Develops policies and procedures for the operation of procurement activities.

  6. Monitors the cost, schedule and performance aspects of major subcontracts.

  7. Coordinates purchasing activities with engineering and manufacturing departments to maintain inventories at planned levels.

Functional Knowledge

  • Demonstrates comprehensive understanding of concepts and principles within own job family and knowledge of other related job families

Business Expertise

  • Applies in-depth understanding of how own discipline integrates within the segment/function


  • Manages multiple related teams, sets organizational priorities and allocates resources

Problem Solving

  • Identifies and resolves complex technical, operational and organizational problems


  • 'Impacts the business results of a team or area by supporting and funding of projects, products, services and/or technologies and developing policies and plans

  • Guided by business unit, department or sub-functional business plans'

Interpersonal Skills

  • Influences others internally and externally, including senior management

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

  • 10 - 15 Years of Experience

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

Primary Location: California-CA,Santa Clara

Job Title: Manager V, Buyer - (M5)

Job: Materials

Requisition ID: 1706268

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Posting Type: Internal / External

Relocation Package: No Relocation