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Construction Commodity Business Manager - (B5)

Company: Applied Materials
Location: Houston
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

**Job Description Summary**Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise. Interprets internal or external business issues and recommends best practices. Solves complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions. Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations. May lead functional teams or projects.**Job Description***Role open to applicants anywhere in the US and Canada*About Applied Materials: 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.As a Commodity Manager/Category Manager at Applied Materials, you support key business partners and deliver company-wide support for all Sourcing initiatives. Commodity Managers are expected to maintain the highest level of innovation, efficiency, partnership, and compliance supporting the companies mission to Make Possible.Global General Procurement (G2P) is a global support organization, procuring the goods, services and contingent workforce required for Applied Materials to run the company and enable our employees to support our customers.As a Global Construction Commodity Business Manager (CBM), you will lead and execute all aspects of the sourcing process, such as: opportunity assessment, negotiations, RFx, supplier relationship and risk management for the construction category. You will partner with stakeholders to develop strategies around Applied Materials partnerships with construction-related suppliers, such as: 3rd party project managers, architects/designers, General Contractors (GCs), and certain trade works. You will be directly involved in the delivery of large capital projects and act as an advisor on commercial terms and sourcing methodologies. You will make recommendations based on your assessment of the market and provide business intelligence to your stakeholders that help drive project decisions. You will learn Applied Materials overall businesses and become a trusted advisor to partner with and guide our internal customers in their sourcing decisions. You understand the markets, the supply chain, and how the company business works to ensure that risks are mitigated and make sure the company successfully navigates extreme volatility in commodities. You will perform detailed spend analysis and study trends to identify and solve potential supply chain problems, and continually seek new opportunities for innovation.Applied MaterialsGlobal General Procurement (G2P) organization is a Global support organization that focuses on Indirect Procurement, procuring the goods, services and contingent workforce required for Applied Materials to run the company and enable our employees to support our customers. Our Sourcing categories include but are not limited to IT Hardware, Software and Telecommunications, Consulting, Professional Services, Facilities, Real Estate, Equipment and Equipment Maintenance as well as Contingent Workforce. G2P team members are expected to maintain the highest level of partnership, innovation, inclusion, efficiency, and compliance supporting the companies mission to Make Possible. As a member of and leader within G2P,you are curious, ask hard questions and challenge yourself and others to continuously improve in support of Applied and semis rapid growth and demand. Our talented, diverse and global team grows our business in a way that makes us proud, learns, and has fun together while achieving amazing results for Applied as a market leader in our exciting semiconductor and display industry.**Responsibilities:**+ Partner with your stakeholders to develop and execute on all aspects of strategic sourcing and procurement within the construction category, with a high level of focus on projects in the Bay Area.+ Partner with other G2P CBMs to develop category strategy.+ Develop and maintain positive business relationships with key stakeholders and budget owners and collaborate with every partner in a personable, approachable manner.+ Lead RFx creation/management, supplier communications, market research/analysis, data collection/analysis, and contract management, development and redlining (pricing, terms and conditions, SOWs, MSAs, etc.).+ Lead opportunity assessments, category strategies, supplier negotiations and supplier performance/relationship management for the projects and relationships in your portfolio.+ Capture product and service requirements from business owners and stakeholders for RFx activities and supplier business reviews.+ Partner closely with the business in the development of supplier award scenarios and recommendations for evaluation and decision-making.+ Support the business in spend management projects that accomplish key objectives like savings, process effectiveness, supplier consolidation & management, risk reduction & management, improved visibility and control of expenditures.+ Facilitate accurate and favorable transactions, supplier relationship management and compliance.+ Support the development and enhancement of category best practices, processes and templates related to supplier activities including spend management, sourcing engagement, contract templates, negotiations & RFx/vendor evaluation/selection.+ Collaborate with Suppliers, budget owners, finance, accounting, legal, security to ensure appropriate review, approvals and documentation is in order to support compliance and due diligence.+ Development of strategies that account for a global perspective. This may include determining rates across countries, suppliers to support local offices as well as working with local sourcing teams to provide guidance and support for local buying needs.**Skills:**+ You have demonstrated ability and passion to dissect/solve problems with a fact based, data driven, rigorous approach+ You are a creative problem solver and negotiator.+ You thrive when multi-tasking and work best in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.+ You manage multiple projects and timelines within deadline+ You have excellent attention to detail and have strong analytical skills.+ Your collaboration and communication skills (both verbal and written) are demonstrably effective in a collaborative environment.+ You communicate in a clear, concise and timely manner and operate effectively as a team player+ You have exceptional customer service skills.+ You are confident in managing and executing projects from start to finish.+ You are resourceful with a strong work ethic, committed to complete execution of projects and objectives.+ You are self-directed/driven with excellent organizational skills+ You are tech savvy and have a strong interest in working with technology**Experience:**+ 8+ years of related indirect procurement and sourcing experience. Experience includes negotiating with suppliers, category strategy development, contract negotiation, etc.+ 5+ years experience managing a construction category+ Experience working with General Contractors, architects, project managers and other construction-related suppliers+ Experience conducing RFx and negotiating design and construction services+ Experience with construction contract terms and conditions+ Knowledge of the industry, specific to the Bay Area, its constraints and opportunities+ Experience working within a highly virtual team, ability to leverage technology and influence appropriately in a remote or globalized working environment.+ Experience working on a global scale with a variety of cultures as well as tax, financial controls and government regulations.+ Experience in consulting and/or legal and/or finance is a plus+ Familiarity with procurement software (including systems like SAP SRM, Ariba, SAP Fieldglass, Oracle, Coupa, ServiceNow), approval workflows, purchasing policy development and contracts.+ Excellent Excel, Word, PowerPoint skills. Tableau skills highly preferred.+ Bachelors Degree with an analytical focus (Business, Economics, Accounting, Finance, Legal, Supply Chain, etc.) and/or Procurement, Supply Chain, Project Management and/or relevant industry certification(s) is preferred.At Applied Materials, we hire people who are eager to contribute to our culture, and we empower them to do just that. We take pride in thinking beyond our day-to-day job descriptions and encourage you to actively seek out opportunities to improve collaboration and partnerships with your stakeholders.**Company Facts:**+ Ticker: Nasdaq: AMAT+ Market Cap: $134.5 billion+ Fiscal 2020 Revenue: $17.2 billion+ Fiscal 2020 R: $2.2 billion+ Founded: November 10, 1967+ Headquarters: Santa Clara, California+ Global Presence: 110 locations in 19 countries+ Manufacturing: China, Germany, Israel, Italy, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, United States+ Employees: -24,000 worldwide+ Patents: -14,300 issued+ Fortune Worlds most admired companies 2021, Top 100 Barrons most sustainable companies 2021\#LI**Qualifications****Education:**Bachelor's Degree**Skills****Certifications:****Languages:****Years of Experience:**10 - 15 Years**Work Experience:****Additional Information****Travel:**Yes, 20% of the Time**Relocation Eligible:**YesApplied 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.

Keywords: Applied Materials, Houston , Construction Commodity Business Manager - (B5), Professions , Houston, Texas

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