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Program Manager, Trade Operations and Services - (M4)

Applied Materials

Applied Materials

Multiple locations
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced program management professional to join a growing legal compliance team. In this role, you will lead and manage global trade system and automation projects. This will include enhancement of SAP GTS, enhancing automation capabilities and data visualization tools. You will report to the Senior Director of Trade Operations and Services.

Working closely with team members across the Global Trade organization, you will lead or be involved in projects involving trade-compliance business process mapping, IT system enablement, technology enhancements, data analytics, executive reporting, training, and communications, and implementing managed services solutions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Define, scope, and document detailed business requirements partnering with Applied Materials IT resources, manage through implementation utilizing detailed project plans to lead/support key compliance and trade-focused initiatives. This includes developing test scripts, testing, process documentation and training to support successful implementation and sustain system enhancements.
  • Working with all functional leaders in trade, represent trade requirements on all corporate IT projects such as SAP Integration and M&A projects.
  • Clearly identify critical milestones, map timelines, spot risks, negotiate resources and assign ownership to drive timely progress of key projects.
  • Identify and resolve trade compliance issues within SAP.
  • Study and use data to identify process gaps and recommend improvements that will increase efficiency and reduce compliance risk.
  • Execute trade compliance monitoring to ensure new system enhancement meet requirements, including identifying key areas for compliance monitoring, establishing analytics to flag key activities for monitoring, review activity flagged for monitoring, and tracking remedial actions.
  • Benchmark with industry peers to identify continuous improvement opportunities and next generation system solutions.
  • Provide oversight, coordinate across stakeholders, communicate progress and manage escalations on projects.
  • Help to develop Key Risk Indicators (KRIs) and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure program success and create and maintain data-driven dashboards that demonstrate key results.
  • Develop and maintain a strong knowledge of the products, services, and operations of Applied Materials.


  • Minimum 5 years of relevant experience in trade or related compliance areas, preferably in the technology sector.
  • Strong experience in SAP GTS.
  • Experience and knowledge of U.S. export and import regulations.
  • Strong organizational and recordkeeping experience.
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis, and excellent project management skills.
  • Experience in leading multi-disciplinary project teams or global initiatives including collaborating with stakeholders at all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, detail-oriented, flexible, impeccable integrity, and good judgment.
  • Collaborative by nature and able to build strong partnerships with other Applied functions such as internal audit, legal teams, and business-facing groups.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, global environment and ability to manage and prioritize a diverse and complex workload.
  • Self-motivated, driven, and ability to work independently on multiple projects at the same time.
  • Strong presentation, PowerPoint, Excel, Visio and data visualization skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional certifications in project management and trade
  • Technology background preferred.

Additional language skills a plus.

Company Facts

  • Nasdaq listing: AMAT
  • Fiscal 2023 Revenue: $26.5 billion
  • Fiscal 2023 R&D: $3 billion
  • Founded: November 10, 1967
  • Global Presence: 150 cities in 24 countries
  • Employees: ~34,000 worldwide
  • Patents: ~20,000 issued




Bachelor's Degree




Years of Experience:

4 - 7 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information

Time Type:

Full time

Employee Type:

Assignee / Regular


Yes, 10% of the Time

Relocation Eligible:


U.S. Salary Range:

$112,000.00 - $154,000.00

The salary offered to a selected candidate will be based on multiple factors including location, hire grade, job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and with consideration of internal equity of our current team members. In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, candidates may be eligible for other forms of compensation such as participation in a bonus and a stock award program, as applicable.

For all sales roles, the posted salary range is the Target Total Cash (TTC) range for the role, which is the sum of base salary and target bonus amount at 100% goal achievement.

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.