Materials Project Manager - Kalispell, MT

  • Applied Materials
  • Kalispell, MT, USA
  • Jun 14, 2022
Full time Engineering Management Project Management

Job Description

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 helps our customers – who make smartphones, supercomputers, virtual reality headsets, autonomous vehicles and more – transform their ideas into reality. Our innovations Make Possible® a Better Future.


Inside our company, we apply the idea of make possible as we work together. We value our people and teams who turn possibilities into reality by advancing our strategy, accomplishing great things and empowering others. We are deeply committed to fostering a Culture of Inclusion where every person knows they belong, feels empowered to bring their whole self to work, and is inspired to grow.


If you’re looking for a great place to grow your career, consider Applied Materials. With the data explosion and new investment in semiconductors, it’s an exciting place to be.



  • Under direct supervision, forecasts and communicates engineering, materials, and manufacturing requirements to suppliers. Provides input to outsourcing decisions by performing make versus buy analysis. Coordinates demand signals through MRP to minimize inventory exposure.

  • Participates in Materials Core Team and coordinates product development process deliverables with team members (buyers, planners, production control).

  • Supports the creation, releases, and updates to new project materials strategy.

  • Participates in commercialization (transition) materials plan. Participates in the material change control change process. Assists in supplier price and delivery negotiations. Utilizes the preferred supplier selection and assessment process when selecting suppliers. Completes supplier risk assessment on critical and unique parts. Monitors supplier performance (delivery, quality, cost).

  • Meets cost objectives and resolves quality issues.  Generates and publishes Key Process Indicators (KPI). Tracks total landed costs targets.

  • Works with engineering to identify preliminary critical parts, long-lead parts and inspection requirements.  Assists in developing supplier and commodity road maps to engineering.  Utilizes value analysis on build-to-print components in support of Should Cost analysis.



  • Bachelor's in Product Management, Engineering Management, Industrial Engineering, Supply Chain, or related field

  • Good academic standing with a GPA of 3.0 or above on a 4.0 scale

  • Ability to exercise judgment based on the analysis of multiple sources of information

  • Establish trust-based relationships and work effectively with diverse teams 

  • Flexible and adaptable mindset who thrives in a results-driven culture


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