Business Product Line Management - Kalispell, MT

  • Applied Materials
  • Kalispell, MT, USA
  • Oct 23, 2022
Full time Business Development Distribution-Shipping Management Mid Level QA-Quality Control

Job Description

Job Description

Key Responsibilities

  • Owns product change management (PCM) and control
    • Unreleased product approval and control
    • ECO (Engineering Change Order) approval
    • Implementation of PCN (Part Change Notification), with Global Product Support
    • Prepare change management packages for all customers
  • Manages product portfolio by participating in CES (Customer Engineering Special), NSR (Non Standard Request) reviews. Facilitates CIP (Continuous Improvement Program) activities based on competitive landscape, technical requirement and ROI (Return on Investment) analysis.
  • Initiate and drive CIPs (Continuous Improvement Programs) for the product where appropriate. Technical improvement, reliability, commonality, NSR  (Non Standard Request)  reduction, option reduction etc.Release Hardware CIP  (Continuous Improvement Program) and options to structure tree
  • Owns common modules roadmap and implementation post Phase 5 of ePLC.
  • Implementation of component roadmaps including part obsolescence, replacements, alternative vendors and cost reduction
  • Facilitates Intercompany communication to align on product strategies, provide guidance on pricing, spare level contents, and restricted part orders. Facilitates alignment meeting for product roadmap and  market proliferation
  • Support or Lead as necessary effort and coordination between various intercompany groups (such as operations, Engineering and Global Program Management) to achieve divisional cost targets and improve operational metrics for reduction in Build cycle time, Period, Burden and Variance
  • Relook at our Product Structure and Mfg. strategy
  • Manage strategic vendor issues
  • Manage all changes to the product after product release


Functional Knowledge

  • Semiconductor experience
  • Regarded as the technical expert in their particular field
  • Demonstrates in-depth and/or breadth of expertise in own discipline and broad knowledge of other disciplines within the function


Business Expertise

  • Anticipates business and regulatory issues; recommends product, process or service improvements 



  • Leads projects with notable risk and complexity; develops the strategy for project execution


Problem Solving

  • Solves unique and complex problems with broad impact on the business; requires conceptual and innovative thinking to develop solutions



  • Impacts the direction and resource allocation for program, project or services; works within general functional policies and industry guidelines


Interpersonal Skills

  • Communicates complex ideas, anticipates potential objections and persuades others, often at senior levels, to adopt a different point of view


*Position can be located in Kalispell, MT or Santa Clara, CA*











Bachelor's Degree








Years of Experience:

4 - 7 Years


Work Experience:



Additional Information




Yes, 25% of the Time



Relocation Eligible:




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.