Applied Materials Global Product Manager (MES) - Remote US - (B4) in Bozeman, Montana
As a Global Product Manger for Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) at Applied Materials, you'll work with a small team to set the vision and direction for Applied's MES product line. You have deep understanding of manufacturing, how the MES is used within manufacturing, and the value the MES brings to manufacturers. And you have strong knowledge of the competitors in the MES space, with the ability to compare and contrast their strengths and weaknesses.
You also have an affinity for collaborating with customers to understand needs and pain points, and the ability to translate those into product recommendations and roadmap requirements. You have the ability to communicate clearly and calmly during customer conversations, and the emotional intelligence to understand the customer's perspective and the underlying motivations driving their needs.
You'll use these skills to build both external and internal consensus to drive Applied's MES product roadmap. You'll perform market and competitive analysis; build cost and pricing models; develop strategy to increase market growth; and coordinate with global Sales, Engineering, and Support teams in executing the strategy. You'll become a "super-user" of Applied's MES products and the go-to subject matter expert.
Along the way you'll create marketing collateral, write manufacturing-related blog posts, conduct product-related webinars and user groups, speak at industry events, and travel to customer sites to build relationships and learn about customer needs.
Prior experience with Applied Materials and competitors' MES products is a strong plus.
This position is remote and can be located anywhere in the US or Canada
Minimum of 5 years product management experience, preferably in manufacturing software
Hands-on manufacturing experience
Strong understanding of MES and its use in manufacturing
Strong understanding of manufacturing KPIs and practical experience driving their improvement
Proven ability to define strategy, set goals, and drive results
Strong ability to transform ambiguous requirements into a clear, focused action plan
Strong collaboration and negotiation skills
Strong communication and presentation skills
Strong ability to work in cross-functional teams
Demonstrated history of writing industry blog posts and/or industry speaking engagements
MBA or equivalent experience is a strong plus
Domestic and international travel required
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Years of Experience: 10 - 15 years
Years of Experience:
4 - 7 Years
Yes, 25% of the Time
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.