Talent Acquisition: Director of Global Operations & Strategi

at Applied Materials in Fort Smith, Arkansas, United States

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 youre looking for the next step in your future, consider Applied Materials. With the data explosion and new investment in semiconductors, its an exciting place to be.

This position can be remotein mostof theUS

Job Description

Are you an innovator, organizer, and collaborator? Are you energized by creating new solutions, improving existing processes, and making a global impact?

If so, join us in centralizing our global Talent Acquisition function for maximum impact during a boom in the semiconductor industry. As Director of Global Operations & Strategic Programs, you’ll build the backbone of the Talent Acquisition function – everything from creating and leading strategic programs to setting the operational cadence for the team. Seize this opportunity to exercise both your strategic and operational skills with the company that builds the tools that build the chips that power our world.

Key Responsibilities

Strategize and Organize

+ Create, identify, and lead implementation of strategic global programs, tools, processes, practices and projects(ex: brandingreferrals, interview protocols/selection playbook, hiring algorithms, special populations, country playbooks)for efficiency andbusiness impact.

+ Create & implement global framework to manage risk (compliance, audit, EEOC, AA, OFCCP, etc.).

+ Implement program/project management practices to manage, measure, and report on progress/business value of strategic programs and operations.

+ Manage benchmarking and best practices for global TA. Establish and provide performance metrics / measures to continually assess team effectiveness against industry standards/maturity model.

+ Identify and implement opportunities to leverage internal/external tools/resources.

+ Manage global TA budget. Identify and implement opportunities to optimize investments.

+ Create and implement analytics, metrics, and reporting strategy in partnership with HR Global Talent Analytics team.

+ Apply broad industry and commercial awareness to drive financial and operational performance across business unit, department or sub-functions.

Innovate and Lead

+ Create and implement appropriate change management strategies to engage and lead team / key stakeholders through greater levels of organizational maturity.

+ Build trust and create followership to lead team through HR and TA organizational transformation.

Recognize and Grow

+ Identify opportunities/implement project work to drive and measure TA efforts in diversity recruiting and creating an inclusive workforce.

+ Create an inclusive environment to lead and develop a diverse, world-class team.

Collaborate and Co-create

+ Seek and develop tactical and strategic partnerships to innovate service delivery and results.

+ Initiate and manage key vendor relationships in partnership with Global Procurement organization.

+ Create and institutionalize connections between talent acquisition and other service delivery units.

+ Work across the global talent acquisition team, HR teams (HREPs, HRBPs, COEs, HRSS), and other functional teams (for example, Legal, Finance, CorpComm/MarkComm, GCWF) to deliver cost-effective business results.


+ Identify opportunities to simplify, streamline, and standardize work.

+ Program/project management.

+ Build diverse and inclusive teams.

+ Change management.

+ Metrics, data, analytics.

+ Excellent written, verbal and listening skills.

+ Critical-thinking and problem-solving.

+ Project management & staffing capacity planning .

+ Stakeholder relationship management.

+ Integrated enterprise mindset


+ Current and future talent acquisition tools, trends, and operations.

+ State and federal employment laws (audit, EEOC, OFCCP, etc.)


+ 10+ years in HR with focus in talent acquisition or talent operations.

+ 5 +years leadership experience, including virtual and matrixed teams.

+ Budget/business case creation and management.

+ Experience leading regional and global projects in a rapidly changing, transformational environment (program/project management).

+ Stakeholder management at the executive level.


+ BA in business, Human Resources, or related/relevant field.

Company Facts:

+ Ticker: Nasdaq: AMAT

+ Fiscal 2020 Revenue: $17.2 billion

+ Fiscal 2020 R&D: $2.2 billion

+ Founded: November 10, 1967

+ Headquarters: Santa Clara, California

+ Global Presence: 93 locations in 17 countries

+ Manufacturing: China, Germany, Israel, Italy, Singapore, Taiwan, United States

+ Employees: ~24,000 worldwide

+ Patents: ~14,300 issued

Position requires understanding of Applied Materials global Standards of Business Conduct and compliance with these standards at all times. This includes demonstrating the highest level of ethical conduct reflecting Applied Materials’ core values.




Master’s Degree




Years of Experience:

10 – 15 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information


Yes, 10% of the Time

Relocation Eligible:


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

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Job Posting: JC191397339

Posted On: Sep 02, 2021

Updated On: Oct 22, 2021