Director, Global Programs and Pathways

at Applied Materials in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Job Description


Own the strategy and execution of end-to-end global programs (such as school/university recruiting; intern programs; early career onboarding; workforce development; apprenticeships; military recruiting; and diversity recruiting) in partnership with business leaders external, HR partners, and external entities.

Key Responsibilities

This leader will guide and develop primarily the following component functions, teams, deliverables and/or activities:

+ Partner with business to build and execute connected, global strategies and programs for key talent segments

+ Create and manage a meaningful and memorable candidate experience through relevant recruiting activities and follow-on programs

+ Work across the BU, HR, and TA matrix to connect program efforts; identify and implement BKMs

+ Drive US University Relations Council and scale globally

+ Drive efficiency, productivity, and quality in programs that serve as a differentiator for Applied Materials in the market

+ Build bridges and connect people and ideas across the various talent ecosystems (such as school, military, and diversity)

+ Connect currently disparate school, workforce development, military, and related programs into a cohesive strategy and operational execution

Experience & Qualifications

At Applied Materials, Make Possible is about unlocking new opportunities with our customers and within our own company.

The ideal candidate will have the following successful experience and background:

+ Must have 12+ yrs of deep experience in the school and university space, including recruiting, school/business partnerships, and early career onboarding and development programs

+ Experience managing senior executive business stakeholders

+ Experience working across large, global, matrixed organizations

+ Experience managing and developing diverse teams in multiple sites, including hybrid and remote

+ Experience building and scaling new program offerings

+ Relevant industry best practices/research/connections and relationships

+ Relevant KPIs and measurement strategies

+ Semi and/or tech industry experience is preferred

+ Experience in the military and/or diversity recruiting space is helpful but not required

+ Recruitment marketing/comms/branding experience is helpful

Additional skills & experience include:

+ Executive relationship and stakeholder needs identification, communication, and management – internally, externally, and globally

+ Bridge-building and connecting people and ideas

+ Matrixed leadership and influencing skills across BU stakeholders and global HR and TA teams

+ Comfort and capability in managing multiple requirements and ideas to find common ground and achieve shared objectives

+ Ability to gracefully manage and prioritize conflicting demands and requirements

+ Building and executing a change management plan and strategy

+ Ability to build a business case for resources and ability to be creative and scrappy with existing resources

+ Creative problem-solving

+ Lead with data. Measure, assess, adjust, repeat.



Master’s Degree




Years of Experience:

10 – 15 Years

Work Experience:

Additional Information


Yes, 20% of the Time

Relocation Eligible:


U.S. Salary Range:

$176,000.00 – $242,000.00

The salary offered to a selected candidate will be based on a number of factors including location and level and will vary depending on confirmed job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. 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.

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.

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 enables customers to transform possibilities into reality. At Applied Materials, our innovations Make Possible a Better Future.

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Job Posting: JC241017367

Posted On: May 27, 2023

Updated On: Jun 01, 2023

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