Applied Materials

Research, Development and Engineering Manager – Packaging & Architectural Solutions, Flexible Products



This role leads all aspects of innovation, product/platform/application development and product support in support of the Packaging & Architectural product portfolio and business start-up.  This role will partner heavily with business leadership to develop the product strategy, associated roadmap and resource planning/execution to deliver the associated business growth. This is an entrepreneurial high growth business opportunity within the Display and Flexible Technology Business Unit.



Responsible for Research, Development and Engineering aspects of the Packaging / Bldg & Construction business including new product vitality performance
Partners with business leadership to develop product roadmaps and manage product portfolios/investments
Leads development and execution of innovation/technology roadmaps in support of above product roadmaps
Leads customer application understanding and development to facilitate new product introduction.
Accountable for planning and executing collaboration programs through the whole life cycle, on-time delivery, cost and quality of new products and technologies to support customer, operating plan and growth commitments of the privacy solution business
Support development and execution of project management (PMP) and product lifecycle processes (PLC)
Supports quality, productivity and sustaining engineering initiatives partnering with customers and operations
Manages technology partners and supports new product related strategic sourcing needs partnering with strategic sourcing/supply chain
Leads sampling field quality processes working closely with field commercial resources
Builds strong teams and cross-functional engagement across multiple geographies & external partners including Sales, Marketing, Operations, Finance, Legal etc…
Communicates RD&E progress /execution to senior executives and stakeholders


Desired Skills, Competencies & Experience

Technical degree or equivalent experience with minimum 5+ years of relevant experience. Master degree and above preferred.
Material sciences, chemistry, optics and physics experience/domain expertise
Packaging & Architectural industry technology experience highly desired
Extensive new product development experience with a performance based track record
Strong program management and product lifecycle management experience
Talent Acquisition, Development and Retention
Customer focused – VOC domain expertise and strong customer acumen
High financial acumen and analytical/data/statistics oriented decision making style
Positive can do hands on entrepreneurial attitude that builds support for RD&E needs
Strong communication skills and interpersonal presence that extends confidence and humility
Experience building and delivering executive level presentations
Ability to effectively manage and deliver to multiple KPIs
Critical thinking and ability to influence and communicate effectively with multiple internal stakeholders (Sales, finance, marketing, strategy, management)
Excellent personal time management and project management skills.
Languages: English and Chinese.




Doctorate Degree – Chemistry

Years of Experience:
10 – 15 Years
Yes, 50% of the Time