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Applied Materials Research, Development & Engineering Manager (M4) - Packaging in Boston, Massachusetts

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

Work Experience:

Additional Information


Yes, 50% 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.

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 the technology shaping the future.