Senior Director - Global Security Operations - (M7)

Applied MaterialsSanta Clara, CaliforniaFull TimeOn Site

Scope of Position

Manage the development, oversight and execution of strategic Security programs and initiatives for Applied Materials at the site, region, and global levels. This role requires a unique combination of security/safety expertise coupled with deep program management and strategic initiatives development experience. 


Key Accountabilities

  • Budget / results accountability for assigned projects, programs and initiatives
  • Manage the development of Applied Materials Security & Business Resiliency Program and related capabilities implementation around Federal Programs, guard force services deployment, investigations, events security, emergency preparedness, and managing workplace violence prevention initiatives globally
  • Set regional security operations expectations and oversee implementation of all contract security services contracts globally.
  • Establish and oversee the implementation of physical security standards for all sites globally.
  • Works cross-functionally to develop KPI’s & SLA’s in areas of responsibility
  • Leverage internal case management system to ensure proper staffing deployment
  • Work cross-functionally to develop and implement security awareness and training programs, including workplace violence initiatives
  • Other strategic initiatives / projects as needed


Leadership Skills Required

  • Strategic program development
  • Must have 100% credibility, objectivity and respect across all parts of the business
  • Ability to identify risk and define mitigation measures. Proactive mindset
  • Build relationships with E-Staff and business leaders
  • Promote the Security function as subject a matter expert within Applied Materials
  • Ability to collaborate with other service functions (GWI, BU’s, GIS, HR, Finance, Legal)
  • Willingness to challenge status quo, innovate and introduce new ideas
  • Understanding of differences in standards across geographies and cultures


Professional Expertise/ Knowledge

  • Industry best practices and metrics defining operational performance
  • Experience collaborating with cross-functional teams around safety and business continuity program process implementation and emergency management (ICS) – preferably in global corporation setting
  • Strategic planning / program management in global security domain
  • Knowledge of estimating and cost associated with various system applications



  • 15+ years in a similar role within a multi-national corporate security team
  • Expertise in program development and management / strategic planning & initiatives



  • Service-oriented/customer-driven approach
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Solid decision-making and judgment
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Engaging communicator with ability to influence senior leadership
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to work within a matrix environment with cross-functional collaboration



  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field required, Master’s Degree in a related field is a plus.


No. of Direct Reports

  • 10 or less


Reporting Requirements

  • Develop and manage operational metrics and KPI’s with strategic vendors
  • Program / project management reporting – key initiatives
  • Strategic initiatives plan development


Matrix Mentoring/ Support for Role

  • VP Real Estate & Site Services
  • VP EH&S
  • VP / Senior Director HR


Matrix Team

  • GIS, GWI, Finance, Procurement, Site Leadership, Legal, HR, Public Safety Agencies

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.




Bachelor's Degree




Years of Experience:

10 - 15 Years

Work Experience:


Additional Information


Relocation Eligible:



U.S. Salary Range:

$184,000.00 - $253,000.00


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. 

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