Vice President, External Manufacturing Operations

Santa Clara, CA 95050
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About Intel Global External Manufacturing & Sourcing (GEMS):

Global External Manufacturing & Sourcing organization, GEMS, has the responsibilities of driving Intels overall foundry/OSAT strategy, sourcing, technical interfacing, and high-volume manufacturing.  The scope of the organization covers various aspects of outsourcing operations including manufacturing strategy, technical & commercial supplier engagement, comprehensive coordination of internal engineering & business teams, as well as high volume manufacturing operations management.  The team's key goals are: 1) establishing solid technology & sourcing roadmap & strategy to support Intels product leadership and revenue growth aspiration; 2) delivering secure, flexible, and cost competitive capacity through external manufacturing partners; 3) ensuring uninterrupted, high quality supply to our customers.  With Intel newly established IDM 2.0 strategy, Intel will grow its outsourcing operations significantly in the years to come.  With the exciting growth opportunities and challenges, this is truly the best time to join GEMS. 

About the Role

The Vice President of External Manufacturing Operations is an extraordinary leadership opportunity for a highly-motivated and dynamic leader with can-do attitude, high volume manufacturing experience and product engineering expertise who can drive intensive production execution as well as develop, mentor, lead and drive a diverse global team.

This position reports to the Intel Corporate Vice President/General Manager of External Manufacturing & Sourcing and will lead a global organization focusing on managing high volume foundry/OSAT manufacturing operations as well new product introduction, NPI.



Responsible for flawless NPI, best-in-class ramp execution, predictable time-to-yield and consistent volume manufacturing operations.  Being a large-scale manufacturing GM without owning the factories, the leader must drive the consistent peak performance of external factories through building a team of world-class engineers & supplier management experts, establishing global manufacturing infrastructure, and cultivating productive relationship with external factory partners.  This leader will also work broadly with Intel internal teams, to set and achieve best-in-class operational goals, aggressive yield targets, competitive cost benchmarks and world-class quality levels. 

Experience Required:

Must have proven leadership skills across technology development, engineering and operational domains with extensive experience in managing all aspects of high-volume manufacturing (HVM) operations including leading edge technology, large scale wafer manufacturing, process development, process control, front-end integration, production excursion prevention, product engineering, yield enhancement, volume ramp execution, cycle time improvement, cost reduction, and quality assurance.  Have demonstrated results and accountability for broad leadership as well as building of followership.   Being decisive, progressive, and dynamic in a high growth and fast paced organization with passion to grow, lead and develop a global diversified team of 200+ industry-leading manufacturing and supplier management professionals.  Having the track record in managing large scale operations with multi-$B of purchasing spend.

Must have an executive presence to engage with suppliers at the top level and influence internal teams at all ranks through credible leadership, constructive confrontation, and sincere collaboration.  High tolerance to ambiguity, ability to efficiently define concrete strategies and plans in such an environment.  Executes toward results with focus and a sense of urgency.

This leader is expected to role model Intel's cultural attributes of:

Customer obsessed - seek to understand what matters most to our customers, listening more and talking less.
One Intel - "we" before "me". We work across boundaries, collaborating across the aisle and around the world.
Fearless - We are bold. We take risks and challenge ourselves. We fail fast, and continuously improve.
Truth and Transparency - allows the best ideas to emerge and speeds our ability to solve problems faster.
Inclusion - Inclusion runs through each attribute and is integral to our culture evolution.
Quality - Ensure a safe workplace and demonstrate discipline to deliver the products and services that our customers and partners can always rely on.  


MS degree in Electrical, Material, Chemical, Industrial Engineering, Computer Science or relevant field ; PhD, MBA preferred with 20+ years of applicable experience.

Inside this Business Group

Intel's Sales and Marketing (SMG) organization works with global customers and partners to solve critical business problems with Intel based technology solutions. SMG works across business units to amplify the customer voice and deliver solutions that accelerate their business. We work across numerous industries, including retail, enterprise and government, cloud services and healthcare as examples. The operations team focuses on forecasting, driving alignment with factory production and delivering efficiency tools and our marketing capability drives demand and localized marketing in locations around the globe. Our sales force navigates a complex partner and customer ecosystem while shaping product roadmaps, driving value for our customers, and collaborating to harness emerging technology trends to deliver comprehensive solutions.

Other Locations

US, Arizona, Phoenix

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.

Position of Trust

This role is a Position of Trust. Should you accept this position, you must consent to and pass an extended Background Investigation, which includes (subject to country law), extended education, SEC sanctions, and additional criminal and civil checks. For internals, this investigation may or may not be completed prior to starting the position. For additional questions, please contact your Recruiter....

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