Director of Capital Efficiency

Benefits - Full

Relocation Assistance Available - Possible for the ideal candidate

Bonus Eligible - Yes

Seeking a global leader to help drive Manufacturing Excellence working across multiple semiconductor factories with other capital efficiency team leaders (CET+), advanced module engineering (AME), industrial engineering, procurement, and business development teams.  This individual will be asked to drive alignment across the 300mm fabs as well as our alliance partners and business development teams on key decisions impacting capital efficiency.  The Capital Efficiency Leader will be responsible for working with the Chemical Mechanical Polish (CMP), Plating, and Cleans Manufacturing and Engineering communities in setting the tool direction and decision making across all three modules, working with the suppliers and procurement to measure performance, and driving continuous improvements as the financial lead.  Initially, the focus will be on tooling but ultimately will include responsibility for total capital efficiency connected with the full build out (non-tooling) of all factories.  Additional tasks will include assessing the key capital management processes for deficiencies, making recommendations to address issues, establishing buy-in, deploying, and managing consistently across locations / functions as an integral part of this role where it makes sense.

Specific Responsibilities: Global leadership role, spanning technical, operational and profitability / financial analysis

Provide financial leadership in the execution of robust tool selection for the global Capital Performance Committee (CPC), Capital Justification Review (CJR) for Site-based capital management and Manufacturing Council.  This includes tool performance management and continuous process improvement to meet capital affordability requirements and challenges

Partner with AME leads to develop technical roadmaps and tool strategies ensuring both technical and commercial/profitability tradeoffs for tool set

Provide financial leadership in the tool and facilities systems selection for both new and used equipment to meet module specific capability and capacity requirements & best practices

Ensure module-level roadmaps meet spend targets, productivity targets and extendibility

Provide standardized financial methodologies that communicate detailed business analysis to support proposals and business cases; interface with key site and business stakeholders globally to ensure detailed and robust analysis and alternatives are generated in order to make sound business decisions

Collaborate with AME and procurement team leads to prepare and deliver executive ready financial proposals and presentations to high level leaders within Capital Productivity and Manufacturing Council

Prepare and deliver detailed financial requirements and needs to suppliers in partnership with procurement; drive clear financial direction and approach with suppliers

Interface closely with Fab Operations and TD personnel as key stakeholders ensuring all needs and requirements are strongly incorporated into strategy and detailed tool / capital efficiency planning

Lead outreach and financial activities to identify and develop best practices which will give us competitive advantage with the best model possible

Required Qualifications:


B.S. Degree in Physics, Material Science, Engineering, Chemistry or other relevant area

Minimum of 12 years of semiconductor financial or process/equipment engineering experience

Minimum of 5 years of experience managing in a semiconductor fab or within a technology development organization hands on working with tools technical or financial information

Excellent interpersonal skills, energetic and self-starter

Demonstrated ability to work well within a global matrixed team or environment

Outstanding communication skills - both written and verbal

Demonstrated ability to communicate well with all levels of the organization and experience in working with external constituencies

Strong organizational skills; demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and able to react to shifting priorities to meet business needs

Excellent analytical skills

Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and commitments

Able to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time

Experience in wet process (CMP and/or plating and cleans) technology(45nm or below)

Preferred Qualifications:


M.S. or Ph.D. in Materials Science, Engineering, or other relevant disciplines

Direct experience in advanced semiconductor device manufacturers or foundries

Direct experience working with tool suppliers


Specific Competencies & Opportunities to be Gained with Capital Efficiency Leader Role:

Business and profitability analysis

Global leadership and influencing

Executive presentation skills

Tool assessment & evaluation on most state of the art equipment

Learning both technical and business requirements for leading edge technology nodes and future developments

System and fab-wide integration & learning

Cross functional learning & relationships; functional interface with the following groups:

Technology Development

Fab Operations Manufacturing & Engineering



Frequent exposure to executive leadership

Frequent exposure to Fab leadership

Opportunity to influence overall profitability

Coaching and mentoring of less senior team members

15+ years of experience

Minimum Education - Master's Degree

Willingness to Travel - Occasionally