Applied Materials Costing / Gross Margin Manager - (M4) in Austin, Texas

Cost & Gross Margin Manager will support the World Wide Operations with various activities including system and module costing, variance analysis, WIP recons and gross margin reporting for a business unit.


  • Provides direct supervision to designated members of the Costing Gross Margin team

  • Acts as advisor to the entire Costing Gross Margin team and may become actively involved, as required, to meet schedules and resolve problems

  • Manage the activities of a team of outsourced support personnel

  • Responsible for alignment of analyst reporting, standard deliverables and key finance calendar event

  • Drives recurring team deliverables around source data accuracy and local/regional reports

  • Perform analysis on built material costs to ensure correct valuation to final bill of materials

  • Support Costing team on work order variance analysis & bridge activities

  • Perform various WIP Recons

  • Provide group support on consolidated Inventory Details

  • Provide group support of S1 gross margin reporting

  • Support analysis of various overhead credits & appropriate accounting

  • Support Group Lead in performing Ad Hoc or Process Efficiency related projects

  • Consolidate team input to inventory & variance team for standard revaluation cost impacts & Inventory outflow model inputs

  • Complete and deliver built MCOS analysis to WWO team

  • Provide analysis on mcos build by location schedules

  • Job Specific Knowledge

  • Accounting and financial knowledge are required

  • Advance knowledge of systems capabilities and overall business processes

  • Knowledge of Applied's culture, products, markets and processes is a plus

Qualifications / Skills

  • Knowledge of SAP

  • Problem-solving techniques

  • Basic negotiations skills (timelines, resources)

  • Ability to gain cooperation of others

  • Write process documentation and updates

  • Conduct presentations of technical information concerning specific projects or schedules

  • Understanding of Applied Materials’ systems and processes is a plus

  • Supervisory or leadership experience



INCUMBENTS TYPICALLY WILL HAVE THE FOLLOWING: B.S. level degree or equivalent in related discipline;

  • 4 – 7 years of experience in Finance/Accounting

Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Primary Location: Texas-TX,Austin

Job Title: Costing / Gross Margin Manager - (M4)

Job: Finance

Requisition ID: 1804188

Shift: Day Job

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Posting Type: Internal / External

Relocation Package: No Relocation