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Communications & Public Affairs Manager Applied Materials Bangalore, IN

Communications & Public Affairs Manager Applied Materials Bangalore, IN


Job description

Position Applied Materials as a Leader and build reputation in India
Initiates and maintains ongoing relationships with business press editors and reporters in India, and supports major global corporate and product initiatives to gain feature coverage of the Company in the general and business print, broadcast and electronic press.
Serves as media relations center for all corporate-related media inquiries, issues and crisis.
Develops individualized press and speakers’ programs, and support, for specified key executives. Oversees Company’s briefing program and materials for reporters and dignitaries; drives creation of press educational materials for the media that portray Applied Materials as a customer-focused, technology-leadership growth company.
Provides interview coaching and assistance, presentation and talking points preparation, as well as onsite advance assistance.
Drives local crisis management communications, while assisting in the development of global crisis communications response.
Manages media relations activities for major events, including: Semiconductor industry events, Solar events and company participation in other technical and business conferences.
Participate and play and active role to support Regional office driven initiative
Drive employee engagement and lead internal communication programs
Strategically plans and executes internal communications programs and ensures collaboration with other divisions and business segments, and senior management to assure consistency and appropriate messaging.
Manages /drives corporate employee communication tools – executive messaging, online communications, e-mails, printed publications, videos, webcasts, quarterly State of the Business, Intranet, senior executive employee/communication meetings.
Lead community and corporate philanthropy efforts in India
Support relevant Community programs / projects to meet overall communications objectives. Responsible and accountable for management of Applied Materials community funding to the NGOs or Non-profit / Charitable organizations in India.
Spearhead employee voluntary council and employee participation in community work
Works with other Communications & Public Affairs staff to identify synergies across geographies for the group.
Representative for Group and Financial responsibility
Advocates, both directly and in oversight capacity, Company positions/interests to policymakers, trade associations and other outside organizations. Networks and outreaches to build Company “brand awareness” among policymakers and staff.
Manages the coordination of activities with responsibility for results in terms of costs, methods, and employees.
Represents Employee/Executive Communications in various organizations, project groups, committees.
Supports Community programs / projects integrating with employee engagement to meet communications objectives.
Works as part of Regional program management office in Applied Materials India to oversee programs to increase brand awareness and build company reputation

Strong writing, editing, and organizational skills
Background in writing for publications, intranet
Proven project management skills, as well facilitation and negotiation
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and deftness in juggling multiple tasks/issues
Ability to deal with changes and uncertainties and turn around quickly to deal with the situation. Strong problem solving skills
Strong stakeholder management experience and proven track records.
Knowledge of high-tech industry (preferably in Semiconductor, Semiconductor equipment, Solar, Renewable energy) and related public policy implications
Creative and think out of the box

Job Specific Knowledge
Must have strong knowledge of issues and media impacting the semiconductor equipment / Solar industry.
Must have strong knowledge of the political process and the interaction of business and public policy, with a particular emphasis on issues relevant to the semiconductor / Semiconductor equipment / Solar industry
Experience in marketing and communications will be advantageous

BA/BS level degree in Journalism / Communications / Marketing or equivalent, with emphasis on strong communications skills (both written and verbal) and solid understanding of business and public policy.
12+ years direct experience in a Communications role in Business-to-Business environment, High-Tech industry, public relations agency, IR firm or other corporate public relations department managing teams conducting communications programs; including 5 years of people management experience
Strong experience and demonstrated results in creating programs related to corporate issues and reputation management, as well as financial media
Direct experience promoting corporations in the semiconductor or semiconductor equipment industry, Solar industry or Display industry.
Comfortable dealing with elected officials and senior government and business officials

Strong track record and demonstrated results in public policy/government relations
Master’s degree plus 10+ years of directly related experience representing the semiconductor / semiconductor equipment / Solar / Display industries or other high-tech company/trade association.
Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.

Primary Location



Communications & Public Affairs


Day Job


Yes, 20 % of the Time

Posting Type

Internal / External

Relocation Package

Domestic Full Relocation
Meet Applied Materials
Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing · 10001+ employees · Founded 1967 · Public Company
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.

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