Applied Materials Director, Securities & Corporate Governance in Santa Clara, California
General Scope and Summary
Applied Materials, Inc. 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, our innovations make possible the technology shaping the future.
Applied is seeking an energetic team player with deep experience representing public companies for a highly visible role in the Company’s legal department. Reporting to the Managing Director, Corporate Legal Affairs, this attorney will work closely with executives and members of the legal, finance, tax, investor relations, and communications teams, and will play a key role on a variety of matters, including support for the Board of Directors, corporate governance, engagement with investors, executive compensation, securities and financings. The successful candidate will have a client-service focus, the ability to identify and analyze complex legal issues, and communicate them effectively to a non-legal audience, and the ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, stimulating, and collegial environment.
Provide support for and advise the Board of Directors and its committees, including preparation and review of meeting materials, written consents and minutes.
Support corporate governance matters, including shareholder engagement, shareholder proposals, and ESG reporting, research investor and proxy advisory firm policies, and benchmark governance best practices.
Prepare and review reports filed with the SEC, including disclosures on Forms 10-K,10-Q and 8-K, annual proxy statement and Section 16 reporting.
Partner with Treasury on share repurchases, dividends, financings and other matters.
Provide advice and counsel on Delaware corporate law, SEC and Nasdaq regulations, and general corporate and corporate governance matters.
Remain informed of legislation, regulatory developments, and industry trends affecting the Company, and assist with the development of policies and training, as needed.
Developstrong relationships with internal clients and colleagues, and work collaboratively across functions to findsolutions that balance legalriskwith the Company’s business objectives.
Actively manage external counsel, advisors,vendors and related budgets.
JD degree and active membership in state bar.
10+ years of experience in general corporate matters, including securities law, corporate finance and corporate governance issues, with increasing levels of responsibility (with a combination of experience at a top-tier law firm and in-house).
Proactive, highly motivated self-starter with a high levelof intellectual, professional and interpersonal agility, combined with strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Excellent written and oral communicationskills; ability to communicate complex issues simply and to provide actionable legal advice.
Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational and planning skills; capacity to work independently and simultaneously handle a variety of complex matters under deadline pressure.
Team-oriented, with proven ability to formstrong working relationships and work cross-functionally to driveresults.
Strategic, creative, practical and open-minded thinking withexcellentbusiness judgment and a focus on business outcomes.
Comfortable challenging the status quo and ability to address conflict and difficult issues in a professional and effectivemanner.
Strong sense of humor, high personalstandards of excellence and soundjudgment.
Years of Experience:
10 - 15 Years
Yes, 10% of the Time
Applied Materials is committed to diversity in its workforce including Equal Employment Opportunity for Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities.
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.