Senior Manager, Foundry Operations Excellence

Date: Sep 15, 2023

Location: San Jose, CA, US

Company: Skyworks


If you are looking for a challenging and exciting career in the world of technology, then look no further. Skyworks is an innovator of high performance analog semiconductors whose solutions are powering the wireless networking revolution. At Skyworks, you will find a fast-paced environment with a strong focus on global collaboration, minimal layers of management and the freedom to make meaningful contributions in a setting that encourages creativity and out-of-the-box thinking.  Our work culture values diversity, social responsibility, open communication, mutual trust and respect.  We are excited about the opportunity to work with you and glad you want to be part of a team of talented individuals who together can change the way the world communicates.

Requisition ID: 71324 

Job Description

Skyworks Solutions Technology and Manufacturing group (TMG) is looking for a passionate and skilled Operations leader to interface with our external foundry partners and internal functions- Supply Chain, Sourcing, Engineering, Quality, Business Units, etc. to manage our external foundries production control function and driving best in class delivery performance and flawless ramps towards our customer needs.  


The Role

Location:  Irvine or San Jose, CA

We are seeking an operations leader with a background in production control/ factory industrial engineering/ supply chain management. Ideal candidate should have 8+ years of working with foundry operations and proven track record of driving structural improvements in best-in-class cycle time at lowest possible inventory, while digitizing the operational execution.


This role will require strong leadership skills that will work across various functions internally and externally. Ideal candidate will have an insatiable drive towards continuous improvement and challenging the status quo to achieve best in class performance.


  • Drive continuous improvement of foundry operations to ensure best in class delivery performance to Skyworks customers at lowest possible inventory
  • Proactively manage capacity forecasting with supply chain, business operations, etc. and secure needed capacity with external foundry partners
  • Work with Engineering, Quality to drive quick lot dispositioning to meet our supply needs
  • Drive cross-functional engagement and translate business requirements for foundry operations into technical project deliverables
  • Identify opportunities for cost reduction, supply plan stability by analyzing complex datasets
  • Analyze supply-demand gaps and proactively closing supply gaps
  • Drive digitization for foundry operations by developing new reports and communicate key metrics to executive leadership. Drive culture of trustworthy data and decision making through dashboards
  • Identify key issues across a broad range of areas and effectively communicate recommendations to executive leadership


  • Track record of building strong cross functional relationships resulting in effective support of flawless technology ramps and customer delivery
  • Demonstrated strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills
  • Demonstrate experience in digitizing operations
  • Strong time management skills that enable on-time project completion
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to take the initiative and drive for results



Other Requirements

Education Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering or related field with 12+ years of experience.


The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD $134,200$266,100 per year. Starting base pay will depend on relevant experience and skills, training and education, business needs, market demands, the ultimate job duties and requirements, and work location. Skyworks has different base pay ranges for different work locations in the U.S. Benefits include access to healthcare benefits (including a premium-free medical plan option), a 401(k) plan and company match, an employee stock purchase plan, paid time off (including vacation, sick/wellness, parental leave), among others. Employees are eligible to participate in an incentive plan, and certain roles are also eligible for additional awards, including recognition and stock. These incentives and awards are based on individual and/or company performance.


Skyworks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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