VP, US Fab Operations

Date: Jan 28, 2023

Location: Woburn, MA, 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: 66712 



The Vice President, US Fab Operations provides overall leadership to the operations function to support two sites in the US. This leader is responsible for managing all aspects of Factory Wafer products for a range of applications in the ever-expanding wireless communication marketplace. The position will work closely with internal and external key stakeholders, regarding technical support for activities, striving for best-in-class products and business practices to deliver to the customer’s expectations, managing teams and projects across the business. The position will also provide clear leadership and vision, inspire and motivate staff to achieve excellence and mentor them as they develop new skills. Finally, this position will drive Key Performance Indicators to ensure that all projects are delivered on cost and on time to the highest quality standards. This role will report to the Vice President, Global Fab Operations. 


This position can be located in Newbury Park, CA or Woburn, MA.



Functional Leadership. Responsible for developing and leading a team of direct and indirect operations staff members and engaging them in continuous improvement. Develop operating plans and budgets while maintaining and improving operations policies, procedures, and systems.  Communicate and coordinate with business units and senior management including insightful analytics to support business decisions. Actively participate in the senior leadership team to drive the overall operations roadmap. 


Factory Automation. Develop strategies, systems, and processes to increase factory automation and improve overall performance. Focus on automation that supports quality driven solutions and drives desired reliability, responsiveness and strong customer relations.


Data Management. Monitor, review and analyze data and performance statistics. Highlight key business metrics.


Delivery. Work closely with research and development teams and customer facing business units to bring new products, technologies and processes to market in a timely fashion with high yields and robust quality. Ensure the business units to be fully aware of the schedules for introducing such new products, technologies and processes. Collaborate with and support the Business Unit Leaders for technology and product application and alignment with approved budgets or strategic priorities.



Results Orientation. This leader will drive the team and the organization more broadly to achieve superior results in the most important measures of success (e.g., quality metrics, financial targets, customer satisfaction scores, loyalty, and cost). The ideal candidate will bring a focus on results, both program or process metrics to track implementation and output metrics, tracking results delivered in each area. In addition, through this program, this leader will ensure that this results ethic is driven deep into the heart of the organization. The ideal candidate must bring a proven talent of getting results through people, as well as a skill in delegation and empowerment. The ideal candidate will come from a very high-performance culture where results and ethical accountability have been achieved together.


Collaboration & Influencing. This leader must be a good listener who uses fact-based persuasion and passion to influence key stakeholders. Gaining the support and involvement of key internal constituencies will be critical to success, as will influencing those important constituencies external to the organization. The successful candidate must therefore have excellent skills at influencing outcomes and shaping and catalyzing dialogue across and outside the organization. Credibility and integrity are critical attributes to effectively command the respect and trust of key individuals. Must have the ability to know when to influence, when to coordinate, and when to take a more aggressive leadership role.


People Leadership. The successful candidate will create a sense of team ownership and urgency within US Fab Operations. The ideal candidate will create a strong results-driven, accountable culture focused on implementing Lean manufacturing principles in order to have the maximum impact on the company’s operating results. Individual development plans will need to be created and implemented to ensure the quality of the team’s resources improves over time.

Qualifications and Key Attributes


The ideal candidate will possess: (1) significant experience leading domestic fabrication operations, in a high-volume semiconductor or related environment; (2) demonstrated success leading an organizational transformation involving the integration of processes and systems; (3) a proven track record of integrating data and automation into manufacturing environments.


  • High attention to detail
  • Practical and hands on
  • Seasoned operator who excels at building and driving teams to exceed their goals
  • Strong understanding of the semiconductor wafer process and filters
  • Experience creating a positive engaged culture of empowerment and excellence
  • Creative problem solver
  • Solid finance background and ability to manage capital and operational budgets
  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally
  • A Bachelor's degree in Engineering (advanced degree preferred)
  • Self-starter
  • A proven leader with 15+ years of experience in the semiconductor arena
  • Strong collaborator
  • Experience in high volume production
  • Understanding of international workforces and markets
  • High level of understanding of business and financial acumen



The typical base pay range for this role across the U.S. is currently USD $206,500$414,000 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: Woburn
Nearest Secondary Market: Boston

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