Sect. Manager Project/ Program Mgmt. (150542)

Location: Austin, Texas, US

Company: Advanced Micro Devices

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What you do at AMD changes everything 

At AMD, we push the boundaries of what is possible.  We believe in changing the world for the better by driving innovation in high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies – building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms, and the data center. 

Developing great technology takes more than talent: it takes amazing people who understand collaboration, respect, and who will go the “extra mile” to achieve unthinkable results.  It takes people who have the passion and desire to disrupt the status quo, push boundaries, deliver innovation, and change the world.   If you have this type of passion, we invite you to take a look at the opportunities available to come join our team.


AMD is searching for an experienced Program/Project Manager to elevate and expand the Student Program at AMD and drive D&I efforts and Strategy for North America.  


The successful candidate will execute on the University Relations Strategy and will be capable to work cross-functionally in a matrixed environment.  A passion for growing a program that will offer a solid foundation for AMD students and allow them to grow and develop. Engaging with university faculty and staff to build lasting partnerships and helping students succeed is a must for this role. We work in a fast-paced environment with a highly engaged team that travels about 25% of the time.   

  • Experience in recruitment of candidates – as Hiring Manager or Recruiter
  • People Management skills to motivate, mobilize and help guide and develop other team members
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated group facilitation and engagement skills.
  • Proven operational and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and sustain positive cross functional relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a complex, matrix organization.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a team, manage conflict, and build trust.


Cross-functional with Recruitment/Campus Team


  • You will be responsible to manage key university partnerships
  • Drive Investments, Funding, and Sponsorships
  • Build solid partnerships and sustainable engagements with faculty to drive communication and faculty immersion at AMD – enabling curriculum impact.
  • Liaison between university faculty and AMD Engineers – Curriculum in ACTION
  • Assist with formalizing capstone projects and help drive topics that are aligned with BUs – extending workbench into university with selected students
  • Drive sustaining activities at key universities to help build a future pipeline and familiarize students with AMD products.
  • Meet with key stakeholder from each BU to understand technology and help align key university partners.
  • Leverage quantitative analysis and reporting, including data-driven insight, market research, trend analysis, and benchmarking.
  • Partner with UR Manager to translate metrics, Research and trends into strategy.
  • Communicate current and emerging development trends in the semi-conductor industry.
  • Collaborate with team to elevate UR Team and gain visibility.
  • Assist with Workforce Planning.
  • Communicate UR Trends and Strategies across the Global UR Team to ensure actions are aligned with AMD inclusion strategy.
  • Collaborate with all UR Program Managers and other Business teams to meet overall program objectives and repot out to AMD Executives on metrics, ROI, and key partnerships.
  • Partner with UR Manager to report UR’s overall execution status internally and externally.
  • Lead and drive process adoption when necessary – NA and globally.


  • Good breadth of technical knowledge across AMD – previous work in Engineering field preferred
  • Extensive project management skills
  • Ability to travel as needed
  • Team player with enthusiasm and tenacity to do whatever it takes for business and team success
  • Ability to align and build consensus among parties working towards the final goal




  • Experience in working and mentoring students (Hiring Manager or Recruiters)
  • People Management Skills
  • Program Management in Semi-Conductor Industry
  • General understanding of continuous improvement concepts
  • Leadership Skills




  • BS Degree with 7+ years of experience
  • Skilled in MS Office & Project, MS SharePoint, Teams



Austin, TX



AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers and will consider all applicants without regard to race, marital status, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law. EOE/MFDV

Requisition Number: 150542 
Country: United States State: Texas City: Austin 
Job Function: General Management


AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services. AMD and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. We consider candidates regardless of age, ancestry, color, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religion, political and/or third party affiliation, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status. Please click here for more information.

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