Sr. Program Manager- 93901

Location: Markham, Ontario, CA

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.



Functional Chief of Staff 




The Functional Chief of Staff will work in close collaboration with the leader of the Custom Software Engineering, Program Management and Operations team  and be responsible for the operational management of operational & strategic deliverables.  In addition, the Functional Chief of Staff will work in close collaboration with the SW Chief of Staff on SW-wide responsibilities.


Responsibilities / Scope

  • Lead critical activities and strategic programs on behalf of the SW functional leader
  • Close collaboration with the SW Chief of Staff, human resources and SW/AMD Operations teams
  • Identify staffing needs, develop hiring strategies and plans and closely monitor hiring attainment
  • Drive monthly resource allocation accuracy and completeness including assignment of all resources in alignment with hiring attainment
  • Responsible for the creation and review of critical communications such as presentations, executive summaries / reports, announcements, townhalls and round tables / skip level meetings
  • Current year budget forecasting and attainment of labor, capital, travel and material budget and rollup to the global SW budget
  • Drive team responses to the long-range engineering budget planning process
  • Host, chair and document functional leadership meetings such as staff meetings, workshops, planning sessions and offsites
  • Drive rewards and recognition programs within the team and raise award nomination packages to corporate as required
  • Responsible for driving action planning in response to the annual employee survey
  • Drive team compliance to corporate governance directives such as COVID-19 guidelines, work from home programs etc.
  • Drive the development, attainment and status reporting of team goals
  • Accountable for driving the creation of comprehensive overviews, information summaries, analyses on demand
  • Drive team compliance to SW PMO processes, standards and governance.
  • Assist with corporate human resources programs including team compensation, vacation consumption, day of service etc.
  • Drive organizational change and integration activities on behalf of the functional Leaders
  • A suitable candidate should demonstrate the following skills and experiences:
  • At least 10 years of Operations and/or Program/Project Management experience
  • Experience working in a High Tech/R&D environment
  • Very effective verbal and written communication skills
  • PMP certification and experience working with global teams an asset
  • Process and tools improvement experience

  • Masters or bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Computer Science 
    Markham, Ontario

Requisition Number: 93901 
Country: Canada Province: Ontario City: Markham 
Job Function:Other Engineering


AMD is an inclusive employer dedicated to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates and will accommodate applicants’ needs under the respective provincial human rights codes throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Any applicant who requires accommodation should contact

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