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Program Manager – Functional Chief of Staff- 103083

Advanced Micro Devices inc.

This is a Contract position in Markham, ON posted October 26, 2021.

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 Role:

The Functional Chief of Staff will work in close collaboration with the leader of the Software Video, Audio and Display Solutions organization 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 Software Chief of Staff on SW-wide responsibilities.



In this position you will be working as a member of a high-performing agile team focused on delivering best in class Multimedia and Display Solutions, which will have you working with different business and SW leaders and architects. If you thrive in fast paced, technically challenging environments, where you get to work on a variety of different operation and engineering problems, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead business and roadmap critical activities and strategic programs and initiatives on behalf of the SW functional leader
  • Engage with Internal and ecosystem partners to drive strategic initiatives and roadmap
  • Close collaboration with the SW Chief of Staff, human resources and SW/AMD Operations teams
  • Identify investment & staffing needs, develop hiring strategies and plans and closely supervise hiring and project metric attainment
  • Responsible for the creation and review of critical communications such as presentations, executive summaries / reports, announcements, town-halls and round tables / skip level meetings
  • Drive team responses to the long-range engineering budget planning process
  • Drive rewards and recognition programs within the team and raise award nomination packages to corporate as required
  • Host, chair and document functional leadership meetings such as external and internal staff meetings, workshops, planning sessions and offsite
  • Drive monthly resource allocation accuracy and completeness including assignment of all resources in alignment with hiring attainment
  • Current year budget forecasting and attainment of labour, capital, travel and material budget and rollout to the global SW budget
  • 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


Preferred Experience:

  • Experience working in a HiTech/R&D environment especially in Audio, Video and Display area with industry connection
  • At least 10 years of Operations and/or Program/Project Management experience
  • Very effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Process and tools improvement experience


Academic Credentials:

  • Masters / Bachelor of Science Degree or related degree
  • PMP certification and experience working with global teams


Markham, Ontario


Requisition Number: 103083 
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

AMD does not accept unsolicited resumes from headhunters, recruitment agencies or fee based recruitment services.