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Angela Sheffield

Head of Strategic Workforce Planning
Applied Materials

Angela Sheffield

Angela Sheffield is a result-oriented Business and HR executive, with expertise in Strategic Workforce Planning, Product Management, Operations, and Finance. She is recognized for successes in changing the way businesses view their talent strategies, market segments and business processes with an emphasis on global greenfield businesses in the Clean Tech sector.

Angela developed and implemented cross functional global HR business processes that enabled the start-up of Greenfield Solar Factories on a global basis.  This included defining the requirements for doing business in new countries for Applied.  Most recently, Angela has developed and implemented the Strategic Workforce Planning function at Applied Materials. 

Angela has a track record of success in building new business capabilities that create a strategic advantage and for the development of high-performing teams that are successful driving business results in multi-cultural and matrix environment.

Angela joined Applied Materials in 1989 and has over 13 years of experience in Finance, 10 years as a business manager and over 3 years of HR experience.  In her role as the head of Global Workforce Planning at Applied Materials, she leads global workforce planning and analytics initiatives, focusing on turning workforce intelligence, labor market research, and talent scenario planning into actionable insights that drive business results.

Angela has earned both an MBA and CPA and is a Member of the Strategic Workforce Planning Council at The Conference Board

Applied Materials is a Fortune 500 Company and the global leader in providing innovative equipment, services and software to enable the manufacture of advanced semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic products.