KLA Careers

Government Affairs Director

Company Overview

Calling the adventurers ready to join a company that's pushing the limits of nanotechnology to keep the digital revolution rolling. At KLA, we're making technology advancements that are bigger—and tinier—than the world has ever seen.

Who are we?  We research, develop, and manufacture the world's most advanced inspection and measurement equipment for the semiconductor and nanoelectronics industries. We enable the digital age by pushing the boundaries of technology, creating tools capable of finding defects smaller than a wavelength of visible light. We create smarter processes so that technology leaders can manufacture high-performance chips—the kind in that phone in your pocket, the tablet on your desk and nearly every electronic device you own—faster and better. We're passionate about creating solutions that drive progress and help people do what wouldn't be possible without us.  The future is calling. Will you answer?


The Global Customer Organization (GCO) is our field based, customer facing organization consisting of Sales, Marketing, Applications, Finance, Human Resources, Facilities & IT.  They partner closely with our customers to provide a comprehensive portfolio of products, services, software, and expertise, to help them manage yield throughout their fabrication process—from research and development to final volume production. 

Responsibilities of this group include maintaining strategic client relationships, identifying and closing sales opportunities, ensuring our products meet performance capabilities & expectations, providing critical solutions for improved yield performance, and collecting requirements for future products by understanding customer processes and technology trends. This diverse and dynamic team partners with KLA’s service organization and factory divisions to help ensure alignment between customer needs and corporate offering to maintain a high level of customer satisfaction.



Primary Responsibility: Direct KLA’s China’s policies and objectives involving local, provincial, and national government affairs. Maintain and nurture relationships with government, associated authorities and all committees. Legislatively represent and protect KLA interests. Represent KLA at all appropriate industry meetings, forums and conferences. Assist in the establishment of corporate strategies, policies and plans, which align with government laws, regulations and standards. Lead the analysis of proposed legislative actions, determine the potential impact on the organization and develop appropriate responses. Monitor legislative and regulatory activities and promote our corporate market position.


Scope: Develops KLA China policies and objectives related to GA on both the local, provincial and national level. Provides inputs and makes recommendations to senior executives regarding critical aspects of government affairs including trade, taxation, technology and talent.


Job Complexity: Regularly engages government officials and other industry executives to promote KLA’s business interests in China. Develop and present executive briefings to senior KLA China executives providing updates on key government affairs issues and events.


Discretion: Decisions and actions will have long term impact on KLA China business.


Interaction: Interacts regularly with KLA China and corporate executives. Interacts on a regular basis with Chinese government officials and other industry executives. Ability to interact and influence senior officials/executives is a must.


Supervision: Directs and controls the KLA government affairs activities within China. Coordinates government affairs activities and engages senior KLA China and corporate executives. Must be motivated, self-driven and able to effectively manage complex situations and assignments.


Job Duties:

  • Establish and maintain a network of both government and industry contacts to promote KLA China business interests.
  • Coordinate with KLA Corporate government affairs to ensure continuity and consistency in KLA’s message both in China and other regions.
  • Effectively communicate internally all issues/concerns that are relevant to KLA business interests.
  • Conduct research, analysis and monitor legislation that could impact KLA China.
    • Proactively research policies and assess what changes could be advantageous and which trends might negatively impact KLA China.
  • Create and deliver both internal and external communications supporting KLA China positions.
    • Prepare reports and presentations to deliver within the organization; will also be required to present these findings externally.
    • Develop talking points and serve as a point of contact for the media.
  • Represent KLA China at industry and government conferences, forums and events.


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