Enclosure Global Supply Manager - Beats

Suzhou, Jiangsu, China
Operations and Supply Chain


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200554037
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. The people here at Apple don’t just create products — they create the kind of wonder that’s revolutionized entire industries. It’s the diversity of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do, from amazing technology to industry-leading environmental efforts. Join Apple, and help us leave the world better than we found it! JOB SUMMARY The Enclosure Global Supply Manager (Enclosure GSM) will work within the Beats organization. GSM will partner with cross-functional product teams across Apple to develop and introduce new products that are both innovative and cost advantaged. Apple GSMs own the commercial relationship with our enclosure manufacturing partners and are responsible for cost negotiations, continuity of supply, risk management, driving operational and cost efficiencies through process or design change, as well overall project execution. GSMs sit at the intersection of Apple's business activities and engineering communities, and effectively balance the needs of both groups to ensure successful product launches. Mechanical/ Enclosure components define the look, feel and expression of Apple’s globally recognized industrial and product design. GSMs work in concert with operations, supply quality, and supply base engineers as well as Apple’s Product Design and Industrial Design teams. Together, these teams implement and scale both new and existing manufacturing processes, materials, technologies, finishes and form factors.


- Successful GSMs thrive in a changing environment and constantly drive excellence across their own responsibilities as well as that of team members and partners. They frequently use strategic internal relationships to effectively collaborate with engineering, operations and other Apple teams. You are able make decisions with the information available, think and stay focused, and communicate concisely and effectively with senior management as well as peers. GSMs identify and scale new and existing manufacturing partners as well as implementing creative and strategic commercial deals to achieve goals around cost, supply, and quality. - Plan and implement NPI strategies from the product concept stage to the engineering builds and through product ramp. - Work as a project manager to lead NPI ramp at enclosure vendor site. - Manage healthy supply of sustaining products, line extensions, market drops till EOL. - Work with US counterpart on should cost, work with vendors to meet cost target during NPI and cost down plan post ramp. - Drive detailed cost trade-off analyses. - Manage mechanical cost BOM to ensure mechanical cost targets meet overall product cost goals. Challenge high cost parts and propose alternative solutions, until cost target is met. - Investigate and propose manufacturing processes, materials, and designs that optimize cost for our x-functional engineering partners. - Investigate and propose off-AVL suppliers and/or vertically integrated supply chains and spearhead the x-functional team to bring them up as a strategic Apple AVL supplier. - Drive product cost optimization and industry/supply chain intelligence through competitive product tear down activities and bottoms up cost estimation. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree
  • Fluent in English & Chinese
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills
  • 2+ years of experience in supply chain development, sourcing management, project management or strong mechanical engineering background in product development

Key Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master or MBA is a plus
  • Top-notch analytical/negotiation skills
  • Ability to toggle between strategic and detail orientated thinking
  • Tenacious problems solving and issues resolution skills
  • Deep expertise with “should cost” modeling
  • Ability to challenge the engineering design team on requirements, specifications and suggest alternate designs that meet design requirements
  • Ability to influence across multiple functional teams
  • Flexibility to adapt dynamic and rapidly changing environments
  • Excellent communicators, capable of working in multinational environments, driven and motivated by accomplishing extraordinary objectives
  • Hands-on experience in any of the following: Mechanical engineering, mechanical development, manufacturing practices / techniques involving CNC machined parts, enclosures, casings, jigs, tooling, fixtures, injection molding, cable extrusions, cable assembly, etc
  • Ability to travel 50%

Education & Experience

Additional Requirements