Global Supply Manager- Beats (People Manager Role)

Nanshan, Guangdong, China
Operations and Supply Chain


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:114390045
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, great ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. You are at Apple don’t just build products - you build the kind of wonder that’s revolutionized entire industries. It’s the diversity of you and your 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. Apple is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We also take affirmative action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Apple will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants. This Commodity Manager will play a critical role in the overall success of the fulfilment model. Acting as a key interface between PD, MD, SBE, SQE, NPI, SDM, MPM, strategic suppliers and Apple contract manufacturers. The commodity manager is responsible for driving all aspects of strategic and tactical elements of the business.

Key Qualifications

  • Outstanding analytical capabilities.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to work cross functionally in a dynamic environment. Demonstrated cross functional leadership.
  • Broad operations/supply chain management experience.
  • High level of personal and professional integrity.
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of flexibility.
  • Demonstrate ability to drive and deliver strategic business plans and initiatives.
  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities.


Full authority to interface with supplier on supply commitment. Manage supply capability by close collaboration with suppliers on demand requirement and its forecast. Knowing in detail supplier overall capability in term of technology, quality, loading, 2nd tier supply and resources to ensure its smooth supply. Supply management includes product end-of-life management to minimize material liability. Full authority to interface with suppliers on the product material cost. Manage supplier cost performance by price agreement and negotiation leading to targets. Should cost analysis and continuous cost improvement to ensure cost competitiveness. Collaborate with quality team on continuous supplier improvement to elevate supplier capability on delivery and cost performance. Establish strategy on supplier base management and deploy actions on supplier development. Supplier performance improvement in term of technology, quality, supply and cost. This includes supplier scorecard and communication of performance. Full authority to interface with supplier on all commercial related responsibility and business communication. Strong team leadership, manage and lead a team with the vision and mission.

Education & Experience

Candidate must have a BS/BA degree and minimum of 8 years of supply chain or commodity management experience; MBA is a plus Mechanical engineering background is a plus.

Additional Requirements