Regional Supplier Manager (12 month contract)

Cork, County Cork, Ireland
Operations and Supply Chain


Posted: 8 Apr 2019
Weekly Hours: 39
Role Number: 200050094
Apple is a place where extraordinary people gather to do their best work. Together we create products and experiences people once couldn’t have imagined — and now can’t imagine living without. If you’re excited by the idea of making a real impact, and joining a team where we pride ourselves in being one of the most diverse and inclusive companies in the world, a career with Apple might be your dream job… Just be prepared to dream big. As a Regional Supplier Manager, you will be responsible for running the business relationship with some of our primary transport providers. This is an exciting and dynamic role within a team of high performing professionals. In addition to handling our providers, you will partner with the wider logistics team as well as our key internal partners. Your work drives how we deliver shipments to our customers, and you contribute in a very meaningful way to making this experience industry leading. Our customer base is spread across EMEIA and will include managing supply chains within and outside of EMEIA. If you love having a real impact on the experience of customers, and thrive on analysing data to drive this change, then we'd love to hear from you.

Key Qualifications

  • You love working with data, and have razor-sharp analytical skills.
  • You have strong problem solving abilities
  • You're passionate about the intersection of logistics, technology and customer experience: this is your chance to make a difference
  • You thrive working both independently and as part of a team, in an extremely fast paced environment
  • You have strong experience of delivering excellent results in an ambiguous environment
  • Take initiative and thrive in an autonomous work environment
  • You are results-orientated, including a willingness to take on additional responsibilities when required to meet the goal
  • You are comfortable, confident and articulate when communicating to various levels of the organisation


In this role, you engage and manage leading transport providers to deliver a best-in-class experience to Apple’s customers in EMEIA. At Apple, we pride ourselves on our customer facing logistics solutions, and our team is pivotal in designing and implementing these models. This is your opportunity to join our team and become a leader of change working closely with our key internal partners. We need you to challenge norms, cast a view from a new perspective and push the boundaries past what is possible. You will have the opportunity to manage best in class transport providers to ensure that they meet our demanding targets. This responsibility includes: Managing the operational relationship between Apple and our industry leading transport providers Working without constraints on our delivery experiences to ensure we stay ahead of the curve in terms of delivery offerings and solutions Engaging cross functional customers and partners to continually enhance our supply chain and deliver industry leading delivery experiences Lead our management system for your providers and business route to markets Provide our internal customers and partners with the trust factor Manage a large spend portfolio across your provider base with support from our team of management accountants Leading cost saving programs Always positively challenging norms and the status quo Work actively with providers on product portfolios, using the latest technology available to deliver industry leading delivery experiences Work actively with providers on green efficiency programs Manage data integrity flows between Apple and your provider Negotiate appropriate strategic mid and long term capacity with your provider Identifying best practice across the provider base and empowerment to positively deploy these across the entire team Ensuring providers have best in class security provisions in place to minimise loss impact to Apple and our customers Collaborating with the Procurement Manager to ensure that the provider contracts are appropriate for Apple’s business needs Driving the annual rates negotiations process for your providers

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