Materials Program Manager

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Operations and Supply Chain


Role Number:200160415
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. We seek a WW Materials Program Manager (MPM) to be based in Chennai. You will play a critical role in ensuring operational success for the Apple Procurement organization. As MPM, we look forward to your expertise in material readiness, availability, and visibility. This is a strategic supply chain role which interacts with Apple’s Contract Manufacturers (CMs) and internal core teams.

Key Qualifications

  • Ability to problem-solve and influence others through relationships and data
  • Advanced modeling and predictive analytical skills; advanced user of MS Excel
  • Professional experience with complex supply chain, technical expertise, or prior OEM management experience preferred
  • International experience a plus


As a Materials Program Manager you will oversee component planning, allocation direction, supply flexibility modeling, and materials liability management. - Manage the Clear-to-Build (CTB) process with suppliers and OEMs, ensuring that Apple has efficient process and clear visibility on procurement strategy. Your successful ability to partner with OEMs and the sourcing team on material strategy directly impacts Apple’s product success. MPMs: - Provide visibility to material supply and highlight projected coverage and constraints. CTB projections govern what Apple can commit to customers and are a key input to revenue projections provided to our C-level executives. - Partner with the CM to develop a model that incorporates the specific supply chain and materials flow details to project availability in support of our supply/demand goals - Create allocation strategies for constrained materials by developing models across factories, programs, and product lines - Identify E&O and other material risk, recommend critical course of action to leadership, and own the efforts to mitigate liability to the business. - Develop strategic roadmaps for the phase-out of obsolete parts and the introduction of new product materials - Prepare and communicate critical Materials updates to Ops & Planning counterparts - Ensure the logistical flow of materials necessary to meet production schedules, inventory control requirements, and ongoing material line support

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 3+ years of professional experience required MBA or Master’s Degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, or Operations Management

Additional Requirements