Global Supply Manager (GSM), Mechanical Enclosures

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Operations and Supply Chain


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200237155
Apple iPhone Mechanical Enclosures team is looking for a motivated, detail-oriented Global Supply Manager to manage enclosures manufacturing at contract manufacturers. S/he will be responsible for working with Contract Manufacturers (CMs) to ensure successful production ramp and ongoing production, for various generations of the product Apple GSMs own the commercial and supply chain 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. Enclosure components (such as the housing) 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 execute and scale both new and existing manufacturing processes, materials, technologies, finishes and form factors.

Key Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in supply chain development, sourcing management, or strong mechanical engineering background in product development
  • Top-notch analytical/negotiation skills
  • Ability to toggle between strategic and detail orientated thinking
  • Tenacious problem solving & issue resolution skills
  • Excellent presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to influence across multiple functional teams
  • Flexibility to adapt to 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, sheet metal, enclosures, casings, jigs, tooling, fixtures, injection molding, vacuum forming, plastic parts, ceramics, etc
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally & domestically up to 75%


Manage the overall operational aspects of running iPhone Enclosures manufacturing operations, on-ground at Apple CM partner factories in India. • Drive the operational performance at CMs required to meet Apple needs • Help develop production schedules, and demand/supply planning • Work with Apple CMs and Apple cross-functional teams to drive adherence to ramp and production schedules, identify risks, help develop mitigation plans • Manage and support commercial engagement with CMs, including capital costs and part pricing • Identify and help CMs implement operational improvements • Act as a liaison between Apple MD Enclosures team and CM teams; communicate targets to CMs, and jointly drive solutions • Prepare and present to Apple executive teams status reports, key issues, mitigation plans etc. • Collaborate with cross-functional Apple teams on meeting overall product goals and requirements (Quality, Process Design, Technical Operations, Ops Test Engineering, Capital Expenditure, Planning, Final Assembly) • Lead cross-functional brain-storming sessions, analyze required datasets and articulate the findings/recommendations to Ops executive team on a periodic basis • As needed, engage with broader project related Tier-2/3 supply chain, including equipment and raw material suppliers, to develop plans and track status • Respond quickly to changes to the overall goals, schedule, and/or designs. GSMs are courageous leaders capable of working with highly skilled cross-functional business & technical teams to identify risks, explore solutions, reach consensus and execute mitigations as quickly and efficiently as possible. Travel up to 75% as needed

Education & Experience

Bachelors degree in engineering or equivalent. MS in Supply Chain or MBA.

Additional Requirements

  • Experience working with OEMs and Contract Manufacturers in the Consumer Electronics Industry