CapEx Operations Program Manager

Shenzhen, Guangdong, China
Operations and Supply Chain


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200536783
Imagine what you could do here! At Apple, new insights 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 build products — they craft 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. In this position, You will drive day-to-day activities on-site to meet the overall program objectives and guide the overall guardianship of Apple’s capital equipment deployed on-site. You will lead on-site Capital Equipment program management functions in iPhone Operations team, act as on-site leader for resolving all critical issues from contract manufacturers and driving closure and consensus among project team members, and raise issues in a timely manner. You will plan, develop and implement the capital equipment deployment at contractor manufacturer sites to support iPhone manufacturing by working with multi-functional teams in US and China, including budget planning, engineering design, BOM building, CTB, setup, vendor support, sustaining, transfer, EOL scrap etc. We expect you to show leadership in driving asset life cycle to support functional and technical scope of individual iPhone projects, and regularly work well with executives and peers in iPhone Operations group and leaders in contract manufacturer management team. Strong partner management and interpersonal capability are encouraged in order to influence CM behavior and setup LEAN procedure. We invite you to join us on this journey and help us leave the world better than we found it!


- Experience in other sophisticated capital equipment such as military, aerospace, automotive, large agricultural machinery, etc. - Experience in leading capital equipment repair and scrap processes preferable - Proficiency using Microsoft Project Or OmniPlan at the enterprise level. - Proficiency using Excel, Keynote is must. - Ability to resolve conflict and drive compromise. - Excellent interpersonal communication skills. - Solid understanding of economic metrics such as NPV, return on investment, etc, and their application to program management. - Experience managing projects within a defined stage-gate project development process. - Additional desired attributes - PMP certification desirable. Demonstration of equivalent knowledge is required if not certified. - Experience working with contract manufacturers - Familiarity with semiconductor capital equipment and their application to semiconductor manufacturing processes. - Demonstrated experience in lean design methodologies. - Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills. Ability to filter and distill relevant information for the right audience - Ability to deal with rapid development cycles & remains flexible and calm in the face of ambiguity - Detailed knowledge of product development processes as well as a strong understanding of manufacturing processes - Willingness to travel internationally up to 30%

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • This position is based in China for leading on-site Capital Equipment program management functions for iPhone Operations team at contract manufacturing sites. Working cross- functionally in a team environment, the successful candidate will lead execution of program plans for both new and sustaining programs which result in successful completion of projects.
  • The program manager will also act as on-site leader for resolving all blocking issues from contract manufacturers and would drive closure and consensus among project team members, and call out issues as vital in timely manner when the project team is off track.
  • - Lead multi-functional communication between internal Apple team and contract manufacturer organization
  • - Facilitate good communication and collaboration across engineering functions, operations, and vendors
  • - Create and maintain project schedules. Provide timely issue resolution and critical path activities
  • - Offer multiple levels of status updates across a wide spectrum of individual projects to executive management.
  • - Drive CM teams for capital equipment transfers across sites, to maintain high traceability and usability of Apple’s assets, and to implement efficiency in equipment repair process to minimize downtime, spares and repair TAT

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

- A Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in a technical field with at least 5 years of program management experience that involves tactical coordination (scope, schedule & resource management) of multiple concurrent projects.

Additional Requirements