Global Sourcing and Supply Manager – APAC Logistics (Outbound)

Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Operations and Supply Chain


Role Number:200537987
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. The people here at Apple don’t just create products — they create 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. You will be a part of the Worldwide Strategic Sourcing Team based in Singapore. This is a fast moving, dynamic environment where flexibility and adaptability are key attributes needed for success. You should be a self-starter; who is able to work independently and be experienced in procurement, business management and project management. Must be an excellent communicator and a strong negotiator.

Key Qualifications

  • 8+ Years experience in the logistics industry with hands-on experiences in freight management, including parcel, air, truckload, less-than-truckload, and immediate last mile delivery service. Strategic sourcing in other commodities is a plus.
  • Experience defining and driving new and creative strategies in procurement, from the strategy to implementation, with a proven track record of savings
  • Experience across parcel, postal, and truckload operations especially in China, South East Asia, and the rest of APAC
  • Experience in implementing low cost high service offerings in outbound logistics, such new solutions and services for e-commerce.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills, and excellent experience with excel pivot tables and leveraging complex tableau dashboards to draw insights from large datasets
  • Ability to project-manage, work under pressure and meet agreed, and often, tight deadlines.
  • Supplier relationship management experience to measure, keep accountable and report on cost management and continuous process improvement
  • Excellent ability to influence internal and external partners
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with executives, detailed oriented
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills


As the GSSM for Logistics, you will be responsible for: - Developing and implementing outbound logistics sourcing strategies to drive down cost while maintaining high service performance levels - Managing Apple's APAC outbound shipping spend and ensuring that customers receive Apple deliveries on time - Qualification, selection and contracting of outbound transportation services which support our operations - Maintaining the business relationships with the Regional Business Leaders and ensuring that Corporate Procurement Strategies align with Regional Logistics efforts RESPONSIBILITIES: - Development of strategies to ensure that freight availability is aligned with Apple's projected growth - Developing a strategy for ensuring that freight is available on time to Apple's customers at the lowest possible cost - Responsible for negotiating carrier contracts and the financial analysis associated with driving an agreement that supports Apple's objectives. - Responsible for review of all business documents being released to the suppliers: RFPs, RFIs, Statement of Work (SOW), Master Agreements (MSAs), and formal communications. Working closely with Legal and the Manager of WW Logistics procurement - Ensure that procurement efforts are accomplished on time to meet the business schedules. - Ensures NDA, SOW's and Master Contracts are positioned appropriately before business is initiated. - Works closely with Operational teams to ensure service quality is maintained and to drive improvements. - Owns and drives the completion of metrics and the delivery of the Business Reviews - Conduct benchmarking exercises to assess competitiveness of Apple's rates and identify any potential future partners - Drive continual cost reduction and avoidance initiatives through ad hoc price negotiations, surcharge and accessorial avoidance in compliance with Logistics Procurement Policies. - Market Intelligence: Develop and build Logistics commodity and industry knowledge to support and influence long-term strategy that meets future needs of Apple and convey a unified, consistent message to the supply base.

Education & Experience

Degree in Business Studies, Engineering or related fields. Masters Degree or equivalent experience is a plus.

Additional Requirements