Online Operations Leader, JAPAC, Apple Retail Online

Singapore, Singapore, Singapore
Operations and Supply Chain


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200194067
Be a key player in our e-commerce revolution. Get ready for your perfect job, one that encourages you to think strategically yet stay connected to our customers. Work with the JAPAC Retail Online and Stores teams to help share the Apple experience with millions of online shoppers. Be part of the world’s most globalized online retailer and help architect our future. The JAPAC Online Operations Leader is responsible for the overall operations of the Online Stores in JAPAC, aligning people, process and technologies to ensure a frictionless e-commerce experience for Apple’s customers. The role provides the opportunity to facilitate and lead the operational functions while innovating to ensure the best possible customer experience.

Key Qualifications

  • 15+ years proven experience in a face-paced environment with deep exposure to e-commerce and order fulfillment operations.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Presenting to peers and senior executives/management is critical to success.
  • Track record of organizing and driving projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience managing and influencing a diverse group of people.
  • Thrives in an ambiguous environment where there is quite a bit of accountability without authority.
  • Significant project management and operational experience within an eCommerce, Internet or multi-channel environment.
  • A fast learner who can quickly apply and adapt knowledge in varying fast paced situations.
  • International work experience with knowledge of cultural/regional differences and proficiency in Mandarin is a plus.


Operational: - Flawlessly manage and lead regional launch execution and post-launch support for Apple Online and partner platforms including Tmall and WeChat. - Coordinate regional post launch fixes and drive regional hindsight exercises contributing to improvements for future releases. - Provide operational management and leadership for promotional programs such as Black Friday, Back to School etc. - Provide regional input and feedback on new online features and operations projects. Understand and vet operational changes to ensure quality readiness prior to go-live. - Represent the JAPAC customer in all critical capital plans & strategic programs. Strategic: - Develop, evangelize and drive strategic programs to ensure global scalability, quality and effectiveness of Online Operations. Commercial: - Drive commercial operational decisions that impact customers. - i.e supply chain, order admin and day to day exception management that require customer communications and/or store merchandising changes. - Provide 360 view on business, bridging the gap between commercial and operational functions. - Make connections between teams, concepts, programs, and ideas to ensure we stay ahead of trends. - Influence key business partners to understand, demonstrate and advocate for the online business. Leadership & Management: - Directly handle the regional Online Operations team, and lead a broader matrixed regional Online Operations organization providing vision, setting direction & expectations and motivating the team. - Act as an escalation point for the region for operational issues. Liaise closely with partners including IS&T, Operations, Product Management, RCCR, RCC, Finance, Legal, GA and PR. - Effectively lead a remote workforce with team members geographically distributed across China, Japan and Singapore. - Act as a thought leader and partner to partner teams, bringing operational expertise and customer oriented solutions to problems, issues and opportunities. - Influence worldwide teams to ensure regional needs and preferences are represented in key operational and commercial decisions. - Track and lead regional Online Operations expenses, in close association with regional and WW functional leads and Finance partners. COMPETENCIES: - This leader wears many hats and must effectively juggle competing priorities through keen perspective around what is important whilst not letting anything urgent get missed. - Excellent problem solver who maintains composure even through stressful and challenging situations that may arise. - Ability to make quick, quality decisions with the supporting ability to create contingency plans. - Motivate both direct and indirect team members through the simple articulation of the vision and direction of the team.

Education & Experience

Degree in Business management or related field preferred

Additional Requirements