Global Sourcing and Supply Manager

Shanghai, Shanghai, China
Operations and Supply Chain


Role Number:200454142
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, creative ideas have a way of becoming wonderful 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. Acting as a key interface among Worldwide Operations Team, strategic suppliers and contract manufacturers, APO GSSM is responsible for managing strategic and tactical initiatives of the Apple supply chain. This role will focus on a specific commodity and will play a critical role in the overall success of the Apple Operations.


• Act as resident expert in an assigned commodity • Collaborate with Worldwide Team to plan manufacturing capacity, prepare supply chain for new product ramps, lead timely actions to resolve supply issues and provide accurate risk assessments and supply projections • Manage forecast and supply, ensure supply chain flexibility to minimize risks • Manage and develop suppliers to maintain industry leading quality, delivery and cost • Develop and maintain professional and productive business partnership with suppliers • Work with Apple cross-functional teams and supply chain to achieve business goals and objectives • Spot improvement opportunities in supply chain and work to execute key initiatives and strategies • Participate in supplier evaluation and selection

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Quick learner
  • Operations/supply chain management experience
  • Demonstrated ability to drive and deliver strategic business initiatives
  • Outstanding analytical capabilities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work cross functionally in a dynamic environment - individually and as a member of a team
  • Ability to handle different and competing priorities
  • High level of personal and professional integrity
  • Strong work ethic with a high degree of flexibility

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

BS/BA/BE degree with supply chain or commodity management experience; MBA a plus but not required.

Additional Requirements

  • • English, Mandarin fluency. Other language fluency a plus but not required
  • • Work Location: Shanghai/Shenzhen/Suzhou, China
  • • Travel: Frequent travel might be required during some parts of the year, depending on the commodities