Manager, Vendor Management Organization (VMO), Maps

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Software and Services


Posted: Jul 25, 2019
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 114252158
Apple Maps is the most popular mapping application shipped with every iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. We offer an incredible, connected experience across the Apple ecosystem – iOS, macOS, Apple Watch, tvOS, CarPlay – and are delivering the future of maps to hundreds of millions of customers across the globe. The Vendor Management Organization (VMO) manager within the Maps Operations team is responsible for defining and implementing a robust and best-in-class VMO. Responsibilities include maturing our current capabilities and building out other strengths. The Vendor Management Organization (VMO) manager will be responsible for leading all aspects of the organization’s vendor engagements, from the strategy, engagement, ensuring corporate compliance to contract execution and management. The role spans international contracts and global scope. If this is your passion, background and experience, we'd love to hear from you.

Key Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience within a vendor organization or corporate entity managing vendor sourcing, relationships and engagements
  • Experience leading international vendor management organizations
  • Well-versed in working cross-functionally with compliance, corporate procurement, finance and engineering and operations business unit functions
  • Ability to decompose complex business problems and direct a team in solving them in a dynamic but also rigorous fashion
  • Implement standard methodologies


- 10+ years in vendor management, Supply Chain or Operations Management - 5+ years as a Lead with direct reports - Highly organized and able to work in a dynamic environment - Strong analytical skills - Extraordinary interpersonal skills and communication - Program Management experience is a plus

Education & Experience

- Undergraduate degree from an accredited university or college in Business, Economics or Engineering preferred - MBA is a plus

Additional Requirements