LHR Expert, Supplier Responsibility

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Operations and Supply Chain


Posted: Oct 9, 2018
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 114310713
Apple is committed to ensuring the highest standards of social and environmental responsibility wherever our products are made. We insist that our suppliers provide safe working conditions, treat workers with dignity and respect, and use environmentally responsible manufacturing processes.

Key Qualifications

  • At least 10+ professional years relevant experience in the labor and human rights fields.
  • Experience running complex issue campaigns with civil society, government, and the private sectors.
  • Knowledge of the OECD due diligence guidance and other related frameworks and deep understanding of business operations in high risk conflict-affected areas.


The Labor and Human Rights Senior Expert in Apple’s Human Rights and External Engagement will support the development and management of labor and human rights-related programs in the supply chain. This person will build and support these programs, including all aspects of project design and management, while identifying key external partnerships to address cross- cutting human rights challenges and drive impactful and innovative solutions. This role supports a number of other key functions in the Human Rights and External Engagement Team and works closely with all the SR teams. This detail-focused person should be dedicated to the high bar Apple sets through our Supplier Code of Conduct governing how we make products, source materials, and protect individuals in our supply chain. The candidate should be a strong analytic thinker with the ability to articulate a strategic vision, make policy recommendations and changes to Apple’s Supplier Code of Conduct, and crisply communicate SR’s efforts, both orally and in writing. The ideal candidate will be able to work both collaboratively and independently in a cross-functional manner. This person will be passionate about social and environmental responsibility and sustainability and the use of technology to educate, encourage, and address supply chain challenges in a way only Apple can. The candidate will bring to Apple new and impactful ways to measure human rights programming. Finally, fluency and deep expertise in relevant international labor, human rights, and due diligence standards and frameworks will be critical. The primary focus of this position will be on human rights and labor rights-related issues. This position supports those efforts through several channels, including, but not limited to: leading ongoing labor and human rights programming tailoring programs to different countries/situations guiding and training the team on human rights impact measurements and human rights impact assessments developing a human rights and labor-related strategy supported by partnerships and collective action identifying external opportunities for SR to communicate our vision, demonstrate leadership, and raise awareness of the work that SR does supporting GA and PR, as needed, with accurate and timely information developing Asia-based stakeholders making recommendations to SR and Apple leadership on a range of issues such as the SDGs to GRI indexing

Education & Experience

Minimum MA degree with focus on public policy, sustainability, political science, human rights, law, or related fields.

Additional Requirements

  • Strong writing and editing skills, including ability to synthesize complex issues and communicate clearly and effectively under time constraints and pressure.
  • Asia and China knowledge a plus.
  • Apple is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We also take affirmative action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Apple will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants.