Vendor Security Contract Negotiator

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Posted: Oct 25, 2018
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 114433654
We live in a mobile and device driven world where knowledge of the physical world around us is needed. We rely on this knowledge to get around, to learn about our environment and to enable spectacular new features for custom applications. Apple is meeting those needs as robustly and as creatively as possible and is interested in people who want to help meet that commitment. The success we are striving will be the result of very skilled people working in an environment which cultivates creativity, partnership, and thinking of old problems in new ways. If that sounds like the kind of environment that you find intriguing, then let's talk. We are looking for a Vendor Security Contract Negotiator who will drive third party vendor Information security addendum adoption program, work with different regional legal, procurement and vendor management teams to follow Apple Information Security vendor standards.

Key Qualifications

  • You will help drive the vendor security program awareness by developing relations with Apple teams including Legal, Procurement and Business groups who collaborate with third parties in all regions. Document adoption/adherence of the Security language in agreements with the different third party vendors that work with Apple. Help develop tactical and strategic roadmaps to align security, privacy and compliance requirements integrating Apples business needs and objectives. Negotiate the requested Information Security controls with the third party vendors as well as the global business teams. Other responsibilities include:
  • Serve as one of our information security representatives in cross functional groups
  • Interact with Legal and Procurement teams on addendum integration and adoption
  • Collaborate with Legal teams on Documenting and disseminating security guidelines for security language inclusion
  • Guide 3rd parties on needs to include ISA sectional language for the betterment of both organizations
  • Partner with regional business teams to facilitate adoption of programs and drive awareness of security processes and solutions
  • 3rd party preFRP questionnaire program Skills and Experience
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills
  • Experience negotiating complex contract language in diverse multi language environments
  • Experience explaining technical requirements to non-technical personnel
  • Proficiency in Mac OS X and iOS
  • Ability to explain basic networking concepts (firewalls, routing, ACL, routing, SSL/TLS, TCP) in order to provide understanding of industry security standards
  • Ability to compartmentalize different business request and appropriate adjust the security requirements required by Apple
  • Real passion for discovering and researching new security controls
  • You are upbeat, adaptable, and results oriented with a positive attitude
  • You bring passion and dedication to your job and are committed to our vision and supporting the developer community


Your scope will include everything from dedicated 3rd party partner environments, to enterprise vendor services that support our physical and logical deliveries. You will work cross-functionally with Apple's international teams providing security consulting services, due diligence reviews, conducting 3rd party risk assessments and driving new security compliances and initiatives. Our talented team of security professionals is a key to our success.

Education & Experience

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience Having hands-on information security experience in a large enterprise environments a plus.

Additional Requirements

  • Travel 5-10% annual global travel expected in this role
  • Being a member of the California Bar is a plus
  • Be up to date with MCLE hours is a plus