AppleCare Buyer

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


Posted: May 6, 2019
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 200023183
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, great new ideas have a way of becoming phenomenal products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. We are strengthening our team and we are seeking a dynamic Buyer. We feature a dynamic environment with creative, smart people and groundbreaking technologies. Join us and make a difference. You will be responsible for managing service parts supply for their assigned commodities. You are a high-energy tactical execution expert with a strong team orientation. Your experience encompasses a combination of purchasing/supplier management acumen and the ability to collaborate cross-functionally to resolve supply issues to achieve extraordinary customer service.

Key Qualifications

  • Service Operations experience
  • SAP experience a plus
  • APICS CPIM certification or similar
  • Excellent English skills required -- both verbal & written


In this role, you will ensure accuracy of open purchase orders and ensure that suppliers confirm all purchase orders and provide committed ship dates. You will also reschedule/modify past due delivery lines at least weekly in SAP and track deliveries until received. Responsibilities also include: - Execute purchase orders based on requisitions released from planning - Achieve target fill rate, minimize backlog, and drive rapid backlog recovery - Daily reporting and follow up of all unresolved supply issues; update AppleCare systems with the latest delivery commitments - Expedite supplier deliveries as needed - Collaborate with internal Apple partners to resolve issues; build relationships to successfully influence and handle escalations regularly - Partner with teams in Engineering, Planning, Commodity Management and OEM suppliers to execute the most cost-effective supply chain solutions for AppleCare - Partner with Global Commodity Managers to drive improvements in supplier performance on key metrics - Work with warehouse on material receipt issues and resolve issues as needed - Manage repair or credit turnaround with suppliers to achieve target metrics - Work with Accounts Payable and Finance to resolve invoice and credit processing issues - Maintain relevant purchasing data in AppleCare systems

Education & Experience

Requires BS degree, plus 5-10 years related procurement or supplier management experience

Additional Requirements