Manager, Event Operations and Producers
Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. You bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Apple's worldwide communications team informs the world about the Company, our innovative products and services, and the values that drive our company. The team includes professionals with backgrounds in public relations strategy, journalism, buzz marketing and event production. We’re looking for trailblazing, collaborative professionals from a variety of creative fields. If that’s you, then your next home may be here. Come and do the best and most exciting work of your career at Apple. Apple’s Worldwide Events team is seeking a Manager of Event Operations and Producers to act as a strategic partner to the Event Leadership team in streamlining operational processes to facilitate magnificent delivery and execution of extraordinary events within budgetary guidelines.
- You have 15+ years of experience within a top marketing agency or in-house marketing function within a premier company and brand.
- You are passionate about building a structure and processes that support amazing work in a creative environment.
- You are a problem solver with a consistent track record for delivering operational excellence within a dynamic organization.
- You have a clear aptitude for the development of processes that lead to more highly-performing individuals and teams.
- You have an ability to develop/deliver solutions to complex problems where analytics, process change/development are keys to success.
- You are a strong collaborator and communicator capable of working in a highly cross-functional environment. A person with the energy, drive, passion, and enthusiasm to do and be the very best.
- You are a driven leader who approaches things with a sense of urgency, have a strong attention to detail and are able to handle ambiguity with grace.
You will be responsible for developing solutions and tools that result in streamlining complex organizational needs in order to deliver operational standards within Apple’s Event organization. You will drive the annual and quarterly planning process, lead budgeting and forecasting and will help with the prioritization and scoping of new initiatives. Additional responsibilities include: Build strong partnerships, integration and alignment with key cross functional teams with a focus on finance, procurement, marcom, and other key internal cross-functional partners and vendors. Track key work streams, set and communicate clear success metrics and re-calibrate as necessary to ensure the success of each project. Build positive relationships and representing the vision for the future of the team is critical to success in this role. Develop robust processes to continually deliver to Apple standards and levels of quality, whilst driving efficiency and transparency. Assume a leadership role for the Operations team through leading appropriate high-level communications, keeping key partners well-informed and managing issue and concerns through the proper levels of the organization in a timely and efficient manner. Operate with a “no surprises” commitment to business partners and key partners, and become a role model for communication and collaboration. Partner with the Procurement, Finance, and the Events teams and their respective partners to outline project scope and lead the bidding process to allow for the sourcing of products and specialty services in accordance with policies and procedures and applicable regulations. Assess agencies, vendors and overall market conditions to support present and future needs for the procurement of services to deliver events at or below estimated cost targets. Set clear metrics and parameters to enable and execute projects “within budget”. Create a process with check points and milestones for reviews internally and externally with partners and with executives. Develop and maintain financial forecasts, reporting and dashboards to facilitate timely, clear, and transparent communication within the team and with cross functional partners and vendors. Drive the annual and quarterly planning process (including support for headcount planning) ensuring clear communication and coordination with the team. Support the team to facilitate regular meetings with key vendor partners to address issues related to budgets, scope, resources, conflict resolution, etc. Lead weekly/monthly team meetings, setting clear agendas, assigning ownership and ensuring that action items are tracked and completed. Support compliance with policy and procedures.
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree in related field from an accredited institution with field experience preferred.