Project Manager, People Strategy

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Corporate Functions


Role Number: 200105423
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Every single day, people do amazing things at Apple. Do you want to impact billions of users by developing an extraordinary product with a prime focus on accuracy, understandability and performance of the product? Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. As a Project Manager within People’s Strategy Team you will apply Project Management methodologies and expertise within the People Team, and work cross functionally with the wider organization. As an authority on execution, your contribution will include managing and leading highly complex, strategic, and sometimes global projects for People. In the role of PM, you are accountable for the planning, execution and success of People-specific projects, which directly impact the People org or key focus areas. You will provide the critical strategy and long term structure for strategic, sometimes multi-year projects. You will also provide project oversight and timelines for any cross-functional projects involving multiple partners, which impact dynamic business groups. In this capacity you would support the successful work of Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in their responsibility to fulfil a project’s mandate and achieve its deliverables.

Key Qualifications

  • Leads Vision & Purpose
  • Strategic and Organizational Agility
  • Learns on the Fly
  • Priority Setting
  • Informing
  • Process Management
  • Perseverance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Negotiating
  • Problem Solving
  • Planning
  • Business Insight
  • Leading and Measuring Work
  • Command Skills and Composure


- Deep expertise and skills in global strategic project management - Plan and partner on the execution of People related projects, including execution of strategic projects originated by Senior Leadership - Key partner and role model to Functional PMs and Corporate People Team - Deliver end-to-end PM processes autonomously, including planning and allocating resources, as well as risk, time, budget, and quality management, working across teams, monitoring and reporting, documentation, and record keeping - Lead critical initiatives alongside long-term strategic programs - Execute on new strategic projects, where multiple People functions are affected - Identify priority projects and their assignment by using newly designed intake process - Maximize relationships between partners and leadership, to ensure key deliverables are met on time and to budget - Structure communication and meeting cadence, and drive plans across many teams - Collaborate with team and business partners (both live and virtual) globally to accomplish objectives - Understand, empathize, and expertly operate with diverse working styles and cultures - Collect and analyze quantitative and qualitative data identification to ensure the right work is being engaged - Build and maintain project charters, project plans, and governance structures - Identify and assess key measures to ensure project completion - Negotiate outcomes with consideration towards varying goals and priorities - Bring up issues about the project to management when necessary and advocate for responsible solutions to project problems - Listen and encourage collaboration across many different disciplines with varying degrees of functional experience - Provide clear, concise and appropriate communication to senior management, business partners, and peers across Apple People and wider Apple teams

Education & Experience

- 5+ years Project Management experience - Shown success effectively implementing People programs, initiatives, tools, and processes - Project Management certification ideal - Bachelor’s degree; MBA Preferred - Based in Cupertino, remote locations to be discussed

Additional Requirements