Manufacturing Design Program Manager (MDPM)

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


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 200116954
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. The people here at Apple don’t just create products — they create the kind of wonder that’s revolutionized entire industries. It’s the diversity of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do, from amazing technology to industry-leading environmental efforts. Join Apple, and help us leave the world better than we found it. The Manufacturing Design Program Manager (MDPM) is responsible for managing and guiding development activities of highly skilled product development, operations and quality team within Apple’s iPhone division. The MDPM will guide the team to develop processes for building extraordinary products from existing and new ideas based on business needs. The MDPM should possess a blend of business and technical knowledge, have a big-picture vision and the commitment to make the vision into reality.

Key Qualifications

  • Extraordinary leadership abilities
  • 5+ years of industry experience (preferred)
  • 2+ years of program management experience with accomplishments in concept to market product development
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written
  • Experience with portable consumer electronics devices (preferred)
  • Experienced working with multi-disciplinary groups driving schedule and tasks
  • Ability to travel internationally to support builds
  • Experience working with off shore manufacturers
  • A good working understanding of high volume manufacturing process, operations management and supply chain management.
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic with demonstrated critical thinking capabilities
  • Experience engaging executive level management on program status and priorities


The MDPM manages innovation within the manufacturing design team by challenging the technical team to implement new processes while maintaining timely readiness for mass production. The MDPM is also relationship focused, engaging with a talented engineering team, the executive leadership team and an international supply chain. Key responsibilities include: Create process development schedules indicating critical path and key decision milestones Drive suppliers, integrate their deliverables and schedules into the overall project You will utilize a multi-functional team of engineers to meet overall program objectives Create meetings and documenting action items and progress Identify and prioritize project tasks and risks Redirect pitfalls and develop a better course of action

Education & Experience

BS degree (Mechanical Engineering); MBA or equivalent (preferred)

Additional Requirements