Manager - Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

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


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200139325
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, great ideas have a way of becoming great 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 looking for a business leader with a record of influence, collaboration and successful execution to lead the Product Localization team. You should have strong team leadership skills and experience, with a solid background in product configuration, supply chain, and project management. Key areas of expertise for this role are Bills of Materials (BOMs), regulatory compliance and Product Lifecycle Management systems. You will lead a team in the successful execution of all localized requirements for Latin America and influence and execute in an environment of ambiguity.

Key Qualifications

  • 8-10 years experience leading execution in the areas of product configuration, regulatory compliance, or supply chain management
  • 3-5+ years of team leadership/management experience
  • Experience in program and/or project management with very strong analytical problem solving skills
  • Solid working knowledge of Product Life Cycle Management (PLM) systems
  • Consistent record of leading global, strategic projects, combined with the ability to execute tactical activities and tasks
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong organizational and collaboration abilities
  • Confidence in managing ambiguity
  • Proven experience working optimally in a matrix and global organization
  • Demonstrated ability in business process re-engineering with an acute attention to detail and continuous innovation
  • Understanding of Latin American regulatory compliance for product safety and wireless technology a plus


You should be a driven, flexible, and articulate problem solver who can multi-task under dynamic timelines to meet product launch objectives and deliver timely solutions for custom requirements across a broad range of capabilities and customized offerings. You will be responsible for managing a team of direct reports in running a portfolio of localized product configuration Bills of Material for the Americas region and for driving cross-functional resources to meet deadlines. In addition to the successful tactical execution of these BOMs, ongoing compliance projects will be handled to ensure adherence to all requirements to ship product into Latin America. Collaboration with multiple groups including: Americas Engineering Compliance Managers, NPI Launch program managers, Corporate Compliance, Trade Compliance, WW Product Marketing, WW Product Configuration, Hardware Legal, Region Legal, Engineering, Localization & Release Engineering and others will be critical to build and deliver solutions to meet the needs of evolving business opportunities.

Education & Experience

BS/BA or equivalent degree required

Additional Requirements