Watch System Engineering Program Specialist

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200161613
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Key Qualifications

  • Impeccable organizational, multi-tasking, and management skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbally and written
  • Track record of showing leadership and pushing results and consensus among peers
  • Experience managing, organizing and maintaining large quantities of data.
  • Ability to react to re-sets and changes in a time sensitive environment
  • Real world experience in working with overseas suppliers


The Watch Division System EPS drives and owns our complex prototype Build Matrix - the recipe card for the combination of parts and designs we will build configuration by configuration throughout these major build events. These massive matrices (200+ configurations and 1500+ component options) are complied by gathering information and dependencies from Technical resources/Engineers, Module owners, EPMs, EPSs, and GSMs across the entire Watch cross functional community. The System EPS then integrates these plans into an easy to follow set of instructions (Build Matrix) for our lower level suppliers and system level CM partners to execute. Further the System EPS acts as the leader among the procurement, EPS, and GSM communities in supporting all material, logistic, and financial aspects of our Watch System prototype builds. Drive cross-functional teams towards consensus of requirements and interdependencies between different parts and design options. Encode those dependencies into the Build Matrix where possible, track manually where not. Lead complex material availability discussions (Clear to build meetings) with EPS and CM teams to review status of execution plans. Negotiate CTB related changes with technical EPMs and engineering teams as needed to ensure build inout can continue with no downtime. Manage CM EPS and business teams and and resources to support ever changing build priorities and requirements. Develop, communicate, and drive build readiness timelines including Allocation Database, Reliability Matrix, and input plan releases to cross functional material, EPS and EPM teams. Succinctly communicate overall CTB (clear to build) status to System EPM and management teams on regular basis (daily during build events). Present overall build CTB projections and risks to executive management during BRRs (Build Readiness reviews). Own budget for the system level prototype builds. Work with CM on quotes/invoices and approvals from Apple teams and drive PR/PO process. Providing ongoing and final BOM recipe to System BOM setup teams so they can structure into Agile. Respond quickly to changes to the overall goals, schedule, and/or architecture

Education & Experience

BS/BA degree MBA or Engineering degree/experience preferred Experience in manufacturing or material planning a plus Willingness and ability to travel internationally to support prototype builds and execution (25%) Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Apple is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to applicants with physical and mental disabilities. Apple is a drug-free workplace

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