New Product Operations Program Manager – Battery

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


Role Number:200168408
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. New Product Operations is pivotal to the dynamic development and launch of Apple’s products. A successful NPO Manager is a natural leader and facilitator; is driven, organized and detail oriented; excels in program/ project management; communicates with ease at all levels; thrives in an ambiguous environment; is adept at facilitating actions and resolving conflicts; leads through relationships and influence: and displays grace under fire.

Key Qualifications

  • 5+ years of industry experience
  • New Product Introduction / Supply Chain Management / Manufacturing Operations / Development or Operations Engineering / Project Management experience
  • Ability to succeed in a matrixed environment
  • Excellent program management and communication skills
  • Exceptional ability to establish relationships; data-driven and willing to take action; enthusiastic and motivated; and detailed while leading several work-streams.
  • Travel to Asia required - 25%


You will lead the Team within WW Operations and be the primary operations interface to the core product development team and Battery Engineering within Apple. As the owner of the project / program, either through direct involvement and/or influence, you will ensure the successful launch of the product towards meeting it’s stated Cost, Quality, Schedule, Availability and Customer Experience goals. Plan and execute all development builds and rapid ramps of new products. Coordinate various Engineering, Global Supply Chain, Manufacturing Process & Quality engineering and CM’s by ensuring security, materials, equipment, fixtures, staffing, training, documentation plans are in place; For development builds and ramp readiness activities at the OEM site(s). Drive systematic phase gate approach to NPI development, program management and ramp readiness activities that include materials, equipment, fixtures, training, documentation and supply chain plans. Drive detailed schedule for key NPI equipment buy-off and validation. Constantly assess risk and ability to “look around the corner” are key to being successful. Ability to prioritize program critical activities, organized approach to simplifying complex data along with exec presentation & communication skills are a must. Ability to drive process & quality improvements to drive yield, equipment UPH & Downtime improvement activities.

Education & Experience

BS or MS degree in Engineering

Additional Requirements