Operations Program Manager- Tooling

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


Role Number:200176368
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 build products — they craft the kind of wonder that’s revolutionized entire industries. It’s the diversity of those people and their ideas that encourages 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. Communicate closely with Tooling Engineers for scheduling, risk assessment, identifying issues, taking action and following through Engage with Design and Program Management teams at the beginning stage of NPI to understand schedules and risks early on Train vendors to improve communication on tooling related items and follow through to make sure communication is crisp Work closely with multi-functional teams to help bridge gaps between tooling and other groups Identify project risks and communicate to management weekly Work with suppliers to help drive schedules and project performance to completion

Key Qualifications

  • 5+ years of industry experience
  • 3+ years of project management experience
  • Experience with high cosmetic portable consumer electronics
  • Excellent project management skills, working in a matrix organization
  • Proven track record of managing a cross-functional team in order to achieve product launch objectives
  • Experience working with international OEM partners
  • Travel (~20%-25%).
  • Direct experience as a Program Manager on a tooling engineering team is a plus


Through all phases of design, development and product introduction; partner closely with Engineering teams as well as collaborate with the various Operation teams to enable success of the new product introduction and product development through ramp. Drive the day-to-day program activities to meet the overall program objectives with a heavy focus on plastic/metal tool release, completion, troubleshooting and tool readiness ahead of key achievements. Create and maintain program schedules, predict and mitigate risks, Identify and direct all resources required to execute successful programs Collaborate across engineering, operations and our OEM partners to meet very aggressive schedule, quality and volume goals. Ideally a mechanical/tooling background with relevant experience in delivering consumer products using a wide variety of materials and displaying high esthetic quality. Detailed knowledge of the product development process as well as a deep understanding of manufacturing is a requirement. Extraordinary communication skills, attention to detail, strong follow-through, and the ability to focus on strategic agendas while handling day-to-day job activities, re-adjusting priorities as needed is a must. The position will support multiple product lines.

Education & Experience

BS Plastics Engineering or Mechanical Engineer

Additional Requirements