Industrial and Lighting Design Manager - Innovation : Retail RE&D

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Apple Retail


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200176485
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. We believe the people here at Apple don’t just craft products - they build the kind of wonder that’s revolutionized entire industries. We belive 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.

Key Qualifications

  • 10+ years of architectural design and construction industry experience
  • 5+ years industrial design experience
  • 5+ years lighting design experience
  • Deep knowledge of building systems and technologies, and their integration
  • Design experience of integrated systems at an architectural scale
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills required to work effectively with a wide range of design, construction, and technology specialists
  • Proven strong leadership skills and ability to develop meaningful internal and external partnerships
  • Working knowledge of CAD tools


To create and document construction-ready, integrated custom building systems for Apple’s Retail Real Estate and Development group worldwide. Work with all of Apple Retail to provide maintainable solutions that meet operational and aesthetic needs. Provide strategic direction with regard to new technologies in partnership with the leadership team. Primary responsibilities: Manage internal and external resources to deliver the work. Lead internal resources, mentor and develop Design Associates. Oversee Design Associates in production of these designs and deliverables. Manage Design Associates’ research and development of alternative options, ensure development of a thoroughly vetted and complete solution. Work with Director to set priorities and deliverables Work with Director to maintain cross-functional, internal and external relationships Responsibilities of the Industrial and Lighting Design Team: Improve existing and develop new custom systems for Apple’s Retail program including lighting, merchandise display systems, and architectural systems (such as framing and cladding) that integrate building systems. Oversee documentation of these systems, including Construction Documents, Specifications, Design Manuals, Product Standards, Shop Drawings and supporting information. Partner with other Apple teams who maintain systems and establish program requirements. Spearhead strategy and innovate improvements to systems based on technological advances and changes to operational needs. Develop robust feedback loop with disparate internal Apple Retail groups in order to appropriately adapt systems in response to evolving design, business, and operational needs. Coordinate with Geo specific Design and Development teams to advise on project specific permutations. Assist in on boarding consultants to provide more detailed project specific work. In conjunction with Standards, manage instructional sessions for both internal and external design, engineering, and construction groups. Collaborate with internal and external design groups to identify and document repetitive project specific permutations for possible integration into the standard. Monitor and report progress regularly to Leadership team.

Education & Experience

Bachelors Degree preferred We are looking for a highly motivated and proactive thinker who can think strategically and stay connected to our customers. The ideal candidate will possess a high level of integrity, creativity, initiative, accountability, communication and interpersonal skills, with a commitment to teamwork and excellence.

Additional Requirements