Global Supply Manager, Business Operations

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


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200188143
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. Using business insights and analytical skills, the goal will be to create impactful solutions that make a difference. A passion in learning, investigating and data-driven decision-making will help you shape a holistic view of our business with consideration for all aspects of Business Operations - from product development to mass production. You will need to demonstrate solid data analytics to tell a story and highlight key trends with the ultimate goal of enabling the most cost effective and strategic manufacturing footprint.

Key Qualifications

  • Develop a nuanced understanding of the commodity landscape in order to forecast industry trends and gauge emerging competitive forces. Identify changes in buyer and supplier power within core materials markets and use industry dynamics to Apple’s advantage.
  • Effectively work with suppliers to negotiate optimal terms for sourcing. Understand the trade-offs between cost, volume, and quality in order to strike agreements that meet Apple’s performance criteria and secure long term supply continuity.
  • Collaborate across the Apple organization to ensure business objectives are met. Includes the ability to rapidly synthesize and communicate findings to senior leaders and to actively identify potential supply issues that can affect product strategy.
  • Optimize global supply chain performance through cost and scenario analysis, and benchmarking. Develop an in-depth understanding of value-added manufacturing processes and costs, reverse logistics, and market intelligence, and apply this knowledge to influence Apple’s future product roadmap and sourcing decisions.
  • Assess and mitigate risks to the business. Manage global supply chain disruptions in real time with the support of an international team.


The Global Supply Manager is positioned at the interface between Apple’s product teams and the industries that supply core component technologies. We are responsible for developing and executing sourcing strategies as well as recommending product innovations based on improving technology. The position requires an interest in market dynamics, negotiation and pricing, manufacturing processes, and risk mitigation.

Education & Experience

BA/BS + 2 years of experience, masters degree or MBA is a plus

Additional Requirements

  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills Superb communication and interpersonal skills Ability to handle sudden setbacks A knack for negotiation Willingness to operate in a dynamic environment Ability to make quick decisions with 80% information Thirst for knowledge and the ability to learn quickly Interest in technology and/or operations (experience preferred but not required) Willingness to travel internationally (20% - 30% depending on commodity)