New Product Introduction Operations Program Manager, Beats

Culver City, California, United States
Operations and Supply Chain


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200197642
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. The New Product Introduction Operations Program Manager (NPI - OPM) works with team to launch Beats products on time, with outstanding product quality and customer availability. NPI's are pivotal to the fast-paced development and launch of Beats products. A successful OPM is a facilitator, dynamic, driven, organized and detail oriented; excels in program/ project management; communicates with ease at all levels; thrives in an ambiguous environment and is adept at facilitating actions and resolving conflicts. Furthermore, this individual is a crucial operations interface to the core product development team and other functional organizations within Apple including engineering, product design, marketing, planning, materials and Global Supply Managers. Overall mission is a successful product launch defined by meeting stated schedule, availability and customer experience goals.

Key Qualifications

  • 5+ years of working experience in manufacturing / operations or engineering related environment.
  • Experience working with engineering teams and leading OEM communication a plus
  • Clear, consistent interpersonal skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to present to management
  • Results- and action-oriented
  • Hardworking and motivated
  • Organized and detail oriented while leading several work streams
  • Ability to travel 30-35% of time


Leading Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) operations team in planning and executing development builds and new product ramps. Work closely with internal and external US and Asia-based teams to manage schedule, capacity, material availability, quality issues, and product updates. Balance component readiness to ensure part availability, quality and cost. Communicate requirements and schedules to facilitate technical readiness with supply chain teams. Influence product manufacturability, testability, and supply chain responsiveness in pursuit of low cost and flexibility while stewarding quality. Leading all communications, upward and downward through the organization; raising key issues and options for resolution with executive teams.

Education & Experience

BS degree required. MBA is a plus.

Additional Requirements