Operations Program Manager, SoftGoods

Changsha, Hunan, China
Operations and Supply Chain


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200544834
Home Office: Yes
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 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, you will help us leave the world better than we found it!


Our Operations Program Management team is supporting the sourcing, manufacturing development, execution and production of Apple's differentiated and outstanding mechanical enclosure parts. Part of Apple's core business is the creation and development of our extraordinary mechanical / industrial designs and as such, the management of the supply chains is required to be equally unique, innovative and specialized. Due to the importance of this discipline in the definition of Apple's brand, this business group must be able to innovate not only our products, but also the very business processes by which we accomplish our objectives. The complicated balance between the need to achieve ground breaking mechanical developments and business execution creates challenges that drive processes that require a bridge from engineering risk to manufacturing capability to business needs. INDIVIDUALS IN THIS GROUP SUPPORT THE FOLLOWING: - Supply chain management: identification, development, and management of existing and developing Apple mechanical suppliers. - Multi-functional support: with Apple's industrial design, product development and operations teams. - Build Support: on site management of mechanical enclosure manufacturing partners to lead the development builds, risk mitigation and ramp. - On time delivery: schedule, capacity and production/material planning to meet Apple’s production demand. - Risk Mitigation: evaluation of technical and business risks using data based analysis and developing sound risk mitigation alternatives. - Cost: development and execution of a part and assembly cost strategy. An understanding of mechanical manufacturing techniques is meaningful to better evaluate supplier capabilities and opportunities for Apple. Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We also take affirmative action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Apple will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • You have Program Management experience: the ability to manage all of the tasks and personnel resources required for this role.
  • Ideally you have proven experience in Supply Chain and Project Management.
  • You have knowledge of any of the following: Softgoods FATP, Mechanical subassemblies, enclosures, casings, plastics, grinding, stamping, CNC, mills, lathes, etc.
  • You have proven communication skills to work in multinational environments, driven and motivated by accomplishing extraordinary objectives.
  • You have deep understanding of costing concepts, cost reduction, modelling, etc.
  • You are able to travel domestically and Internationally.

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

MSME or BSME/IE or equivalent. MBA a plus.

Additional Requirements