Operations Program Manager, Strategic Initiatives

Cupertino, California, United States
Operations and Supply Chain


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200545974
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.


OPMs are pivotal to the dynamic development and execution of key strategic projects in the Product Operations team. A successful OPM is a leader and facilitator; is driven, organized, and detail oriented; excels in program/project management; communicates with ease at all levels; and is self-motivated to succeed in ambiguous environments. We lead within the worldwide operations team and collaborate across engineering, software, regulatory, and other teams to create impact through novel and significant projects. - Lead the execution of strategic initiatives from inception to completion, ensuring alignment across multiple organizations. - Demonstrate a strong sense of ownership and autonomy in driving projects forward, taking initiative to overcome obstacles and deliver results. - Build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external partners to the product operations team. - Learn and go deep into details and processes, seeking to understand underlying complexities and nuances. - Influence teams and outcomes in project areas non-traditional to product operations. - Drive quality, cost, and labor initiatives across multiple CMs and product groups.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience in manufacturing, process engineering, supply chain or product development. Consumer electronics background preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering. Masters or MBA are considered a plus
  • Ability to travel up to 10%

Key Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven success in project management, operations, or consulting roles.
  • Comfortable independently navigating and thriving in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Exceptional communication skills for clear and concise conveyance of complex ideas and data.
  • Strong analytical skills for rapid data gathering, analysis, and decision-making.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships across organizational levels.
  • Experience in international and/or regional Product Safety, Environmental, EMC, and Regulatory standards/regulations, and/or government affairs is a plus

Education & Experience

Bachelor’s degree in engineering. Masters or MBA are considered a plus

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits

  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.