NPI Operations Program Manager - Watch

Sunnyvale, California, United States
Operations and Supply Chain


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200552066
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The New Product Introduction Operations Program Manager (NPI OPM) launches products on time, with high quality and maximum customer availability. NPI's are pivotal to the dynamic development and launch of Apple’s products. A successful NPI is a leader and facilitator; is 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, we lead within worldwide Operations and collaborate with the core product development team and other functional organizations within Apple. Key Responsibilities: - Leading Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) operations team in planning and executing development builds and new product ramps - Drive ramp readiness with engineering, operations and OEM teams- Plan capacity and lead factory equipment budget - Handle 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

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in manufacturing, process engineering or product development
  • Results oriented and attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to present to management
  • Technical expertise and prior OEM management experience
  • Ability to travel up to 30-35%

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

BS or MS degree in Engineering

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.