Global Supply Manager

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Operations and Supply Chain


Role Number:200538836
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. Apple is seeking a Global Supply Manager to assist with strategic planning, long term deal structuring and negotiations. This position requires the ability to work with procurement, engineering, finance and legal teams and also third-parties such as foundries and suppliers. Position requires strong quantitative and analytical skills, critical thinking, and ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously. The Global Sourcing & Supply Manager is positioned at the interface between Apple’s product teams and the industries that supply core 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. The Global Sourcing & Supply Management team drives centralized capacity planning for all components used across Apple products and helps drive long term strategic deals.

Key Qualifications

  • A tenacity, passion and demonstrated skill in negotiations
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Superb communication and interpersonal skills
  • Can build, grow and develop key cross-functional relationships to be able to influence and drive projects
  • Ability to operate independently
  • Interest in technology
  • Ability to make quick decisions and solve complex problems with 80% information
  • Experience in supplier management and operations and ability to solve complex supply chain issues a plus
  • End to end ownership of contract negotiations for both commercial and legal aspects a plus
  • Direct experience in long-term capacity planning a plus
  • Willingness to travel (domestic / international) up to 30%


Develop a nuanced understanding of the commodity landscape 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. 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.

Education & Experience

BA/BS with 5 plus years experience. Master's degree or MBA is a plus 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. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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