Global Supply Manager

東京, 東京都, 日本
Operations and Supply Chain


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. Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, extraordinary 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 Global Supply Manager is positioned at the interface between Apple’s product teams and the industries that supply core component technologies. In this role, you will be responsible for developing and executing supply strategies as well as recommending product innovations based on improving technology. The position requires an interest in market dynamics and competition, supply chain, manufacturing processes, and risk mitigation.


  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Superb communication and interpersonal skills
  • Composure when confronted with sudden setbacks
  • Willingness to operate in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to make quick decisions with 80% information
  • Thirst for knowledge and the ability to learn quickly
  • Interest in technology and/or operations (experience preferred but not required)
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally (30%~50% as yearly average)


- Develop a nuanced understanding of the commodity landscape to enable forecast of industry trends and gauge emerging competition - Identify changes in buyer and supplier power within core materials markets and use market dynamics to Apple’s advantage - Effectively collaborate with suppliers to negotiate optimal terms for supply - Understand the trade-offs between cost, volume, and quality in order to strike agreements that fulfil Apple’s performance criteria and secure long term supply continuity - Collaborate across the Apple organization to ensure business objectives are met. Includes the capability to 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 scenario analysis, and benchmarking - Develop an in-depth understanding of value-added manufacturing processes, reverse logistics, and market intelligence, and apply this knowledge to influence Apple’s future product roadmap and sourcing decisions You will also support the following: - Supply chain management: identification, development and management of existing and developing Apple suppliers - Cross-functional support: with Apple's technical, quality, operation teams and engineering - Manufacturing Operational Management: on site management of manufacturing partners for the ramp up, production as well as risk mitigation - Project Management: schedule, capacity and supply planning to meet Apple’s demands and timelines - Risk Mitigation: evaluation of business risks using data based analysis and developing suitable risk mitigation alternatives


BA/BS degree or MA/MS/MBA degree with +5 years of working experience