Product Operations/Manufacturing Design - Full Time & Internships
August 13, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
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, and help us leave the world better than we found it.
Apple’s production operations and manufacturing design teams ensure that Apple’s ground-breaking designs become industry-leading products, delivered on time and to Apple’s unmatched quality standards. These high-profile, highly respected organizations are positioned at the junction of Apple’s engineering teams, the industries that supply core component technologies, and our manufacturing partners who help ensure that revolutionary products such as iPad, iPhone, and Mac can be manufactured as quickly as customers order them. We’re looking for high-energy people to support the procurement, manufacturing, fulfillment, and support of all things Apple.
Areas of expertise within Product Operations and Manufacturing Design include:
As an OPM, you will work with our New Product Introduction ("NPI") or Sustaining Operations teams on component & ramp readiness, product launch & ramp, or sustaining operations through ‘end of life’ programs. You will influence product manufacturability, testability, and supply chain responsiveness in pursuit of low cost and maximum flexibility while stewarding the highest standards of product quality expected of Apple's products.
A successful OPM excels in program/project management; communicates with ease at all levels; is adept at facilitating actions and resolving conflicts; manages through relationships and influence; and brings calm and control to even the highest-intensity projects.
International travel required (NPI 35%; Sustaining 25%).
Apple GSMs are responsible for the commercial relationship with our enclosure manufacturing partners and for cost negotiations, continuity of supply, risk management, driving operational and cost efficiencies through process or design change, as well overall project execution. GSMs sit at the intersection of Apple's business activities and engineering communities, and successfully and effectively balance the needs of both groups to ensure successful product launches.
Enclosure components (such as the housing, cover glass, and buttons) define the look, feel, and expression of Apple’s globally-recognized industrial and product design. GSMs work in concert with operations supply quality and base engineers as well as Apple’s Product Design and Industrial Design teams. Together, these teams execute and scale both new and existing manufacturing processes, materials, technologies, finishes, and form factors.
As a successful GSM, you will thrive in a rapidly-changing environment and constantly drive excellence across your own responsibilities as well as those of team members and partners. In order to deliver results, you will leverage strategic internal relationships to effectively collaborate with engineering, operations, and other Apple teams.
As a successful Operations candidate, you will have:
World-class analytical/negotiation skills
Ability to toggle between big-picture thinking and detail-orientation
Excellent presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills
Ability to collaborate and influence across multiple functional teams
Flexibility to adapt to dynamic and rapidly-changing environments
Currently pursuing MBA or Master's Degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Operations Management, or related field.
Bachelor’s Degree required with related work experience preferred.
Please submit your formal application at apple.com/jobs
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: apple.com/jobs
About Apple, Inc
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms — iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.
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