Strategic Sourcing Manager - SoC
Apple - Santa Clara Valley, CA

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Develop a nuanced understanding of the commodity landscape in order to forecast industry trends and gauge emerging competitive forces. Identify changes in buyer and supplier power within core materials markets and leverage competitive dynamics to Apple’s advantage.Effectively interface with suppliers to negotiate optimal terms for sourcing. Understand the tradeoffs between cost, volume, and quality in order to strike agreements that meet Apple’s performance criteria and secure long term supply continuityCollaborate across the Apple organization to ensure business objectives are met. Includes the ability to rapidly synthesize and communicate findings to senior leaders and to proactively 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.Manage and support new product ramps and supplier qualifications. Responsibilities: • Managing the development and implementation of procurement initiatives• Strategic price and contract negotiations• Interfacing with cross functional teams for strategy and implementation, optimizing material and services selection to maintain lowest cost, predictable availability, and industry leadership in quality• Establish and develop strategic sourcing strategy and supplier relationships• Act as resident expert in assigned commodity • Ensure supplier performance on a regular basis, managing excellent supplier flexibility while maintaining total lowest cost • Interface with suppliers and Apple internal cross functional teams to ensure flawless execution and support business goals and objectivesExperience in semiconductor industry, focused on Wireless technologiesKnowledge of wireless standards, commercial trends, industry practicesAbility to build complex semiconductor cost modelsUnderstanding of certification and compliance testing impact on supplier selection and qualificationVery strong negotiation skillsUnderstanding of software licensing terms and conditions Imagine what you could do here.

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