Global Supply Manager - Mfg. Design
Apple - Santa Clara Valley, CA

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These areas of expertise are beneficial however, the primary selection criteria will be accomplished individuals who have demonstrated an attention to achieving excellence in whatever field they have chosen.Individuals in this group support the following: 1)Cross functional support: with Apple's industrial design, product development and operations teams2)Technology Development Management: evaluation and development of new enclosure technologies using new materials, finishes, and processes.3)Supply chain management: identification, development, negotiation and management of developing Apple mechanical suppliers. There is a strong Asian supply base, which requires travel4)Build Support: on site management of enclosure manufacturing partners to manage the development builds, risk mitigation and ramp5)Cost: development, negotiation and execution of a part and assembly cost strategy. An understanding of mechanical manufacturing techniques is important to better evaluate supplier capabilities and opportunities for Apple6)On-time-delivery : schedule, capacity and supply planning to meet Appleā€™s production demand7)Risk Mitigation: evaluation of technical and business risks using data based analysis and developing sound risk mitigation alternatives8)Program Management: the ability to manage all of the above tasks and personnel resources Apple is in the process of recruiting individuals to join our mechanical enclosure global supply management team. The enclosure global supply management team is responsible for the sourcing, manufacturing development execution, and production of Apple's differentiated and unique mechanical enclosure parts.

Part of Apple's core business is the creation and development of our world-class industrial designs and as such, the management of the supply chains is required to be equally unique, innovative and specialized.Due to the importance of this discipline in the definition of Apple's brand, this business group must be able to innovate not only our products, but also the very business processes by which we accomplish our objectives. The complicated balance between the need to achieve ground breaking mechanical developments and business execution creates challenges that drive processes that require a bridge from engineering risk to manufacturing capability to business needs. Apple is continuing to grow in our product offerings and volume. This growth will present opportunity to select individuals who have demonstrated aggressive innovative thinking in their career development.

The ideal individuals will have will have an advanced educational and career path with a focus on mechanical engineering, mechanical development, manufacturing practices/techniques, supply chain, logistics and business.

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