Apple Business Operations Manager in Santa Clara Valley, California

Business Operations Manager

Job Number: 83743346

Santa Clara Valley, California, United States

Posted: Jul. 31, 2017

Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, great ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish.

Key Qualifications

  • Finding and pursuing cost reduction opportunities by challenging current supply chain structures, cost models, business processes, etc.

  • Negotiating with OEMs and third party vendors to obtain most favorable and cost effective support solutions,

  • Lead cost reduction efforts and process improvements as a project manager by: analyzing/ finding the true underlying problems, effectively scoping the project, determining the appropriate participants, negotiating an aggressive completion date, and driving the timely execution* Managing multiple programs/projects simultaneously,

  • Establishing and maintaining key cross-functional internal and external relationships. *Managing product transitions to minimize excess and obsolete materials.Description

Appleā€™s Business Operations team is seeking a proven leader who will manage business operations for iPod/iPhone or MAC/iPad. This position has significant focus in sourcing and procurement. Deliverables include cost and program management, supplier development, and supply chain optimization.


BA / BS degree or MBA, plus 5+ years experience, or equivalent. Technical/Operations background is preferred.

Additional Requirements

Demonstrated project & program management skills

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Creative and analytical thinking

  • Persistent, goal/deadline driven work style

  • Experience with Taiwan/China OEMs and third party suppliers

This position requires an individual who is able to work in an unstructured environment with a high degree of independence and who has all of the above listed skills. The position will require some international travel.

Requires extensive project management background, which is built on a foundation of manufacturing procurement and supply chain management.