Operations Product Development Manager
Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino),California,United States
Operations and Supply Chain
Understand key mobile technologies (Multitouch, LCD, Wireless Si, Flex circuits, Mechanical enclosures, etc) from a cost, supply chain, and technical perspective
Identify cost trade-offs that stretch design limits
Challenge generally accepted supply chain, design, and feature rules
Present tradeoff recommendations to cross functional and executive teams
Serve as a "one stop shop" to advise the development teams on operational, cost, and supply chain issues
Influence the product roadmap from the business perspective as the advocate for the operations teams
Drive the Procurement and Operations teams to prepare for the coming product roadmaps; identify and address gaps
Manage product cost based on a corporate margin target
Assist Procurement managers (GSMs) in deriving accurate and bold should-costs
Set individual cost targets for each component/module as needed
Drive GSMs to meet these targets and/or should-costs
Identify cost opportunities within the design envelope; work towards cross-functional implementation
Optimize capital equipment budgets
Develop the Supplier Plan of Record (SPOR) for each new product
Facilitate discussions between Engineering, Operations, Procurement, and Quality team members for each key component
Focus on strategic supplier selection from a procurement standpoint
Metrics on unexpected supply disruptions, unplanned post-ramp qualifications
Present SPOR for approval by executive team
A successful Operations Product Development Manager has very strong interpersonal skills and relationship building skills with the ability to effectively influence peers and management. These roles require a deep understanding of consumer electronics components, supply chains, and manufacturing cost structures as well as DFMA knowledge. Are you a self-starter with a strong sense of ownership and a creative problem solver? Can you quickly switch between minute details and the big picture while working multiple projects with contending priorities? If yes, we hope you will consider joining our Apple team.
Education & Experience
BA/BS + 2 years of experience, masters degree or MBA is a plus
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