Apple Project / Program Manager, WW BPR - Product Strategy in Cupertino, California
Project / Program Manager, WW BPR - Product Strategy
Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino),California,United States
Proven track record of leading strategic programs, combined with the ability to execute at tactical project-level activities and tasks
Broad exposure to supply chain management including Order Management, Procurement, Supply Chain Operations, Logistics, and End Customer Fulfillment
Proficient knowledge of the systems implementation and development life cycles
Proficient at leading multiple efforts simultaneously in a global capability including working with international teams
Ability to facilitate Brainstorming sessions to gather requirements
Ability to perform robust business process analysis and recommend solutions
Experience leading process improvement / continuous improvement initiatives using best of breed industrial engineering practices
Proven ability to operate autonomously across multiple teams in a matrix organization
Experience working on projects with teams based outside the US including international engagements
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Excellent leadership skills that enhance project team effectiveness
Ability to lead teams with or without direct reports; natural leader and motivator, lead through influence
Success requires an individual to think strategically, connecting the dots of the bigger picture, as well as being comfortable in the details of the all key deliverables. Candidates must be self-motivated, comfortable working with minimal direction in a global, fast-paced, sometimes ambiguous environment. Successful team members are consummate teammate capable of working with cross functional business teams to identify improvements and deliver capabilities that will exceed our customers expectations - Act as an advocate for functional teams to define and deliver solution capabilities (requirements, user-testing, etc.) to support the broader Supply Chain strategies - Act as a liaison between the functional teams and IS&T (Information Systems and Technology or Apple's IT organization) to ensure that the business requirements are complete and met by the proposed technology solutions - Manage change. Implement new ideas effectively within the Apple culture. Influence decisions and change management through collaboration, leadership and a customer- focused approach - Manage complex projects involving regional resources across 3 continents to major milestones. Develop project justification proposals, business cases and return on investment estimates; obtain executive approval and funding - Gather and synthesize detailed, global business requirements and design specifications - Aligning Worldwide and Regional teams to ensure enablement process and technical requirements fulfill the needs of the various Apple constituencies across the globe - Facilitate project-related testing, roll-out, training, and post-mortem work - Addresses critical issues, quickly assess and develop root cause analysis and problem solution for operations escalations
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s degree required, MS (in relevant fields like Industrial Engineering, Operations Research etc.) or MBA is desired.
- Minimum of 10 years in project and program management combined with logistics, supply chain, fulfillment operations, channel management highly preferred. Consulting background experience is helpful.
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