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Global Sourcing & Supply Manager – Silicon Strategic Planning & Deals

Apple

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Summary Posted: Apr 14, 2022
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200367842

Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there’s no telling what you could accomplish. Apple is seeking a Global Sourcing & Supply Manager (GSSM) to assist with Silicon Strategic Planning, long-term deal structuring and negotiations. This position requires working with procurement, engineering, finance and legal teams and also third-parties such as semiconductor foundries and suppliers. This position requires strong quantitative and analytical skills, critical thinking, and ability to balance multiple projects simultaneously.

Key Qualifications

The role is dynamic and often has to wear multiple hats: focusing on big picture roadmap one moment and the minute details the next. Here are some highlights of the role:
* Develop a nuanced understanding of the semiconductor commodity landscape in order to forecast industry trends and gauge emerging competitive forces. Identify changes in buyer and supplier power and use industry dynamics to Apple’s advantage.
* Perform supplier financial research, spend analysis and ad-hoc financial analysis for strategic procurement deals
* Effectively work with suppliers to negotiate optimal terms for sourcing. Understand the trade-offs between cost, volume, and quality in order to strike agreements that meet Apple’s performance criteria and secure long-term supply continuity.
* Collaborate across the Apple organization to ensure business objectives are met. Includes the ability to rapidly synthesize and communicate findings to senior leaders and to actively identify potential supply issues that can affect product strategy.
* Optimize silicon supply chain performance through cost and capacity scenario analysis, and benchmarking. Develop an in-depth understanding of value-added manufacturing processes and costs and market intelligence, and apply this knowledge to influence Apple’s future product roadmap and sourcing decisions.
* Provide overall program management support and contribute to ongoing development of processes, templates, escalation procedures, and reporting

Description
The Global Sourcing & Supply Manager is positioned at the interface between Apple’s product teams and the industries that supply core component technologies. We are responsible for developing and executing sourcing strategies as well as recommending product innovations based on improving technology. The position requires an interest in market dynamics, negotiation and pricing, manufacturing processes, and risk mitigation. The Silicon Strategic Planning & Deals team drives centralized capacity planning for all semiconductor components used across Apple products and helps drive long term strategic deals.

Education & Experience
• BA/BS degree plus 3 to 5 years of work experience, masters degree or MBA is a plus

Additional Requirements

• Experience in semiconductor supply chain operations or semiconductor equity research is desired
* • Direct experience in long-term silicon capacity planning a plus
* • Strong analytical and critical thinking
* • Ability to develop sound internal and external working relationships
* • A knack for negotiation
* • Ability to make quick decisions with 80% information
* • Thirst for knowledge and the ability to learn quickly
* • Willingness to travel internationally (20% – 30%)

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