Materials Program Manager
Apple Inc

Job Summary

This position will be responsible for managing materials that have critical impact on the organization. Responsibilities will encompass materials planning (Clear to build), inventory control, Excess & Obsolete (E&O) analysis and projections, New Product Material readiness, logistics readiness from Suppliers to Contract Manufacturer’s (CM’s).

Key Qualifications

  • Advanced User of Excel and an understanding of Excel Modeling techniques a must.
  • Highly analytical and detail oriented
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to present to Executive Management
  • Technical expertise and prior OEM materials management experience a plus
  • Bi-lingual : Mandarin &n English
  • Description

    Develop the strategic direction, goals, objectives and key measurement systems to ensure the business goals are met. Specific responsibilities include, but not limited to : CTB -

    Manage the CTB process with the CM’s, ensure that the process is working smoothly and that we have clear visibility on materials over a 26-

    week horizon. Work with the CM’s and the GSMs (Global Supply Managers) on all identified material issues (including sub-tier supply chain) until issues are closed / resolved.

    Logistics -Ensure the smooth flow of materials necessary to meet production schedules, inventory control requirements, and on-

    going production line support. Ensure that we clearly understand the logistics requirements by commodity to enable an uninterrupted flow of materials.

    E & O -Coordinate phase-out of obsolete parts and the transition to new production materials.-Identify and mitigate E & O in advance to ensure we make the correct company decisions regarding build plan changes, cut-

    in vs. roll-in requirements, post ramp qualification opportunities, etc. -Highlight parts with liability and propose solutions to management.

  • Upon Engineering Change Notice (ECN) or End of Production (EOP) events, track & audit CM E&O claims, report to Finance for financial reserves, and ensure timely resolution and closure of such claims / reserves.
  • New Product Materials Readiness -During New Product Introduction (NPI) phase, lead material readiness meetings with the GSMs to ensure that we understand the supply base and related challenges (i.

    e. supplier location and logistics, sole sourced modules, component lead-time, supplier share of business, order lead time and order cancellation window).

  • Identify critical engineering release milestones; assess necessity for risk ramp and associated liabilities, to ensure material supply for product ramp is protected.
  • Identify issues early in the NPI phase and monitor / drive these to resolution prior to ramp.-Identify supply chain on modules and components to ensure that we understand any new challenges associated with the new product.
  • Allocations -Play a key role in the allocation of components that are in short supply.-Provide an aggregated view of supply versus demand as the baseline for program and site-

    allocation decisions.-Work with the Supply-Demand Management (SDM) team and GSMs to ensure we allocate parts to maximize revenue.

    Communicate the allocation plans to the relevant parties. Executive Management reporting -Create and maintain relevant reports and exec summaries on a regular (weekly / daily) basis, required by management to support the business.

    Data must be accurate and on time.


    BS / BA +3 to 5 years Materials / Production / Planning experience or MBA +2 years experience.

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