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Manufacturing Design Program Manager (MDPM)

Company: Apple
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

SummaryPosted: Role Number:200246055Imagine 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. The people here at Apple don't just create products - they create the kind of wonder that's revolutionized entire industries. It's the diversity of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do, from amazing technology to industry-leading environmental efforts. Join Apple, and help us leave the world better than we found it.The Manufacturing Design Program Manager (MDPM) is responsible for managing and guiding development activities of highly skilled process development, operations, and quality teams within Apple's Manufacturing Design group. The MDPM will lead the team to develop processes for building extraordinary products from existing and new ideas based on business needs. The MDPM should possess a blend of business and technical knowledge, allowing for big-picture vision and the ability to dive deep into specific challenges. MDPM team members operate autonomously, demonstrate strong leadership capabilities, and juggle competing priorities with ease.Key QualificationsExtraordinary leadership abilities5+ years of professional experience (preferred)2+ years of program management experience with accomplishments in concept to market product developmentExcellent communication skills, both written and verbalExperience with consumer electronics devices (preferred)Experienced working with multi-disciplinary groups, driving schedule and tasksExperience leading team meetings/syncsAbility to lead without authority, foster trust, build credibilityAbility to travel internationallyAn understanding of high-volume manufacturing processes, operations management, and supply chain management.Self-motivated and enthusiastic with demonstrated critical thinking capabilitiesExperience presenting to executive level management on program status, recommendations, and prioritiesAbility to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and requestsDescriptionThe MDPM manages innovation within the manufacturing design team by challenging the technical team to implement new processes while maintaining timely readiness for mass production. The MDPM is relationship focused, engaging with a talented engineering team, the executive leadership team, and an international supply chain.Key responsibilities include:Create process development schedules indicating critical path and key decision milestonesFacilitate communication and cross functional alignment within the Manufacturing Design organization and with other Apple teamsDrive suppliers, integrate their deliverables and schedules into the overall projectUtilize a multi-functional team of engineers to meet overall program objectivesLead meetings and document action items and progress. Identify and prioritize project tasks and risksHold team members accountable for meeting schedule commitmentsDrive issue resolution and risk management in order to meet timelineCoordinate weekly exec level presentations, crafting the message and prioritizing the open itemsEducation & ExperienceBS degree (Mechanical Engineering); MBA or equivalent (preferred)

Keywords: Apple, Santa Clara , Manufacturing Design Program Manager (MDPM), Executive , Santa Clara, California

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