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Recycled Content Strategic Sourcing Manager

Company: Apple
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

Summary Apple's Closed Loop goal is to one day achieve independence from mined resources - those continually extracted from the earth in a carbon-intensive process. Apple has also committed to being 100 percent carbon neutral for its supply chain and products by 2030.This role puts you in the driver's seat to lead our work on these efforts with a focus on priority materials including non-enclosure metals such as copper, tantalum, and tungsten.Key Qualifications -tProven project management skills, and capable of working with interdisciplinary project teams and international partners-tExperienced with advanced materials and technologies and knowledgeable in advancing supply chains, in addition to assessing and mitigating risks to the business-tA systems thinker who can work through complex interconnections to identify key points of leverage to achieve desired business objectives-tAbility to navigate conversations with suppliers and prioritize projects with the team with commercial needs in mind - taking into account cost, supply, return on investment, and other business considerations.-tExceptionally thorough, quick, adaptable, and analytical-tAble to communicate effectively in a worldwide environment, and to rapidly synthesize and communicate findings to senior leaders-tMust be a self-starter with innovation, integrity and attention to details-tComfort with ambiguity and passion to develop innovative ideas to advance our Closed Loop goals-tPassion for environmental and sustainability practices, especially recycling and conservation of finite resourcesDescription Apple's Environment and Supply Chain Innovation organization holds Apple suppliers to the highest standards, transitions supplier facilities to renewable energy, optimizes energy efficiency, drives zero waste at our suppliers, creates new and material-efficient pathways for recycled and renewable materials, and designs recycling technologies of the future. Its Closed Loop team is seeking an experienced Strategic Sourcing Manager Manager to develop and accelerate key non-enclosure metals to drive Closed Loop supply chain goals. The candidate will be responsible for developing and driving industry-shifting Closed Loop strategies forward including the the sourcing and the development of new supply from novel recovery technologies.The role requires thorough knowledge in operations and project management across complex systems to create scalable and cost parity solutions for Closed Loop. The position will collaborate extensively with other Environment and Supply Chain Innovation teams, Engineering, Operations, Environmental Technologies, Legal, Finance, and Government Affairs to understand the impacts, barriers and opportunities with existing and future material, manufacturing, and recycling paths. The role requires a driven, independent, analytical individual who wants to promote innovation and manage complex international business relationships.Education & Experience BA/BS required5+ years of operations experienceAdditional Requirements Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills Superb communication and interpersonal skills Poise when confronted with sudden setbacks Ability to make decisions with 80% information Thirst for knowledge and the ability to learn quickly Creative and analytical problem solver Proven track record of project management Working knowledge of product design including architecture and material composition preferred Basic understanding of electronics recycling, material recovery (metallurgical) processes and international regulations on eWaste preferred Willingness to travel internationally (5-10% time)

Keywords: Apple, Santa Clara , Recycled Content Strategic Sourcing Manager, Executive , Santa Clara, California

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