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Manufacturing Design Program Manager (MDPM)



Design, Operations
Cupertino, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, May 6, 2024


Role Number:200549614
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. 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.


The 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 milestones Facilitate communication and cross functional alignment within the Manufacturing Design organization and with other Apple teams Drive suppliers, integrate their deliverables and schedules into the overall project Utilize a multi-functional team of engineers to meet overall program objectives Lead meetings and document action items and progress. Identify and prioritize project tasks and risks Hold team members accountable for meeting schedule commitments Drive issue resolution and risk management in order to meet timeline Coordinate weekly exec level presentations, crafting the message and prioritizing the open items

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • Extraordinary leadership abilities
  • 5+ years of professional experience (preferred)
  • 2+ years of program management experience with accomplishments in concept to market product development
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Experience with consumer electronics devices (preferred)
  • Experienced working with multi-disciplinary groups, driving schedule and tasks
  • Experience leading team meetings/syncs
  • Ability to lead without authority, foster trust, build credibility
  • Ability to travel internationally
  • An understanding of high-volume manufacturing processes, operations management, and supply chain management.
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic with demonstrated critical thinking capabilities
  • Experience presenting to executive level management on program status, recommendations, and priorities
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and requests

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

BS degree (Mechanical Engineering); MBA or equivalent (preferred)

Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits

  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.