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Engineering Project Manager - NPI



San Diego, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024


Role Number:200553589
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. Are you up for the challenge? The HW team is looking for a New Product Introduction (NPI) Project Manager with strong project management experience in hardware, electronics, fixtures, and test equipment. Solid background in finance, business negotiations, forecasting, and contract manufacturing interactions. Strong analytical capabilities, highly organized, independently motivated, resourceful individual with the ability to prioritize and excel in a fast-paced environment. A successful candidate must be a high-energy tactical execution expert and a great teammate, with a friendly can-do attitude.


As the NPI Project Manager, you will plan strategy and coordinate the development and implementation of process and services across Apple products in Hardware Test Engineering (HWTE). You will drive engineering build planning and financial management best practices with internal and cross-functional teams. •Serve as the key point of contact for engineering project specialists (EPS), business operations, global supply managers (GSM), technical leads, finance, contract manufacturers (CM) and others to establish project plans, troubleshoot and resolve project issues. •Manage project budgets, bills of materials (BOM), and readiness from engineering builds to hand off for mass production. •Forecast total cost of projects and initiatives with clear assumptions and rationale. Publish and socialize major changes before each build. •Coordinate and track multiple HW/SW engineering development activities. Provide business judgement and recommendations to help prioritize decisions based on total costs and return on investments. •Create and maintain reports and presentations on a regular basis focused on project schedules and budgets, using data visualization. •Maintain a high level of accuracy, reliability, and credibility in producing data. •Engage actively with individuals and multi-functional teams to ensure that projects are done on time and within budget. •Implement process improvements and scalability tools in above areas. •Work with all levels of leadership. •May require international travel.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Excellent project management skills to lead all aspects of project timelines, plans, budgets, resource allocation, scope, and definition.
  • Experience managing projects of all sizes, including large, complex, cross- functional initiatives.
  • Excellent negotiation and conflict management skills in addition to the ability to deal effectively with ambiguity.
  • Experienced in data driven decision making and demonstrated critical thinking capabilities.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely with peers, business partners, technical staff, and leadership via appropriate medium: verbal/written/presentation.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with excellent interpersonal and multitasking skills!

Key Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong familiarity with OS X. Proficient in Excel. Experience creating Tableau dashboards is a plus! Excellent organizational and multitasking skills. Ability to work well independently.

Education & Experience

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.