Operations Cost Manager
Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino) , California , United States
Operations and Supply Chain
Posted: Oct 5, 2021
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 200294220
Operations Cost Manager Location: Cupertino, CA 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 build products - they craft 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.
- Experience in manufacturing and/or engineering is preferred
- Strong project management capabilities
- Exemplary business partnering and influencing skills
- Comfortable working with large data sets in Excel and other platforms
- Proficiency in finance and key business concepts.
- High attention to detail.
- Strong organization, prioritization, and time management capabilities
- Excellent verbal/written communication and executive presentation skills
- Willingness to travel internationally 10-15%
The Operations Cost Manager is responsible for creating and maintaining capital equipment budgets for both new and sustaining products. This is a high visibility position that requires frequent executive level interaction and clear, effective messaging of critical program information. This role is integral in helping to identify and drive areas of cost reduction and optimization throughout the product life cycle. It requires active collaboration across numerous domestic and in-region business segments, including Product Operations, Engineering, Procurement, and Finance. Engagement begins as early as the product concept review stage and continues through program ramp/intro and sustaining phases. In this role, you should thrive at gathering and analyzing large amounts of data at a macro and micro level and then extracting the relevant takeaways to enable better informed business decisions. - Partner with engineering and operations teams throughout the product development cycle to understand financial impact inspired by feature and process changes - Lead cross functional alignment in development of capital expenditure cost models - Actively drive cost savings opportunities, perform break even analysis, return on investment and trade-off analysis - Attain budget approvals to facilitate timely equipment delivery to the factories - Track and analyze spend against budgets - Provide inputs to financial forecasts and quarter end close periods - Produce quality deliverables and insightful presentations to senior leadership - Develop tools and processes that lead to improved team and organizational performance
Education & Experience
Bachelors Degree, Masters or MBA are considered a plus.