Apple AR/VR Job | Advanced Supplier & Commercial Manager [Mechanicals] – Apple Vision Pro

Job(岗位): Advanced Supplier & Commercial Manager [Mechanicals] – Apple Vision Pro

Citys(岗位城市): San Diego, California, United States

Date(发布日期): 2023-9-26


Apple is where individual imaginations gather together, committing to the values that lead to great work. Every new product we build, service we create, or Apple Store experience we deliver is the result of us making each other’s ideas stronger. That happens because every one of us shares a belief that we can make something wonderful and share it with the world, changing lives for the better. It’s the diversity of our people and their thinking that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do. When we bring everybody in, we can do the best work of our lives. Here, you’ll do more than join something — you’ll add something.

Apple Vision Pro is a revolutionary spatial computer that seamlessly blends digital content with your physical space. It will allow us to do the things we love in ways never before possible — all while staying connected to the people around us.

The Advanced Supplier & Commercial Manager (ASCM) – Mechanicals will work within the Vision Products Group (VPG) Product Design organization. The ASCM team will partner with multi-functional product teams across Apple to develop and introduce new products that are both innovative and cost advantaged.

ASCM’s objective is to support premium & high quality products, but to also drive Design for Cost and Design for Value to support cost critical products, and help design the product in a more efficient way. To support this objective, the ASCM – Mechanicals will lead efforts to identify new suppliers, processes & technologies and be responsible for the process of validating & integrating them into Apple’s supply chain.

Mechanical components define the look, feel and expression of Apple’s globally recognized industrial and product design. ASCM – Mechanicals will drive and influence multi-functionally to identify and validate opportunities needed to strike a balance between achieving very demanding mechanical performance requirements that enable the best customer experience, while still meeting ambitious cost targets.


Strong technical background, with an ability to quickly understand various aspects of product design, and manufacturing processes necessary to materialize the design

Hands-on experience with of the following: mechanical engineering / development of enclosures, manufacturing processes involving: CNC machined parts, sheet metal, casting, plastic / metal injection molding, 3D printing, extrusions, glass / ceramic and tooling / fixtures

Ability to “see around corners” to identify new manufacturing processes, materials, suppliers and relevant technologies that can intersect to enable Apple’s next generation of cost driven and mass producible products

Capability to challenge engineering teams on requirements & specifications and suggest alternate designs & processes that meet design requirements, while achieving cost & mass production goals

Deep expertise with “should cost” and “bottoms up cost” modeling

Strong PM skills; ability to lead diverse activities with disparate collaborators by focusing on key results and effectively driving next steps

Excellent presentation and social skills, capable of working in multinational environments

Experience working across functions (Industrial design, Product design, Manufacturing design), and with international suppliers; ability to influence across multi-functional teams

High level analytical skills, with ability to toggle between detail / execution-orientated, and strategic / large-picture thinking

A passion for optimizing cost!

Willingness to travel up to ~20% internationally


Successful ASCMs thrive in a multifaceted environment and constantly drive excellence across their own responsibilities, as well as that of team members and partners. They frequently demonstrate strategic internal relationships to optimally collaborate with engineering, operations and other teams at Apple. You are able make sensible decisions with the information available, think and stay focused under pressure, and communicate concisely and effectively with senior management as well as peers.

– Engage with engineering teams during early product development phases to drive overall architecture towards the right cost by providing quick feedback on baseline architecture, challenging teams on underlying assumptions, and helping identify and evaluate alternatives

– Investigate and propose alternative manufacturing processes, materials, designs, and suppliers that optimize cost for our multi-functional engineering partners

– Lead overall mechanical enclosure cost BOM, and influence multi-functional teams to validate and implement creative alternatives needed to met cost target

– Investigate and propose new suppliers and / or vertically coordinated supply chains and orchestrate the multi-functional team to bring them up as a strategic Apple supplier

– Drive product cost optimization and industry / supply chain intelligence through driven product tear down activities and bottoms up cost estimation

Additional Requirements(额外要求)

Experience working in high-volume / high-mix product design & manufacturing environments; consumer electronics experience a plus