Design Studios Project Manager, Design Ops

Cupertino, CA
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Posted: Nov 13, 2019

Role Number: 200123408

Apple is looking for a natural collaborator and project manager who is passionate about crafting unique spaces for designers and upholding the company's visual standards. This person will engage with cross-functional teams across Apple such as real estate, technology, finance, and facilities. They will drive key projects in collaboration with the studio management team to establish an environment where individuals and teams can do their best work
This is a role for a dynamic and creative problem solver, and implementer, who wants to contribute and lead on several fronts at once. This person can be equally empathic and drive detailed operational deliverables across a variety of projects, spaces, technologies, and groups to support a global design team. The culture is fast paced, detail oriented, and relationship based.
The team is deeply involved in scaling existing media services as well as introducing new ones. Its culture is diverse, hardworking, grows with debate, and is wholly customer focused. The ideal candidate would want to influence their own development. They are looking for a company where they have the opportunity to pursue their interests across functions and geographies, and where a job title is not considered the final definition of who they are, but the starting point of what they can achieve with the team
The Design Studios Project Manager advances design efforts by driving operational strategy, executing on programs to meet needs of the design organization, and is responsible for world-wide standards of the team's design studios. The project manager is a facilitator and presenter, with the ability to engage audiences through debate and workshop techniques; Has worked on a large variety of project types across expansive geographies and market segments; Possesses clear and concise communication, organization skills and ability to work across time zones; Embodies a confident and positive attitude and is passionate about the Apple brand and committed to preserving its authenticity

Key Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience as a project manager for creative spaces preferred
  • Shown ability to meet deadlines and drive results while juggling many projects and priorities
  • Keen ability to grasp complexity quickly and to focus on key issues
  • A compelling desire to deliver innovative and exceptional customer-focused solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to adapt to constant change
  • Expert in managing remote work streams and stakeholders across multiple time zones
  • Experience with multi-disciplinary teams to ideate, iterate, launch, and refine solutions


Develop, roll out, and maintain the standard operating procedures for the design studios.
Maintain and improve relationships with services providers
Assure small capital projects, operations projects and reconfigurations are run successfully with a focus on customer service.
Collaborate with peers across regions to ensure standards are shared and implemented
Monitor and action escalations
Foresee issues that may adversely affect work quality and develop action plans
Manage time efficiently, able to multi-task while keeping strong attention to details

Education & Experience

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

Additional Requirements

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Apple, Inc.
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