Project Manager - IS&T Vendor Management Office

Austin, TX
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Posted: Sep 23, 2019

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number: 200105078

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This role is in Apple's IS&T Vendor Management office (VMO). The VMO is responsible for managing software development vendors on a global basis by building strategic relationships, driving higher value, performance and efficiencies while also ensuring compliance. We're looking for a project manager of the function onsite, based in Austin, Texas. You will work closely with all IS&T vendors and IS&T management teams based in Austin, Texas

Key Qualifications

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills
  • You will influence, negotiate and contribute to key strategic decisions
  • Excellent presentation, organizational and leadership skills at all levels
  • Shown ability to move seamlessly between strategy and execution delivering real results
  • Strong team player with the ability to grow and develop high performing teams
  • Global mindset with ability to think across cultures, industries & technologies
  • Previous experience of working with an offshore delivery model and various geographical locations preferred
  • Previous experience with I.T. delivery, analysis and operations
  • Extraordinary flexibility in handling shifting priorities, changes in strategic direction, and opposing demands, while balancing internal customer needs and team requirements
  • Self-motivated, innovative thinker with strong problem solving, interpersonal, and team building skills; with an ability to work with diverse partners and influence/inspire change across functional and business boundaries
  • Excellent project management, leadership, planning, and organizational skills, including ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • You possess the ability to approach problems flexibly and respectively, drive what matters, demonstrate integrity and knowing when to seek expertise and experience of your peers and management


In this critical role, you will contribute to the development of the overall vision, strategy and execution plan for the function by providing insight and analysis to IS&T executive leaders including:

Assisting and managing business relationships
Partnering with key outsource service providers
Driving performance & operational management including quarterly business reviews of Tier 1, 2 vendors
Identifying continuous improvement and value add opportunities
Running the vendor sourcing lifecycle of IS&Ts outsourcing partners regionally and assisting globally
Monitoring vendor compliance with contractual agreements
Coordinating with Santa Clara Valley and offshore vendor management operational activities, such as vendor onboarding, reporting and security audits
Liaising with teams such as immigration, procurement, legal, information security, and networking on vendor related issues and initiatives
Partnering with key stakeholders within IS&T to help deliver extraordinary value

Education & Experience

BS, BA degree in information technology, economics, business, finance, accounting, management information systems, etc, or equivalent experience

5-7 years or more of experience in supporting large-scale technology project and cross-functional teams

Additional Requirements

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Austin, TX

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