Environmental Program Manager (Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives)


Santa Clara Valley, CA, US

Job Summary

Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, great ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there’s no telling what you could accomplish.

Key Qualifications

  • You will be a self-starter with innovation, integrity and attention to details
  • Excellent understanding of sustainability and environmental topics and fundamentals (such as: sustainable design, planning policy, waste, carbon/energy, responsible sourcing, water, land use change, biodiversity, and certification systems)
  • Background or experience with forestry or similar initiatives
  • Experience with data visualization and data analysis
  • Experience working in and building cross-functional teams, resolving issues, building consensus and working towards agreements during the entire project lifecycle and after the initial project phases are complete – ability to build and maintain strong and positive relationship across the organization; exceptional program or project management experience
  • Experience interacting with interdisciplinary project teams and international partners
  • Able to communicate effectively in a worldwide environment, and to rapidly synthesize and communicate findings to senior leaders
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate technical information in a concise way to a non-technical audience, and vice versa
  • Ability to manage and organize multiple projects with competing priorities and different timescales (i.e.: checkpoints with long-term goals while completing shorter term goals)
  • Demonstrated passion for environmental and sustainability practices, especially recycling and conservation of finite resources


Apple’s Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives team is seeking an experienced Program Manager to lead the development and management of cross-functional environmental projects. You will:

Facilitate discussions between facilities, environmental, engineering, operations, procurement, and finance team members to deliver projects & initiatives Serve as a “one stop shop” to advise non-environmental teams on environmental considerations and link them with appropriate resources
Provide project management and leadership within cross-functional teams to deliver results under acute time pressure with complex deliverables Identify and present sustainability recommendations to cross functional and executive teams
Challenge generally accepted business, supply chain, and other accepted practices
Present project plans for approval by executive team and manage cross functional teams to deliver against stated goals

The position will collaborate extensively with Facilities, Finance, Procurement, Operations, and Environmental Technologies and other Apple teams. The role requires a driven, independent, analytical individual who wants to promote innovation and manage complex international business relationships.


Advanced degree in environment, sustainability, business, management or other related field

Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
Superb communication and interpersonal skills
Poise when confronted with sudden setbacks
Ability to make decisions with 80% information
Thirst for knowledge and the ability to learn quickly
Creative and analytical problem solver
Consistent track record of project management and engineering
Working knowledge of product design including architecture and material composition preferred
Basic understanding of electronics recycling, material recovery (metallurgical) processes
Willingness to travel internationally (10-20% time)

Apple is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We also take affirmative action to offer employment and advancement opportunities to all applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. Apple will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants.