Apple aggressively pursuing new management to quickly fill production role

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in General Discussion edited January 2014


Apple is eager to hire a new production support manager as quickly as possible for a mystery role in the company, and has even taken to actively soliciting online to find jobs candidates, AppleInsider has learned.



A California-based recruiter at Apple has recently been sending messages on LinkedIn revealing that Apple is looking to fill the managerial position in the next two to three weeks. Connections of this person on the business-oriented social networking site have been asked if they might know anyone who would be interested in the job opening for a role at Apple's Cupertino, Calif., headquarters.



Apple is looking for candidates who are familiar with software from Germany's SAP, which is the largest business software company in the world. SAP's database software is used in corporations for a variety of purposes, including keeping track of components for assembly and production.



Fitting with Apple's well-known secrecy, details on the job are unknown. But given Apple's aggressive approach in actively soliciting people on LinkedIn to fill the position, it appears to be an urgent hire for the company, potentially signaling that Apple lost someone important, or that the company now expects greater demand for a certain product or service.



The title "production support manager" could suggest that the new employee would have a hand in the production of an upcoming product. Apple is expected to launch its third-generation iPad in the next month, while a major refresh of the entire MacBook Pro lineup, redesigning the notebooks to look more like the MacBook Air, is expected to occur this year.











The urgent requests have come from an Apple manager who has a background in online commerce and Web applications, which could also be a sign that the vacancy is related to either Apple's online store or iCloud service.



When the position is filled, it's possible that even the new hire won't know exactly what their new job entails. Apple has been known to recruit employees for fake projects, keeping them in the dark for months at a time until it is deemed that they can be trusted.



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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 13
    This is ridiculous. Apple is a large company constantly recruiting. Trying to decipher Apple's strategy from one single hiring makes no sense.
  • Reply 2 of 13
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    Originally Posted by umrk_lab View Post


    Trying to decipher Apple's strategy from one single hiring makes no sense.



    Really? You don't think that if Apple hired, say, Steve Ballmer, their strategy couldn't? be?



    ? actually, yeah, you probably couldn't decipher their strategy if they hired Steve Ballmer?
  • Reply 3 of 13
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    Really? You don't think that if Apple hired, say, Steve Ballmer, their strategy couldn't? be?



    ? actually, yeah, you probably couldn't decipher their strategy if they hired Steve Ballmer?



    Apple would PAY Steve Ballmer to stay at the helm at Microsoft.
  • Reply 4 of 13
    Apple is in a toot to hire someone for this mystery position because first they need to put him/her on a bogus project for half a year before he/she is deemed trusty.
  • Reply 5 of 13
    paxmanpaxman Posts: 4,588member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Macky the Macky View Post


    Apple is in a toot to hire someone for this mystery position because first they need to put him/her on a bogus project for half a year before he/she is deemed trusty.



    That is what they want us to think! \
  • Reply 6 of 13
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    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    Really? You don't think that if Apple hired, say, Steve Ballmer, their strategy couldn't? be?




    Ok, I have to rephrase, then : "decipher from one position opened for hiring" (as opposed to "decipher from hiring a particular person")
  • Reply 7 of 13
    kibitzerkibitzer Posts: 1,113member
    AI has now descended to the level of water cooler gossip. Hiring a "manager"? Little strategic importance and no long-term significance in an organization the size of Apple.
  • Reply 8 of 13
    mactacmactac Posts: 315member
    Quote:

    Apple is eager to hire a new production support manager as quickly as possible for a mystery role in the company



    XMac!

    I can dream can't I?
  • Reply 9 of 13
    gtrgtr Posts: 3,231member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Tallest Skil View Post


    Really? You don't think that if Apple hired, say, Steve Ballmer, their strategy couldn't… be…



    … actually, yeah, you probably couldn't decipher their strategy if they hired Steve Ballmer…



    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Macky the Macky View Post


    Apple would PAY Steve Ballmer to stay at the helm at Microsoft.



    Guys, Guys!



    Steve Ballmer is no more real than the Easter Bunny or Santa Claus.



    He's just a fictitious character made up to scare young entrepreneurs into making sure they don't become complacent or lose sight of the big picture.
  • Reply 10 of 13
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    Originally Posted by GTR View Post


    Guys, Guys!



    Steve Ballmer is no more real than the Easter Bunny or Santa Claus.



    He's just a fictitious character made up to scare young entrepreneurs into making sure they don't become complacent or lose sight of the big picture.



  • Reply 11 of 13
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    Darn, couldn't you just post a link?
  • Reply 12 of 13
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    Originally Posted by SpamSandwich View Post






    Whenever Steve Balmer's name is mentioned, all I can think of is that fat pompous jerk in the movie 'Pirates of Silicon Valley'. This picture reinforces the image to a 't'.
  • Reply 13 of 13
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    Originally Posted by PhilBoogie View Post


    Darn, couldn't you just post a link?



    It really is a shocking image, isn't it?
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