By Graham K. Rogers
The job market in several countries is always in a state of flux: some lose jobs because of reorganisations, some are dissatisfied with their current employment, while others may be stimulated by the idea of a new job they had never thought of before. There are a number of positions available with Apple in Thailand.
I had seen the first job shown here - the Education Development Manager for Thailand - in my Linkedin information for several months, but it disappeared not long ago. In an email I saw on the morning of Xmas Day (a working day in Thailand, remember) the job was shown again, along with other offerings from companies like Tom Tom and Google: all based in Thailand.
When I clicked through to examine the job details more closely, several other jobs with Apple in Thailand were shown. The last two listed are for positions based in Singapore. There are of course many more jobs at Apple all over the world. There is information about employment at Apple and a link to a job search section, starting at the Jobs at Apple page.
Jobs shown for Thailand:
- Education Development Manager
The role promotes and supports the use of Apple technology in K12 Education with a particular focus on the successful adoption of Apple Learning Solutions. Responsible for specific program / project development activities, the successful candidate will develop and deliver workshops and provide a consultative service around curriculum, professional development and classroom practice. Among the qualifications is the need to be a fluent speaker of Thai.
- iPhone Channel Manager
This is about managing iPhone sales and retail execution in multi brands environment, ensuring every point of presence upholds Apple's exacting standards of product presentation and merchandising, creating a brand anchor that supports a superb customer experience. It needs several years experience in retail and merchandising.
- Channel Trainer
The job is concerned with obtaining and maintaining the highest possible standard of customer experience excellence within all external Apple channels and internal Apple Channel Sales staff, through the delivery of world-class training to sales and pre-sales organisations. This is spreading the Apple message throughout the region, so the experienced applicant would need to be willing to travel among other qualifications.
- iOS Enterprise BDM
The iOS BDM will work closely with both end users and Carrier sales staff to drive adoption of the iOS platform in Business, Enterprise and Government customers. This includes working with Apple customers, carrier partners, and internal sales resources to drive Apple's iPhone products into these customer sets.
- Senior Commercial Analyst - Thailand & Vietnam
The successful and experienced applicant would be working alongside the GM in Bangkok and the sales and program team, this role is responsible for organizing business development opportunity identification, evaluation, business case formulation, execution, and performance measurement.
- Channel Manager (Retail)
The successful candidate would be responsible for driving sales through managing and partnering with the APRs (Apple Premium Reseller), AARs (Apple Authorized Reseller), VADs (Value Added Distributor), as well as large and medium format CESs (Consumer Electronic Store).
- Administrative Assistant
This job is based in Singpore. The Administrative support person manages customer invoicing activities and billing inquires for Thailand. In order to provide good customer experience, the individual should be motivated and service-minded.
- iOS Programs Manager
This job is also based in Singpore. The primary responsibility is to flawlessly execute on training and marketing programs that will clearly show the value of Apple's extensive portfolio of products and services to targeted segments. You must be a great virtual team player who is able to work well with, and influence without direct line authority, individuals from multiple countries, ethnicities and backgrounds. The program manager would be responsible for organizing activities including conferences, workshops, and seminars for partners and their training and technical teams, and customer events - across South Asia - including Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, and Indonesia.
Each of the job listings has more detail on the job itself and the qualifications. Links on the relevant pages are available for anyone interested to click through and apply to Apple online.
If you are interested, good luck, and seasons greetings to all.
Graham K. Rogers teaches at the Faculty of Engineering, Mahidol University in Thailand where he is also Assistant Dean. He wrote in the Bangkok Post, Database supplement on IT subjects. For the last seven years of Database he wrote a column on Apple and Macs.