updated 03:25 pm EST, Tue February 14, 2012
May suggest rush to meet demands
Apple is in a hurry to hire a new production support manager, AppleInsider claims to have learned. The site says that "a California-based recruiter" at the company has turned to sending messages through LinkedIn, ones which indicate that Apple wants to fill the position within two to three weeks. The recruiter is reportedly asking connections if they might know anyone interested in taking the job, based at the company's Cupertino headquarters.
In terms of experience candidates are expected to be familiar with software from SAP. While SAP database software is used for many different purposes, it's speculated that it might be especially relevant to Apple for tracking components in assembly and production. The exact reason for wanting a production support manager is unmentioned in the LinkedIn messages, however.
Because Apple is looking to hire so quickly, it's thought that the company may have lost an important employee, or may alternately need someone to help with an upcoming product. The iPad 3 is expected in March, but Apple could be gearing up for other products as well, such as the iPhone 5 or updated MacBook Pros. The source of the job request is said to be an Apple manager with a background in web apps and online commerce, which might imply a connection to iCloud or the online Apple store.