The Wall Street Journal recently published an interesting article about Tony Blevins, Vice president of procurement, and since iPadízate we wanted to delve deeper into that finding out who was one of the most important people among the apple-bred company.
As vice president of procurement, Tony Blevins' job is actually self contained find shipping companies to lower their prices. It also has a very good reputation thanks to the service, lowers both costs and offers good deals so it gets the nickname "The Blevinator".
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Tony Blevins' work at Apple
Tony Blevins was a key figure following the controversy that arose when Apple supporters stopped paying Qualcomm during a formal dispute between both companies. It cares negotiate with suppliers, emphasize information with production companies and manage contracts through distribution channel.
In fact, his negotiation skills are so important to Apple that Tim Cook decided to handle negotiations in the construction of the larger Apple Park. To cut costs, he invited glass manufacturers to different conference rooms and went room to room for a lower price. This has resulted in Apple saving hundreds of millions of dollars in the construction of its new headquarters.
And when things go wrong or just the price of the service looks bigger … it doesn't move the clock in time cancel conversations