Worldwide Supply Demand Product Planner
Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino),California,United States
Operations and Supply Chain
+ You combine exceptional analytical capabilities, business savvy and leadership skills.
+ You are able to exert tactful influence in a matrixed organization, be a strong team
+ player and communicator.
+ You should be comfortable presenting to executive management.
Forecast demand, inventory, and multi-channel sell through. Generate weekly and quarterly supply plans that meet Apple’s financial objectives. Evaluate risks. Plan and implement contingency plans to mitigate. Analyze product sales on a daily basis. Identify opportunities and drive partner groups to appropriate action. Coordinate closely with regional product planning teams to ensure supply plans meet sales requirements. Coordinate with Marketing and New Product Operations teams to set launch quantities of new product introductions and to ensure smooth product transitions. Partner with the global procurement teams to allocate constrained components, ensure raw material inventory targets are met, and minimize material obsolescence during product transition. Present product updates and recommended actions to Operations executive management team on a weekly basis. Identify improvement opportunities in the product planning process, marshal resources, and drive projects to completion. The role is Cupertino-based with less than 10% required travel.
**Education & Experience**
MBA, Masters Degree in a related field, or equivalent work experience, is desired. Prior experience in fields that demand complex quantitative analysis such as finance or consulting is desired. Prior experience in product planning, production control, inventory management, or production/manufacturing operations is a plus.
+ Ability to think strategically and execute tactically, a persistent attention to detail, and a high level of comfort in working with numbers.
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