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WorldWide Retail Planning Manager

Company: Apple
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish!

The people here at Apple don't just create products - they build the kind of wonder that's revolutionized entire industries. It's the diversity of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do, from amazing technology to industry-leading environmental efforts. Join Apple, and help us leave the world better than we found it!

Apple is looking for a dynamic, highly motivated individual with strong analytic abilities to support Retail Store Operations. You will focus on Supply/Demand analytics and be responsible for presenting their analysis to Senior management. Premier operational excellence is a cornerstone of Apple's success, and the RFO organization plays a meaningful role in ensuring operational and financial success for Apple.

As a successful Retail Planning Manager, you will have strong business insight and excellent analytical, communication and influencing skills. Your ability to operate autonomously across multiple teams in a matrixed organization and communicate at all levels of the organization will be key to your success.

Key Qualifications
5 - 10 years Operations experience, preferably in a high tech or computer-related industry.
Prior experience in product planning, demand forecasting, inventory management, or supply chain management.
Deep working knowledge of best-in-class supply chain practices, strong analytical capabilities, and business savvy.
Ability to exert thoughtful influence in a matrixed organization
Extraordinary teammate and communicator.
Comfortable presenting to senior/executive management.
Ability to both think strategically and execute tactically, a persistent attention to detail, and a high level of ease working with numbers.
Expert Excel skills using modeling & analysis
Ability to recognize, attract and develop top talent

In this role, you will be the focal point for the development of supply demand strategies globally. You will work cross functionally to match supply with demand, working closely with Merchandising, Finance, SDM and Regional teams. You have strong business insight and excellent analytical, communication and influencing skills.

-Lead a team of planners responsible for crafting and achieving weekly product availability plans that support retail store weekly sell through while maintaining appropriate inventory levels.

-Present product updates to senior management on a daily/weekly basis, providing insight on opportunities, challenges and key decisions.

-Train and develop a team capable of meeting the challenges of Apple's dynamic environment.

-Be an active participant in new product transition planning, calculating new product announcement quantities required by country/region and ensuring smooth product transitions.

-Analyze & forecast WW Retail demand for 3 retail channels (store, buy online pick up in store, retail business)

-Drive alignment of supply & demand plans with WW SDM & Retail Finance

-Collaborate with the regional retail teams to ensure WW strategies are implemented & direction is globally consistent.

-Act as the NPI & EOL champion for Retail Operations. Work with the Retail Merchandising/Finance & Readiness teams on launch & EOL strategies.

Education & Experience
BA/BS plus 5 - 10 years Operations experience, preferably in a high tech or computer-related industry.

Keywords: Apple, Santa Clara , WorldWide Retail Planning Manager, Executive , Santa Clara, California

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