20 days old

Americas Supply Demand Planner

Austin, TX
  • Job Code


Posted: Dec 3, 2019

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number: 200126258

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

Make a difference

Apple is looking for a dynamic, Americas Operations Supply / Demand Planner

The Americas Operations Supply / Demand Product Planner will own the product availability and revenue plan attainment for one of Apple's product lines throughout North and South America. In this role, you will act as focal point in development, communication, and execution of product demand and supply plans, to meet our overall financial goals. Initial product line focus will be settled at time of hire, and future opportunities might be in any of Apple's product lines. Initial functional focus could be in either Allocation or Planning. Extraordinary operational excellence is a cornerstone of our success, and the Americas Supply Demand organization plays a meaningful role in ensuring operational and financial success for Apple

Key Qualifications

  • Our successful candidate will have 3+ years Operations experience, preferably in a high tech or computer-related industry
  • Prior experience in product planning, production control, inventory management, or production / manufacturing operations is strongly preferred
  • In this role, you will combine a working understanding of premier supply chain practices, strong problem solving capabilities, and business savvy
  • You are expected to exert thoughtful influence in a matrixed organization - should be a strong teammate and communicator
  • You should be confident presenting to senior management
  • Additional requirements include the ability to both think strategically and execute tactically, a persistent attention to detail, and a high level of amenity in working with numbers


Analyze forecasted demand, inventory, and channel and direct sell through, to develop and handle daily, weekly and quarterly supply plans. Results should meet Apple's quarterly financial revenue plans, while achieving aggressive order cycle time goals and minimizing finished goods and raw material liability. Evaluate risks, plan and implement contingency plans to mitigate

Publish build plan to factories after reviewing capacity, materials, and customer demand. Track OEM performance against plan using production control management systems

Analyze product order bookings, backlog, and billings daily. Identify problem areas, and drive appropriate functional groups to correct

Partner closely with worldwide product planning to ensure supply plans support direct, retail store, and channel weekly sell through, while maintaining appropriate channel inventory levels. Coordinate with Sales and Finance teams to set launch quantities and to ensure smooth product transitions

Partner with logistics teams to determine and execute optimal supply chain for all product shipments, incorporating both cost and customer service metrics. Set supply chain cost targets for product line, measure actual achievement, target improvement

Present product status updates on a weekly basis to Americas Supply / Demand management team

Improve product allocation and planning processes. Identify improvement opportunities, marshal resources, and drive projects to completion, to achieve targeted measurable benefits

Education & Experience

BA/BS Required. MBA Desirable. APICS certification a plus

Apple is an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Apple will not discriminate or retaliate against applicants who inquire about, disclose, or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants

Additional Requirements

Posted: 2020-02-01 Expires: 2020-03-01

Before you go...

Our free job seeker tools include alerts for new jobs, saving your favorites, optimized job matching, and more! Just enter your email below.

Share this job:

Americas Supply Demand Planner

Apple, Inc.
Austin, TX

Join us to start saving your Favorite Jobs!

Sign In Create Account
Powered ByCareerCast