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Business Operations Planning Analyst

Austin, TX 78701
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Posted: Mar 4, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number:200227116

Apple is a place where extraordinary people gather to do their best work. Together we craft products and experie...Summary


Posted: Mar 4, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number:200227116

Apple is a place where extraordinary people gather to do their best work. Together we craft products and experiences people once couldn't have imagined - and now can't imagine living without. If you're drawn by the idea of making a real impact, and joining a team where we pride ourselves in being one of the most diverse and inclusive companies in the world, a career with Apple might be your dream job!

The POS Supply Chain Operations team within Wallets, Payments and Commerce is seeking an experienced, detail-oriented and highly quantitative demand planner. Primary responsibility is the planning and fulfillment of product to meet demand of the Apple Gift Card and AppleCare Hangtag businesses spanning across 39 countries. The team needs someone who proactively manages and maintains sales and inventory reports to manage replenishment to retailers using systems, reporting tools and measurements while thriving in working cross functionally with key internal and external partners to ensure fulfillment of product demand.

Key Qualifications

  • A persistent attention to detail, and a high level of comfort in working with numbers.
  • Exceptional analytical and data gathering skills.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Experience in Business Objects and Tableau.
  • Ability to understand and build various forecasting algorithms.
  • Versed in multiple types of analysis.
  • Experience in forecasting and planning within a traditional retail environment.
  • Ability to think strategically and execute tactically.
  • Self starter with the ability to assist in supporting a culture of teamwork, trust and productivity.
  • Strong work ethic, perseverance and flexibility.
  • Ability to build effective relationships in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with supply chain management / systems & tools development is a plus.


Aggregate inventory and sales data globally for Apple Gift Cards and AppleCare Hangtag businesses.

Analyze sell through, inventory levels and forecasted demand to develop and manage weekly, monthly, and quarterly supply plans.

Partner with Systems and IS&T teams to build Demand Planning and Master Data Systems required to support Planning, Forecasting and Inventory Management / Replenishment.

Employ effective forecasting approaches like statistical, deterministic, CPFR to build out the forecast waterfall.

Run analysis on various metrics as needed.

Review forecasts with key stakeholders providing overview of approach and integrating feedback as needed.

Work cross functionally with sales to ensure adequate inventory levels to support new retailer launches, new placements and promotional opportunities.

Provide guidance and forecast for upcoming quarters for adequate capacity and financial planning.

Accountable for achieving forecast accuracy goals as established by management.

Ability to manage multiple lines of business.

Aid in management and level loading of global supply chain.

Evaluate risks and implement contingency plans to ensure no out-of-stocks.

Analyzes and determines growth and shrinkage rates based on historical trends.

Liaise with the manufacturing team members on order entries, capacity and delivery dates.

Manage inventory levels during product transitions to minimize excess inventory and customer impact.

Additional Requirements

Posted: 2021-03-24 Expires: 2021-04-23

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