Supply Demand Planner 4

Cork, County Cork, Ireland
Operations and Supply Chain

Summary

Posted: 14 Aug 2018
Weekly Hours: 39
Role Number: 114150168
Apple is a place where extraordinary people gather to do their best work. Together we build products and experiences people once couldn’t have envisioned - and now can’t imagine living without. Are you excited by the idea of making a real impact? Are you prepared to dream big? Then a career with Apple might be your dream job. In this role, you will ensure that anyone can walk into any of our Reseller Partner stores & can always find the Mac, iPod, iPhone or accessory they want while meeting Apple’s premier inventory goals. This team is responsible for maintaining relationships with key reseller partners across EMEIA. The position entails Collaboration, Planning, Forecasting and Replenishment (CPFR) activities. The team identifies and analyses demand trends, and works with internal teams (such as Sales, Supply Planning, Finance & Logistics) to lead the replenishment process for our Partners. This person will be the single point of contact for all operational queries. This role is based in our EMEIA HQ in Cork, Ireland.

Key Qualifications

  • 2-5 years experience as a senior account executive or in a Supply Demand Analyst role
  • Independent,self-reliant,tenacious,self-starter
  • You will need strong analytical abilities, and should be able to evaluate, analyse and present data to a broad audience
  • Solution oriented analytical planning skills
  • Strong work ethic, perseverance and flexibility
  • Excellent social, negotiation, commercial & organisational skill
  • Meticulous attention to detail & ability to drive precise execution to tight deadlines
  • Practical & focused approach to problem solving and process improvement
  • Ability to manoeuvre through complex political situations
  • Ability to change the thinking of, or gain acceptance of, others in sensitive situations
  • Ability to build effective and influential relationships in a cross-functional team environment
  • Some demand planning specific experience and a financial /other background in forecasting would be applicable
  • Fluent English essential and additional European languages an advantage
  • Advanced numeracy skills and strong knowledge of Excel

Description

In this role, you will build and maintain effective working relationships with key customers, and use statistical & collaborative forecasting techniques to accurately forecast consumer demand You will prepare partner demand data, and conduct detailed analysis to minimise forecast error Long term quarterly and weekly forecasting of products Responsible for the accuracy of those forecasts and talking and framing any differences Acquire business knowledge and incorporate this information into your forecasts Reporting and presentation of executive reviews Forecasting a changing and constrained supply environment to ensure supply is secured Plan and execute New Product Introductions and Forecasts Plan and execute seasonal strategies Work on own initiative, to capture and disseminate information needed to make decisions and drive the business Ensure adherence of the Partner’s Contractual requirements Experience in leading cross functional projects Understand the Partner’s supply chain model & market dynamics

Education & Experience

A relevant 3rd level degree essential, and a post-graduate qualification would be an advantage.

Additional Requirements