Senior Logistics Planner (perm)
Cork, County Cork, Ireland
Operations and Supply Chain
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. We are currently in the process of growing and strengthening our Supply Chain analytics capabilities within EMEIA Logistics. In this role you'll report to Apple's EMEA Logistics Planning Manager, utilising your incredible analytical skills to track all aspects of Logistics Planning, work with the Inbound/Outbound transportation and DC Ops teams in EMEIA, and collaborate daily with the Supply/Demand Management, Finance and Reseller Operations teams to drive further efficiencies in the Logistics Planning processes. We're looking for people from fast moving consumer goods environments, Logistics, Retail or Finance backgrounds.
- Data analysis and numeric skills with the ability to evaluate, analyse, present data and a pragmatic approach to problem solving.
- Organised and able to react to the challenges of a fast moving environment
- Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills, both written and verbal
- Ability to manage effective relationships in a cross-functional team environment
- Strong work ethic, perseverance and flexibility
First point of contact for troubleshooting queries related to Logistics Supply Chain Planning for EMEIA Work closely with Inbound/Outbound Transportation, DC Ops and Supply/Demand Mgt to review and gain consensus on forecasted demand. Co-ordinate the weekly forecast review cycle with Supply/Demand Mgt. Support related Reporting activities (dashboard, metrics, etc). Manage, track and understand variances between forecast and historical data profiles. Oversee EMEIA Logistics capacity planning and contingencies for seasonality, new product launches and sustaining operations. Monitor shipment optimisation trends to minimize Supply Chain Costs. Participate in Logistics Cost and Shipping strategy reviews with Ops Finance, Reseller Operation and Supply/Demand Mgt Provide input and recommendations into current process and ways in which it can be improved in terms of efficiency and effectiveness. Drive Logistcis Planning End to End process / tools development with Outbound/Inbound Transportation, DC Ops, Supply/Demand Mgt, BPR and WW Logistics Support supply chain and network modeling (taking a holistic supply chain view: including impact of transportation, warehouse and inventory costs as well as customer service level tradeoffs).
Education & Experience
Masters/Bachelors degree ideally, however applicants with 3-5 years relevant experience in this area will also be considered. Proficient at high level with Microsoft Excel SAP, Business objects (or equivalent) and database skills an advantage.