Head of Business Planning and New Initiatives, App Store

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Posted: Oct 29, 2018
Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number: 200004430
Apple's App Store is the world's largest and most innovative software store, serving more than half a billion customers every week. Since the App Store launched in 2008, it has changed the way we all live, enabling countless new companies, spawning new industries and creating millions of jobs. It’s also paid out over $100 billion to developers around the world, rewarding millions of developers for their hard work and creativity. But we believe we’re just getting started. We are seeking a talented and results-oriented individual to lead the Business Planning and New Initiatives team and help support the growth of the App Store business. As a key leader on the App Store Business Management team, you will be responsible for supporting the team with actionable business insights and forward-looking analysis. You will lead a team of analysts to prioritize and track the impact of various business activities, as well assessing the financial and strategic opportunities associated with proposed product, policy and partnership initiatives.

Key Qualifications

  • 10+ years of relevant experience at a premier management consulting firm, investment bank or corporate strategy team, ideally with a focus on the technology space
  • Established track record of building and managing high-performing teams
  • Deep curiosity about consumer technology, digital media and apps
  • Exceptional analytical and financial modeling skills
  • Demonstrated ability to drive insights and synthesize actionable solutions from quantitative analysis and qualitative research
  • Strong presentation skills and experience in presenting to a variety of audiences, including senior executives
  • Ability to balance multiple projects and priorities under tight timelines
  • Integrity, a sense of humor, and excellent interpersonal skills


- Partner with team leadership to define and measure progress towards business goals - Support the ideation, pitch and launch of new business models and revenue lines - Manage a team to independently research and analyze relevant industry sectors, companies, technologies and business opportunities to inform strategic initiatives - Work closely with Finance and Analytics team to identify macro trends in the App Store’s business and build detailed financial models to assess the benefit of proposed projects - Collaborate with other cross-functional teams to understand the operational and resource requirements of potential projects and build consensus with necessary partners

Education & Experience

BA/BS degree, MBA preferred

Additional Requirements