Business Planning Manager, WW Channel Sales Team

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
Sales and Business Development


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200097288
Apple is looking for a dynamic, highly-motivated Business Planning Manager to join the Worldwide channel sales team. The channel sales organization is responsible for managing Apple’s commercial relationships with resellers around the world. You will support the sales planning team in all facets of its work to drive and develop sales actions to support a multi-billion dollar business, including strategic planning, market and sales analytics, identifying standard methodologies, as well as special projects. If you are a strong and practical problem-solver with experience managing a sales operations/programs driven organization, this is a great opportunity for you. Success in the role requires an ability to work effectively and efficiently across a global sales organization. You will work directly with worldwide and regional sales leaders, finance, operations as well as other key partners. The successful candidate may not have sales experience on his/her resume, but must have spent time directly interacting with and supporting the success of a large sales organization.

Key Qualifications

  • Outstanding verbal & written communication skills
  • First-rate presentation skills
  • Strong analytical and business modeling skills
  • Experience presenting and making recommendations to senior level executives
  • The ability to manage by influence
  • Demonstrated proficiency managing complex cross-functional initiatives across a large, preferably global, organization
  • A flexible work style and approach based on business needs
  • A solid understanding of the consumer electronics industry (products, technologies, trends)
  • 5-8 years business planning, operations, strategy and/or sales management experience


The duties and responsibilities are very diverse, but include the following: - Provide perspective on key trends impacting end markets (industry structure, competitive behavior, consumer behavior, ecosystem economics, etc.) - Define implications of current and potential trends/ events, and suggest action plans - Craft executive presentations to deliver key insights about the business and the recommended sales actions - Work with sales leadership to define long-term, annual, and quarterly sales priorities - Work with finance and regional sales colleagues to optimize demand generation activities

Education & Experience

4 year degree from an accredited institution; Masters degree preferred

Additional Requirements