ALAC Financial Analyst - Forecast Expert
Miami, Florida, United States
The people here at Apple don’t just create products — they create the kind of wonder that’s revolutionized entire industries. It’s the diversity of those people and their ideas that encourages the innovation that runs through everything we do, from amazing technology to industry-leading environmental efforts. Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming phenomenal products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. You will provide support to the Country Managers for our major regions through an understanding of the product trends, country seasonality, marketing strategies, currency and pricing impacts to prepare the quarterly Unit volume forecast. As a forecaster, you will be required to work towards an accurate and thoughtful forecast for different product lines. Join Apple, and help us leave the world better than we found it!
- At least 5 years of finance experience or related forecast/planning experience
- Attention to detail
- Communicate effectively and experience in presenting the point of view to senior management
- Demonstrate the ability to gather and analyze large amounts of data at a macro and micro level
- Demonstrate a high level of data understanding to help senior management to make decisions
- Partner and influence to drive forecast accuracy
- A high degree of proficiency in Excel required experience with enterprise software systems (SAP) preferred but not required.
- Proficient in English. Spanish and/or Portuguese a plus.
Maintain a detailed weekly financial forecast by country and line of business. Analyze weekly results in order to judge and maintain quarterly forecasts. This understanding includes consumer offers, seasonality, and supply constraints. You possess deep understanding of the economic conditions of major countries in Latin America. Communicate accurately to defend its view of the forecast, make suggestions, and explain changes in trends. Will be the liaison between sales, Supply, Ops and Worldwide teams. You understand demand fluctuations related to the introduction of new products as well as price move. Requires constant communication with the country leads to review trends, deals, and Mix. Requires expertise in systems. You are strong at systems to be able to build reports, upload and download data from more than one system. (SAP, Grid, Essbase, Tableau) You also have excellent writing skills as it will be required to work in the quarterly business review document prepared to corporate with all the analytics and market information for the quarter. Collaborate with other finance teams to understand and suggest strategic actions that will drive elasticity of demand. Collaborate on the Yearly plan, which requires intelligence from the different economies in regards to demand trends and consumer behavior. Ad hoc analysis, preparation of reporting for quarterly reviews. RTM (Route-to-Market) reporting and forecasting to complement the current structure Attend weekly meetings with operations team to drive discussions on supply allocation, weeks of inventory and product mix to properly support sales expectations In addition to owning the current quarter forecast, you are responsible for forecasting future quarters as required.
Education & Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in a meaningful field, preferably in business administration, accounting or finance. Advanced related degree and or certification a plus.