Infrastructure Services Supply Planning Manager

Mesa, Arizona, United States
Software and Services


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200204759
Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, great ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job then there's no telling what you could accomplish. The people here at Apple don’t just craft products - they build 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. Join Apple, and help us leave the world better than we found it. The Material Planning and Management team is the central Supply Planning function for Apple Data Centers. The team is responsible for generating and maintaining the supply signals necessary to support business demand. The Supply Planning Manager is responsible for driving and executing the Materials Requirements Plan (MRP) and that material deliveries are coordinated across functions to enable Operations teams to deploy and sustain Apple infrastructure. This team works collaboratively with multi-functional teams to secure operational excellence across multiple regions, uses insight and analytics to improve the supply chain process and develops innovative material strategies.

Key Qualifications

  • In depth Supply Planning experience utilizing industry best practices that improve business support and minimize inventory risks
  • Excellent at developing, mentoring and encouraging a robust team
  • Experience delivering to key cross-functional and executive partners
  • Proven analytical skills and ability to make process improvement recommendations
  • Ability to lead and inspire change within and across functional departments by demonstrating highly proficient functional knowledge
  • Sound decision-making skills and consensus building ability
  • Promotes collaboration and demonstrated ability to lead projects that involve other functional groups including: Operations, Procurement, Logistics, Engineering and Finance
  • Extraordinary written and oral communication skills
  • Adaptable, flexible and open-minded to work in a dynamic, fast paced environment that undergoes constant change
  • Working knowledge of Product Lifecycle Management applications and SAP or equivalent ERP/MRP systems
  • Familiar with large supply chain and procurement management functions, preferably in a data center and/or enterprise electronics
  • Specialist in Excel, Tableau or other data analytic applications


This position is for an experienced Supply Planning Manager who will drive the performance of the Material Planning roles within our Materials Planning and Management Team. This person will apply data analysis and process mapping to drive the optimal inventory levels to support business growth and sustainment. This person will directly influence our procurement signal by working with Server Hardware Engineering and Network groups for manufacturing, testability and material composition, to drive for a responsive supply chains that is optimized for lowest costs, greater operational flexibility, regional fulfillment and highest quality of delivery. You will receive assignments in the form of objectives and determine how to use resources to meet schedules and goals. Provide guidance to subordinates within the latitude of established company goals and policies. Recommend changes to policies by establishing procedures that affect the immediate organization. As part of this group you will frequently interact with other cross functional leaders, customers, partners and/or functional peer group managers, normally involving matters between functional areas and other company divisions or units. The individual often must lead a cooperative effort among multiple members of a project team. This role will manage a team of 4-6 individuals.

Education & Experience

BA/BS in Supply Chain or related field Masters degree in related field or MBA is a plus

Additional Requirements

  • - Minimum of 2 years managing people
  • - Strong analytical and critical thinking skill
  • - Superb communication and interpersonal skills
  • - Ability to handle sudden setbacks
  • - Ability to negotiate
  • - Willingness to operate in a dynamic environment
  • - You should be able to make quick decisions with ambiguous information
  • - Thirst for knowledge and the ability to learn quickly
  • - Interest in technology and/or operations (experience preferred but not required)