Business Planner

Cork, County Cork, Ireland
Operations and Supply Chain


Role Number:200548724
Do you have a passion for invention and self-challenge? Do you thrive on pushing the limits of what’s considered feasible? People here at Apple don’t just create products - they build the kind of wonder that’s revolutionised entire industries. It’s the diversity of those people and their ideas that encourages the innovation that runs through everything we do! We are looking for forward-thinking individuals who will be tasked with leading all aspects of Supply and Demand Management (SDM) for a number of our Product Lines. Extraordinary operational excellence is a cornerstone of our ability to consistently surprise and delight our customers. We are responsible for analyzing Demand and securing Supply to support all of Apple’s Routes to Market in the EMEIA region; Apple’s Online Store, Apple’s Retail Chain and also Apple’s wider Reseller Channel. You will utilise your analytical, planning skills and will work in a dynamic consumer goods environments. You will develop, communicate, and execute end-to-end product demand and supply plans across all channels of distribution. You will work in the EMEIA SDM Planning organization. Do you think strategically and execute tactically? Are you persistent with your attention to detail, enjoy solving problems and comfortable working with numbers?


- Liaise with Sales, Sales Finance and Worldwide planning to balance supply & demand for the region. - Collaborate closely with regional planning teams to ensure supply plans meet sales requirements - Work closely with cross-functional teams to execute supply plans - Set priorities using priority scheduling by route to market - Prepare short term and long term allocation models to drive the business and optimise supply chain - Review short-term, long term and quarter sell-in models with WW and Sales Finance team.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • - Significant experience in Business Planning with demand forecasting
  • - Supply chain/planning/forecasting/analytical role experience also required
  • - Ability to optimise supply and demand to maximise revenues
  • - Strong data analysis and numeric skills and innovative approach to reporting and data presentation
  • - Ability to read demand trends with experience on machine learning and other new technologies a bonus
  • - Practical and enthusiastic approach to problem solving and process improvement
  • - Strong work ethic, perseverance and flexibility and ability to work comfortably in a fast-paced, highly-matrixed and rapidly changing environment
  • - Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills, both written and verbal – ability to present complex analytics to both business/product teams and Executive teams
  • - Ability to establish relationships in a cross functional team environment and to deal with people at all levels
  • - Excellent time management skills and ability to work to tight deadlines and handle last minute requests and high profile deliverables
  • - A self-starting, innovative individual who also can work as part of a team

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

- Masters/Bachelors degree ideally, however if you have relevant experience, you are encouraged to apply! - Certification in APICS or similar qualification would be an advantage

Additional Requirements