Apple Retail Demand Planner in Sacramento, California

Retail Demand Planner

Job Number: 113809404

Sacramento, California, United States

Posted: 17-May-2018

Weekly Hours: 40.00

Job Summary

Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, phenomenal ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish.

Primary responsibility is the planning of product to meet demand at Appleā€™s Retail Stores in the Americas. Proactively manage and maintain forecast to stores using systems, reporting tools and measurements. Works cross functionally with key internal partners to ensure the most accurate consensus forecast possible.

Key Qualifications

  • 5 years experience in demand forecasting, preferably in a retail environment.

  • Advanced Proficiency in Microsoft Excel

  • Strong statistical/analytical skills with the ability to translate business analysis into strategy.

  • Self starter with the ability to assist in supporting a culture of teamwork, trust, and productivity. Ability to be a 'change agent' by continuously challenging existing systems and building upon them.

  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills

  • Be able to exert tactful influence in a matrix organization

  • Comfortable with presenting to executive management

  • MRP Expertise* PLUSES:

  • APICS CPIM or IBF CPF Certification

  • Exposure to: Oracle Demantra Demand Management, SAPDescription

Proactively works with key internal partners such as merchandising, supply planners, and retail finance

Manages forecast parameters in the replenishment system to ensure accurate product replenishment by article for assigned products.

Forecast consumer demand at multiple levels of aggregation using statistical and collaborative forecasting techniques.

Prepare consumer and store demand data, conduct advanced data analytics to drive business decisions (Service Level, Velocity, Projected Inventory, etc).

Identify variances based on historical performance (MAPE & Bias) and expected future activities of assigned product.

Create and publish detailed forecast and sales reporting during key events

Education

BA/BS or equivalent experience required. MBA Desirable

Additional Requirements