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Employer Apple
Job Title Retail Supply Demand Planner - Perm

Changing the world is all in a day's work at Apple. If you love innovation, here's your chance to make a career of it. You'll work hard. But the job comes with more than a few perks.

Apple is a place where extraordinary people gather to do their best work. Together we create products and experiences people once couldn't have imagined -- and now can't imagine living without. If you're excited by the idea of making a real impact, and joining a team where we pride ourselves in being one of the most diverse and inclusive companies in the world, a career with Apple might be your dream job... Just be prepared to dream big.

As the Retail Demand Planner for Europe, Middle East and Africa you will be responsible for analysing Retail and Online trends to construct both the short term and long-range (quarterly) sales unit forecast in each of our stores. Evaluating baseline sales vs incremental demand and presenting your assumptions to senior leadership to agree consensus is key to this role.

You will be working closely with our team in Cupertino, California & Retail Merchandising teams in London along with local supply planners who will execute to your forecast. You will get to work on setting the Retail demand forecasts for the amazing new products that Apple introduces on a regular basis. You will manage these products right thru their lifecycle from launch day in Apple Amsterdam's store to end of life in Apple Zorlu (Turkey) store.

Key Qualifications:
oSuperb communicator, ability to engage & influence at all levels
oPositive energy and attitude
oRazor-sharp analytical skills, should have the ability to evaluate, analyse and present data.
oPractical and proactive approach to problem solving.
oSolution oriented analytical planning skills.
oStrong work ethic, perseverance and flexibility.
oCreative thinker who can identify opportunities to optimise and enhance existing processes which enable scalability
oOrganised and able to react to the challenges of a fast moving environment.
oAbility to build effective relationships in a cross-functional team environment.
oThe ability to deliver quality work to tight deadlines.
oProficiency in at least one MRP system and advanced Excel skills.
oA self-motivating, innovative individual who also can work as part of a team.

Maintain Goal Service Level for Apple Customers through managing Demand Forecasts across all Retail Stores in EMEA
Reporting and presentation of executive reviews
Ability to sell, back up & present forecasts to senior management
Ownership of the management of your product lines
Forecast consumer demand using statistical and collaborative forecasting techniques.
Display best practice forecasting methodology through generation of Demand Forecasts
Prepare consumer and store demand data, and conduct detailed analysis to minimise forecast error.
Drive and develop automated solutions and enhancements to optimise Retail Fulfilment.
Plan new store requirements and ensure fulfilment.
Plan and execute seasonal strategies.
Plan and execute New Product Introductions
Support merchandising objectives, planograms, promotions etc
Work with Retail and Operations groups for New Store Openings

Masters/Bachelors degree ideally, however applicants with 3-5 years relevant experience in this area will also be considered. We are also open to meeting candidates from the following fields - Retail, Finance & Business Intelligence/Computer Science, and Engineering Degree backgrounds.

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Location Cork
Date Added 276 days ago
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