WW SDM Director, Business Planning

Cupertino, CA 95014
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Posted: Mar 8, 2021

Role Number:200229228

Imagine what you could do here. At Apple, new ideas have a way of becoming extraordinary products, services, and customer experienc...Summary


Posted: Mar 8, 2021

Role Number:200229228

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

The people here at Apple don't just build products - they build the kind of wonder that's revolutionized entire industries. It's the diversity of those people and their ideas that inspires the innovation that runs through everything we do, form amazing technology to industry-leading environmental efforts. Join Apple, and help us leave the world better than we found it.

Apple is looking for a dynamic, highly motivated Director of Business Planning within World-wide Sales and Operations Support.

Key Qualifications

  • Lead a team responsible for a wide-range of unit-centric analytical activities in support of the weekly unit forecast process and corporate P&L forecast cycles.
  • Continually monitor weekly product availability plans, weekly sell through and allocation of constrained finished goods between channels and countries to understand impact on P&L.
  • Collaborate with Marketing, Sales and Finance on development of the quarterly strategy and associated forecasts.
  • Work with worldwide and regional planning teams to develop Sell In forecasts.
  • Present product updates to senior management, providing insight on opportunities, challenges and key decisions.
  • Lead detailed reviews of quarterly plans submitted for P&L's, ensuring quality of plans and analysis.
  • Train and develop a team capable of meeting the challenges of Apple's rapidly changing environment.
  • Own improvements to processes or development of new tools either individually or in collaboration with other Managers and teams (e.g. Business Process Reengineering) to ensure success and consistency across the organization in developing plans.


This Director role will be responsible for overseeing the development and management of operational inputs to Apple's quarterly financial revenue plans for all product lines (iPhone, iPad, Mac, Watch and Accessories). This is a highly visible and challenging position, rich in analytics and cross-functional collaboration opportunities. This role works closely with Sales, Finance, Product Marketing and Operations, and requires strong leadership, organizational and communication skills with the ability to influence teams and Senior Executives based on data/analysis.

Education & Experience

BA/BS Degree plus 10-15+ years relevant experience
MBA Desirable

Additional Requirements

  • The successful candidate must possess the following skills:
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A persistent attention to detail
  • The ability to exert appropriate influence in a highly matrixed organization
  • The ability to maintain a focus on simplicity while dealing with complex challenges
  • The ability to recognize, attract and develop talent
  • The candidate must be dynamic, highly analytical and possess a strong understanding of operations, materials and product planning.
  • Relevant Experience / Prior Background:
  • Operation Planning / Supply Chain Planning / Financial planning
  • New Product Planning or New Products Program Management
  • Manufacturing Operations

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