WW SDM Director, iPhone

Cupertino, CA 95014
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Posted: Mar 8, 2021

Role Number:200229225

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:200229225

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 to lead the iPhone Supply Demand Management team within World-wide Sales and Operations Support.

Key Qualifications

  • Lead a team of managers and planners (approximately 15-20 people) responsible for creating and achieving weekly product availability plans that support online, retail store and channel weekly sell through globally while maintaining appropriate inventory levels.
  • Continually monitor product supply vs. customer sales and perform supply and demand analysis to maximize sales.
  • Handle allocations of critical components across products by working closely with the procurement organization and Apple's manufacturing partner's.
  • Lead allocation of constrained finished goods between channels and regions.
  • Be an active participant in new product transition planning, driving analysis for new product announcement timing and quantities required by region to ensure smooth product transitions.
  • Present product updates to senior management on a weekly basis, providing insight on opportunities, challenges and key decisions.
  • Forecast quarterly supply and demand on a weekly basis in support of Apple's P&L management process.
  • 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.


The iPhone Director, WW Supply Demand Management will be responsible for overseeing the management of a wide range of planning activities. This includes development of supply and demand plans that support Apple's quarterly financial goals and aggressive order cycle time goals, while minimizing finished goods and raw material liability. This person will be the focal point for the development of supply and demand strategies globally.
The successful candidate will work cross functionally to match supply with demand, working closely with Sales, Finance, Product Marketing and Operations. We are looking for a highly analytical individual with excellent leadership and interpersonal skills.

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 handling 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.
  • Meaningful Experience / Prior Background:
  • Operation Planning / Supply Chain Planning
  • Materials Planning (buyer/planner, understands MRP, MPS, etc)
  • New Product Planning or New Products Program Management
  • Manufacturing Operations

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Cupertino, CA 95014

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