Forecast Analyst, Online Store-Americas
Apple - Santa Clara Valley, CA

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We are seeking a highly motivated, team oriented, and process driven analyst interested in becoming a trusted business partner supporting the Americas Online senior management team. The primary responsibility is to develop forecasts based upon a number of variables which include historical performance, seasonality, promotions, inventory management, new products, sales initiatives, etc.
They will be required to have a comprehensive view of performance including internal data and incorporating external context. They will support the development of a sound plan and targets, and support any number of ad-hoc analyses.

Responsibilities:
  • Creation of a detailed weekly unit forecast for AMR countries in which Apple has an online presence
  • Lead the coordination and preparation of annual plans, quarterly business reviews and weekly forecast reviews
  • Presentation of forecast analysis to senior members of the online store management team communicating performance to date, potential risks and opportunities, financial impact, internal and external drivers, etc.
  • Adhoc analysis on product launch performance and event and promo performance
  • Lead process improvement, standardization and simplification projects to drive productivity and forecast accuracy
  • Be a primary point of contact for the AMR General Manager and his staff from a forecasting perspective, providing guidance and thoughtful analysis on the business
  • Coordination between Online Finance, Sales Operations, Marketing and Supply organizations.
  • Passionately analytical and curious
  • Exceptional financial modeling and analysis skills
  • Sound judgment and business acumen
  • Strong process improvement orientation
  • Strong ability to automate and optimize
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to partner and influence at all levels
  • Driven by a strong work ethic
  • Demonstrated ability to gather and analyze large amounts of data at a macro and micro level
  • High degree of proficiency in Excel required, experience with enterprise software systems (SAP)
  • High interest level in Apple's products
  • 3+ years of corporate finance or analytics experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in a relevant field, with strong academic performance

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