IMMEA DF&A Analyst
- London, England, United Kingdom
- Permanent, Full time
- Apple Inc
- 02 Feb 18 2018-02-02
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. The role will be based in our Hanover Street office in London.
About Sales Finance: The successful candidate will become a member of the Sales Finance team at Apple. With approx. 200 employees based across EMEIA this team works with the Sales function to provide best in class commercial and financial support. Being part of the Sales Finance team means obsessing over the customer experience; when problem solving, stripping out what is not essential and focussing on what is; demanding the very best from yourself and the rest of the team; blazing the right path of action, zeroing in on what is critical and letting go of what isn’t; being part of a high performing team and connecting with others, asking for help when needed and going out of your way to help others succeed. Role Overview As a Forecast Analyst you will manage, analyse and construct the weekly Sales view for a designated group of countries and key accounts. This will require working closely with the assigned local market Sales and Finance management to build an analytically robust, yet commercially aware unit forecast. These forecasts represent the plan of record unit demand signal for the company and influence both the corporate and operational planning & execution processes.
Strong relationship building and communication skills, at all levels of the organisation
Ability to articulate understanding of sales commercial business and offer solutions based advice to problems
Excellent business support & analytical skills
Experience in Finance planning, operations, analytics and cost control biased position
High standard planning and organising skills
Experience of working as part of a high performing team
Pro-active, “Can Do” attitude, understanding that taking the initiative is important
Ability to prioritise workload and respond quickly to urgent requests for information
Proven Forecasting experience gained in either a Finance or Supply Chain environment with a consumer electronics or technology company.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, with other European language an advantage.
Excellent systems skills including strong knowledge of Excel.
Experience with Oracle based forecasting systems (Demantra) a plus.
Manage the weekly BRM (Business Review meeting) for assigned group of countries.
Engage with Country leadership team to support forecast validation & sign-off.
Analyse key business trends.
Prepare & execute country/key account forecasts in close collaboration with sales.
System input for plan of record forecast (Demantra).
Coordinate communication of forecast within country teams.
Variance analysis of sales performance & local market insight.
Manage the integrity, validation & timely capture of deals & promotions pipeline.
R&O management & representation in regional/country reviews.
Support the EOL funding deployment through ad hoc analysis.
Streamline processes and tools used in the weekly unit forecasting process for product group.
Degree and/or MBA required.
Accountancy qualified or working towards accountancy qualification preferred.
Experience of forecasting for consumer electronics / technology / FMCG products in IMMEA (India, Middle East, Mediterranean, Eastern Europe and Africa) markets