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System Analyst - Material Data & System Readiness



Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200552360
At Apple, great ideas have a way of becoming great products, services, and customer experiences very quickly. Bring passion and dedication to your job and there's no telling what you could accomplish. Material Data & Systems Readiness is an integral part of the America’s (AMR) Operations Team. We are looking for an exceptional analyst with a record of successful influence, collaboration and execution. You should have strategic thinking skills and experience, with a solid background in operations, supply chain, systems, and/ or project management. In this position, you will collaborate with our cross-functional counterparts and project teams to help shape our material data and systems plan of execution that will be used to enable our go-to-market strategy. This candidate will manage data setup in SAP and stage testing of all e-commerce applications across all lines of business, for the full lifecycle of our products: buy- ability go live, new product introduction, through end of life.


The AMR Operations Material Data & Systems Readiness Analyst should be a driven, flexible, comfortable with ambiguity, and articulate problem solver who can multi-task under dynamic timelines to meet product launch objectives, delivering timely solutions for custom requirements across a broad range of capabilities and customized offerings. Collaboration with multiple groups incl: AMR Operations cross-functional organizations, incl: Supply Demand Management/Execution, Reseller Operations, Logistics, Retail, AOS, Business Process Re-Engineering, Corporate Compliance, Product Ops, Product Marketing, Pricing, Legal, and others that are critical to build and deliver solutions to meet the needs of evolving business opportunities. As a member of the team, you will: ▪ Present, defend, and influence supply chain capability and technology roadmap to Apple's leadership and cross-functional stakeholders. ▪ Partners with cross-organizational teams to roll out new products, processes, systems, and solutions to market while ensuring complete confidentiality; driving organizational, systems, and people readiness. ▪ Drive quality in process demonstrating accountability, deep root cause analysis, and quality focused process engineering ▪ Develop time dependency models for key milestones, building contingency plans and knowing when to recommend changes and/ or when to escalate. ▪ Evaluate customer and supply chain risks, implementing contingency plans to mitigate consumer impact, including ad-hoc / analytical problem solving during unprecedented events. ▪ Identify process improvement/change management opportunities (tools, work-streams, systems) and drive solutions from conception through implementation. ▪ Stitch across a global cross-functional/matrixed teams throughout the supply chain, both technical and functional, adjusting communication and messaging for intended audience/stakeholders. ▪ Demonstrate and explain complex business plans/processes, systems, and/or tools with a focus on the upstream/downstream impact and relationship between multiple functions and/or decisions. ▪ Engage with cross-functional stakeholders to gain perspective on scalability, risk, and unique regional differences; drive best practices globally and strengthen harmony among integrations. ▪ Ensure customer and internal confidential data is protected throughout our supply chain. ▪ Drive Support innovation opportunities within our supply chain aimed towards achieving Apple’s Sustainability and eco-friendly goals of Carbon Neutrality throughout our supply chain by 2030.

Minimum Qualifications

Key Qualifications

  • 3+ year’s experience leading execution in the areas of operations, supply chain, data management, program and/or project
  • management
  • Consistent record of leading diverse and complex projects, combined with the ability to execute tactical activities and tasks
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Strong organizational and collaboration abilities
  • Confidence in managing and navigating ambiguity successfully
  • Demonstrated ability in business process re-engineering with an acute attention to detail and continuous innovation
  • Excellent forward thinking capabilities, able to see beyond the current state, proactively identifying risks/opportunities
  • Proven experience working optimally in a matrixed and global organization

Preferred Qualifications

Education & Experience

Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain, Business, Finance, Economics, Marketing, Engineering, or relevant field required. MBA or Advanced Degree preferred.

Additional Requirements

  • Apple is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, Veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. Learn more about your EEO rights as an applicant.