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WW Retail Sales Finance, Senior Finance Manager



Accounting & Finance, Sales & Business Development
Cupertino, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024


Role Number:200554608
You will be part of the Retail Finance team, leading a team focused on forecasting, analyzing and driving store and online performance across 500+ stores and 30+ countries. The job will entail collaboration with a broad group of cross-functional teams, including leadership from Finance, Sales, Operations, Marketing, Merchandising, Business Development and more. The wide range of cross-functional stakeholders mean all team members need to be able to influence decisions effectively. We are looking for a finance leader with outstanding influencing skills, a strong executive presence, deep analytical capabilities, ample financial / quantitative horsepower, interest in Apple’s business and strategy, polished communication skills, and a “player-coach” attitude with an ability to build high-performing teams. This leader shall partner with and influence various groups, handle confidential information, and carry a very high level of responsibility and exposure.


As the WW Retail Sales Finance Manager, your team will own sales forecasting and analysis for the Retail channel, which includes the Apple online store in 30+ countries, as well as the 500+ physical store locations around the world. The ideal candidate has been a top performer in their career, with experience managing teams and a proven track record of accomplishments. The candidate will be joining WW Retail Sales Finance with the expectations of being a leader and contributor in a fast-paced, high growth environment. The candidate should feel comfortable dealing with a variety of sophisticated and ambiguous situations simultaneously. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: BUSINESS PARTNERING - Build strong business partnerships across Retail WW Leadership, Retail Geo Leadership, Retail Commercial teams, WW Corporate Finance teams, WW Inventory Planning teams and more - Assist leadership/partners by developing analyses, tools, processes and procedures to help understand performance and determine the most appropriate actions - Partner with the inventory planning team weekly to provide forecast insights that drive a balanced supply allocation for Retail - Actively participate in regular meetings with partners around the world to gain more comprehensive insights into the performance of the global business STRATEGIC / FINANCIAL ANALYSIS - Present sales performance updates to the Retail and Apple Leadership (including Executive) teams weekly/regularly - Provide strategic consultation, financial analysis and mentorship on business proposals, promotional campaigns, sales programs and key financial decisions affecting the organization - Present sophisticated financial modeling in simplified form to Retail Leadership and senior finance executives, requiring excellent communication skills, a strong eye for business, and the ability to think fluidly during presentations - Owns business cases and provides strategic thought partnership for major WW promotions (BTS, ASE, etc) FORECASTING & TOOLS - Develop Retail’s weekly and quarterly demand forecast, segmented by product, country, segment, and channel - Present and defend forecast to Retail leadership and partners across the company - Understand how variables such as historical performance, seasonality, promotions, and the macro/micro economic environment affect the current business trends - Drive automation and improvement in forecast data quality and adoption of reporting tools & dashboards

Minimum Qualifications

  • 10 years of progressive experience, including people management experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting or other related field

Key Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • 11-15+ years of proven experience in a fast paced, high performance organization, preferably across international markets
  • Experience building relationships at all levels of the organization in order to influence across multiple seniority levels
  • Composed executive presence, balancing confidence with humility
  • Able to navigate nuanced decisions, balancing financial and non-financial considerations with sensitivity
  • Highly articulate in both verbal and written communication
  • Able to articulate recommendations in straightforward language to both financial and non-financial stakeholders
  • Proven experience building and leading a high performance team
  • Ability to coach team to conduct complex, data-driven analysis

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Additional Requirements

Pay & Benefits

  • 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.