Digital Inventory Analyst

Posted: 6/13/2019

Location: New York, New York
Function: Sales & Business Development
Specialty: Business Development, Sales
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive

As more and more advertisers embrace digital media, the need for media companies to effectively manage their ad inventory grows dramatically. The ability for Account Executives and Sales management to know what is available, and when, is essential to the business process. The NBCUniversal Digital Media Sales Inventory team is dedicated to providing the highest level of “sales intelligence” while maintaining business flow and ensuring the most effective use of our ad inventory.

In this role, the Analyst, Entertainment Digital Inventory, will be primarily responsible for the processing of inventory-related requests for the expanding portfolio of ad products across our premium NBC Digital property & partners such as MVPD’s, Hulu, Youtube, Buzzfeed, and Vox, while also supporting ancillary requests that include our digital portfolio. The analyst will determine inventory levels and usage patterns, and coordinate with the National Sales Planning team in discussing allocation within a fast paced environment.

Core responsibilities include:
* Coordinate and profitably allocate advertising inventory for NBC Digital & partners across various platforms, including, but not limited to: Video, Set-Top VOD, Handheld, Tablet, Display, & custom ad products
* Considerable focus on supporting Planning effort by providing on-request inventory avails, and final sign off on sales proposals
* Thoroughly review and approve insertion orders through order management system & effectively communicate any discrepancies with planning team
* Handle requests for our growing, data-focused/audience-driven aspect of the business, including Programmatic & addressable set-top VOD
* Provide optimization recommendations to the planning team for campaigns pacing at risk of under-delivery
* Responsible for keeping current processes documented and accurate

Additional responsibilities include:
* Assist Sales Management with reporting needs including proactive inventory reporting, site pacing against forecast, sales management reporting, risk reporting, and any ad hoc campaign reporting requests as needed.
* Collaborate with team on maintaining an Excel-based forecasting tool providing weekly granular and detailed estimates across the NBC Digital entertainment property
* Work with traffic and Planning to manage revenue at risk; provide input and solutions to address campaigns at risk
* Along with team and Sr. Director of Inventory, analyze and understand inventory levers and patterns to refine Excel-based methodologies for forecasting all types of ad inventory
* QA and maintain inventory tools/systems

*Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
*A minimum of 1 year online media experience is required. Ad Operations / Inventory Management background strongly desired.
*Proficiency with MS Excel (including pivot tables – role is Excel heavy)
*Strong work ethic
*Extensive problem solving skills; strong analytical approach and mindset
*Ability to learn quickly and work independently
*Demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast paced environment while managing multiple projects and tight deadlines
*Detail-oriented and organized
*Self-motivated and resourceful
*Ability to effectively communicate and interact with all levels in the organization, both written and verbally
*Attraction & quick adaptation to ever-changing digital landscape

*Strong knowledge of the digital media business, especially video advertising
* Fluency in the language of digital media and online measurement: impressions, CTR, CPMs, eCPMs, uniques, pageviews, visits, referrers, viewabililty, demo comps, etc.
*Knowledge of Operative-1 or similar Order Mgmt. System
*Knowledge of Freewheel, Google Ad Manager (DFP), or Nielsen DAR/comScore VCE
*Passion for the digital business

At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It’s our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU’s vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It’s what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

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