Sales Planner

Posted: 6/14/2019

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


The Sales Planner is primarily responsible for the development of strategic sales proposals that meet both the advertiser and network’s needs.

Responsibilities:

Proposal Creation:
  • Lead in the creation of proposals for incoming RFPs by creating media plans to meet advertiser and category objectives
  • Address client needs while highlighting the value and capabilities of NBC
  • Build media plans and schedule units based on inventory avails
  • Prepare and revise Upfront and Scatter sales plans that maximize the use of inventory while fulfilling agency/client requirements
  • Assist with pricing and analyzing of upfront and scatter packages at the opportunity level with Strategic Planning and Ad Sales Finance
  • Collaborate and brainstorm with the team in the creation of proactive and strategic proposals
  • Ensure media plans include accurate pricing and utilize approved products and available inventory and adhere to defined business processes to ensure optimal program performance
  • Complete additional projects as directed by Strategic Planning and Ad Sales
    Finance Management
  • Assist in the coordination of sales marketing materials


    Proposal Maintenance:
  • Work closely with Sales and Commercial Ops to manage all preemptions and programming changes - recommend schedules according to availability, generate flow charts to reflect all changes, cancellation option and expansion options
  • Work closely with Inventory Managers to coordinate plan approvals and ADU schedules


    Client Service:
  • Develop strong understanding of our products and solutions for advertisers
  • Assist in the creation of effective go to market tools for the sales team
  • Establish relationships with agency and advertiser partners
  • Respond to Sales requests about inventory, ad products, creative specifications, and research
  • Liaise with Sales, Strategic Planning, Ad Sales Finance, Commercial Ops, and Marketing to ensure sold schedules run



  • BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:
    • Bachelor's degree
    • must have related experience in media sales or buying in an entry level role
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite: Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and internet research
    • Strong knowledge of media math and audience metrics

    ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
    • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through nbcunicareers.com to be considered
    • Must be willing to work in Chicago, IL
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
    • Must be 18 years or older

    Desired Characteristics:
    Possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills, ability to multi-task and handle projects independently, as well as part of a team
    Ambitious and highly motivated
    Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills
    Strong understanding of NBC Universal's TV and digital products is preferred
    Ability to alternate from detailed work to client interaction seamlessly
    Aspire for long-term growth in Sales

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