Manager, Strategic Planning

Posted: 12/3/2019

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


Job Purpose

Oversee the sales administration of the NEWS GROUP (Early Morning, Nightly News, MSNBC, MTP, CNBC-BDay). Role includes providing support for all Planning elements including deal approval, stewardship and pricing. Manage aspects of inventory through strong working relationships with sales, inventory and traffic to ensure maximum usage and placement of ad time.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Strategically maximize revenue through Inventory utilization
  • Participate in the creation and maintenance of Sales rate cards with Finance and Planning Leads
  • Assist in reviewing and approving Sales Plans, Pricing & Packaging Mix Guidelines for Upfront and Scatter Markets
  • Create Upfront / Scatter Sales Packages & Stewardship guidelines across the Portfolio (Linear/Digital)
  • Monitor Post Sale Stewardship deal delivery and strategize to maximizing revenue yield
  • Analyse Sales Revenue Pacing reports and present your findings to Sales/Planning/Finance Leaders vs Budget & Current View
  • Oversee the Planning Analysts day to day responsibilities
  • Manage Planners to enforce all Sales deadlines, policies and procedures as instructed by Planning Director,
  • Work with Planning Director to improve best practices and business process
  • Contribute to the training and development of Planners and Planning Analyst
  • Support Various Ad hoc Projects, with Sr Sales/Planning /Research/Marketing/Finance Leads across the Portfolio


  • Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Minimum 3 years related experience in media Sales Planning or Buying
    • Excellent Time Management & People Skills
    • Strong Media Math Skills and Understanding of Audience Age/Gender/Targeted Metrics
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Internet Research, In House Systems


    Eligibility Requirements:
    • Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered.
    • Willingness to work overtime and on weekends with short notice (if applicable)
    • Must be willing to work in New York, NY
    • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
    • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
    • Must be 18 years or older

    • This position requires a strong media math skill set, excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
    • Possess strong computer skills required including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite: (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook).
    • Working knowledge of Mainframe and Dealmaker is preferred, but not required.

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