Full Time Job

Inventory Analyst, Sports


New York, NY 01-13-2021
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

The Inventory Analyst will be responsible for tracking commercial inventory, coordinating internal sales processes with Sales Assistants & Sales Planners and work closely with Pricing & Planning in supporting the Ad Sales Strategic Planning Group.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Track and manage inventory for the networks of NBCUniversal Sports Group in Ad Sales Planning system
• Analyze and direct planners on the best use of commercial inventory within each Sport on all sales plans
• Manage effects of programming changes, deal changes and shifts through systems approval queue
• Assist Inventory Managers with deal maintenance related to stewardship/post-buys/MSAs
• Monitor CPM guidelines for Upfront and Scatter deals in Ad Sales Planning system
• Interact with Sales, Planning, Sales Operations, Marketing and Programming departments
• Maintain and manage reports for Sales and Planning on a routine and ad hoc basis
• On an as-needed basis, project-based work (systems and process improvement) to support department Directors and SVP
• Routine meetings with Manager to discuss pending issues, resolve problems, and forecast inventory
• Keep abreast of industry news via trades to increase and strengthen knowledge of Ad Sales and get a general/broad understanding of industry, including relevant sports properties.

• Four year degree (B.A.,B.S) from an accredited college of university
• Minimum 1 year Sales Planner OR 2 years of sales assistant experience in media ad sales – Sports experience is a plus
• Expert understanding of Media Math
• Strong Analytical problem solving skills
• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word, , PowerPoint)

Eligibility Requirements
• Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
• 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

Desired Characteristics
• Prior experience in Sales, Planning or Commercial Operations with a career interest in Strategic Planning
• Excellent computer skills, demonstrated analytical ability and organizational/project management skills
• Proficient in MS Office, particularly Excel (Intermediate Level)
• Working knowledge of On-Air
• Proven ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to communicate/negotiate effectively with all levels within the organization (Customer Service Oriented)
• Proven ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, deadline-driven media environment