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Company NBC Universal

Job Title Sales Planner

Jobid 23768-377450

Location: Chicago, IL, 60664, USA

Description **Job Number** 35329BR

**Job Title** Sales Planner

**Business Segment** Ad Sales

**Sub-Business** Ad Sales Strategic Planning

**Posting Category** Sales

**About Us** NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

**Career Level** Experienced

**Country** United States

**State/Province** Illinois

**City** Chicago



The Sales Planner is primarily responsible for developing of all sales plans that meet both the advertiser and networks’ needs. The NBCU Ad Sales planner lends support to the sales staff, administering existing deals, coordinating pending deals and following through to closure with all clients. This role will be supporting the Lifestyle group.


**_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_**



+ _Bachelor's degree_

+ _Minimum 18 months related experience in media sales or buying_

+ _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 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

+ Working knowledge of On Air and /or other sales support systems and databases

+ Ability to alternate from detailed work to client interaction seamlessly

+ Aspire for long-term growth in Sales

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Clickto view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.

The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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