Manager, Sales Planning

Ref#: 31798
CBS Business Unit: CBS Television Network
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Schedule: Full-Time
Job Location: New York, NY, US

About Us:
CBS was established in 1928, when founder William Paley purchased 16 independent radio stations and christened them the Columbia Broadcast System. Today, with more than 200 television stations and affiliates reaching virtually every home in the United States, CBS's total network lineup was watched by more than 130 million people a week during the 2012/2013 season. The Network has the #1 drama/scripted program, NCIS; #1 sitcom, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.

Supervise two/three Sales Planners.  Responsible for overseeing stewardship, selling estimates and price lists in coordination with Planning Management and Daypart VPs.  Utilize trend analysis for profitability projects in collaboration with the Sales team. Assist Daypart VPs in inventory control and form sales strategies based on financial targets.  Extensive use of Nielsen & Comscore ratings and Excel spreadsheets.  Build plans for commercial placement in both the Upfront and Scatter marketplaces.  Coordinate with CBS Interactive for fluidity deals and commercial sales within the VOD platform. 

  • Three to five years of TV media planning or agency media buying experience
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) 
  • Must have the ability to focus and navigate through the ever changing demands of a fast-paced work environment 
  • Must be extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Possess excellent communication (written and verbal) skills
  • College degree preferred

EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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