NBC Universal Sales Planner in Chicago, Illinois

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 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

  • 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

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