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Inventory Analyst

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 752206BR Location New York, New York, United States; Bristol, Connecticut, United States Business Direct-to-Consumer and International Date posted May. 29, 2020

Job Summary:

The Inventory Analyst position within Revenue and Yield Management, Sports is responsible for daily inventory management on the following networks: ESPN, ESPN2, Net 30, Net 5, ESPNews, ESPNU, ACC, SEC, and Deportes. The Inventory Analyst will track and report on commercial inventory availability, marketplace trends, product categories, and manage the communication of inventory changes to various internal stakeholders in order to maximize revenue across the company.


  • Manages commercial inventory demands, ratecard maintenance, product categories, sponsorship activity, incumbent positions and advertiser deal points for assigned sports.
  • Manages commercial inventory demands, ratecard maintenance, product categories, sponsorship activity, incumbent positions and advertiser deal points for assigned sports.
  • Communicates commercial inventory availability and approves inventory re-expressions on a daily basis.
  • Review program schedules and identify changes that will impact ratecard.
  • Serves as a liaison to Programming, and RYM constituents to communicate major pre & post schedule changes and provide direction on inventory clearance to maximize revenue.
  • Work with Sport Brand Solutions to maintain internal awareness of on-air assets.
  • Prepares on-air guidelines for assigned sports to direct the implementation of booked inventory.
  • Provides sport specific inventory updates, packaging recommendations and ad hoc reporting to Management on an on-going basis.
  • Analyze inventory reports to provide strategic recommendations that maximize revenue and inventory utilization.
  • Monitor Restrictor tool for overbooked units which could be result of product conflicts, presenting sponsors, incumbent positions. Maintain product codes in tool for all league/programming restrictions.
  • Perform operational duties as department need dictates.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of on-air execution and operational implementations
  • Ability to independently manage multiple projects and tasks in a consistently changing environment
  • Demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven aptitude to foster effective relationships with others internally and externally
  • Exhibits skills and knowledge to make decisive, sound decisions when problem-solving and determining course of action
  • Must be able to work overtime, including nights and weekends, without advance notice
  • Computer skills required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years TV Ad Operations experience

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree

About Direct-to-Consumer and International:

Comprised of Disney’s international media businesses and the Company’s various streaming services, the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment aligns technology, content and distribution platforms to expand the Company’s global footprint and deliver world-class, personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world. This segment is responsible for The Walt Disney Company’s direct-to-consumer businesses globally, including the ESPN+ sports streaming service, programmed in partnership with ESPN; Disney+, the dedicated streaming home for entertainment from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic; and the Company’s ownership stake in Hulu. As part of the Direct-to-Consumer and International segment, Disney Streaming Services, developer of the ESPN+ and Disney +, oversees all consumer-facing digital technology and products across the Company.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Disney Advertising Sales, LLC, which is part of a business segment we call Direct-to-Consumer and International.

Disney Advertising Sales, LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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