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Planning Specialist

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 899130BR Location Santa Monica, California, United States; Chicago, Illinois, United States Business Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution Date posted Dec. 20, 2021

Job Summary:

Disney Ad Sales' Revenue Management division is seeking a qualified and experienced candidate who will be an excellent addition to our Pricing & Planning team. In this role, you will be responsible for providing mentorship and education to our Planners and will be tasked with supporting the revenue generation of our Ad Sales organization. The Planning Specialist will be passionate about the coordination, training, execution, and development of our Planning team and will focus on evaluating, revising, and implementing new processes, sales strategies, and tactics. Those in this role will assist in helping to supervise the performance, workflow, and progress of all members of our Planning team. The Planning Specialist will build and manage relationships with key business partners at various levels of the organization in order to drive better practices. The right person for this role will be able to prioritize multiple tasks at a time, a strong communicator, a problem-solver, and is adept at building & maintaining relationships. If you are someone who thrives in a results-based, positive, and fast-paced Sales environment, then this is a great role for you.


  • Oversee and execute recruitment, onboarding & training efforts for new Sales Planners
  • Develop, update, and implement training and process documentation to support changes in business strategy
  • Partner with other Planning Specialists & Finance in supervising Operative One plan and IO workflow and approvals
  • Support the Planning Managers in evaluating Sales Planner performance to ensure that team goals are achieved
  • Implement pricing & planning strategy as crafted by Revenue Management
  • Collaborate with Planning leads in identifying & addressing process inefficiencies across workflows
  • Build & update tracking/reporting/organizational solutions to help facilitate the growth of the business
  • Capture & document system requirements prior to executing system improvements & upgrades
  • Utilize marketplace knowledge and experience to help improve upon new and developing go-to-market strategies
  • Serve as a supporting liaison to Sales and Sales Support teams, including Streaming & Measurement Solutions, Finance and Ad Operations
  • As needed, assist in the preparation and follow-up for client meetings, including the review of industry and account-specific information
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on different areas of the business and help lead implementation & education/training across Sales, Revenue Management, and various Sales Support teams

Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 4 years working in a digital/linear advertising capacity, with a focus on training and education preferred
  • Experience working within a national sales organization
  • Experience with Salesforce and Operative One
  • A solid understanding of online ad products, ad serving capabilities, philosophies, and drawbacks
  • Outstanding Excel & PowerPoint skills
  • Ability to present complicated concepts and ideas in an easy-to-understand format
  • Dedicated and engaging, with a positive approach towards problem-solving
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with a strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, positive, and multifaceted environment

Additional Information:

We have opportunities for Planning Specialists available in:
Santa Monica, CA
Chicago, IL
New York, NY


About Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution:

Comprised of the Company’s international business units and various direct-to-consumer streaming services, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (DMED) aligns technology, media distribution and advertising sales into a single business segment to create and deliver personalized entertainment experiences to consumers around the world.

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 Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution.

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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