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JOB TITLE: SALES PLANNER
DEPARTMENT: OPERATIONS
REPORTS TO: HEAD OF SALES PLANNING
 
THE DETAILS
With the rapid evolvement of today’s media landscape, closely managing our business is increasingly critical both in order for us to deliver what our clients require but also to drive efficiency for our own business.
This internal role is aligned with the sales team managing the end to end campaign booking process. This role is pivotal in maximising revenue across the sales organisation, supporting the sales and ops teams and coordination between digital, print & events teams. You must be an organised, fast working and detail oriented professional with a collaborative attitude who would like to learn and grow in this business. 

THE ROLE

Main Duties and Responsibilities 

Input all commercial orders into Nexus, our order management system, paying great attention to detail and looking for consistent input at all times
Ensuring the bookings have correct booking details submitted by sales, compliance details to book and ensuring the bookings are booked correctly
Work with relevant sales and ops stakeholders to troubleshoot
Primary contact for finance on bookings/ PO documentation.
Work with finance to keep non billing report digital numbers down and reduce number of credit notes. Support in any disputes raised by finance and work with sales to rectify
Run through charge sheets, from finance, monthly to ensure they are reflective of campaign deliverables with all lines being thoroughly checked
Collaborate and communicate with stakeholders from sales and operations to understand where assistance is needed with campaign bookings 
Uphold business rules and be well-versed in ratecard compliance
Review Nexus system, feedback to Systems team any issues, amendments to system and rationale for requested amendments looping in Head of Business Management. 
Attend all sales hub meetings and pick up on booking queries from agencies and client direct to help minimise credit notes
Optioning Hearst UK inventory on to ensure no duplicate bookings
Chase sales on any outstanding PO’s/IO to ensure all Nexus are set to complete/confirmed, reminding sales of deadlines to be met.
Check with sales and BM that any options and bookings with positional guarantee requests have been agreed with BM for flat planning process
Understanding and assist with any changes needed to the Agency Management Dashboard
Maintain active knowledge of the competitive landscape, market innovations, new industry guidelines, and developments in the ad industry




THE PERSON

Highly Organised
Performs well under pressure
Ability to prioritise and recognise business critical matters
Ability to multitask
Flexible and adaptable working style
Excellent communicator
Keen to improve processes and learn best practice
Flexible, personable, and solutions oriented attitude
Demonstrated expertise using Excel, organizing and presenting data
Desire to build a career in media and/or advertising

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Strategy

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Our people live and breathe our values which are to: Break New Ground; Build Trust; Get Involved; Never Settle and Take Pride.

We believe in fostering an inclusive, diverse culture and we want to ensure Hearst attracts and retains a wide range of talent.

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Hearst UK is a premium media owner publishing 24 well-known brands including ELLE, Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan and Good Housekeeping. Our titles cover fashion, beauty, lifestyle, homes, health and wellbeing and inspire our readers ‘To Get More Out Of Life’. We reach over one in three UK women and one in four UK men every month, delivering trusted creative content to our audiences wherever they are.

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Our Values

GET INVOLVED

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TAKE PRIDE

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Benefits

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Spot Coaching

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Lynda.com

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Beauty Treatments

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Massage Therapist

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Magazine Subscriptions

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Charity Day

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GHI Cookery School

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Eye Care Vouchers

Our people have access to an eye care voucher scheme with Specsavers which includes free eye examinations.

Life Assurance

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Give as you earn

We have set up a Give As You Earn scheme so that you can make donations to any charitable or voluntary organisation in the UK.

Workplace Pension

Our people are automatically enrolled into our Hearst UK pension scheme, in which Hearst UK is willing to match your contribution up to 6%.

Holiday

In addition to the agreed holiday allowance, you can buy up to five days additional leave (subject to your current full-time equivalent).

Gym Membership

We'll take some of the weight of working out, by offering discounts on a gym, health club or leisure centre of your choice (including one you already use).

Nursery

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Technology

The Enjoy Technology benefit helps our people spread the cost of technology purchases over a 12-month period; from TVs, to iPads, to games consoles.

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Cycle to Work

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Salary Finance

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Season Ticket Loan

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Writing a Will

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Healthcare Cashplan

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Summer Working Hours

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Childcare Vouchers

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Income Protection

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