Sales Planning Analyst

Job typeGame Development/Publishing, Sales
LocationUnited States - Burbank, California
TypeFull Time
Posted DateJul. 16, 2019
What part will you play?
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment seeks an Analyst, Sales Planning for the Selling department.
  • Dedicated supply chain support for partner titles and catalog.
    • Participating and planning during pre-launch meetings and collaborating with external partners for optimal launch and replenishment.
    • Forecasting and managing weekly physical game build for North America.
    • Provide information on lead times and key supply chain dates to ensure products are available at launch.
  • New Release Support
    • Report and provide new release deliverables, including: pre-order tracking, sales forecast tracking, and launch reporting.
    • Ensure alignment amongst operations, order management, marketing, and sales regarding timing and forecasts.
    • Develop and approve account-level shipment plans and allocations for launch. Work with Operations and Ordering Management regularly to solve issues related to shipments.
  • Forecast Management
    • Manage forecasting system (Salesforce) by ensuring all relevant skus are planned in the system and forecasts are inputted in a timely manner.
    • Collaborate with sales on forecasts to ensure accuracy for new releases and all catalog titles.
    • Report on forecasts on a regular basis, calling out action items and potential improvements to existing forecast.
  • Ad-Hoc Reporting
    • Provide ad-hoc reporting on account-level analysis, market reporting, and supply chain related forecasts.
    • Provide reporting to help liquidation process.
    • Provide information on digital sales.

What do we require from you?
  • College degree required.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills and experience with building complex excel models required.
  • Experience with forecasting required.
  • Experience with physical goods inventory desired.
  • Understanding of fundamental concepts of supply chain, sales, promotion and finance analysis.
  • Strong technical and analytical skills required.
  • Video game industry experience or personal interest preferred.
  • 1-3 years experience in similar role preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with various cross functional groups.
  • Interest and aptitude in interpreting the numbers in context of answering business questions.
  • Ability to quickly understand database systems and recommend improvements to planning processes.
  • Experience with business systems (SAP, Business Objects, Salesforce, Looker, etc.) preferred.
  • Some travel required.

Your information will now be submitted via our parent company’s site, TimeWarner.com.