Analyst, Sales Planning - WB Interactive Entertainment

Job typeGame Development/Publishing, Sales
LocationUnited States - Burbank, California
TypeFull Time
Posted DateMar. 14, 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 (Cyberpunk, Rocket League, Fortnite)
    • Participating and planning during pre-launch meetings and collaborating with external partners for optimal launch and replenishment.
    • Manage weekly product build recommendations for US, Canada, and LATAM by synthesizing forecasts, historical shipments and other inputs.
  • Digital Sales Support
    • Work with multiple teams (Channel, Sales, Production, Finance) to optimize and forecast digital revenues using internal tools (Looker, Tableau, Bus Objects).
    • Provide supporting analyses for digital sales team with key insights and recommendations to support sales and marketing.
    • Manage digital decay curves and support implementation of new digital forecasting tool(s).
  • New Release Support
    • Report and provide new release deliverables, including: pre-order tracking, countdown and decay curve planning, and launch reporting.
    • Ensure alignment amongst operations, order management, marketing, and sales regarding timing and forecasts.
    • Develop account-level shipment details for launch and manage allocations.
  • Forecast Management
    • Manage forecasting system (Salesforce) by ensuring all relevant skus are in the system and planned appropriately.
    • Collaborate with sales so that field forecast accurately reflects 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, end of year reporting (i.e. treasure hunt) and studies on price sensitivity.
What do we require from you?
  • College degree required.
  • Strong technical and analytical skills required.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills required.
  • Strong MS Office skills required.
  • Understanding of Business Object and Salesforce desired.
  • Understanding of fundamental concepts of inventory management, sales, promotion and finance analysis.
  • Video game industry experience or personal interest preferred.
  • 1-3 years experience in similar role preferred.
  • Supply Chain knowledge preferred.
  • Excellent quantitative skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to build inventory & sales recommendations based on data.
  • 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 and to planning processes, Business Objects preferred.
  • Some travel required.

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