Inventory Analyst

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This is a contract role for a fixed-term 10 month maternity cover.

The individual will be responsible for driving performance for our display ad campaigns through active monitoring and manipulation of campaign settings. The Inventory Analyst will interface not only with other members of the Inventory Team but also with sales to ensure efficient and cost effective delivery of display ad campaigns. The ideal candidate is highly detail-oriented, possesses strong problem solving skills, is self-driven, and can multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
Essential job functions
  • Assist sales by:
    • Forecasting inventory for all product/targeting options
    • Consulting on alternative products or targeting when capacity limitations are reached
    • Understanding revenue recognition impacts of contract changes
  • Review and approve display advertising specific contracts and subsequent change orders:
    • Assuring inventory is available to complete delivery as requested – providing alternative solutions as necessary
  • Gather daily data from various internal and external sources and compile into consumable reporting tools
  • Ownership and maintenance of analysis tools, including but not limited to:
    • Delivery reporting
    • Third party reporting
    • System related documentation
  • Produce periodic ad hoc reports
  • Display Ad Product Knowledge: understanding the set-up and potential delivery variations within both the order entry system as well as the ad server.
  • Ad operations – ability to  traffic and optimize display ad campaigns in DFP, DART
Knowledge, skills and abilities required:
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Degree in business administration or quantitative field is preferred
  • Position requires hands-on person with excellent analytical and computer skills
  • Experience in high volume transaction environments
  • A logical thinker with a focus on process and standardization
  • Extremely reliable – Independent and excellent time-management skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work with data accurately and efficiently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people across the company. Focusing on both written and verbal communication
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel (in addition to proficiency in standard MS Office programs)
  • Flexible and willing to take on new responsibilities as business requires
  • Experience working in DART, DFP, for display ad campaign trafficking strongly preferred
  • Experience with display advertising inventory management preferred, but not required
    • Experience working with an ad server – Doubleclick experience preferable.


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