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  • Commercial Forecasting Analyst

    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/31/2018 7:12 AM)
    Requisition ID
    20449
    Location
    UK-London
    Career Category
    Marketing & Communications
    Type
    Company Employee Full-Time
  • Position Summary

    For more than 25 years, Eurosport has been delivering quality live content, connecting fans and athletes around the sports they love - from grand slam tennis tournaments, to cycling events such as the Tour de France, right through to the Olympic Games.

     

    Following the acquisition by Discovery, the business is now re-energising its digital platforms to provide audiences in +50 countries (across multiple languages) with authentic, premium and innovative content. This is focused around the Eurosport Player (ES Player): an over-the-top (OTT) platform that gives customers access to linear and non-linear sports content. Having secured the exclusive European broadcast rights for the Olympics until 2024, there's no better time to join the Eurosport team in this incredibly exciting time of rapid growth and innovation! 

     

    Eurosport are excited to be recruiting for a Trading Performance Manager focusing on how best to grow our business through effective forecasting and marketing planning. Reporting directly into the Senior Director of Acquisition, this is a hands-on role where the successful candidate will operate at the intersection between data strategy and campaign execution.

    Responsibilities

    • Be the subject matter expert for marketing forecasting (sales and churn), supporting the team on key events such as the Australian Open, Tour de France and Olympic Games
    • Build and manage predictive models, refreshing in-quarter to deliver the latest view to senior stakeholders
    • Own quarterly planning cycles, projecting performance and setting appropriate targets
    • Manage weekly trading meetings and and report results against previous forecasts
    • Evaluate spend effectiveness and provide recommendations (both for long-term growth and short-term ‘in-event’ campaigns)
    • Monitor wider trends within markets, verticals and consumer behaviour to help formulate future strategies

    Requirements

    • A highly analytical thinker with demonstrable experience from a similar project/roleD
    • egree level education in a related subject (e.g. mathematics, economics, engineering, etc)
    • Knowledge of data analysis techniques including predictive modelling, multivariate analysis, querying and reporting tools
    • Ability to own key projects from ideation through to execution
    • Strong stakeholder management and communication skills, comfortable presenting to senior executives
    • Problem solver with experience succeeding in an autonomous ‘test and learn’ environment
    • Experience with data visualisation (Tableau, Power BI etc) and marketing analytics tools (Adobe / Google Analytics) preferred, but not essential
    • Interest in digital marketing and a passion for sports are a plus!

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