Planning Manager in Sky at Hounslow, England, United Kingdom

Part Time

Website Sky

This listing is about Sky in Hounslow, England, United Kingdom
in 2022

About the job

Want to do the best work of your life? With 24 million customers in 6 countries, make your mark at Europe’s leading media and entertainment brand. A workplace where you can proudly be yourself; our people make Sky a truly exciting and inclusive place to work.

Working with the Planning & Insights Lead, you will be responsible for the management of the quarterly and half yearly planning process for Sky’s products. You will help deliver an “always on” and seamless planning process.

What you’ll do:

* Owning the planning calendar, following input from the Performance Director/HoD; ensuring all teams, including Product verticals, Trading Performance, Routes-to-Market, CSG, Media Investment, Consumer Strategy and Finance understand the key review checkpoints and that these are scheduled in a timely way
* Ensure we have effective planning meetings, playing a pivotal role in producing and collating materials to ensure the right input is provided for each meeting, actions are captured, and planning process timelines/inputs are cascaded in a timely manner
* Produce insights as stimulus for the planning meetings; what are the big themes for the quarter, half, full year (ensuring alignment with Consumer Strategy). What happened last year, what have we learned to further inform our plans? Self-generate inputs and take the best insights from across Sky (e.g. from Strategic Insights)
* Work closely with the Media, Insight and Evaluation teams to develop an approach to planning that supports segmented marketing to address our key headroom groups across prospects and existing customers
* Campaign priorities and media “sync” plan governance: Pre-quarter: ensure wider business alignment of key Sky campaigns in market. In-quarter: weekly re-fresh of the in-quarter media “sync” plan; working with the Media investment and product P&L owners, ensure we always have an up-to-date view of spend, for input into the Weekly Exec Trading meeting
* Be flexible to work on other insights as agreed with the Planning & Insight Lead

What you’ll bring:

* Brilliant collaborator – able to work across a matrix organisation with the product owners, CSG and finance to ensure the Sky leadership team makes informed and timely trading decisions
* Credible and able to present work to the Director/HoD of Trading, with excellent presentation skills (written and verbal)
* Tireless and results driven mentality, able to continually critique and optimise performance and processes with a Positive mind-set
* Experienced, gained in a Media or FMCG business; 3-5 years; 2:1 university degree (or equivalent); proficient in Microsoft excel and PowerPoint

Team Overview:

As the Customer Growth Team our purpose is to be customer champions. To connect our route to markets with Sky’s content and products, so customers enjoy more of what they love.

The Rewards:

There’s a reason people can’t stop talking about #LifeAtSky. Our great range of rewards really are something special, here are just a few:

* Sky Q, for the TV you love all in one place
* A generous pension package
* Private healthcare
* Discounted mobile and broadband
* Access a wide range of exclusive Sky VIP rewards and experiences

Where you’ll work:


Our Osterley Campus is a 10-minute walk from Syon Lane train station. Or you can hop on one of our free shuttle buses that run to and from Osterley, Gunnersbury, Ealing Broadway and South Ealing tube stations. There’s also plenty of bike shelters and showers.

On campus, you’ll find 13 subsidised restaurants, cafes, and a Waitrose. You can keep in shape at our subsidised gym, catch the latest shows and movies at our cinema, get your car washed and even get pampered at our beauty salon.


We take pride in our approach to diversity and inclusion: we’ve been recognised by The Times and Stonewall for this, and we’ve committed £30million to support the fight against racial injustice. We’ve also set ambitious targets for increasing ethnic diversity and representation throughout our organisation.

At Sky we don’t just look at your CV. We’re more focused on who you are and your potential. We also know that everyone has a life outside work, So we’re happy to discuss flexible working.

And we’ll do everything we can to support you during your application. If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.

Why wait?

Apply now to build an amazing career and be part of a brilliant team. We can’t wait to hear from you.

To find out more about working with us, search #LifeAtSky on social media. A job you love to talk about.

Just so you know: if your application is successful, we’ll ask you to complete a criminal record check. And depending on the role you have applied for and the nature of any convictions you may have, we might have to withdraw the offer.

Company: Sky

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Job Location: Hounslow, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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