Sales Planner - UK

  • London
  • Full-Time
Acast was founded in 2014 and is one of the most eminent podcast platforms, and a pioneer in the open 
podcast ecosystem, connecting all podcasting stakeholders to one common software infrastructure.
Through its infrastructure, Acast allows advertisers to efficiently target an engaged audience of listeners 
through dynamic ad insertion, while podcasters are given access to a range of monetization opportunities and the necessary tools to expand their listener base.
The company has a global footprint across 12 countries and, during 2020, had approximately three billion 
listens on Acast-connected podcasts. Today, Acast hosts more than 35,000 shows. Acast’s headquarters are located in Stockholm, Sweden and the Company has 12 local subsidiaries including UK, US, Australia, Norway, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico and Canada.

About the role
The Sales Planner is the first step to a successful commercial career at Acast. You will be an essential sales support to the wider Sales Team focusing on the pre-sale phase of the campaign cycle. Whilst also working alongside the Campaign Management team to ensure smooth transition throughout the sales process. 

How you will contribute
Your responsibilities will range from helping create media plans, building pitch documents and liaising with podcasters on the suitability of their inclusion on pitches; through to booking, trafficking and reporting campaigns. As Sales Planner you will be an integral part of the commercial team tasked with understanding the opportunities for alignment of brands with podcasters. As well as ensuring a smooth process from a client brief being received through to handing over the booked campaign to the Campaign Managers.   

Who you are
• Proven experience of working within a media/advertising agency or publisher is desirable or experience working with talent or in a similar role is ideal
• You are highly organised with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
• A strong eye for detail but also a creative streak
• Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills
• The ability to keep calm under pressure
• The ability to scope out the length and complexity of projects/tasks and organise workload and resources to meet deadlines accordingly
• A love of podcasts is a must!
Why Acast?
• The world’s biggest podcast company with the very best talent to collaborate
• An incredible learning opportunity - Working with all depts: Content, PR & marketing 
• Ability to progress career in different directions
• One of the hottest mediums right now
• Innovative and buzzy workplace, named one of Campaign Magazine’s Best Places to work 2020 & 2021
• A dynamic working culture which has adapted smoothly to WFH
• Unrivalled team culture
• Rewarding, fulfilling & hugely enjoyable

Acast is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin or any of the other wonderful characteristics that make us different.

Culture is our number one priority as a business. We believe people come first, and we work every day to enable autonomy, continuous improvement and bring out the best in people. We’re global and have remote teams, so it’s even more important that we strive for an open, inclusive and caring environment where everyone feels visible and welcome. We consider ourselves a modern organization driven by strong values to create the best, most fulfilling and nurturing culture.

We very much look forward to finding the next great person to join our cause!