• Production Analyst

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    Job Title: Advertising Production Analyst

    Client: Advertising Production Resources (APR) Inc.

    Location: New York, Chicago, Detroit



    Company Overview

    Make a difference in the world of content production by helping clients to maximize their production spend and resources through the collection, analysis, and presentation of financial and production information. Manage analytical components of productions and collaborate with the client team to ensure best practices are followed. To collect, record, analyze and present data as it relates to assigned clients of APR. Manage analytical components of the projects, collaborate with client team(s) and ensure best practices are followed. Help achieve optimal business results for both APR and the client.


    We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, proactive, inclusive, curious, and authentic!


    Important Responsibilities of this Position

    • Collect and validate production data from various sources. Types of production data include estimates, costs, revisions, savings, project information, deliverables, etc.
    • Record validated data into APR’s proprietary database.
    • Analyze data, extrapolate trends, identify cost drivers and recognize new opportunities for efficiencies. Report findings to client team manager for final decision making.
    • Work with team to generate compelling client presentations.
    • Maintain ongoing reports, including but not limited to: production calendars, activity reports, status reports, project summaries, and annual reports.
    • Assist the APR Production Specialists in maintaining job folders consisting of creative materials, cost details, bids and various backup documentation.
    • Review backup documentation for accuracy and report on discrepancies, resolve issues with the specialists, and reconcile information.
    • Schedule and manage internal meetings with client team. Participate in external meetings with APR and Brand Teams and/or agencies.
    • Serve as a liaison or facilitator of the client team. This position is the main point of contact for gathering, reviewing and sharing data.


    APR Team

    • Maintain strong team relationships through communication and collaboration.
    • Meeting attendance via conference call or in-person
    • Weekly client team meeting; Monthly production analyst meeting; Monthly company huddle, and other meetings as determined by team lead.
    • Schedule and manage internal meetings with APR client team and/or client and agency teams.
    • Maintain client team activity report.
    • Assist with projects such as updating or creating playbooks, helping with audits


    Reporting and Job Wrap

    • Collect and validate production data from various sources. Types of production data include estimates, costs, revisions, savings, project information, deliverables, etc.
    • Responsible for maintaining production data integrity through supporting SME’s with project setup, data entry, and data validation in APR’s proprietary production tracking application.
    • Work with SME’s and BEP’s to extrapolate data-driven learnings and insights.
    • Assist BEP’s in identifying potential opportunities for best practices as identified in the production data.
    • Identify trends and data inconsistencies with a client’s production data.
    • Collaborate with other analysts to alert APR to industry trends. 
    • Work with APR Subject Matter Experts for TV, Print, Digital, Social and Experiential to capture data/costs from competitive bids.
    • Responsible for keeping job files current in APR digital storage tool and ensure data is properly categorized.
    • Maintain ongoing reports, including but not limited to production calendars, brand summary reports, activity reports, status reports and project summaries.
    • Provide Ad Hoc reporting per team or client request.
    • Collaborate with team leadership to prepare quarterly and annual reporting.


    Desired Skills & Experience

    • 5+ years of professional experience in advertising/marketing required through related work at agency(s), production partner(s) or client side.
    • 3+ years of demonstrated experience with data and reporting. 
    • Advanced Microsoft Office Suite skills required, Advanced or Mastery skill level preferred, including Excel, PivotTables, Word, and PowerPoint.
    • Experience with G Suites preferred.
    • Graphic Design Skills a plus.
    • Experience with presenting in both large and small group settings preferred.
    • Proven high level of collaboration skills and working positively with others, with varying personalities, within a variety of work groups.
    • Demonstrated high level of project management, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. Working in a team environment required.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, collaboratively, and maintain a high level of professionalism.
    • Must be proactive. Anticipate and resolve issues before they occur.
    • Ability to think and respond creatively and strategically in order to benefit the client.
    • Ability to organize work independently, manage varying quantities of information from many sources and respond to changing priorities proficiently and quickly.
    • Local travel may be required as well as attending the annual conference.
    • Potential to meet with clients upon management’s request.


    More Information About the Job

    • Ability to work remotely from own/home office space. Most work to be completed in own/home designated work-office.
    • Should be able to manage own work schedule.
    • Must be able to work independently without day to day direct oversight.
    • Frequently on phone calls/conference calls requiring phone/head set/or Skype use as preferred.
    • Based on client or APR meetings, flexible work schedule may be necessary.


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