Product Manager

  • Kobalt
  • London, UK
  • May 08, 2019
Full time Product Manager

Job Description

THE MISSION

Kobalt is on a mission to be single-mindedly focused on serving the creators of music. As the music industry goes through a revolution with the emergence of new consumption behaviours, new technologies and new business models, Kobalt finds itself right at the heart of this revolution.

We believe that by focusing on serving creators we can build a fairer, more vibrant and ultimately larger music industry. We give them the services they need, we give them the tools to grow their career and we give them control over their future.

Our mission started in 2000 - we have come a long way and now have the pleasure of calling some of the greatest names in the industry our partners. Global stars like Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters, Stevie Nicks, Bon Iver, Sam Smith, Bjork, Mumford & Sons, Lauv, Childish Gambino and many more work with our teams and our products on a daily basis.

In any typical week our creators impact over 40% of the top 100 songs and albums in the US and UK. With 13 offices worldwide and 650 strong team we have scale and stability yet we are on a fast paced growth journey.

To live up to the potential in our business and keep pace with this expansion we must constantly challenge our mindsets and habits, be flexible in our approaches and seek the best from ourselves and our teams. We are an entrepreneurial business within an industry that overflows with passion and creative freedom.

Sound like fun? Come talk to us.

THE ROLE

You will work collaboratively with leaders from technology and our wider commercial teams to focus on interesting problems and opportunities to move ahead of competition. These are high priority for our business and is a fantastic opportunity to build something transformational from the ground up.

WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?

  • Act as interface between the business and technology
  • Gather product requirements through workshops and building relationships with key business users and stakeholders
  • Develop requirements through use of mock-ups and illustration of business and data scenarios
  • Own the product roadmap for the portal
  • Assess the feasibility of requirements with your technical teams and prioritise the product backlog in collaboration with business stakeholders
  • Use tools to manage and prioritise requirements and to organise workload (we use Jira)
  • Work with your technical teams to agree acceptance criteria for requirements.
  • Analyse and review the performance of your product to proactively suggest improvements and identify any issues
  • Manage reports and metrics on product performance and delivery progress
  • Collaborate with other product managers on dependencies or potential co-efficiencies
  • Continue to represent the business through development and test phases and ensure the product meets expectations
  • Lead process reviews and contribute to improving product team effectiveness and internal reputation
  • Maintain and develop in life products looking for continuous improvement

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United Kingdom. Verification checks will be conducted during the interview process and a full DBS check on acceptance of offer. Kobalt is an equal opportunity employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.