Senior Manager, Production

  • Universal Music Group
  • Santa Monica, California
  • May 25, 2024
Full time

Job Description

We are UMG, the Universal Music Group. We are the world’s leading music company. In everything we do, we are committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship. We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and we produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world.
 

We are UMG, the Universal Music Group. We are the world’s leading music company. In everything we do, we are committed to artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship. We own and operate a broad array of businesses engaged in recorded music, music publishing, merchandising, and audiovisual content in more than 60 countries. We identify and develop recording artists and songwriters, and we produce, distribute and promote the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful music to delight and entertain fans around the world.

How we LEAD:

The Production Senior Manager will be an essential part of Interscope Capitol Labels Group, creating and producing physical products that will drive margin. This position will report directly to the Vice President of Production.  The main focus of this position will be physical production for catalog products (such as anniversary releases and box sets) and D2C releases, including releases created mainly for Interscope.com and the Interscope Vinyl Collective.  There will be some digital production as well. 

How you’ll CREATE:

  • Develop time and action calendars to keep track of physical products that will go into development.
  • Work collaboratively with internal departments (sales, marketing, D2C, production, A&R, creative, finance) to develop physical products for the release schedule.
  • Work collaboratively with manufacturing plants and printers when working on physical releases, both through UML channels and releases that are considered “label supplied”
  • Monitor production status of all products – from sample development (where applicable), gathering assets, working with creative and pre-press, dealing with manufacturing plants and UML through inception to order placement and shipment.
  • Management of production timelines, reviewing reports and recommending solutions to exceptions.
  • Set up and deliver digital releases associated with the physical products.
  • When possible or applicable, help the frontline production team with digital and physical releases.

Bring your VIBE:

  • 3-5 years of experience in production
  • Detail oriented with strong follow through - able to organize and prioritize multiple projects
  • Knowledge and understanding of physical manufacturing, printing, design and pre-press
  • Knowledge and understanding of digital production from gathering assets to publishing final digital releases
  • Knowledge and understanding of working with mastering studios to order masters and cut lacquers and with manufacturing plants
  • Ability to work in a demanding, fast-paced environment
  • Strong Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving skills
  • Excellent communicator with the ability to build and maintain relationships
  • Bachelor’s degree 

Perks Playlist:

  • Competitive Compensation Package including Salary, Benefits and Generous 401k Savings Plan with company matching
  • Flexible Paid Time Off Plus Paid Holidays, 2 week “Winter Break” & Summer Fridays.
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance & Tuition Reimbursement (after 12 months of service)
  • Robust Employee Assistance Program (for you and your loved ones)
  • Annual Well-Being Allowance which includes Fitness, Travel, Home Enhancements, Nutrition, and Spa Treatment Reimbursements

Perks Playlist:

  • Be part of an entrepreneurial, global organization that values authenticity, drive, creativity, relationships, and a competitive spirit

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and FSA options, as well as:

    • 100% coverage for out-patient mental health services

    • Wellbeing reimbursements for fitness classes, spa treatments, meal services, travel, and so much more (up to $720/year)

    • A lifetime fertility support allowance of $30,000 to plan participants

    • Student Loan Repayment Assistance and Tuition Reimbursement

    • 100% immediately vested 401(k) match on the first 5% of your contribution on eligible compensation

  • Variety of ways to prioritize much-needed time away from work including:

    • Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) for exempt employees

    • 3-weeks PTO for non-exempt employees

    • 2-weeks paid Winter Break

    • 10 Company Holidays (including Juneteenth and Wellbeing Day)

    • Summer Fridays (between Memorial Day and Labor Day)

    • Generous paid parental leave for every type of parent

Check out our full overview of benefits on the Perks Playlist page of the career site.

Disclaimer: This job description only provides an overview of job responsibilities that are subject to change.

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Job Category:

Creative, Design & Production

Salary Range:

$66,560 - $145,530

The actual base salary offered depends on a variety of factors, which may include, as applicable, the qualifications of the individual applicant for the position, years of relevant experience, specific and unique skills, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.  All candidates are encouraged to apply.