Sr. Manager, Commercial Insights

  • Warner Music Group
  • Paramount Plaza, 1633 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, USA
  • Jun 08, 2024
Full time

Job Description

Job Description:

At Warner Music Group, we’re a global collective of music makers and music lovers, tech innovators and inspired entrepreneurs, game-changing creatives and passionate team members. Here, we know that each talent makes our collective bolder and brighter. We are guided by four core principles that underpin everything we do across all our diverse businesses:

  • Music is Everything: Music is our passion, and we can never get enough. Tastes, trends, and tech will change, but great artists and songwriters will always be our driving force.
  • Global Growth, Local Expertise: Music is a global language. Through communication and collaboration, our success can come from anywhere and translate everywhere.
  • Innovation and Insight: Pushing the boundaries requires the best information and the boldest imagination. We use both to create the future.
  • Empowered by People: Like the artists we serve and the music they make, our differences make us stronger. This is a place where every talent can belong and build a career.

We remain committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We know it fosters a culture where you can truly belong, contribute, and grow. We encourage applications from people of any age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic or identity.

Consider a career at WMG and get the best of both worlds – an innovative global music company that retains the creative spirit of a nimble independent.

A little bit about our team:

ADA is the world’s leading distributor of independent music. We strive to be a valuable partner to our label clients, guiding them to success across the commercial and marketing space, as well as providing a suite of label services from publicity to radio promotion. We work globally to deliver high-impact opportunities, and work to ensure reliable and visible content pipelines around the world.

As the Senior Manager, Commercial Insights, you will be instrumental in supporting our commerce team in data analysis, industry trend modeling, deep dive into frontline and catalog releases, as well as support with ad hoc projects. You will report centrally to the VP of Commerce and support across both the Commercial and Data teams. The heart of this role is to be an expert and work with various data tools in order to support the teams and weave data into the fabric of day to day operations.

Your role:

This is a global role that will sit within the central team but work across multiple verticals as a data expert, while adding value and implementing processes in equal measure. You will get the chance to provide opportunities and strategy recommendations to our label partners, dig into ever changing data sets, and explain findings in a digestible manner across all internal teams and external partners. You will get to be the translator between data and our business stakeholders, providing an invaluable perspective on our growing business. 

Here you’ll get to:

  • You will work with the executive, commercial, and marketing teams to provide supplemental insights and analyses that provide recommendations to our clients and internal teams
  • You will be the representative for commercial consumption to our label partners, feeding comparative analysis, opportunities, and real time insights on a weekly basis
  • You will provide high-touch analyses to our label partners, identifying commercial frontline and catalog data trends, with a focus on actionable recommendations
  • You will work with business stakeholders to create effective partner insights reviews to educate our internal teams and our label partners
  • You will liaise with the data science and analytics team to take advantage of advanced modeling and workflows  

About you:

  • You have 3-5 years of experience in a data, commercial, or marketing role within the music or entertainment industry.
  • You are comfortable creating easily digestible data narratives with compelling visualizations and actionable takeaways 
  • You have demonstrably strong analytical skills and problem-solving ability; portfolio of relevant work requested
  • You are SQL proficient, with a comfortability navigating relational databases
  • You have expertise BI tools such as Tableau, Looker, or similar 
  • Ability to synthesize data from multiple sources, create accurate summarizations, with key takeaways and recommendations
  • You enjoy being an independent operator who can employ critical thinking and problem solving, but knows how to use the resources at their disposal to get the job done 
  • You are relentlessly curious and proactive about what insights exist within large data sets, and the ability to communicate those insight to a non-technical audience 
  • You have experience working within the music industry - label, distribution, DSPs, etc

We’d love it if you also had:

  • A passion for music, with a working knowledge of the current consumption landscape and industry trends
  • Experience and/or genre knowledge of hip-hop
  • Experience working in the music distribution space
  • Experience working with Data Science and modelling frameworks

About us:

As the home to 300 Elektra, Asylum, Atlantic, East West, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Records, Warner Classics, and several other of the world’s premier recording labels, Warner Music Group champions emerging artists and global superstars alike. And our renowned publishing company, Warner Chappell Music, represents genre-spanning songwriters and producers through  a catalogue of more than one million copyrights worldwide. Redefining what it means to be a music company in the 21st century, our consumer brands include trend-setters like UPROXX, Songkick, HipHopDX, and EMP. We’re the home to WMX – the next generation services division that connects artists with fans and amplifies brands in creative, immersive, and engaging ways – and Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) – the ground-breaking global distribution company for independent artists and labels.

Together, we are Warner Music Group: Music With Vision & Voice.

Love this job and want to apply?

Click the “Apply” link at the top of the page, or apply directly with your LinkedIn. Applying with LinkedIn will import all of the information you put in your profile, but will still allow you to upload a resume and cover letter.

Don’t be discouraged if you don’t hear from us right away. We’re taking our time to review all resumes, and to find the best people for WMG.

Thanks for your interest in working for WMG.  We love it here, and think you will, too.

#LI-Hybrid and #LI-Onsite

This position will require being in the office 4 days a week.  We believe that an in-office presence is critical for talent development, collaboration and building strong relationships.

Salary Range

$75,000 - $85,000 Annually

Salary ranges are included for job postings where required by law. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as work experience and business needs. The pay range is subject to change at any time dependent on a variety of internal and external factors.

WMG is committed to inclusion and diversity in all aspects of our business. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and will evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition as defined by state law (genetic characteristics or cancer), physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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