Manager, Product & Retail Marketing

  • Kobalt
  • New York, NY, USA
  • Jun 10, 2019
Full time Marketing

Job Description

We are hiring a Manager of Product & Retail Marketing to join our AWAL team in New York. In this role, you will facilitate physical, warehousing, distribution, and sales for AWAL’s diverse roster of artists and label partners in North America and Canada. The Manager will work closely with the SVP of Physical Products & Distribution, as well as with operations, release management, manufacturing, and distribution partners.


Kobalt has revolutionized the music publishing business by putting the creator at the center of everything we do. We are now taking the same approach and transforming the way recording artists release music through our AWAL services. Whether an artist is looking for the best digital distribution or a truly global campaign, AWAL has become the partner of choice for innovative artists at all stages of their careers. This has created a high-quality path for artists to remain outside of the traditional label system while maintaining ownership of their masters. The leading artists who have already chosen AWAL includes Lauv, Nick Cave, Steve Lacy, Deadmau5, Die Antwoord, Verite, Tom Misch, Bruno Major and Rex Orange County.

Kobalt is currently over 600 people based across 10 offices and we’re continuing to grow. That’s where you come in. If you feel like the fast-paced, rewarding environment of our rapidly growing company is for you - share your story! Apply today and tell us why you are the next best addition to our successful team!


  • Support the Physical Product team’s role in the inventory management, distribution and retail marketing process
  • Support relationship management with physical accounts and distribution in North America and Canada.
  • Manage the departmental budget processes
  • Create and distribute sales and distribution reports
  • Provide back-up administrative support to the department as needed
  • Interdepartmental communication with marketing and release management
  • Manage communication flow between the physical, marketing and distribution teams
  • Special projects as requested


  • 3+ years’ experience working in a similar role at a music company
  • Strong organizational, administrative and analytical skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook and Excel
  • Good people skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with external contacts
  • Proactive self-starter who is both reliable and willing to take responsibility
  • Highly skilled with numbers and IT literate
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, self-start, contribute under pressure and meet tight deadlines

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 veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.