Kobalt is looking to hire a highly organised, self-driven and detail-oriented Operations Manager to support the SVP Operations and their team based out of our London office. The successful candidate will have previous executive-level support experience in a fast-paced, ever-evolving environment as well as a track record of managing ever-changing schedules, conflicting priorities and planning international travel across multiple time zones.
The SVP Operations manages a range of teams driving the global operations of AWAL’s recorded music business and its extensive roster of clients; these include digital operations and supply chain, release management, physical supply chain and distribution, release management and physical production, client admin, royalties and community support functions. This role will be expected to gain a good understanding of these business functions and help with projects and any issues as they occur.
As a natural extension of the supported executives in their day-to-day activity you will need to be an excellent organiser and communicator, able to build a trustworthy relationship among internal teams and external contacts.
AWAL is the Recordings division of Kobalt, and provides a range of marketing, distribution and other services to artists and labels, empowering recording owners whilst enabling them to retain ownership and control of their masters. AWAL works with more than 12,000 clients and our roster includes artists such as Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Little Simz, The Kooks, Laura Marling, Tom Misch, De La Soul, The Wombats, David Gray, Placebo and LAUV, and labels including Glassnote, Mau5trap, Downtown, Side One Dummy, Wrasse and Chrysalis.
Working at Kobalt, you will help empower creators in today’s complex and change the music landscape – ideal for someone with an incredible drive, enthusiasm & of course, a passion for music!
WHAT DOES AN OPERATIONS MANAGER AT AWAL DO?
WHAT SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
You will ideally have…
…2+ years’ experience in a supporting role in the music industry
…a digital/technical interest and skills or business studies/MBA background would be desirable
…exceptional organisational skills with the ability able to take initiative, manage a changing schedule and manage competing priorities without losing anything in the shuffle
…crisis and issue management experience and some project management skill
…prior experience coordinating international travel and planning across multiple time-zones
…strong written and verbal communication skills
…ability to deal with colleagues at all levels of the organization
…experience with PowerPoint/Keynote and Excel
…very strong attention to detail
You may be working for a record label or distributor but most important is that you are comfortable working in a fast-paced environment and have a friendly, enthusiastic & results-oriented attitude.
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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.
ANNUAL LEAVE | Contractually 25 days, however Kobalt closes its offices for the 3 days between Christmas and New Year’s when staff contribute 1 day.
LIFE ASSURANCE | Equal to four (4) times base salary.
TRAVEL INSURANCE | Business travel insurance cover.
INCOME PROTECTION | Covers up to 75% of base salary up to the age of 65.
GYM MEMBERSHIP | Corporate rates available at Nuffield Health and Fitness First. Kobalt will subsidise £45.00 gross per month towards your corporate gym membership if your membership is processed through company payroll.
INTEREST FREE SEASON TICKET LOAN SCHEME | Eligible after 1-month continuous service. Loans deducted from net pay over a 12-month period.
LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT | As part of your ongoing learning and development you will have access to a range of tools and courses appropriate to your role and career goals. These include, but are not limited to; Udemy for Business and Bookboon E-library.
EYECARE | Full eye test provided at a range of opticians through a voucher scheme.
WELLBEING | Wellbeing Hub and Employee Assistance Programme.
FRESH FRUIT AND CEREAL AVAILABLE DAILY
REGULAR STAFF SOCIALS | Including seasonal social events and parties.
PENSION | Kobalt’s salary exchange pension scheme with Aviva provides the benefit of a company matched pension contribution up to 5%, subject to eligibility.
PRIVATE MEDICAL INSURANCE | Managed through AVIVA.
TRAVEL INSURANCE | Both individual or family cover for personal holiday travel insurance.
CYCLE TO WORK SCHEME | In partnership with Evans Cycles.