Manager Brand Partnerships

| Santa Monica

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.

UMG's Central Brand Partnerships team is looking for a dynamic Manager to cultivate client relationships and bring partner programs to life. The ideal candidate is highly detailed, pro-active, has a knack for problem solving and a "can do" attitude. Experience in event production/experiential activations is a crucial asset for all candidates. Passion for music, entrepreneurial spirit, polished professional demeanor, and the ability to keep calm under pressure are essential.

Job Functions:

Responsibilities will include, but is not limited to:

  • Partner Program management
    • Help architect execution of partner programs from live events, content production and hospitality
    • Collaborate with teams across UMG to plan and produce all the elements of the program
      • Work with all UMG labels on artist conversations
      • Work with the content team to build a creative content plan and budget
      • Work with legal to draft contracts and handle the conversations correspondence until signature
      • Work with UMG PR on all press releases and approvals
    • Track all elements of the program and manage timeline to ensure everything runs smoothly
    • Coordinate music licensing for any content pieces and livestreams
    • Handle all third-party invoices and artist payments related to the program
    • Create detailed post analysis reports of partner program
  • Manage all elements of concert production, including:
    • Hiring local production companies to bring in staging, lighting, audio/PA, backline, and appropriate crew
    • Ability to read a backline list and know when it's simple vs. extensive
    • Work with event locations on necessary insurance, permits, and any other rules/laws related to the show
    • Build ROS/load in/load out schedule
    • Manage the crew and artist teams on the day of the show and ensure everyone stays on schedule
    • Handle any last minute on-site needs to ensure smooth event activation
  • Manage any creative agencies working on the project/program
  • Manage any necessary activation elements (non-performance related), including:
    • Printing collateral (posters, pop up banners, menus)

Job Requirements:

Skills/Abilities:

  • Must be incredibly resourceful and able to find solutions for all problems (including those that haven't happened yet)
  • Excellent communication skills with all levels of executives, brand clients, and artist teams - in person, on the phone and in writing
  • Ability to handle multiple projects, meet tight deadlines, and bring programs in under budget
  • Self-starter, will take initiative with new projects
  • Professional demeanor and attitude even when under a lot of stress
  • Ability to operate in a highly collaborative manner and work well under pressure
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications including Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook (Photoshop skills would be a major plus)

Experience:

  • 2+ years project/account management experience
  • Event production experience
  • Activation agency experience a plus
  • Passion for music & brands
  • Understanding of the agency, brand and entertainment landscape

Education:

  • College degree

Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Disclaimer

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


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UMG IT is primarily based in Woodland Hills, a neighborhood bordering the Santa Monica mountains in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles

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