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Product Manager - Demon Music Group

Job Introduction

Demon Music Group is one of the largest UK independent record companies, specialising in the marketing of physical and digital catalogue music with repertoire sourced from both major and independent companies around the world as well as our own vast library of rights.

We control music catalogues from a number of high profile artists across a number of genres including Suede, T. Rex, Ian Dury, Belinda Carlisle and many more.

We are the home to a number of successful labels including 100 Hits, Crimson, Demon Records and Edsel, spanning all genres and price-points. From mid-price supermarket focussed compilations to high value limited edition CD and vinyl box sets.

Here at Demon we employ a team of music enthusiasts covering all eras and genres and who are experts in their field. We are passionate about what we do and take pride and care in all our products ensuring our position as one of the UK’s leading independent record companies.

Role Responsibility

As the Product Manager you will be responsible for the physical new releases and catalogue titles across Demon Records, Crimson Productions and Edsel, plus when required product management of other key Demon labels to ensure each are delivered on time and to our high standards.

The Demon Music Group team is a small an supportive one, you will need to  demonstrate; a can do attitude, enthusiasm and passion for music.

Accountabilities

Product management of all releases on the schedule to deadline, within budget, and to a high quality. This includes compiling, management of the licensing process, briefing of designers and mastering companies, working closely with operations, sell in of titles and management of titles across Amazon.

Origination of new product ideas and ranges in conjunction with sales

The creation of timely marketing materials and sales notes to sell in each release

Setting up and implementation of each labels releases on key online accounts

Chart reporting and sales analysis of label performance

Strategic Planning & Decision Making

A need to demonstrate strong planning skills, be methodical and well organised as a means to be able to manage a busy workload of releases. Be able to work autonomously, but manage a range of external suppliers, plus influence key internal members to deliver product on time.

Relationships

Key relationships within the business with the Head of Product & Marketing, Operations, Sales, and licensing. Externally key relationships to be developed with design and mastering companies, and on occasion artist relationships.

Knowledge & Skills

Essential to demonstrate specific catalogue marketing experience, in particular working effectively under pressure and with a large workload.

Must have a solid knowledge of 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s pop music, and a broad knowledge of all genres. It is essential the successful candidate has knowledge of repertoire owners, both from majors and Indies.

Must have experience in creating CDs, vinyl, and box sets

A passion and enthusiasm for catalogue marketing and attention to detail is key. Be able to understand price points, fan bases, formatting ideas

A strong understanding of licensing process

Strong presentation skills both verbally in product presentation meetings and through the creation of marketing assets

A strong understanding of licensing process

Experience of working with design and mastering companies

Able to use the OCC to generate chart reports

 

The Ideal Candidate

You will ideally be educated to degree level  and/ or be able to demonstrating a strong music background (knowledge is more important).

You must be numerate, computer proficient, have good presentation skills be able to demonstrate music knowledge, and techniques in researching projects.

Ability to work with Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint, SAP Purchase Order Management.

 

Professional Experience

You will have product management experience is desired within the music industry, or a similar industry

Able to demonstrate working on a demanding product releases schedule

Experience of working with designers / mastering / authoring companies

Social media experience is highly desirable 

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