Product Owner, Creative

 

About BMG

BMG is a new kind of music company. Our mission is clear; to help artists and songwriters make the very most of their songs and recordings in the digital age. That’s why we offer the best creative support, provide the best access to platforms and work hard to maximize the value of each and every copyright, ensuring all our clients receive all payments promptly and accurately. We are not a technology company – though we use the best technology. We are not just a music publisher or a record label – although we offer both services. BMG is a company with service, transparency and fairness at its heart and a commitment to being the best international music company for songwriters, artists and everyone who works with us.

 

Your Mission at BMG

Own custom software products used by our Creative & Sync licensing community.

  • Connect with users in the Creative & Sync licensing community with the aim of understanding them and what their needs are.
  • Be the voice of the customer and ensure that our software products are helping the business users achieve better outcomes
  • Assess the value of the work using best practices within Product Management (Agile/Scrum)
  • Provide vision, direction and methodology to development teams and stakeholders across projects
  • Release planning in conjunction with development teams & ongoing communication with business stakeholders.
  • Assess value/return on investment, develop business cases, prioritize epics and stories to align with overall business and product strategy
  • Ensure a good balance between feature set development and continuing resolving of technical debt
  • Play an active role in resolving blockers preventing successful completion

 

Your Profile

  • Empathy for business user requirements & passion for software product development
  • 3+ years managing, inspiring and developing product management teams
  • Proven experience as a product owner or product manager driving business capability expansion, revenue growth or cost savings
  • Preferably former experience in the music industry and the IT systems/applications within it
  • Track record of understanding core customer needs and translating these clearly into product development process
  • Proven ability and intrinsic desire to engage and collaborate with all stakeholders, make people feel heard and understood, but be able to say no and make and stand up for tough calls needed to better serve the wider business and clients
  • Experience working closely with engineers, agile and/or scrum teams and ability to switch to waterfall where this is the more suitable approach
  • Experience and willingness to work with both internal and outsourced/offshore teams

 

A Bachelors degree or higher, preferably in technology or business with excellent professional verbal & written English skills, German is a plus.

 

What’s In It For You

  • Robust medical/dental/vision packages
  • Two weeks’ vacation in year one; three weeks’ vacation in year two
  • $500 fitness reimbursement
  • Diverse possibilities of personal and professional development including trainings and access to Lynda.com
  • Dollar for dollar match of up to 6% into 401(k) after your first year with the company
  • A fun and respectful community of people with a passion for music

 

 

We welcome applications from people who will contribute to the diversity of our company.

 

 

BMG is the new model music company founded by Bertelsmann in 2008 as a direct response to the challenges of music’s digital revolution. Key to its innovative approach is the fact it represents the traditionally separate music publishing and recording rights off the same state-of-the-art platform internationally. BMG is already the world’s fourth biggest music publisher and the first new global player in the recordings business in decades. BMG’s pitch is unique – a relentless focus on fairness and transparency and service to its artist and songwriter clients. BMG’s 14 offices across 12 core music markets now represent over 2,5m songs and recordings, including the catalogues of Chrysalis, Bug, Virgin, Mute, Sanctuary, Primary Wave and Talpa Music, as well as literally thousands of artists and songwriters attracted by its fresh approach. BMG is owned by international media company Bertelsmann, which also includes the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr, the service provider Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group, and Bertelsmann Investments, an international network of funds. With its multi-platform perspective, integrated technology platform and commitment to help artists maximize their income, BMG aims to be the best company in music to do business with.

 

International offices are located in Berlin (HQ), Los Angeles, New York City, Nashville, Paris, Hilversum, London, Madrid, Milan, Stockholm, Sydney, Beijing, Sao Paulo

 

Company: BMG Rights Management (US) LLC 

Country: United States of America 

State/Region: New York 

City: New York 

Postal Code: 10016 

Job ID: 30376


Nearest Major Market: Manhattan
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City

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