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We will always seek to make appropriate adjustments to recruitment, workplaces, and work processes to be fully inclusive to people with different needs and working styles.
The A Side: A Day in The Life
Universal Music On Demand (UMOD), the award-winning, chart-topping, boutique commercial UK label, is looking for an enthusiastic team player who is passionate about hip-hop culture and all forms of product marketing. The successful candidate will be creative, proactive, innovative, and want to make a difference in a small but impactful and very driven team.
The Marketing Manager is the key day-to-day driver of all core hip-hop related projects, managing a myriad of diverse concepts.
A self-starter who can hit the ground running with a broad remit, the successful candidate will have proven product management and marketing experience; and is able to apply themselves to a variety of tasks simultaneously.
The B Side: Skills & Experience
Initiate, plan and execute all aspects of creative, production and marketing for a diverse set of hip-hop related projects – from albums to merchandise and beyond
Devise, research and implement innovative, effective and optimised marketing and retail strategies, predominantly online and via social media
Analyse data from consumers, site traffic and advertising efficacy.
Co-ordinate seamless communication and approvals between the division and labels, artists, lawyers, managers, suppliers and 3rd parties
Create costed-out marketing plans and carefully manage campaigns within agreed budgetary limits
Line manage, support and develop the division’s Marketing Intern
Passion and knowledge of hip-hop music, culture and lifestyle. An awareness of all facets (music, fashion, merchandise, trends etc.): from 80s and 90s legends to, more importantly, modern day contemporary U.S. stars and all the key artists and releases in the burgeoning UK rap scene
Experience working on projects with rap artists and managers, ideally in a product management and marketing role
Positive attitude, enthusiastic, motivated, committed, creative, analytical, detail-orientated, multi-tasker, considerate and a forward-thinker
Understanding and experience of digital marketing and trends
Commercially focussed, aware of wider market trends and chart stats – UK and international
Team player with strong communication skills, both verbal and written
Computer literate – proficient in Outlook, Word, Excel and a presentation application.
Key Performance Measures
Demonstrable methodical approach to work
Achievement of delivering focussed, creative, successful marketing campaigns that meet set goals
Clear and consistent communication and reporting
Building and maintaining effective relationships with other key team members and contacts
Positive feedback from heads of departments and 3rd party business contacts
Bonus Tracks: Your Benefits
Group Personal Pension Scheme (between 3% and 9%)
Private Medical Insurance
25 paid days of annual leave
Interest Free Season Ticket Loan available
Holiday Purchase scheme
Dental and Travel Insurance options
Cycle to Work Scheme
Salary Sacrifice Cars
Subsidised Gym Membership
Employee Discounts (Reward Gateway)
Just So You Know…
The company presents this job description as a guide to the major areas and duties for which the jobholder is accountable. However, the business operates in an environment that demands change and the jobholder's specific responsibilities and activities will vary and develop. Therefore, the job description should be seen as indicative and not as a permanent, definitive and exhaustive statement.