BMG – Product Manager, Merchandise (US)

Position: Manager, Recorded Merchandising

Department: Recorded Music
Location: Los Angeles

Come As You Are.

As the great Kurt Cobain* once said, “Come as you are.” BMG is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and we celebrate diversity in all forms. Equal opportunity runs deep in our core value of fairness and we are determined to create a truly inclusive work environment, where everyone can flourish. If you’re good at what you do, come as you are.

All applicants to BMG will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, color, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. *BMG is the proud representative of Kurt Cobain’s publishing catalogue, including the 1992 single ‘Come As You Are’.

Your Mission at BMG.

BMG has set out to change the merchandise business and has created a home for the merchandise products of the most iconic artists, connecting them with their loyal fans and new generations. We focus on E-Commerce only with the goal to offer a better, tailor-made service, fair splits and a reliable, innovative, pro-active long-term partnership offering. BMG takes a white glove service approach to: digital, sustainability, best in class customer experience, high quality products, and innovation with deal structure based on BMG’s values of Fairness & Transparency.

As an e-commerce expert, you will be supporting the growing merchandise business of the US. Your primary mission is to manage and coordinate e-commerce stores and recorded releases for several clients and to support the Recorded team on expanding the existing e-commerce business. This will include day-to-day communication and coordination with clients, vendors and fulfillment partners. Additional responsibilities will include inventory and store management, acting as an interface between internal and external stakeholders.

Your Profile.
  • You are an e-commerce specialist with an interest in the music industry.
  • You are comfortable working in a team and are a self-starter.
  • Your time management skills allow you to meet deadlines easily.
  • You have exceptional attention to detail and the ability to track and follow through on multiple concurrent projects to completion.
What You’ll Be Doing.
  • Day to day product management of artist e-commerce stores
  • Manage products, descriptions, content on webstores.
  • Work directly with artists and their teams to create product lines.
  • Work directly with vendors and manufacturing partners to manage production
  • Collaborate with marketing teams on store implementation of digital marketing best practices
  • Monitor product sales & inventory
  • Execute store visual presentation aligned with clients and specific deliverables.
  • Executing concepts and visions for new product lines with existing and new vendors
Must-Haves
  • Previous experience within e-commerce and an advanced understanding of merchandise and product development.
  • High-level understanding of social media and SEO
  • Basic understanding of merchandise licensing
  • Proficiency with Shopify and other common e-commerce tools
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
A plus, not a must!
  • Knowledge of data analytics and graphic tools
  • Knowledge of catalog music as well as having your finger on the pulse of up-and-coming artists
  • Understanding of the fulfillment processes
  • Experience creating social media strategies/ general digital marketing
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
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.

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