Kobalt – Onboarding Manager ( UK)

Kobalt is one of the world’s largest, most innovative music companies, using technology to power creative freedom, transparency, ownership, and control, for artists, songwriters, publishers, and labels.

Founded in 2000 by Swedish entrepreneur Willard Adhritz, the startup built a platform to maximise efficiency, accuracy, and transparency across the billions of micro-payments collected in today’s highly complex digital world. As the traditional music companies fought technology and contracted, Kobalt embraced it and grew, building an infrastructure and world-class creative team purposely designed to usher in the streaming era, along with a more fair, rewarding music business for creators.

With over 400 employees in 12 offices around the world, Kobalt today represents over 31,000 artists and songwriters, 700,000 songs and 600 publishing companies. Kobalt is proud to work with artists, songwriters, and companies like Childish Gambino, Max Martin, Paul McCartney and MPL Communications, Disney Music Group, and many more.

About the role

Joining a close-knit team in our Publishing department, the Onboarding Manager manages the transition of major deals and acquisitions into Kobalt’s internal systems and into the ongoing day-to-day processes of core Operational teams such as Copyright, Finance, Business Affairs & Synchronisation.

This is a varied role where each project presents its unique challenges and ideal if you enjoy problem solving and are looking to specialise in project management, develop your numerical skills and have a genuine interest in copyright data.

Ideally, you’ll have previous experience in copyright and end-to-end processes across music publishing. You are a detail-oriented and flexible team player comfortable with rapidly evolving priorities, with very strong written and verbal communication skills and confidence in communicating with key stakeholders and high-profile clients.

  • Initiates, owns, reviews & updates Onboarding plan to coordinate the ingestion of new works and agreements – manages issues and escalates to senior management for decision and resolution if needed
  • Establishes & builds upon good relationships across multiple business areas and Kobalt’s publishing clients
  • Guiding & supporting the Copyright & Admin departments to plan and track the various tasks needed to transition to ‘business-as-usual”
  • Consulting & informing the Clients team enable them to establish a plan for client allocation, and subsequently monitor progress of handover to plan
  • Act as the primary project point of contact for any internal queries relating to those clients

  • Previous experience in music publishing or with a performing rights society
  • A good understanding and knowledge of technical aspects relevant to Kobalt (i.e. the portal, statement processing, data ingestion formats etc.)
  • Strong organisational, and analytical skills
  • Adaptability and comfort working in a fast paced & evolving environment
  • Highly numerate with good Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Ability to work independently, multi-task, adapt to changing priorities and manage high intensity situations while maintaining professionalism
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills

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