Numero Group – Project Manager, Team Lead (US)

Title: Project Manager, Team Lead
Status: Full-time
Hours: 40/week, Monday – Friday, 9am-6pm
Location: Chicago, IL
Reports to: Managing Director

Company Summary

The Numero Group is an internationally recognized archival record label and rights management firm with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, and London. Founded in 2003 by Rob Sevier and Ken Shipley, for over two decades Numero has been mining the 20th century for sonic curios, packaging and contextualizing their discoveries for a new generation of listeners.

With over 20,000 songs in the catalog, Numero distills forgotten music and iconography from around the globe into LPs, CDs, 45s, tapes, board games, playlists, books, plush toys, and everything between. Our in-house sync specialists have up-cycled thousands of copyrights into film, television, advertisements, and hits by Drake, Travis Scott, Lizzo, Pusha T, Logic, Solange, and Chance The Rapper, while our 12-time Grammy nominated team of master storytellers and craftspeople have redeveloped the careers of Duster, Laraaji, Pastor T.L. Barrett, Unwound, Penny & The Quarters, Blondie, and Syl Johnson.

There is no Numero sound, rather, Numero is an aesthetic. An art project disguised as a business, a powerful collection, distribution, and marketing firm masquerading as an old fashioned record label.

Position Summary

Numero Group seeks a Project Manager, Team Lead based at their home office in Chicago. The Project Manager, Team Lead will manage the project calendar and associated staff to make sure all projects are assigned and deadlines are met.

This role will work with the Managing Director, Creative Director and Head of A&R to plan and schedule projects, their associated campaigns and execution roll-out plans. These projects include physical and digital releases and all their necessary components including project budgets, timelines, staffing plans, deliverables and physical & digital assets management. This role will also manage an assortment of project team staff members overseeing their day-to-day tasks, general career progression and their semi-annual performance review activities.

  • Manage team of Project Coordinators including hiring, training, workflows, performance management & reviews, etc.
  • Lead weekly staff meetings to review release calendar and other upcoming activities
  • Oversee macro release schedule: traffic control individual artist and catalog schedules, macro priorities, production demand, and impact of schedule volume on staff and freelancers
  • Oversee label-side catalog management and project’s team systems and workflows: assigning cat #s, managing metadata, OpenPlay, etc.
  • Work with Managing Director on strategy, systems, and best practices for pricing, discounts, margin philosophy at a format and project level
  • Provide oversight on Inventory Coordinator workflows for monitoring of hot titles, placing repress POs, priorities for production queue, etc.
  • Liaise with Secretly Distribution to provide centralized oversight on: new release campaigns, release schedule updates, communication and workflows between label team and Secretly Distribution
  • Oversee Project Manager and Project Coordinator workflows for operational and production concerns including: metadata delivery, title set-up, inventory control, monitoring of priority titles, placing of POs, priorities for pressings queue, etc.
  • Manage and delegate needs of catalog/legacy artists who do not have active project teams assigned
  • Participate in all project budget calls to understand strategy and goals for each project • Monitor and manage departmental budgets, ensuring adherence to allocated fund

The Ideal Candidate Demonstrates
  • 3+ years music industry experience
  • Strong familiarity and passion for the independent music ecosystem
  • A passion for vinyl culture, especially catalog and archival releases, with direct experience supporting and marketing catalog music
  • Demonstrated staff management skills including, goal setting, performance management, developmental feedback
  • Experience in using Project Management software such as AirTable, Asana, Jira, etc.
  • An inclusive, approachable style in managing and developing staff
  • Strong communication and executive leadership skills, with an ability to report effectively to Upper Management
  • Highest level of work ethic, and ethics

SG Services, Inc. Benefits
  • Paid holidays including end of the year closure
  • Paid Time Off policy
  • 401K with corporate matching
  • 12 weeks for parental leave after birth or adoption paid at 100% of salary
  • Volunteer Hours Matching Policy
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Medical Health insuranc
  • Chicago Salary Range: $55k

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, nationality, or national origin.

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