Secretly Group – Director of Projects, UK/EU (UK)

Title: Director of Projects, UK/EU

Status: Full-time
Hours: 40/week, Monday – Friday, 10am-6:30pm
Location: London, UK
Reports to: Global Label Director

Company Summary

Secretly Group is a leading independently-owned music company. Its major divisions include record labels Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar, Saddest Factory and Secretly Canadian, and music publisher Secretly Publishing. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, Secretly Group also maintains offices in Brooklyn, London, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Founded in 1996, its roster counts Phoebe Bridgers, Bon Iver, Mitski, Angel Olsen, Japanese Breakfast, Whitney, Jamila Woods, Sharon Van Etten, Faye Webster, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Claud, MUNA, serpentwithfeet, Slowdive, and Khruangbin among others. Secretly Publishing artist and writer partners include The War On Drugs, NNAMDI, Japanese Breakfast, Whitney, and Faye Webster, as well as the publishing catalogs of affiliates Songs Of Numero Group and Ghostly Songs.

Position Summary

Secretly Group seeks a Director of Projects, UK/EU. Ideally the candidate will be based in London, and their prime mission will be to lead and mentor a growing team of Project Managers & Project Coordinators, identifying label priorities and ensuring effective strategies to bring our records to market.

The Director of Projects (UK & EU) will report to the Global Label Director and collaborate closely on release schedule management, budgeting conversations, departmental objectives and implementing a growth mindset.

  • Line manage and mentor an expanding Projects staff (including but not limited to hiring, training, assigning workloads, conducting performance reviews…)
  • Communicate with and coach Project Managers & Project Coordinators on best practices, operational procedure & complexities, and strategies to bring our records to market effectively
  • Provide high-level project management duties across select priority campaigns, and manage and delegate the needs of legacy artists who do not have active project teams assigned
  • Oversee departmental systems and workflows, and make recommendations to Global Label Director and VPs of Operations on tool optimisation for Project teams
  • Ensure compliance and optimisation of label cataloguing & metadata management
  • Report to and communicate regularly with the Global Label Director on macro priorities for the label group’s Projects team
  • Liaise with our distribution network to provide centralised oversight on new release campaigns and release schedule updates
  • Collaborate with the Global Label Director and A&R team on label release schedules: traffic control individual label schedules, identify label priorities, assess production demand, and the impact of label schedule volume on operational staff
  • Work with Global Label Director on label pricing & discount strategy
  • Liaise with Inventory and Production teams to identify manufacturing priorities, inventory concerns and stock control
  • Have oversight on all project budgets to understand strategy and goals for each project

The Ideal Candidate Demonstrates
  • 5+ years’ experience in a similar role
  • Prior experience managing a team
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the physical & digital retail cycles
  • Access to a robust network and wide range of industry contacts
  • Passion and familiarity with the Secretly Group roster
  • Excellent communication skills, hands-on-mentality and team spirit
  • Excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • A highly committed, pro-active and reliable attitude
  • Great attention to detail and follow-through skills
  • Advanced organisational skills and the ability to multitask and prioritise to tight deadlines

BWSCD Benefits
  • Holidays
  • Pension contributions
  • End of Year Closure Holiday
  • Parental Leave
  • Volunteer Hours Matching Policy
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • UK Bank Holidays
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

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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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