Warp Records – Head of Operations (UK)

Head of Operations

London, UK

Company Description

Warp is a leading independent Record company releasing music by ground-breaking and influential artists including Aphex Twin, Flying Lotus, Danny Brown, Kelela, Squid, Yves Tumor, Nala Sinephro, Stereolab and many more over its family of labels.

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced and driven person to join the management team of our Recordings business. This is an exciting opportunity for a proven leader with an analytical and strategic mind, to play a key role in the ongoing development of a leading independent music company.

You will lead the operations of our recordings business. You will be a proven people manager, capable of leading an experienced team, to deliver efficient physical and digital supply chains, data and asset management, technology and reporting functions for the business.

You will take responsibility for the systems and workflows that tie these functions together, leading on design, specification, implementation and ongoing improvement. You will thrive on managing change throughout an organisation and inspiring and enabling your team to deliver on our targets.

  • Lead a team to effectively deliver core functions: physical and digital supply chain, asset and data management, technology and reporting.
  • Manage and optimise our physical manufacturing and supply chain, ensuring quality, price and efficient stock control and logistics.
  • Design, propose and implement new and improved systems and ways of working to increase efficiency, accuracy, transparency, robustness and sustainability across the business.
  • Research, plan and advise on the resource and operational impact of new projects and services.
  • Ensure that systems and workflows are fully integrated with other parts of the Warp group (e.g. finance and royalties) and external partners.
  • Keeping abreast of industry and technology developments in order to plan for the future of the recordings business.
  • Always keeping environmental impact and sustainability a central part of decision making.
  • Part of the Warp Records management team and contributing to our business development.

  • Proven experience of leading a team.
  • A collaborative approach to get people onboard with change.
  • Experience of managing manufacturing and global supply chain for an organisation with a large catalogue of physical products.
  • Technical knowledge and experience of implementing new technology, systems and workflows.
  • Knowledge of data analytics and reporting.
  • Ability to take a broad view of our business and spot inefficiencies and opportunities.
  • An understanding of music digital and supply chain and metadata would be desirable.
  • Budget planning and management.
  • Negotiation of price and terms of business.

Additional information

Apply here: https://smrtr.io/fdhz5

Please use the ‘Message To Hiring Manager’ section to provide a full cover letter detailing why you feel you are suitable for the role. Candidates who do not provide a cover letter will not be considered.

North London office with some flexible working.

Salary dependent on experience

Applications close on 19/06/2023

We recognise the importance of diversity within our teams and are fully committed to embracing all types of talent. Additionally, we are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments to the application process that may be required. If there is anything that you want to make us aware of then please note this at the time of your application.

Thanks for applying and don’t be discouraged if you don’t hear from us right away as we take the time to review all applications.

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