Managing Director ( Shanghai/ Beijing – China)

The Job

1 – Build, deploy and execute believe’s Greater China strategy on services for Labels and Artists

·       Deliver P&L across all business lines in Greater China

·       Identify, qualify and develop long term growth opportunity, and execute strategic plan across all lines of business with a view to reach market leadership in Greater China.

·       Accelerate organic growth by building a deep understanding of the market of distribution and artists services and in-depth knowledge of key market segments (by geography, market segments, type of clients – artists, labels, catalogue owners…).

·       Define, position and adapt believe’s service offering, USP and pricing to create a long-term differentiation in each market segment

·       Define, position and adapt believe’s Customer Growth strategy leveraging Editorial Marketing Partnership, Video Services, Customer Support and education, financing services, data analytics, digital marketing and social services, media buy, royalty management…

·       Leverage Business Intelligence and Data Analytics to monitor financial performances and constantly adjust strategy, mission, OKRs & KPIs of the believe services organization accordingly.

·       Articulate and make clear strategic recommendations/directions to Believe’s APAC MD and Key central stakeholders.

2 – Organization & Management of Sales and Marketing team

·       Organize, lead and manage the business development, customer success team and GMO

o   Guide and support in organizational design, workflow processing and HR of local front line organizations (hiring, positioning, assessment, development and termination) to region heads and business lines leaders.

o   Define with the GMO the workflows between local organization and central functions (operations, finance, legal…).

o   Organize, lead and manage the business development and customer success support functions (sales ops, communication…)

o   Support local business development team on top clients negotiations and renewal

·       Manage Regional heads, Head of LAS and Heads of AS.

o   Constantly, clearly and simply set timed objectives and KPIs to each regional and business organizations and set incentive plan

o   Develop actions to establish the right mindset with every local heads, Heads of LAS and Heads of AS and align all local teams behind believe’s values and strategy.

o   Develop actions to ensure that each local team member has a good understanding of believe’s business & key economic factors

o   Constantly hire, assess and develop local Heads of LAS and Heads of AS to ensure optimal performance

o   Develop actions to focus local teams on gender equality issues

·       Coordinate with GMO to drive constant HR, retail,  operations, product, finance and legal adaptability and improvements.

3 – Exercise vision and leadership in building senior sales and marketing relationships in the industry

·       Build direct industry relationships with senior clients, partners (DSP, collecting societies…), competitors, and local industry bodies and institutions

·       Develop the marketing, branding and communication strategy of the believe distribution services, including coordination of the presence of believe distribution services at all key events

·       Identify external growth opportunities across the region

Develop direct relationships with key specialized journalists covering distribution services in music


–        The MD must have developed very senior relationships in the music eco-system to drive business opportunities (artist and label signings, media opportunities…) placing the Believe values at the core of those relationships.


–        The MD must be a strong team player to become a true business partner to the MDO and develop together a strategic vision of the market across all three business lines and align execution to strategy.


–        The MD must be excellent at hiring and at developing his/her direct reports and team: the head of artist & label distribution and the head of artist services.


–        The MD must be highly engaged with a strong customer (artist & label driven) mindset.

Additional Information

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