The Job

The Senior Product Manager (SPM) will play a crucial role in guiding and overseeing product development initiatives across various domains. This position involves collaborating with cross-functional teams and external partners to conceptualize, implement, and optimize innovative solutions. The Senior Product Manager will contribute to the strategic vision and execution of product roadmaps, ensuring alignment with organizational goals and market trends. This will include aligning with business goals and objectives, identifying Key Results to meet those goals, and being able to prioritize features and products to achieve those key results

This dynamic role requires proven leadership experience, a solid understanding of Music industry dynamics, customer-centric focus, and adaptability to change in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate should excel in strategic thinking while being hands-on and responsive in an evolving, entrepreneurial setting.

Salary: $120-180k 

Key Responsibilities – Product Management

  • Market Understanding

    • Conduct comprehensive market research to discern customer needs, pain points, and music industry trends.

    • Stay abreast of competitive activities and emerging technologies to inform strategic product decisions.

  • Cross-Functional Collaboration

    • Collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, external partners, including engineering, design, and marketing, to drive the successful development and delivery of products.

    • Foster open communication and teamwork across diverse departments.

  • Strategic Product Vision

    • Define and articulate a compelling product vision aligned with overall company strategy.

    • Follow company Objectives to define Key results for each objective

    • Communicate the product vision clearly to team members, ensuring a shared understanding and commitment.

  • Effective Prioritization

    • Prioritize features and enhancements based on a deep understanding of customer needs and business priorities.

    • Make informed decisions on feature development, balancing competing demands and strategic objectives.

  • Comprehensive Product Roadmap

    • Develop and maintain a comprehensive product roadmap, outlining the strategic evolution of the product.

    • Ensure the roadmap is adaptable to changing market conditions and business priorities.

  • Product Delivery

    • Drive projects to execution, by leveraging stakeholder and leadership feedback proactively

    • Perform User Acceptance testing and lead the final sign-off process and go/no-go meetings for core feature launches

  • Iterative Development Approach

    • Embrace an iterative and agile approach to product development, releasing minimum viable products (MVPs) and iterating based on user feedback.

    • Drive a culture of continuous improvement and innovation within the product team.

  • Metrics-Driven Decision Making

    • Define and track key performance indicators (KPIs) aligned with product and business objectives.

    • Utilize data and metrics to measure the success and impact of product features, informing future development.

  • User-Centric Design Advocacy

    • Advocate for a user-centric design approach, ensuring product decisions prioritize user needs and preferences.

    • Regularly gather and incorporate user feedback to enhance the user experience.

  • Leadership and Inspiration

    • Provide strong leadership to the product team, inspiring a high standard of performance and product excellence.

    • Cultivate a culture of innovation, collaboration, and continuous improvement.

    • Mentor junior team members and support them in their career development.

  • Problem Solving and Decision-Making

    • Proactively identify and address challenges and obstacles in the product development process.

    • Make well-informed and timely decisions to keep the product development on track.

  • Continuous Learning and Music Industry Awareness

    • Maintain a curious mindset and stay informed about new technologies, industry trends, and best practices in product management.

    • Encourage a culture of learning and knowledge-sharing within the product team.

 

Qualifications

Qualifications:

  • Proven leader with at least 8 years of experience in a Product/Tech leadership role in the industry and passion for music distribution and supporting independent artists

  • Experience with digital music platforms, including best practices and competitive landscape analysis

  • Demonstrable track record of ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Experience with agile methodologies and technology teams

  • Ability to prioritize complex product roadmaps and adapt to changing requirements and priorities

  • Proven track record in working collaboratively across functional areas to drive results – can manage partnerships effectively with representatives from external partners, Technology, Operations, Business stakeholders and executive leadership

  • Strong communication, and presentation skills

  • Demonstrate thoroughness, follow-up, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines

  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work under shifting deadlines

  • Willingness to ask questions

  • BS or BA degree, or higher

  • Bonus points for familiarity with SQL, XML, and JSON as well as FTP, SQL and Atlassian applications such as Jira

 

 

Additional Information

Our Values:  

TuneCore is a team of creators, for creators. Our mission is to support our artists and labels at every stage of their careers. Our driving forces are respect, expertise, fairness, transparency and our values include collaboration and innovation. As global citizens, we believe that if we build more diverse, equitable and inclusive teams across our company, we will collectively create and offer more innovative solutions and better serve our artists, labels, partners, and employees.  

 

We strive to build a company that reflects the communities we serve and embraces the diversity of the world we live in, where each person’s unique perspective is valued, and where everyone has the same opportunities and is supported in their personal and professional growth. From our hiring practices to the culture we create and nurture, we are committed to listening, learning and evolving. Our goal is to make TuneCore an inspirational place that feels comfortable and familiar no matter how you look, where you call home, who you love, what you believe, or what’s on your playlist. 

 

CSR Strategy: Shaping Music for Good 

Our core values are put into action through Shaping Music for Good, Believe and TuneCore’s global corporate social responsibility strategy, integrated at all levels of the company and at the heart of our business model.   

  

We strive to shape the music industry for good by building trusting relationships with artists and partners, investing in the growth and talent development of our local markets, and empowering our community to positively impact society. We work to achieve progress on our core priorities: gender equity, diversity, equity & inclusion, environmental sustainability, and wellness for our employees, artists, and industry partners.  

 

Shapers Program 

Employees have the opportunity to join the Shapers Program, a resource group made up of teammates who want to dedicate their time and skills to Shaping Music For Good initiatives.  Shapers develop action plans, educate teammates, support the implementation of programs, and inspire action within the organization on causes and issues that align with TuneCore and Believe’s SMFG priorities.  

 

BE THE CHANGE 

As part of our commitment to gender equity in the industry, TuneCore and Believe partnered with leading entertainment and media analysis research firm MIDiA Research in 2021 for a groundbreaking study on the underrepresentation of female creators in the music industry.  

 

For the third annual study, BE THE CHANGE: Gender Equality in Music, Believe and TuneCore engaged entertainment data and insights company Luminate to lead the research for the study and expand its scope. With over 1600 respondents from 109 countries, this year’s study includes an increased focus on global reach and adopts an intersectional approach that accounts for respondents’ ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability status, parental status, location, and age among other factors.  

 

Our intent for this study is to inspire meaningful change in the industry. 

 

Recognition and Awards: 

2023: 

  • Fast Company’s 10 Most Innovative Companies in Music list (#3, Music Category) 

  • Billboard Women in Music List: Andreea Gleeson, CEO 

  • Billboard Indie Power Players List: Andreea Gleeson, CEO 

  • Billboard’s International Power Players List, Andreea Gleeson, CEO 

  

2022: 

  • Crain’s Best Places to Work in NYC 

  • Music Week’s International Woman of the Year: Andreea Gleeson, CEO 

  • Variety’s New York Women’s Impact Report: Andreea Gleeson, CEO 

  • Billboard Indie Power Players List: Andreea Gleeson, CEO 

  • Billboard’s International Power Players List, Andreea Gleeson, CEO 

 

2021: 

  • Billboard 2021 International Power Players List: Andreea Gleeson, CEO 

  • Billboard 2021 Indie Power Players List: Andreea Gleeson, CEO and Matt Barrington, Chief Financial & Strategy Officer 

 

Benefits & Perks: At TuneCore we’re committed to the well-being of our employees and aim to create a workplace that fosters both personal and professional growth. Our inclusive benefits include, but are not limited to: 

 

  • Paid Time Off including vacation, holidays, paid bereavement, and unlimited paid sick days, “Wellness Fridays” year-round (close at 1pm on Fridays), week-long company-wide week off between Christmas and New Years – every employee needs time to take care of themselves and their family. 

  • Universal Paid Parental Leave for both parents – because we know your newest family member(s) deserve your undivided attention. 

  • Comprehensive health, vision, dental, FSA and dependent care from day 1 of employment – Your health comes first. 

  • 401k match – an investment in your future. 

  • Company wide events, outings and volunteer days – we have team spirit and know how to have fun! 

  • Hybrid Work – employees have the option to work predominantly remotely and work from the office 7 days per month on a flexible schedule organized at the department level, in accordance with Company policies. 

  • Learning and development opportunities and career development trainings – We believe in promoting and growing our leadership from within the company and proactively invest in our people. 

  • Exclusive employee free distribution subscription – to ensure you experience the magic of releasing music worldwide (and give us valued feedback!). 

  • Free concert tickets to TuneCore artist’s shows – Giving our teams a front row seat to the music we distribute worldwide and support our incredible artists while we’re at it. 

 

TuneCore and Believe are Equal Opportunity Employers. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. 

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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