Metadata Cleanser (6 Month Contract)

Supply Chain Management Kings Cross, London Req. UMG-5874


Job title: Metadata Cleanser (6 Month Contract)
Responsible to: Director, Metadata Operations
Department: Metadata Operations
Location of work: 4 Pancras Square, Kings Cross


Music is Universal

It’s the passionate and dedicated team at Universal Music who help make us the world’s leading music company. From A&R to finance, legal to digital, sales to marketing, Universal Music is the place to grow and develop your career within a truly commercial and innovative business that leads in everything it does.

Everyone is welcome to apply for our roles, and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment because of gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief, age, marital status, background, pregnancy or caring responsibilities. We also recognise the importance of diversity of thought within our teams and are fully committed to embracing the talents of people with autism, dyslexia, ADHD and other forms of neurocognitive variation.

We will always seek to make appropriate adjustments to recruitment, workplaces, and work processes to be fully inclusive to people with different needs and working styles. If you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for you from application onwards, including alternatives to the online form or to disclose a neurocognitive condition, please email [email protected]

The A Side: A Day in The Life

R2 is a Universal Music owned application that maintains and feeds repertoire metadata to downstream systems (such as scheduling, delivery, financial, rights etc) both internal and external to UMG.

As a Metadata Cleanser within the Metadata Operations team, you will be working on a variety of data projects including enriching and cleansing of talent data.

The B Side: Skills & Experience

Be Analytical

  • Proactively review and address data issues (using various tools/methods provided), for specific business issues including:
  • Identifying duplicate data (e.g. talent/party records)
  • Recognising missing/incomplete data (e.g. both critical items and helpful, disambiguating information)
  • Detecting incorrect/poor data (e.g. understanding usage of talent/party data and “names”, and the appropriate associations to repertoire data)
  • Investigate root cause of common data issues and explore means of prevention

Be Organised

  • Manage daily workloads
  • Coordinate prioritisation and workload across team members involved in data cleansing projects
  • Ask appropriate questions and liaise with key contacts and stakeholders
  • Track and quantify project progress and provide regular reports


Be Collaborative

  • Build strong relationships within team and stakeholders as needed to complete tasks
  • Proactively raise and discuss data issues/themes with colleagues and line manager
  • Participate in and contribute towards group-based data projects
  • Support the Global Metadata Operations support team in reactive trouble shooting of Talent/Party data


 Person Specification


  • Customer focused. Must be solutions-oriented with a positive attitude and strong work ethic and have an impeccable attention to detail
  • Quick learner: Experienced in being able to quickly understand new business information systems and processes
  • Ability to work closely with other team members while, at the same time, taking responsibility for personal workload
  • Excellent communication, reporting and trouble-shooting skills
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, multi-task and be highly flexible in order to juggle priorities and meet all deadlines


 Just So You Know…


The company presents this job description as a guide to the major areas and duties for which the jobholder is accountable.  However, the business operates in an environment that demands change and the jobholder's specific responsibilities and activities will vary and develop. Therefore, the job description should be seen as indicative and not as a permanent, definitive and exhaustive statement