Production Manager Special Projects

Commercial Services Encino, California Remote, United States Req. R0005824


About Ingrooves Music Group

Ingrooves Music Group is a world leader in music distribution, marketing, and technology that empowers labels and entrepreneurs to grow their businesses and thrive in the global music industry. Our comprehensive suite of solutions includes marketing strategy, insights and analytics, rights management, advertising, royalty accounting, video monetization and music licensing, all accessible through an intuitive client platform. Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices throughout North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia, Ingrooves works everywhere music is streamed.

How you’ll LEAD:

The Production Manager will oversee and manage physical product releases, with emphasis on the K-Pop genre from Ingrooves-distributed labels. Working alongside other Ingrooves team members, this high-velocity role manages the communication and details around the logistics of bringing these special, high-profile releases to market.  As many of the stakeholders are based in Korea, the role occasionally requires working off-hours, to align in part with the Korean business day.

The Production Manager, Special Projects reports to the VP of Commercial Strategy and is based in the US.

How you’ll CREATE:

  • Manage new release and catalog production and sales details for all K-Pop products worldwide, liaising with label partners and UMG
  • Perform full inventory management, including inventory levels, product backorders, open orders and excess inventory levels
  • Manage new release manufacturing planning for special requested K-Pop products, including verifying bill of materials, proofing artwork and obtaining audio assets
  • Manage security issues around high-profile product movement
  • Product scheduling – enforcing the deadlines of the Product Development Schedule and making sure all releases are scheduled accordingly
  • Maintain asset information for key online retail partners
  • Fully manage the onboarding production and asset ingestion process for new labels and products
  • Provide rhythmic reporting to internal and external customers
  • Work closely with UMG/UML’s supply chain, inventory management and commercial partnership departments to ensure Ingrooves products are properly aligned with Universal guidelines
  • Provide outstanding customer service to Ingrooves label partners
  • Work on general market and special project (i.e. Record Store Day) production projects as needed

Bring your VIBE:

  • At least 3 years of music business experience and physical product supply chain knowledge
  • Advanced skills required in Excel
  • Exceptional communication skills – proactive, concise, polished, able to deal with varying personalities and levels
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a project deadline environment
  • Highly organized, meticulous about follow-up, deadline oriented, resourceful, innovative, problem fixer
  • Customer-service attitude, problem-solver mentality
  • Experience working with international CD product movement helpful
  • Bilingual Korean very helpful but not required
  • Willing to work off-peak hours to line up with Korean business day

Perks Playlist:

  • Competitive Compensation Package including Salary, Benefits and Generous 401k Savings Plan with company matching
  • Flexible Paid Time Off plus Paid Holidays, 2 week “Winter Break” & Wellness Fridays (year-round)
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Student Loan Repayment Assistance & Tuition Reimbursement (after 12 months of service)
  • Robust Employee Assistance Program (for you and your loved ones)
  • Annual Well-Being Allowance which includes Fitness, Travel, Home Enhancements, Nutrition, and Spa Treatment Reimbursements
Universal Music Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All UMG employees are currently required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide proof of a negative PCR or Antigen test before entering any Company offices unless they have been approved for an exemption or unless prohibited by applicable law.

Disclaimer: This job description only provides an overview of job responsibilities that are subject to change.