Overview

Job Locations:
GBR – 27 Wrights Lane – London
USA – New York – 1633 Broadway

WMG’s top priority is the safety and wellbeing of its team members, artists and songwriters across the globe. In response to COVID-19, WMG is fully committed to helping its people balance their home and life commitments with flexible working options, virtual wellness sessions, and more. WMG strives to maintain a COVID-free workplace. To that end, being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is a condition of employment for all US new employees, prior to the commencement of employment. If you are hired, you will be required to provide proof of your vaccination as part of your new employee onboarding process, subject to our legal obligation to make reasonable accommodations in certain limited circumstances.

Job Description:

At Warner Music Group, we’re a global collective of music makers and music lovers, tech innovators and inspired entrepreneurs, game-changing creatives and passionate team members. Here, we know that each talent makes our collective bolder and brighter. We are guided by four core principles that underpin everything we do across all our diverse businesses:

  • Music is Everything: Music is our passion, and we can never get enough. Tastes, trends, and tech will change, but great artists and songwriters will always be our driving force.
  • Global Growth, Local Expertise: Music is a global language. Through communication and collaboration, our success can come from anywhere and translate everywhere.
  • Innovation and Insight: Pushing the boundaries requires the best information and the boldest imagination. We use both to create the future.
  • Empowered by People: Like the artists we serve and the music they make, our differences make us stronger. This is a place where every talent can belong and build a career.

We remain committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We know it fosters a culture where you can truly belong, contribute, and grow. We encourage applications from people of any age, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristic or identity.

Consider a career at WMG and get the best of both worlds – an innovative global music company that retains the creative spirit of a nimble independent.

Programme Manager, Talent Frameworks

Background:

The pace of technology change, increased competition and consumer behavior is driving media and entertainment workforce challenges in talent, retention, upskilling, labor costs, the alternative workforce and the need to stay human.  Building human connection, recruiting top talent, evolving leadership and rapidly upskilling and reskilling in a global, multi-generational, digital world, is critical to WMG thriving in the modern world.

We’re solving for two key challenges:
1.    How we retain talent and grow our people to fulfil their full potential
2.    How we differentiate ourselves in the marketplace to attract and secure talent

WMG must solve for both these challenges.

People will decide to join, and stay, with an organization based on its value proposition, underpinned by talent frameworks that are equitable and which deliver impact to individuals and the business through its recruiting, learning, reward and talent/performance practices.
With these considerations in mind, we’re now recruiting for a superstar Programme Manager to drive our Talent Frameworks project. This will be an 18-month assignment, based in our NY or UK offices.

Here you’ll get to:

  • Partner with the team to build the tools, programs, processes and policies that enable WMG to meet its people and business needs, ensure we’ve built the right foundation to execute on our talent management strategy, as well as boost performance.  Identify and partner with appropriate vendor partners to help deliver the framework.
  • Establish people data standards and consistency of definitions that translate across territories and business units/labels
  • Job families and levelling – ensure all roles are consistently attributed to their defined job family;
  • Create consistency in titles and levelling of roles across territories/business units
  • Introduce governance and training over people data standards to ensure data accuracy and relevance on a continuous and consistent basis
  • Ensure all people data is accurate and clean, so it can be used by the relevant technology solution
  • Embed new compensation rules and technologies into existing Workday business processes
  • Engage territories in the future strategy and offer centralized support to local decisions / policy development etc so that they can realize the vision
  • Own the change management, communications and engagement plan and execution for the programme, leading on key stakeholder relationships to drive successful outcomes in partnership with Corporate Comms
  • Manage third party vendor relationships as appropriate, holding partner(s) to account for their deliverables and tracking/managing the achievement of these.
  • Deliver within budget constraints and facilitate high quality work.
  • Collaborate with programme sponsors and business leadership to quantify, track and report on business benefits to ensure return on investment.
  • Foster a collaborative, inspiring and impactful project delivery environment.
  • Navigate change management challenges in partnership with Programme Sponsors.

We also envision the Programme Manager partnering with us to create the foundation for:

  • Workday talent marketplace – connects jobs and job seekers, allowing managers to find the right skills for roles, projects, and temporary assignments
  • Gigs app: A place for managers to create and manage short-term, temporary work opportunities (Gigs) and find the right skills-based internal resources
  • Opportunity Marketplace app: A place for workers to view and get matched to gigs/internal full-time positions that grow their skills and career
  • Promote: Enables opportunity owners to notify workers identified by machine learning as a good fit for an opportunity.
  • Match Analysis: Provides transparency about a worker’s relevant skills and gaps to both the worker and opportunity owner
  • Anytime Feedback: Gig owners can also endorse a worker’s skills, which are factored into future opportunity matches

Implementing the Basics delivers:

  • Continuous consistency, governance and accuracy of people data
  • Reduction in future resource (time and money) spend by removing manual workarounds
  • Improves WMG visibility into internal talent, skills and capability
  • Support to DEI and ESG work that is predicated on transparency of the data
  • WMG’s ability to connect different technology platforms

About you:

  • You have the ability to manage multiple complex workstreams and engage challenging and creative stakeholder communities
  • You possess a strong global perspective and act as a change agent with hands on execution experience in rolling out global programs
  • You have an innate ability to create order out of chaos
  • You’re an agile thinker with a high tolerance for ambiguity in a fast-pace global environment
  • You possess exemplary interpersonal skills and communication skills that build rapport quickly with stakeholders from a diverse range of cultures and backgrounds
  • You have critical thinking and problem-solving skills and cutting through complexity is simple to you
  • You can facilitate program deliverables in a tight timeframe
  • You have a thirst for innovative thinking but pragmatism on how to get from A to B
  • You enjoy operating independently but love being part of a highly supportive and collaborative team
  • You possess experience of a similar programme of work
  • You possess multi-lingual capabilities
  • You have a passion for music and experience in a creative industry

About us:

As the home to Asylum, Atlantic, East West, Elektra, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Records, Warner Classics, and several other of the world’s premier recording labels, Warner Music Group champions emerging artists and global superstars alike. And our renowned publishing company, Warner Chappell Music, represents genre-spanning songwriters and producers through  a catalogue of more than one million copyrights worldwide. Redefining what it means to be a music company in the 21st century, our consumer brands include trend-setters like UPROXX, Songkick, HipHopDX, and EMP. We’re the home to WMX – the next generation services division that connects artists with fans and amplifies brands in creative, immersive, and engaging ways – and Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) – the ground-breaking global distribution company for independent artists and labels.

Together, we are Warner Music Group: Music With Vision & Voice.

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Don’t be discouraged if you don’t hear from us right away. We’re taking our time to review all resumes, and to find the best people for WMG.

Thanks for your interest in working for WMG.  We love it here, and think you will, too.

WMG is committed to inclusion and diversity in all aspects of our business. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and will evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition as defined by state law (genetic characteristics or cancer), physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

WMG is committed to inclusion and diversity in all aspects of our business. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and will evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, marital status, medical condition as defined by state law (genetic characteristics or cancer), physical or mental disability, military service or veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

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