WELCOME TO UTOPIA
Music is incredible. It can excite hundreds, and unite thousands. But as an industry, it has been slow, complicated, and disparate. While the tech world has moved into the future, the music industry continues to be shaped by inefficient systems of the past. At Utopia we believe there is a better way. Which is why today we are setting out to transform the entire industry; creating new revenue streams, consolidating the data and decluttering the admin. Unlocking the industry’s full potential by unifying it all in one truly holistic space. Some might call that a Utopia.
Funnily enough, so do we. Welcome to Utopia. Where music lives.
WHAT UTOPIANS DO
The open secret is that the music industry is struggling with the very basics of music accounting: What was played, when and where? Who should get paid and how much?
Utopia Music is bridging the data gap by connecting global consumption, accurate metadata, and fast payments to an industry-wide trust platform. Our goal is to unlock creative value and enable Fair Pay For Every Play to make a better world for Music. The solutions we offer do not threaten to usurp the role of industry incumbents - it is about bringing transparency in the industry and supporting efficient royalty collection for all.
The mission of Product Creation Operations (PC Ops) at Utopia is to empower our autonomous cross-functional Product Creation Teams (a.k.a. Squads) to be outcome driven, customer focused, and operate in an environment that encourages continuous discovery and delivery.
PC Ops has 3 pillars: Product Operations, Coaching, and Program Management.
As a Director of Coaching you will report to the VP Product Creation Operations. You will nurture a team of excellent Product Discovery Coaches & Agile Delivery Coaches. You will be responsible for their success and providing the environment for that success. Together, you will identify the Squads that can leverage your combined experiences the most to create the largest impact towards the PC Ops Mission.
Hire and coach a team of Product Discovery Coaches & Agile Delivery Coaches capable of scaling with Utopia through a period of continued high-growth - ensuring they are successful in moving the organisation towards autonomous, empowered, cross functional product teams.
You will act as a thought leader and trusted expert to establish a strong product-centric culture, extending your expert knowledge of product management, product design, agile software development & lean mechanisms across the different Business Units and their Squads.
Contribute to the development and deployment of the PC Ops Strategy in-line with the company strategy.
You will serve as an evangelist for the team and overall culture, both internally and externally.
You have extensive experience launching multiple complex customer-facing products to global markets as a product management leader, design leader, engineering leader, or agile coaching leader.
You have extensive experience managing people - it is a plus if those people were coaches themselves.
You are an expert in driving change in large organisations ideally in a growth-stage startup.
You are an expert in techniques and methods of modern product discovery, product delivery, product launch & product optimisation.
You are the go-to person for the senior product & engineering leaders in your organisation
You are fluent in English - both written and verbal. Your message is crisp, clear and to the point, both in verbal and written communication. You can convey a narrative that creates clarity out of ambiguity, articulates well-conceived goals, and builds consensus amongst your peers and partners.
Ability to travel, domestic or international, as required.
WHAT WE OFFER
Great atmosphere - we live, love & breathe music & tech!
Working in an impact oriented team and inclusive company culture.
An experienced team to learn from, with proven track records in multiple startups and big tech companies.
Our flexible remote policy provides Utopians the freedom to work either from one of our inspiring offices or from home.
We celebrate being an international and multicultural company.
Competitive benefits; packages depend on location. You’ll be given more details on this during the interview process.
Relocation possibility depending on location
THE HIRING PROCESS
You send us your CV in English
We invite you for an introductory video call with the Talent Acquisition team to get to know you better and share more about us
Meeting with the hiring manager - VP of Product Creation Operations
Meeting your closest future stakeholders
As we want to bring transparency, trust, and clarity to the music industry we serve, we know a change comes from within. Utopia is a transparent, trust-based organisation striving to have clarity in thinking and doing what we set out to do.
We execute urgently and innovate to grow faster. We ship things that make a difference today, so we can make them better tomorrow. We embrace fairness and are all accountable.
Strictly diverse and inclusive. We are an equal opportunity employer.
We celebrate our diverse backgrounds and we welcome everyone who identifies with the above to apply. Welcome to Utopia - Where Music Lives!
We’re eager to meet You! :)
This job comes with several perks and benefits
Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.
Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.
Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.
Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.
Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.
We want to take you from good to great.