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Associate Manager - Brand & Communication

JOB DESCRIPTION: ASSOCIATE MANAGER - BRAND & COMMUNICATION

LOCATION: MUMBAI, INDIA

OUR STORY:

Saavn is the world’s largest South Asian focused music streaming service with millions of monthly active users. We are 150 entrepreneurs, across New York, California, Mumbai, Gurgaon, and Bangalore, who help music lovers access, discover, and listen to their favorite music across all languages and genres. We blend digital technology, data analysis (which we have affectionately coined Music Science), and a strong, fearless business acumen to reach all corners of the globe.

Through partnerships with Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Shazam - to name a few - Saavn reaches more music fans than any other South Asian service. Our award-winning mobile products, partnerships, and thought leadership have been featured in some of the world’s leading publications, such as The New York Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Economic Times, The Times of India, CNBC, and many more. We are well-funded by some of the world’s most successful institutional investors and global media companies, including Tiger Global Management, Bertelsmann, Steadview Capital, Liberty Media, Mousse Partners, Quilvest, and a number of strategic individuals. Beyond investing, these are advisors and supporters of our vision, our passion, and our collective ability to deliver a revolutionary music experience as the leader in India.

OUR CULTURE:

At Saavn, we ignite passion and performance to work towards a collective goal: building a mobile entertainment ecosystem and the best possible music experience for hundreds of millions of people. From in-office performances by some of the world’s most beloved musicians to opportunities for international travel, Saavn offers a dynamic and unconventional work environment. We believe creativity and technology blend together like sweet melodies. When you choose Saavn, you join a diverse world of high-caliber techies, artists, and inventors, hailing from companies like Yahoo!, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, Qualcomm, HBO, Microsoft, Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm Quikr, MSN, and NDTV. We are amongst the few digital companies that provide tremendous opportunities for high-tech work in Mumbai, that one would have to otherwise seek in Silicon Valley.  Our value-based, people-first work culture is about empowering every individual on our global team to be a catalyst for change in this dynamic digital world. Every day is an opportunity to bring your thinking to life, and to expand, learn, and grow. No idea is left unconsidered. No voice is left unheard.

ROLE:

Saavn is seeking an experienced, self-motivated, team player, with strong communication skills to join our dynamic and global organization.  You will be responsible for supervising the development of media plans that establish Saavn as global music streaming service. You will drive downloads and brand recognition for the Saavn brand in the India market.  This position requires that you are a collaborator, problem solver, an innovator, and above all, a media planning ninja!  

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for development of media plans that establish Saavn as global music streaming service.
  • Planning, buying, and maintenance of media plans and budget
  • Implementing media plans via supervising timely delivery of all material
  • Researching, reporting, evaluating of media plans, track budgets, and spend analysis
  • Manage the agency/consultant/vendor relationships
  • Track, assess, and report all relevant competitive and best in class media trends and innovations
  • Effectively prepare reports on emerging media opportunities
  • Ensure streamlining of cross marketing effort with ATL/BTL and Digital campaigns
  • Market Research and Analysis:  Support creation of market insights and local/global planning support material

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3-4 years advertising/ media experience with expertise in ATL (TV/Print/Outdoor) and BTL marketing with the ability to manage large media budgets
  • Experience with the internet and high-tech industry
  • Ability to work effectively both as an individual and in a team environment
  • Excellent communications skills including ability to communicate clearly, professionally, both verbally and written, and at a level suitable for a variety of audiences.
  • Strong analytical, decision-making and problem solving skills and abilities
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Excellent listening skills, inquisitive, positive, team-oriented, enthusiastic approach
  • Enthusiasm, commitment, and analytical ability to continually improve, innovate, and excel
  • Highly organized with attention to detail and able to multi task
  • Strong presentation, writing, and analytical skills
  • A passion for the music, tech, and marketing space
  • Experience working cross-functionally in a global setting
  • Able to work under pressure on multiple and changing tasks

ATTRIBUTES:

  • Passionate about building high-quality and highly usable products
  • High energy, entrepreneurial spirit and have a positive attitude in an small team entrepreneurial atmosphere
  • Proactively able to set and achieve goals with limited supervision
  • Maintain a strong professional presence
  • Passion, humility, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed
  • Interest in the Indian music and film industry is a major plus

BENEFITS AND PERKS:

At Saavn, we blur work and play, and you get all the perks of a global company.  You will get to work with a dynamic group of entrepreneurs, who are delivering results and working zealously across time zones to make a difference in the way the world experiences music.  We love what we do, and we think you will too.

  • Group Mediclaim
  • Fun Fridays
  • Flexible vacation policies
  • Free healthy (and unhealthy) lunches & snacks
  • Saavn-sponsored team outings
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