New Release Inventory Manager

Warner Music Group - Nashville, TN4.2

With its broad roster of new stars and legendary artists, Warner Music Group is home to a collection of the best-known record labels in the music industry including Asylum, Atlantic, Big Beat, Canvasback, East West, Elektra, Erato, FFRR, Fueled by Ramen, Nonesuch, Parlophone, Reprise, Rhino, Roadrunner, Sire, Warner Bros., Warner Classics, and Warner Music Nashville; Warner/Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.

For more than four decades, WMG has been an industry-leading force in providing a world-class array of services designed to help artists and labels grow their careers and their businesses. Artist & Label Services is the umbrella for WEA (Warner-Elektra-Atlantic) – the pioneering WEA distribution and marketing network – and Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA) – the groundbreaking global distribution company for independent artists and labels.

A little bit about our team:
Distribution Operations is responsible for all physical supply chain processes across the entirety of product lines under WEA Distribution. The department’s core focus is to work cohesively with all WMG divisions and departments globally, as well as outside vendors, carriers, and label partners, to ensure that the highest quality of products are distributed to customers in a timely manner. Key functions shared by the Distribution Operations team include inventory management, manufacturing, order fulfillment, compliance, and logistics.

Why this could be your next big break:
If you possess a deep knowledge of sales trends in music and believe in the continued life of physical music as a whole, this is your new home. The Inventory Manager, New Release, is at the forefront of product market integration, responsible for coordinating with internal and external teams to ensure our newest releases are readily available on street date. Communication with our Sales and Marketing teams as well as strong relationships across manufacturing, labels, and logistics are key to the most successful New Release Manager. Getting the right music, to the right place, at the right time is how you roll.

Here you’ll get to:
Manage finished goods inventories of New Release products.
Manage arrival schedule of goods in conjunction with warehouse deadlines and required-by dates by collaboration with the Director of Scheduling and Logistics.
Review new release set-ups loads from GCDM to MES, and populate required Product Master fields.
Finalize product set-ups and availability.
Place Purchase Orders based on Sales forecasting.
Manage inventory levels for new releases across all product lines.
Monitor Purchase Orders for on time deliveries and complete quantities.
Manage arrival schedule of goods in conjunction with warehouse deadlines and customer required-by dates.
Collaborate with Production teams and outside vendors/ partners to ensure parts are available.
Manage allocation of orders as necessary due to stock limitations.
Work with Sales, Labels and Finance to ensure inventory levels are maintained.
Act as Production, Manufacturing, and Label Liaison covering supply chain product related issues including but not limited to recalls, quality control, and deletions.
Research and manage product related issues, initiate changes or corrections for system maintenance required to resolve issues.

Rockstar candidates:
You have 3+ years Inventory Management experience.
You have 3+ years Music Industry experience.
You have outstanding organization skills with ability to prioritize workload.
You are an independent decision maker.
You are research oriented, have an acute attention to detail, and stellar problem solving skills.
Are articulate and outgoing with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
You thrive in a fast-paced work environment, are resilient at multitasking and possess excellent time management skills.
You are a dedicated team player.
Are proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

It would be music to our ears if you also had:
Social Media proficiency
Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent industry experience preferred
Why join us?

Warner Music Group is all about our people. We are one global company made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business.

It is the mission of every member of the WMG team around the world to create a nurturing environment for artists, songwriters, and the people behind the music, every stage of their career. We strive to set WMG apart from the rest of the industry by embracing a philosophy of innovation that is part of our company's DNA.

Consider a career at WMG and be a part of one of the biggest forces in music today.

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

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