Head of Policy

  • Zug
By leveraging modern technologies we are developing a new music ecosystem. Welcome to Utopia - Where Music Lives!
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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. This 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 genuinely holistic space. Some might call that a Utopia. 

Funnily enough, so do we. Welcome to Utopia. Where music lives

 

WHAT UTOPIANS DO

We build a better world for music with innovative big data technology that tracks online music sources and translates them into meaningful music consumption reports for royalty collection. The solution we're building does not threaten to usurp the role of industry incumbents - it is about bringing transparency in the industry and supporting efficient royalty collection.

 

WHAT YOUR ROLE WILL BE

Head of Policy's main goal is to push the Utopia brand and its activities to different governmental and institutional stakeholders. As Head of Policy you will review, analyse opportunities, create and execute plans for being present in the various development organisations that are changing the innovation or regulatory landscape of music industry.  

You will lead the interface between Utopia Music Group and its broad ecosystem from a transversal perspective. You will establish the company as a key stakeholder and increase adoption at market & political level. Head of Policy plays a strategic role in helping to fulfil Utopia’s plan for growth and value creation by building trust, influence and compliance across the ecosystem.

Focus of the role:

  • Policy Strategy: along with the board, oversee policy agenda from landscape analysis to strategic positioning on policies relevant to Utopia’s priorities & interests. 
  • Networking & cooperation: in charge of leading stakeholders outreach strategy towards key international trade bodies, associations, institutions & academics. Define & lead execution of the best approaches via memberships, alliances or programs in order to leverage Utopia’s awareness, legitimacy, access to strategic knowledge and business opportunities. 
  • Compliance & synergies: work closely with the board from a cross-functional perspective to align Utopia’s strategy and roadmap with ecosystem’s level macro trends and regulatory framework. 
  • Advocacy: become the voice of Utopia when it comes to spreading awareness and positioning the company in relation to industry level or regulatory related topics. 
  • Influence: build trust & thought leadership across the ecosystem in touch with key decision makers at industry level. Work with the marketing team to grow Utopia’s external profile through event & publication strategy. 


THE IDEAL SKILLSET

  • A strong general understanding of the music policy environment 
  • Experience of leading the development and managing the production of policy outputs (including managing external contractors) including research reports, briefings and consultation responses, with an eye for detail and accuracy 
  • Experience of complex research and evaluation including interpreting quantitative and qualitative data 
  • Excellent communication skills, including experience of communicating complex data for policy audiences 
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to negotiate and influence successfully 
  • Curiosity and strategic thinking, with the ability to analyse and solve complex problems 
  • Excellent organisation, prioritisation, and project management skills 
  • A clear, concise and persuasive writing style 
  • A commitment to setting, tracking and using key performance indicators to evidence the impact of our policy work 
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills in native level English
  • Proven history and track record on working with regulatory and industrial bodies.

 

UTOPIANS

We come from 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! :)

 

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Flexible remote

Locations

Helsinki, London, Stockholm and Zug

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Annankatu 34
00100 Helsinki Directions helsinki@utopiamusic.com View page

Stockholm

Östermalmsgatan 87e
114 59 Stockholm Directions jobs@utopiamusic.com View page

Zug

Zählerweg 12
6300 Zug Directions jobs@utopiamusic.com View page

Perks & Benefits

If you are not yet convinced by our awesome team and great atmosphere — here you have some extra frosting on the cake.

  • 🏋️‍♀️ Active work space

    At the Stockholm office we have a ping pong table and a gym in the basement and people are encouraged to use them both. We also have a generous wellness grant for anyone who prefer to do other things.

  • ☕️ Breakfast every morning

    Every morning we gather around the bar for breakfast. It is of course voluntary but the coffee is great.

  • 👾 A bunch of nerds

    We love what we do and we do what we love. So there will be a lot of interesting discussions going on about pretty much anything connected to music or tech and a lot of Star Wars references to acompany those.

  • 🏰 A little here and a little there

    We love to work together. Where exactly that is at the moment is less important.

Work @ Utopia

Do you like to work in teams with a lot of individual responsibility? Yes, we know it sound cliché but this is also how it actually is.

Every morning after breakfast we gather in our teams to plan the day, assign tasks to kickstart the days. Agile, fast and inventive is how we like it. That also gives us room to pair up or hold a workshop if we need help in finding the best solution. 

A helping hand and a good coffee might just be what we need to get things done.

Already working at Utopia Music?

Let’s recruit together and find your next colleague.

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