Head of Business Development

  • 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. 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

We are building 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

As Head of Business Development, you'll be making a key impact on how Utopia captures business opportunities through finding partnerships, understanding and articulating market opportunities, and contributing to the M&A team's deal generation efforts.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Builds and discovers potential partner/M&A candidates that allows us to expand Utopia’s market or product offering together with the M&A team  
  • Compiles relevant market data for decision-making (opportunities matrix, capabilities roadmap, etc)
  • Collaborates with CEO/Board/COO to identify and approve Utopia’s capabilities roadmap to successfully reach Utopia’s vision
  • Helps bridge understanding gaps regarding business models and their impact on the corporate financial plans
  • Supports Utopia to identify, grow and maintain market opportunities worth pursuing, competitive positioning and advantage (Opportunities Matrix) together with Business Units
  • Helps Utopia identify, grow and maintain capabilities roadmap together with Marketing, Partnerships, Technology and Commercial teams (Capabilities Roadmap) with Business Units
  • Continually updates the organization on Music Industry impacting events to enable Utopia to see and capture relevant growth trends

THE IDEAL SKILLSET

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills with demonstrated capabilities to manage and influence stakeholders effectively
  • High degree of organizational awareness, ability to connect the dots to understand all the interdependency and big picture 
  • Thought leader with track record to formulate and integrate functional strategies with corporate objectives and translate them into actionable deliverables 
  • Strong leadership skill with proven ability to develop and lead teams across locations and drive professional development of team members by providing coaching and enabling the team to excel in a high performing organization
  • Exercise great judgment and ability to negotiate effectively
  • Results-driven, takes great initiative and ownership to accomplish excellent quality of work
  • Comfortable with change; ability to demonstrate flexibility and proven experience in orchestrating change in complex organizations
  • Excellent prioritization skill and work well under pressure in a rapidly growing environment
  • Strive for continuous improvement and embrace innovative ideas in daily work
  • Proven experience leading the search and evaluation process, due diligence and structuring of partnerships
  • In-depth, hands-on experience with market analysis and business case development, with ability to analyze and comprehend information across scientific and commercial and financial fronts to inform R&D strategic planning and BD strategy
  • Thorough understanding of industry trends and competitive landscape
  • Strong understanding of the music industry is preferred but not critical

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Great atmosphere - we live, love & breathe music & tech!
  • Working in an impact oriented team.
  • An experienced team to learn from, with experience in multiple startups and big tech companies. 
  • Benefits depend on location. 
  • Flexible remote policy, so if you may prefer being on your own and working from home - we’re fine with that too. 
  • We are supporting work permits for employees that have already moved to our locations from countries outside the EU. However, we do not support relocation at the moment.


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, Stockholm, London 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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@utopiamusic.com
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