VP, Business Development
Warner Music GroupLos Angeles, CA
Full Time Job
VP, Business Development
We are Warner Music Group, home to a broad roster of new stars and legendary artists through 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, Spinnin', Warner Bros., Warner Classics, and Warner Music Nashville, as well as Warner Chappell Music, one of the world's leading music publishers, with a catalog of more than one million copyrights worldwide.
We currently have a fantastic opportunity to join our innovative and highly sought-after Business Development team.
A little bit about our team:
Deals are the lifeline of Warner Chappell's business. This role will report to the Global CFO of the company and interact with the Co-Chairs of the company, head of US A&R, Legal and Business Affairs, Digital and Administration departments along with the CEOs and CFOs of all of Warner Chappell's offices around the globe. You will also be managing one or two analysts to assist you in your role.
Why this could be your next big break:
Warner Chappell is at an extremely exciting juncture in its history. The company has experienced strong double digit growth over the past few years. Solid industry dynamics coupled with a new management team backed by our long term owner, Access Industries, provides a very unique company, team and opportunity for the right candidate to excel. This role is based in Los Angeles where the company's global headquarters are located.
Here you'll get to:
You will be the point person liaising with senior management of Warner Chappell and Warner Music Group in evaluating global deals, determining optimal deal structures, ensuring the deal models are supported by bulletproof backup and presenting those deals to the various senior management teams as required. You will maintain a global deal model template that is easy to use and flexible but provides the necessary visibility to make solid investment decisions. You will gain knowledge of how a music publishing company works including an understanding of the various ways we exploit and monetize our rights and intellectual property. For larger global deals, you and your team will lead the due diligence and modeling of potential acquisitions, working closely with Warner Music Group M&A team. You will also track past deals to monitor their performance against the various deal models.
Rockstar candidates will be able to:
You need relevant experience from investment banking, hedge fund, analyst or deal office experience to succeed in this role. A high level of experience with Excel, great interpersonal skills, exemplary writing skills along with a creative mind for deal structuring are some of the necessary attributes required to be successful in this role. You should also be a strong leader and developer of talent. The ideal candidate will also be very detail oriented which is crucial for accurate deal modeling. A self starter who has demonstrated experience juggling many projects/deals simultaneously is critical. The ideal candidate must also be able to read and understand materials and documents and have the ability to recognize and extract critical data and information. The candidate must be able to adhere to deadlines along with a commitment to turning deal analysis around quickly to ensure the company remains competitive in the marketplace.
It would be music to our ears if you also had:
• Knowledge of the music or music publishing business would be helpful but not required
• Finance, accounting or business degree
• Appreciation for music
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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