(Senior) Director of Product Management (all genders)

Universal Music is the market leader in the music business. The world’s most famous and most successful record labels belong to us. We’ve been writing music history for over 100 years representing legendary musicians across all genres. Our accomplishments are driven by our love for music, extraordinary artists and our ambitious team.

Digital Products and Innovation (DPI) is a network of small, autonomous product teams, who act as microenterprises. In order to be agile and innovative, we need degrees of freedom and agility! Empowerment and community are part of our culture. As the technical backbone we generate added value for Universal Music by solving our customer’s problems and constantly improving their end-to-end experience. The DPI Team forms the digital foundation for our business and actively contributes to the competitive advantage of Universal Music.

Here’s your chance to shape our future together with us! We’re looking for a (Senior) Director of Product Management (all genders) to become part of our Digital Products & Innovation team at our Headquarters in Berlin. It will be a permanent full-time position reporting to the VP Digital Products and Innovation.


Your tasks:

  • You will crucially contribute to driving the transition from project to product and help us build high-performing product teams
  • You will develop strong product managers and create an environment where they can thrive, learn and grow
  • As a coach you help product managers to improve on product discovery as well as product delivery
  • You are shaping the product mindset across the whole company, driving change by education
  • You will establish a user-centric product development process for all product teams at Universal Music, in order for us to fully understand our users’ needs and deliver a world-class experience for them
  • You are responsible for defining the product strategy in close alignment with senior management
  • You identify potential business cases and pitch your ideas
  • You are the member of our tech board, Beats & Bytes
  • You work closely with other leaders, especially in the areas of engineering and design
  • You are an active member of the product management community of practice and advance its continuous development
  • You share your know-how, e.g., in the form of trainings, presentations or workshops, which you prepare yourself
  • You foster Diversity & Inclusion and as a leader you are developing your teams as well as the individuals


Your professional profile:

  • You have a degree in economic science, management, product management or another relevant field
  • You have long-time experience as a product management leader (e.g. chapter lead) or principal product manager, especially in the eCommerce sector
  • You have a profound knowledge in product management methodology, covering both product discovery and delivery
  • You possess a strategical and analytical mindset always striving to back up your ideas and cases with numbers
  • You can communicate efficiently in a tech as well as business related context and are experienced in acting as the link between tech and business, on all hierarchy levels
  • You feel confident and natural reading, writing and speaking English; German skills are a plus
  • You already had the opportunity to collaborate closely with engineering and design leads


Your personality matters:

  • You are a motivating people manager and possess a high level of emotional intelligence
  • You maintain an open communication with your colleagues and have excellent people skills
  • You are a team player and prioritize teamwork over heroism; the cooperation in interdisciplinary teams is fun for you
  • You have a high digital affinity and are passionate about new technologies as well as digital transformation
  • Constructive nonconformity is part of your strengths; you enjoy challenging the status quo
  • You can quickly empathize with other people’s perspectives and know exactly when to stand your ground and how to present it convincingly
  • You are an intrapreneur, innovator and initiator who enables its environment to think outside the box; you love contributing creative ideas, but also build up on ideas of others
  • You can present topics in a very comprehensible and goal-oriented manner
  • You’ve been described as reliable and well-organized which allows you to stay focused, structured and calm – even in stressful situations
  • You’ve been praised for your excellent abilities as change maker, listener and communicator
  • You thrive in a dynamic environment and easily adapt to changing circumstances
  • Your thinking is guided by strategy, analysis and innovation which enables you to connect the dots quickly and logically


Who we are:

  • Music embodies emotion, creativity, adventure, tradition and innovation all at the same time – as a team we strive to advance the Universal Music project
  • Diversity, respect and tolerance – both human and musical – are essential for us. Therefore, diversity and inclusion are consistently supported and championed by the People & Culture team as well as our Better Together initiative
  • We live an open communication and thrive as a team – for this purpose we meet at eye level regardless of hierarchy
  • In our business it is important to make good decisions quickly: We count on proactive employees who think ahead and find simple solutions
  • Together we take responsibility, even beyond our daily business, which is why we are actively committed to more sustainability and environmental protection through our Sustainability Workgroups


Our benefits – because you’re important to us:

  • Be mobile at any time! Benefit from discounts at the BVG, our job-bike leasing offer as well as home-office days
  • We offer professional development through various workshops and courses
  • Take care of your mental health with our Employee Assistance Program for all challenges in life (professional and private); we offer confidential counseling and coaching through a third-party provider
  • Stay healthy through various sports activities and healthy food in our subsidized canteen



We look forward to receiving your application via our online application form! Please upload your documents (letter of motivation / cover letter, CV, references) as files and state your earliest starting date as well as salary expectations.