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Senior Manager - Strategy And Operations

JOB TITLE: SENIOR MANAGER - STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS

LOCATION: NY, USA

OUR STORY:

Saavn is the world’s largest South Asian focused music streaming service with millions of monthly active users. We are 150 entrepreneurs, across New York, California, Mumbai, Gurgaon, and Bangalore, who help music lovers access, discover, and listen to their favorite music across all languages and genres. We blend digital technology, data analysis (which we have affectionately coined Music Science), and a strong, fearless business acumen to reach all corners of the globe.

Through partnerships with Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Shazam - to name a few - Saavn reaches more music fans than any other South Asian service. Our award-winning mobile products, partnerships, and thought leadership have been featured in some of the world’s leading publications, such as The New York Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Economic Times, The Times of India, CNBC, and many more. We are well-funded by some of the world’s most successful institutional investors and global media companies, including Tiger Global Management, Bertelsmann, Steadview Capital, Liberty Media, Mousse Partners, Quilvest, and a number of strategic individuals. Beyond investing, these are advisors and supporters of our vision, our passion, and our collective ability to deliver a revolutionary music experience as the leader in India.

OUR CULTURE:

At Saavn, we ignite passion and performance to work towards a collective goal: building a mobile entertainment ecosystem and the best possible music experience for hundreds of millions of people. From in-office performances by some of the world’s most beloved musicians to opportunities for international travel, Saavn offers a dynamic and unconventional work environment. We believe creativity and technology blend together like sweet melodies. When you choose Saavn, you join a diverse world of high-caliber techies, artists, and inventors, hailing from companies like Yahoo!, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, Qualcomm, HBO, Microsoft, Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm Quikr, MSN, and NDTV. We are amongst the few digital companies that provide tremendous opportunities for high-tech work in Mumbai, that one would have to otherwise seek in Silicon Valley.  Our value-based, people-first work culture is about empowering every individual on our global team to be a catalyst for change in this dynamic digital world. Every day is an opportunity to bring your thinking to life, and to expand, learn, and grow. No idea is left unconsidered. No voice is left unheard.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work in consultation with the company founders, executive leadership, and functional teams to drive company-wide alignment on the company mission, vision, strategic priorities, goals, and key performance indicators
  • Lead data driven initiatives within the Strategy and Operations team at Saavn to drive business productivity and efficiency
  • Define, lead and facilitate Saavn’s annual and quarterly strategic planning process across Product, Engineering, Data, and Finance teams, ensuring that company wide decisions are being made using a data centric approach
  • Analyze data from millions of customers across the globe to develop complex predictive data models that are able to associate probabilities of success and failure to future decisions with high levels of confidence
  • Use programming knowledge to determine the feasibility, timeline, and resource impacts of decisions that require engineering development work
  • Influence teams to design customer experiences that utilize data and research insights resulting in an increase in user engagement, retention, and subscription
  • Empower company founders, executive leadership and functional teams with robust research and analysis to make informed decisions
  • Leverage global experience to develop detailed go-to market strategies for Saavn with a focus on emerging markets such as India, Middle East, and Africa, as well as in developed markets such as the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada
  • Manage key technology strategy projects consisting of team members from Engineering, Product, Data, Research, Finance, and Marketing teams
  • Perform analyses, on both market and proprietary data, to gather business insights and make recommendations to leadership on business and product strategy
  • Conduct research, data gathering, analysis, and preparation of reports to make strategic recommendations to various departments including marketing, sales, technology, and operations
  • Maintain communication with key stakeholders, sharing risks of strategy implementation and project status updates
  • Identify growth opportunities within performance data, recommending improvements to operational strategies

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Management degree from an institute of high repute
  • 4-5 years of experience
  • Experience in working and leading a strategic team
  • Should have worked in a dynamic environment that involves making strategic decisions
  • Excellent strategic stakeholder management skills

BENEFITS AND PERKS:

At Saavn, we blur work and play, and you get all the perks of a global company.  You will get to work with a dynamic group of entrepreneurs, who are delivering results and working zealously across time zones to make a difference in the way the world experiences music.  We love what we do, and we think you will too.

  • Premium health coverage (medical, dental, and vision)
  • Discounted gym membership
  • 401K matching contributions
  • Flexible vacation policies
  • Free healthy (and unhealthy) lunches, snacks, and drinks
  • Saavn-sponsored team outings

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