Universal Music seeks Oz IT director

Summary:The Australian arm of the world's largest group of record labels, Universal Music, is looking for a director of information services.

The Australian arm of the world's largest group of record labels, Universal Music, is looking for a director of information services.


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The company operates in 77 countries, with a massive line-up of record labels through which it discovers, markets and distributes music. It claims to own about 98 per cent of the global commercial music market.

The Sydney-based IT head position will see the successful applicant charged with managing local IT operations in a "fast-moving" environment with a "major focus on wholesaling music products to traditional music product, distributing digital products through online and mobile partnerships, selling fashion merchandise to retail and its new business strategy of marketing product direct to consumers".

The director will "drive the company's IT strategy and direct the management and optimisation of IT systems and processes" and be responsible for "the forward planning, design, implementation of all IT operations and to further enhance the company's e-commerce solutions involving direct to consumer sales initiatives". The position reports to the vice president of Finance.

The company is seeking a candidate with:

  • Experience in fast moving, creative and dynamic wholesaling and direct to consumer environment

  • Highly commercial, business savvy and into "new technologies"

  • Extensive experience in IT management

  • Proven business strategy and planning skills across a complex applications landscape

  • Track record of delivering applications projects across multi areas of the business

  • Strong stakeholder engagement and management skills to liaise effectively with technical and non-technical stakeholders

  • Knowledge of and experience with software development technologies, and best practice methodologies

  • Tertiary qualifications in Business/Information Technology or equivalent.

The role will replace former IT director Barry Peterson, the company said.

Topics: CXO, Tech & Work


Darren Pauli has been writing about technology for almost five years, he covers a gamut of news with a special focus on security, keeping readers informed about the world of cyber criminals and the safety measures needed to thwart them.

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