Google - Manager, Music Partnerships Solutions

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience.

  • Experience in Media & Entertainment or equivalent (e.g., music management, A&R, music marketing, relevant trade association or music media/visual production).

  • Ability to speak and write in English fluently and idiomatically.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Google Product Areas that relate to broadcasting and established relationships with the product and Business Development teams that lead these functions (particularly in EMEA).

  • Keen understanding of current music industry priorities and debates across Europe

  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, solve complex problems and scale effectively across a large and highly distributed organization.

  • Strong communication and presentation skills.

  • High emotional intelligence that enables close working relationships with key leaders internally and externally.

  • Fluency in additional European languages.

About the job

Google's line of products and services to clients never stops growing. Strategic Partner Managers have the rare opportunity to build a long-lasting relationship with our top partners. You cultivate these existing partnerships to make sure they can take full advantage of Google's ever-growing suite of offerings. You possess strong relationship-building skills and are apt to see mutually beneficial opportunities with partners in order to best represent our users, products and programs.

EMEA Partnerships Solutions (formally ESR) leads One Google efforts across key verticals to build interesting and innovative collaborative partnerships across our focus industries. 

We focus on: bringing teams together within Google; working with our partners on everything from the practical to real moonshots; executive sponsorship and product collaborations; and aligning with broader ecosystems by bringing the best of Google to help solve industry issues.

In this role you will work closely with frontline Google teams across the company and help in building partnerships across the music ecosystem in local markets. You're a strategic, forward-looking, problem-solving, and hands-on individual with high emotional intelligence who enjoys building strong partnerships with cross-functional groups to lead projects with impact. Our key focus for these roles is to engage alongside the industry to pursue goals that matter, particularly around the development of emerging talent.

You must have a strong music industry background and a keen understanding of how the music industry works across European contexts.

Google’s Global Partnerships team powers extraordinary user experiences through meaningful partnerships. We build relationships that solve users’ needs, advance our partners’ goals, and further Google’s mission. Our team provides solutions for a range of partners — from helping publishers and developers grow their businesses through monetization solutions, to helping our long-term partners anticipate and navigate change in a way that delivers economic and reputational value. We build and distribute Google products through partnerships across a multitude of product areas, including Search, Assistant, Geo, News, Travel, and more. We collaborate across Google, ensuring a coordinated approach when engaging with our most complex and strategic partners.


  • Find, scope, and directly lead ecosystem engagement projects in market, in partnership with Policy, Communications, Marketing and YouTube Music Partnerships teams in consultation with European management.

  • Identify key challenges faced by partners in the music industry and design/propose solutions to remedy challenges.

  • Be a key contributor to the Music cross-functional team, including working directly with key industry associations, representing Google at industry events and ensuring we are addressing the top industry challenges.