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Black Belt, Global Content Process and Planning

at Gracenote (view profile)
Location Queensbury, New York
Date Posted May 4, 2017
Job Type Full-time


Gracenote is presently looking for a Black Belt, Global Content Process and Planning to meet skyrocketing demand for its metadata products and services. The Black Belt, Global Content Process and Planning will play a critical role in optimizing the human curation efforts inside the Global Content organization.  Responsible for implementing best practices across music, video and sports globally, this a senior position requiring excellent organizational, analytical, leadership, and influencing skills. The job demands decisive judgment and relies heavily on improving interfaces across teams and organizations. A key component of this role is the ability to balance strategic thinking with tactical execution evidenced by success with strategic deployment, problem solving, and achievement of operational excellence. …


  • Define and implement best practices to advance the transformation of Global Content Operations from content sourcing through editorial and delivery
  • Improve all aspects of Content Operations Planning including production throughput, resource capacity, and additional integration-specific opportunties
  • Develop and deploy standards for content creation, distribution, retrieval, leverage, and maintenance
  • Implement strategies for increased content acquisition and improved analytics to reliably meet product and Customer requirements
  • Develop and institutionalize a full suite of KPIs to drive excellence across Global Content
  • Work with the heads of each data stage and Business Analysis to define and implement tools and workflows that enable a “digital factory” across our global footprint


  • Proven experience managing output-focused operations, production measurement and optimization, and managing multiple priorities & deadlines
  • Experience with strategic deployment, project planning, resource allocation, and financial modeling
  • Significant experience as a senior stakeholder overseeing large, complex digital projects involving pipeline management and content delivery
  • Proven and documented leadership skills: excellent communicator, decisive, results-driven, people-oriented person with good networking skills along with the ability to motivate employees and resolve time-critical issues
  • Understanding of relational data architecture and structures, relational databases, and controlled vocabularies
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing, motivating and coordinating improvement agendas in global environments


  • BA or BS, College or University required
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt


  • Experience building content development work models and production metrics
  • Experience with entertainment content development operations (Music, Video, and Sports) and content management applications and workflow
  • Practical lean/agile methodologies (lean startup, SCRUM training, etc)

Our passion for music, TV, movies, and sports is at the heart of everything we do. But what really makes us tick is our people. From Emeryville to Sydney and Queensbury to Amsterdam, we are building the team that’s going to disrupt the digital universe. This starts by creating a workplace where all things entertainment are celebrated and innovation can come from anyone. If you are interested in being mission critical and on the leading edge of global entertainment technology then please contact us today!

Gracenote, a Nielsen company, is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

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