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Senior Manager, Global Media

Department: Marketing

Location: Santa Barbara

Req#: 3221

We’re here to do one thing – fill every home with music. Our mission has never been more vital than it is today. While streaming finally unlocks access to all the music on earth, the critical question remains how we’ll experience it. Will music be impoverished by inferior technology and imprisoned by earbuds? Or will music be liberated by real innovation and reemerge as the cultural campfire around which people have gathered for millennia?


As designers of the Sonos brand, we have a responsibility to directly influence this outcome. Our brand is changing the way people listen to music, and we’re on a journey to bring this experience to a global audience. Since first-hand experience is so critical to Sonos’ growth, you will ensure that every experience that is generated between our audience’s and their relationship with Sonos in retail is truly epic. Our brand is changing the way people listen to music, and we’re on a journey to bring this experience to a global audience. Media plays a key role in this journey. It is the tool to bring great brand stories to life in front of the eyes of our audience. The Global Media Manager therefore reports into the Campaign and Media Director and is a core member of the Global Brand team.


The key purpose of this role is to build a strategic and sound foundation for all global media efforts to ensure consistent and efficient brand story telling across all markets. Ultimate goal is to develop over time an iconic media footprint that contributes to build a strong brand that speaks to a global music audience.

About You

Our band is large. And while there’s plenty of room for all kinds of personalities and skill sets to succeed, there are certain qualities that will help you thrive here.

Like a never-accept-less work ethic. An exceptionally low ego-to-talent ratio (none of the first, tons of the latter). A relentless craving to push past your limits and try new things. The smarts and the humble confidence to take on big challenges, make mistakes fast and early, embrace tough feedback, then recover quickly with fresh, startlingly perfect solutions. A fearless willingness to defend great work. And a tendency to totally geek out on music.

If this sounds like you, read on and let’s connect soon.

What You’ll Do
  • Leads the global paid media strategy in close alignment with global functional stakeholders and regions.  Owns and leads global media agency relationship, guides regional and local strategy and planning teams. Develops a long-term vision for all paid media efforts in close alignment with global brand comms and digital lead – for big brand stories as well as always-on media efforts. Develops media strategy for global brand comms stories and other GTM programs.
  • Identifies and provides compelling consumer insights by closely collaborating with internal consumer insights team and media agency partners to inform media strategy, comms architecture and global planning assignments.
  • Provides media recommendations based on content channel effectiveness and consumer sentiment in relation to program objectives and competitors’ initiatives. Works closely with the campaign lead to secure the highest level of integration between creative concepts and media approach throughout the whole customer journey.
  • Leads setting and measurement of global media KPIs as well as global media investment levels; maps effectiveness of media investments with regards to impact on brand and business KPIs.
  • Defines global media planning principles and provides global planning assignments for regional and local media teams to facilitate agile and high-quality media planning in the regions/local markets.
  • Guides quality of regional and local media planning, media budgets and roll-out of media campaigns. Monitors industry and consumer trends to ensure a competitive global stance.
  • Interacts with media industry and evaluates concepts and proposals on behalf of Sonos in close alignment with functional and regional counterparts.
Skills You’ll Need
  • BA/BS/BFA toward a degree with a focus in Marketing or Communications preferred. 7+ years in media or marketing related field – media/advertising agency experience preferred. 
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  •  Strong project management skills.
  • Creative thinker and design-oriented.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite (required), Adobe Creative Suite (optional).
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.

The ideal candidate will be highly organized and willing to adapt to changing needs. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Creative production knowledge/planning experience a plus. Outstanding interpersonal skills: approachable, ability to quickly establish rapport and communicate effectively with a diverse population across all levels of the organization. Ability to establish strong working relationships with vendors, external partners, and key internal team members.

How to Audition
If there's a fit you'll hear from one of our recruiters to schedule an introductory call.
More About Our Band

In 2002, we set out to reinvent home audio for the digital age. Our mission–to fill every home with amazing sounding music. Yes, it was an ambitious goal. Challenging, too. And that hasn’t changed.

Since those early days, we’ve remained tirelessly focused on finding innovative ways to make listening out loud, with friends and loved ones, the truly transformative experience it should be. We’ve seen our vision capture the imaginations of music lovers in more than 60 countries, as we’ve continued to introduce products, software, and technologies that help people share the songs they love, discover new music they never knew existed, and experience richer, more musical lives.

At Sonos, we are building a team with extraordinary talent to help us fill every home with music. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.