Asia Pacific / Japan / / Tokyo


#: 74422-en_US / 74422



Manager, Data Partnerships – 74422

Gracenote – Japan Tokyo, Tokyo 


The Content & Data Partnerships Manager will be responsible for helping define and, in turn, execute the content partnership strategies for acquiring data in support of Gracenote/Nielsen products. In addition to strong communication skills, the ideal candidate will be a critical thinker who has strong attention to detail, and ability to navigate multiple priorities, and experience collaborating across various functions to ensure project success. They must have the ability to clearly and concisely communicate thoughts and ideas, both written and verbally, and think outside of their direct sphere of responsibility.



  • Research the Video, Music, entertainment and sports industries along with Gracenote internal data to determine appropriate content partners based on market, demographic, product mix, and competitive analysis. Build consensus across content and product functions regarding targets and priorities.
  • Design a comprehensive partner data acquisition plan and work with internal resources to meet projected milestones. Develop and maintain management reporting and controls to ensure progress to plan, including visibility and communication within and across functions.  Cultivate and nurture relationships with existing and potential partners to ensure the highest quality data is represented in Gracenote databases
  • Collaborate with internal teams across all functional areas to provide comprehensive content to clients (e.g., engineering, sales, product, etc.)
  • Handling Queries – creating source coverage reports and comprehend the source delivery landscape and recommending best practices and consistent delivery. 
  • Communicating with the sources for clarifications/confirmations on set of data received
  • Exposure to Contract Negotiation in overall activities within the Source Relationship Team.




  • A Bachelor’s degree and/or a minimum of five years’ related work experience.
  • Bi-lingual (Japanese and English) 
  • Deep knowledge of the entertainment industry, which may include music, sports, traditional TV and streaming media.
  • Outstanding communication skills; must be able to communicate effectively and transparently with multiple levels of seniority internally and externally
  • Research and strategic planning experience
  • Detail-oriented, reliable and accountable
  • Must demonstrate effective (self-) organizational, analytical, research and multitasking skills.
  • Project management experience a plus
  • Work knowledge in Crisis Management and Contract Negotiation.
  • Ability to travel to industry events/meetings
  • Basic analytical skills – in our sphere it is to understand error reports/source behavioral patterns.
  • Knowledge of Gracenote products and services





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Job Type: Regular 

Primary Location:  Tokyo,Tokyo  

Travel:  Yes, 25% of the Time