Trends and Future Forecaster, Innovation + Market Intelligence

New York, NY /
Content – Content Business /
The Innovation & Market Intelligence group is a select team of futurists providing leadership and strategic oversight in the areas of long-term strategy, industry and competitive analysis, business intelligence, and the identification and design of exponential “Spotify Moonshots.”

We are looking for one-of-a-kind Sr. Manager to help lead market intelligence, as well as ideate and design exponential growth opportunities for Spotify. You will report to our Head of Innovation & Market Intelligence in energetically driving shared learning and innovation across our business, spanning content, technology, product, and business. 

As such, we are seeking an “ambidextrous” individual who can move fluidly between their left and right brain to balance user and market research, creative thinking, technical familiarity, product design, and analytical rigor (aka a “unicorn”).

The ideal candidate will be imaginative, forward-thinking, and bold! You will be excited by emerging markets and culture, reimagining what’s possible, and thrive living in the future.

What You'll Do:

    • Lead end-to-end market intelligence work, including ethnographic, desk, and data-driven research, to generate polished trend reports and insights to articulate useful strategy and briefs
    • Create presentations and artifacts demonstrating future opportunities to “expand the aperture” of what’s possible today by bring to bear new trends, technology, and behaviors across consumer, creator, content, and technology landscapes
    • Penchant for driving end-to-end success with highly talented peers — though you will focus on insights and trends, you must also leap into strategy, concepting, prototyping and executions

Who You Are:

    • 8-10+ years of work experience with graduate degree preferred
    • A hybrid strategic designer, researcher, product designer, and entrepreneurial storyteller excited about the opportunity to live at the edge of what’s possible to help define Spotify Moonshots
    • Self-starter with the ability to operate independently with minimal guidance to produce repeatable and scalable trend forecasting and research systems, as well as presentation-ready output
    • Expert familiarity with emerging trends, technologies, platforms and ecosystems, especially as it relates to the content, creator, media, web3, and emerging technology industries
    • Act as a generous team player - someone with big picture thinking but isn’t afraid to roll up their sleeves to drive success end-to-end both independently and with peers

Where You'll Be:

    • We are a distributed workforce enabling our band members to find a work mode that is best for them!
    • Where in the world? For this role, it can be within the Americas region in which we have a work location
    • Prefer an office to work from home instead? Not a problem! We have plenty of options for your working preferences.
    • Find more information about our Work From Anywhere options here.
Spotify is an equal opportunity employer. You are welcome at Spotify for who you are, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or what’s playing in your headphones. Our platform is for everyone, and so is our workplace. The more voices we have represented and amplified in our business, the more we will all thrive, contribute, and be forward-thinking! So bring us your personal experience, your perspectives, and your background. It’s in our differences that we will find the power to keep revolutionizing the way the world listens.

Spotify transformed music listening forever when we launched in 2008. Our mission is to unlock the potential of human creativity by giving a million creative artists the opportunity to live off their art and billions of fans the chance to enjoy and be passionate about these creators. Everything we do is driven by our love for music and podcasting. Today, we are the world’s most popular audio streaming subscription service with a community of more than 381 million users.

Global COVID and Vaccination Disclosure
Spotify is committed to safety and well-being of our employees, vendors and clients. We are following regional guidelines mandating vaccination and testing requirements, including those requiring vaccinations and testing for in-person roles and event attendance. For the US, we have mandated that all employees and contractors be fully vaccinated in order to work in our offices and externally with any third-parties. For all other locations, we strongly encourage our employees to get vaccinated and also follow local COVID and safety protocols.

This role is not eligible for hire in Colorado, USA.