Jobs


STORE MANAGER & SALES MANAGER

Brittens Music

Brittens is a well established and specialist music store, serving all musicians through their musical journey.  We have knowledgeable staff with a wealth of experience and specialised knowledge.

We offer a vast stock of sheet music, a full range of instruments to purchase or rent, a repair service, a flourishing music school serving the local Tunbridge Wells area, as well as a select range of pre-owned instruments.  We are major stockists of many leading brands such as Faith, Trevor James and Yamaha.

We are located near the train station in Tunbridge Wells, with a second shop in New Haw, Surrey, as well as accessibility via our website.

We are currently looking for a Store Manager for our Tunbridge Wells Branch, who has a strong desire to sell!  We are also looking for a Sales Manager for our New Haw Branch, Surrey.  Both roles will involve developing B2B channels, as well as growing our existing web and retail presence.

Exciting opportunities lay ahead for individuals who are eager to explore all avenues for sales growth in an interesting and diverse retail sector.

Please see our website for further information about these roles at  https://www.brittensmusic.co.uk/careers

Please attach your cv and a covering letter with your application and send to kate.brittens@gmail.com


TRANSLATION MARKETING COORDINATOR

Roland 

Job Title: Marketing Coordinator
Based: Swansea
Reports to: Marketing Operations Manager

The Company: Roland Europe Group Ltd
Roland is a world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of electronic musical instruments including; keyboards & synthesisers, guitar products, electronic percussion kits, digital recording equipment, amplifiers and audio processing devices.

The Position:
To co-ordinate and traffic the translation of marketing assets across multiple languages to support the delivery of a variety of activities generated by the Global and European marketing teams.

To liaise with several stakeholders including freelance and internal translators / proof readers, marketing operations and sales units to deliver finished translations that support a range of marketing campaigns and product launches ensuring accurate content and deadlines met.

To see all details, please visit: https://www.roland.com/uk/company/job_vacancies/

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Focusrite has a number of openings in High Wycombe and London

To see these please go to focusrite.workable.com


Current Job openings at Fender in UK

Credit Controller – Slovak/ Polish speaking 

East Grinstead, West Sussex

VP Finance – EMEA

East Grinstead, West Sussex

Artist Relations Coordinator

London, UK

Retail Marketing Coordinator

East Grinstead, West Sussex

Customer Sales and Support Advisor – UK Market 

East Grinstead, West Sussex

Customer Sales and Support Advisor – French speaking 

East Grinstead, West Sussex


Experienced Woodwind & Brass Technician

Dawkes Music

“Dawkes Music & Windcraft Ltd are a globally recognised UK based Music Industry company that have expert staff who specialise in products, performance, teaching and repairing in the brass and woodwind sector. We stock a unique range of spare parts, instruments, accessories and repair materials for the brass and woodwind retail and wholesale market.

Our purpose is to create and inspire musicians no matter their age or ability, whilst supporting them on their musical journey”

Dawkes Music is looking for an experienced Woodwind and Brass technician to take on a full-time position in one of the largest and most reputable specialist Woodwind and Brass repair workshops in the UK. Our team currently has 6 technicians and we are looking to increase this to meet demand.

Candidates will require a recognised qualification from a reputable training institution (i.e. Newark College, Merton College) plus at least 3-5 years of professional experience. References would be accepted although we will invite candidates to carry out repairs in our workshop as part of the interview process.

A fast-paced, exciting and dynamic work environment where anything could come through the door – Our technicians must be prepared to think on their feet with teamwork and intelligent problem solving at the heart of our busy workshop. Daily tasks will involve routine high-quality servicing of Woodwind and Brass instruments, as well as minor emergency repairs throughout the day. You must be able to successfully diagnose faults on an instrument and make honest estimates of potential time and costs based on your findings. Our technicians must be enthusiastic, compassionate, transparent and engaged with the needs of the customer to provide the best possible solution to any faults found. A new addition to our team must be able to complete high quality work within a schedule and work pro-actively with others to achieve our collective responsibilities. Both in and out of house-training opportunities are possible to allow us to meet our customer requirements.

Create a foundation of trust and an unforgettable experience through customer interaction

Inspire musicians with our depth of knowledge and demonstration of practical skills

Support customers by maintaining our schedule and keeping to our promises

Required Skills:

  • Excellent understanding of woodwork and metalwork
  • A good ear for pitch and tone quality
  • Play-testing skills sufficient across the full range of wind instruments
  • Problem solving skills
  • Accuracy, precision and a sharp eye for detail
  • Considerable patience
  • Focus and concentration
  • Great customer service, communication and people skills
  • Basic knowledge of computer skills

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Enthusiastic customer interaction in-store, via phone and e-mail
  • High quality servicing of woodwind instruments
  • High quality servicing of brass wind instruments
  • Undertaking daily minor walk-in repairs
  • Quality checking of new instruments sold by Dawkes Music
  • Maintaining a high standard of finishing
  • Involvement in in-house development projects
  • Maintaining companywide standards and values
  • Reporting to departmental manager and completing weekly tasks

35 hours per week (with one regular day off during the week TBC) Mon – Fri 9:30-5:30, Sat 9:30-4:30

20 days paid annual holiday

On-site parking

Companywide profit-share scheme

Salary Details on application

Experience for this role is necessary – Please do not apply unless you have experience in this field
Apply with CV and covering letter to abi@dawkes.co.uk or via post to Abi Taylor, Dawkes Music Ltd, Reform Road, Maidenhead, SL6 8BT


 

Opportunities at Millers Music, Cambridge 

Millers Music in Cambridge are advertising for a number of roles including a Sales Manager in our guitar team and a Sales Assistant in our Orchestral team.

We believe our people are the key to our success, Please see the website www.millersmusic.co.uk/careers/ or email careers@millersmusic.co.uk  for further details.


 

European Artist Marketing Coordinator

D’Addario

D’Addario is the world’s leading manufacturer of accessories for musicians. Based in New York, USA, the company has offices around the world. D’Addario’s Newcastle office, covering Europe, is seeking to recruit a European Artist Marketing Coordinator.

In this role, you will help reach our goal of positioning D’Addario as a maverick brand that offers the most cutting-edge and innovative products to musicians all over the world. The role will collaborate with the NY team to create and implement the go-to-market strategy for artist marketing in Europe. Elevating D’Addario through artist engagement across product, marketing, and sales. You’ll be responsible for continuing D’Addario’s legacy of world-class service, while identifying new growth opportunities for both the artists endorsed by these brands and the brands themselves.

Major Responsibilities/Activities:

  • Implement an annual artist marketing plan to guide the internal organization in the prioritization, development and execution of ongoing artist-based initiatives.
  • Develop artist-driven marketing strategies and initiatives for Europe with Global Director of Artist Relations to elevate & extend brand awareness across content, social media, events, partnerships and experiential marketing. Carefully monitor artist’s social channels thru D’Addario’s social listening tool. Execute timely response to amount of artist activity—both pro and con.
  • Work closely with social teams to create relevant artist and influencer social postings on behalf of our priority products and campaigns.
  • Provide support & service to all artists, including expedient, accurate and professional order support, product information and customer service. This includes both European artists and D’Addario endorsed artists visiting from other countries.
  • Support product innovation, aligning artists with D’Addario product launches, marketing campaigns and initiatives, while also creating opportunities for D’Addario to support artists in their efforts to drive awareness, create demand for their music and build our community.
  • Establish and drive global brand guidelines for product seeding and product placement across multiple musician focused platforms and venues (festivals, events, venues, digital channels, platforms, etc).
  • Identify emerging artists, influencers and educators across all relevant genres and styles of music to expand our brands’ existing connections and create longer lasting industry relationships.
  • Partner with internal marketing, product and sales teams to ensure effective artist integration, communication and involvement. Work closely with all the functional marketing leads at D’Addario to support the on-going planning and execution of all momentum-based marketing activities and requests, across PR, Social Media, Retail, Content, Events and Digital.
  • Timely (monthly) reporting and adherence to budgets

Skills & Qualifications 

  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills

Experience

  • 5 years’ demonstrated experience working with artists, either directly or indirectly, to successfully develop and execute marketing strategies, increase awareness, build community and create demand.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing strategic plans, focusing on priorities, KPI’s, ROI and execution.

Qualities & Competencies

  • Strong working knowledge of building artists and brands across digital, social media, pr, content, advertising and retail.
  • Strong, definable network of connections and reputation within the artist community and across the music industry including agents, managers, producers, music industry executives, event and festival organizers and promoters, and marketing/sales leads.
  • Comfortable negotiating usage rights and clearances with artist management, agents and labels, as needed.
  • A general understanding of either/both fretted and/or percussion instruments.
  • Strong understanding of the D’Addario brands and proven ability to drive brand aligned/ artist-first marketing promotions, concepts, activations & media partnerships to generate earned media awareness, buzz and sentiment.
  • Organised, structured and methodical with exceptional attention to detail
  • Hands-on, customer focussed Hard-working & highly committed
  • A team player. Able to work calmly under pressure
  • Aligned to D’Addario culture.

Salary dependent on experience.

To apply email your cv, including a covering letter to: jobs.uk@daddario.com making sure to include the word Artist in the subject line.


 

 

Design Engineer

Blackstar is a fast growing, dynamic audio engineering company, whose award-winning products are known for innovation and great tone. Founded in 2004 and based in the UK, we have built a team of highly talented individuals working together in pursuit of excellence.

Blackstar are now looking for a world-class individual to join their cross-functional R&D team to help to design innovative new products.

If you have a relevant engineering degree, a minimum of three years’ commercial design experience and enjoy working from conception of a product through to PCB, let Blackstar save you from an average career.

View the job description and apply here: https://www.blackstaramps.com/uk/careers


 

Buyer – Music Products

Gear4music – York

Our growing team is looking to recruit a number of Buyers to join our Purchasing Department at our new HQ premises in York.

Working alongside the category merchandiser, you will develop and own vendor relationships across the portfolio and will be responsible for sourcing, evaluating and promoting new and existing products. You will drive the continuous growth and extension of our product ranges whilst working to optimise sales, margins and inventory.

We are particularly interested in hearing from people who have an extensive product knowledge of any of the following areas:

  • PA & Lighting
  • Orchestral Instruments
  • DJ Equipment
  • Drums & Percussion
  • Studio and Production
  • Piano and Keys

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for product planning, purchasing and inventory management.
  • Manage vendor relationships, including negotiation of pricing, terms and schedules.
  • Coordinate product launches and promotions in collaboration with marketing, merchandising and e-commerce teams.
  • Provide specialist support to customer service and social teams.
  • Identify opportunities for product exclusives or promotions.
  • Monitor competitors’ market, assortment and promotional tactics.
  • Gain an understanding of consumer purchase behaviour and make recommendations accordingly.
  • Occasional travel to international music exhibitions and events.
  • Additional responsibilities as required.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Number of years’ experience in retail: purchasing, pricing, merchandising, preferably in musical instruments or production.
  • Extensive knowledge of music products, equipment and associated markets.
  • Aptitude with numbers and understanding of retail metrics.
  • I.T proficient with advanced knowledge of Excel and knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Strong organisational skills with ability to manage multiple projects, prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • Superior communication skills; able to communicate persuasively and clearly across teams.
  • Excels in team environment and in building strong interpersonal relationships.

Useful Information

  • Salary: as market leaders Gear4music are able to offer highly competitive remuneration packages.
  • Standard Working Hours: Monday-Thursday 9am-6pm and Friday 9am-5:30pm, 39.5 hours per week.
  • You must have eligibility to work permanently from our HQ in York.

How To Apply: Send your CV & Cover Letter to recruitment@gear4music.com

About Gear4music

As a result of rapid business growth Gear4music has recently moved to a newly purchased HQ based centrally in York. The new site offers a high quality modern office with excellent facilities including; ample free onsite car parking, secure bicycle parking, located one mile from the train station and with regular bus services, and local amenities within walking distance.

To support the growth of our business, we are looking for talented individuals to come and join us. In return we can offer a competitive salary and company benefits including; a cycle to work scheme, corporate eye care, childcare vouchers, refer a friend scheme, pension scheme, share-options for long-serving employees, plus a generous staff discount on all products. If you would like to further your career with an ambitious growth company, where you can expect to be rewarded for hard work, please apply today.

Launched in 2003 and now with more than 1 million customers, Gear4music is the UK’s largest retailer of musical instruments and music equipment. We operate across all categories and offer solutions for everyone: from rock ‘n’ roll to classical, from studio to stage.


Merchandiser

Gear4music – York

We are looking to recruit a full time Merchandiser to join our Purchasing team, based at our Head Office in York. This is a fantastic opportunity for an interesting career within the music products industry.

MERCHANDISER ROLE

As a Merchandiser you will be responsible for all aspects of online merchandising that impact on the company’s ability to sell products. You will ensure that the products are displayed and represented in a way that makes them both easy to discover and desirable to the customer, guiding them towards making a purchase.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Your responsibilities will include;

  • Ensuring the quality of online product listings;
  • Coordinating relevant departments when launching new products;
  • Driving new product launches and promotions;
  • Improving existing listings where necessary;
  • Ensuring and maintaining company standards on our website;
  • Ensuring a smooth user experience
  • Analysing website traffic to determine the most popular areas and those which require more attention.

DESIRED SKILLS & QUALITIES:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent written language skills with relevant qualifications.
  • “Expert level” understanding of either Percussion or Live Sound products and their uses.
  • Number of years’ experience in retail: merchandising, sales, purchasing, pricing, preferably in musical instruments or production.
  • IT proficient with advanced knowledge of Excel and knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Strong organisational skills with ability to manage multiple projects, prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • Superior communication skills; able to communicate persuasively and clearly across teams.
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Considerable knowledge of musical instruments/equipment.

USEFUL INFORMATION:

  • Salary Range: As market leaders Gear4music are able to offer competitive remuneration packages based upon skills & experience.
  • Working Hours: 39.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday 9am-5:30pm.

HOW TO APPLY: Send your CV & Cover Letter to recruitment@gear4music.com

About Gear4Music

Launched in 2003 and now with over 1 million customers, Gear4music.com is the leading retailer of musical instruments and music equipment in the UK. You can buy music gear from orchestral instruments to rock ‘n’ roll, including guitars, drum kits, digital pianos, saxophones and cellos, plus leading recording and studio equipment.

To support the growth of our business, we are looking for talented individuals to work at our HQ in York. In return we can offer competitive pay, generous staff discount on all musical products, plus company benefits including a cycle to work scheme, corporate eye care, childcare vouchers and a pension scheme. If you would like a career within an ambitious growing company, where you can expect to be treated well in return for your hard work, please apply today.


Brand Manager

 Gear4Music – York

Our growing team is looking to recruit a Brand Manager to join our Purchasing Department at our new HQ premises in York.

As a Brand Manager you will be allocated a supplier and be responsible for all activities that surround the Marketing, Merchandising and Inventory Management of all its associated brands. Reporting to the UK Purchasing Manager, you will be required to have an exceptional understanding of guitar, electronic drums, recording, production, live sound and keyboard products.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate product launches and promotions in collaboration with marketing, merchandising and e-commerce teams.
  • Ensure exceptional product representation of all associated sku’s both on-line and in-store.
  • Maintain good vendor relationship attending all required training events and product showcases.
  • Provide specialist support to customer service and social teams.
  • Identify opportunities for product exclusives or promotions.
  • Ensuring good stock availability at all international locations and meeting company stock turn expectations.
  • Monitor competitors’ market, assortment and promotional tactics.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent written language skills with relevant qualifications.
  • Number of years’ experience in retail: sales, purchasing, pricing, merchandising, preferably in musical instruments or production.
  • Aptitude with numbers and understanding of retail metrics.
  • I.T proficient with advanced knowledge of Excel and knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).
  • Strong organisational skills with ability to manage multiple projects, prioritise and meet deadlines.
  • Superior communication skills; able to communicate persuasively and clearly across teams.
  • Excels in team environment and in building strong interpersonal relationships.

Useful Information

Salary Range: As market leaders Gear4music are able to offer competitive remuneration packages based upon skills & experience.

Working Hours: 39.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday 9am-5:30pm.

How To Apply

Send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@gear4music.com

About Gear4Music

Launched in 2003 and now with more than 1 million customers, Gear4music is the UK’s largest retailer of musical instruments and music equipment. We operate across all categories and offer solutions for everyone: from rock ‘n’ roll to classical, from studio to stage.

To support the growth of our business, we are looking for talented individuals to work at our HQ in York. In return we can offer a competitive salary, generous staff discount on all musical products, plus company benefits including; a cycle to work scheme, free car parking, childcare vouchers, corporate eye care, refer a friend scheme, pension scheme and share-options for long-serving employees. If you would like to further your career with an ambitious growing company, where you can expect to be rewarded for hard work, please apply today.


Head of Digital Merchandising

Gear4Music 

Role

Working closely with our Head of Buying and Director of E-commerce, and reporting to the Chief Commercial Officer, this role is ideal for someone who has proven relevant experience working in an online business looking to make the step up to a management position.

You will define, develop and lead our merchandising and content strategy, with the support of your team of merchandisers. Using your passion for music equipment, expertise in online and excellent commercial awareness, you will deliver customer centric improvements to the way brands, products and promotions are represented on our website.

You will inspire your merchandising team to actively manage and enhance the way their product categories are displayed on the website, prioritising your team’s workstreams for maximum commercial return. Taking ownership of the content lifecycle, you will ensure updates are timely, of an extremely high standard and use an appropriate tone of voice.

Building and maintaining positive relationships with our suppliers will allow you to ensure your team is constantly optimising brand propositions on our site, updating content with relevant assets, new products and key offers.

Key Responsibilities

  • Overall responsibility for the presentation of all product categories across our websites;
  • Planning through to delivery of merchandising strategies;
  • Implementation of processes to help the merchandising team maintain efficient workflow;
  • Prioritisation of your team’s workload to ensure the maximum commercial return;
  • Understanding of key deadlines, and ensuring content is published in a timely fashion;
  • Co-ordination and launch of all aspects of on site marketing activities, such as product and manufacturer promotions;
  • Collaborating with content teams to deliver the best possible online user experience;
  • Building and maintaining relationships with suppliers;
  • Managing the performance of the team, giving feedback as appropriate and addressing poor performance;

Knowledge and Experience

  • Experience of working within an e-commerce business;
  • Knowledge of and passion for trends in e-commerce;
  • Knowledge of musical instruments and equipment;
  • Use of Google Analytics, and key metrics for an e-commerce business;
  • Experience leading a team;
  • Some understanding of SEO and wider digital marketing would be a bonus

Required Skills

  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Strong organisational and planning skills
  • Excellent literacy and writing skills
  • Strong commercial awareness
  • Clear communicator with stakeholders at all levels
  • Proactive team player
  • Highly IT literate
  • A minimum of degree level education
  • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • The ability to work from our office in York, UK

Useful Information

Salary Range: £35-45k dependant on experience.

Working Hours: 39.5 hours per week, Monday – Friday 9am-5:30pm.

HOW TO APPLY: Send your CV & Cover Letter to recruitment@gear4music.com

About Gear4Music

Launched in 2003 and now with more than 1 million customers, Gear4music is the UK’s largest retailer of musical instruments and music equipment. We operate across all categories and offer solutions for everyone: from rock ‘n’ roll to classical, from studio to stage.

To support the growth of our business, we are looking for talented individuals to work at our HQ in York. In return we can offer a competitive salary, generous staff discount on all musical products, plus company benefits including; a cycle to work scheme, free car parking, childcare vouchers, corporate eye care, refer a friend scheme, pension scheme and share-options for long-serving employees. If you would like to further your career with an ambitious growing company, where you can expect to be rewarded for hard work, please apply today.