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Purchasing Coordinator

HHB Communications Ltd.  

An exciting opportunity to join the UK’s leading supplier of professional audio technology to the world’s leading Broadcast, Recording, System Integrators, Post-Production companies and Education organisations.

Based in North West London, HHB Communications Ltd. are looking for a Purchasing Coordinator to join a small Purchasing Team, working closely with the Sales and Warehouse teams to handle a wide range of leading industry brands including: Avid, Studer, Dolby, Wohler, RTW and Yellowtec.

Our ideal candidate will be a self-motivated, hands-on person with great interpersonal skills and a background in sales or purchasing. Experience in the professional audio sector would be beneficial – as would a basic technical knowledge of the products we deal in.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Monitor stock levels and place orders with suppliers.
  • Ensure best purchase pricing through monitoring pricing databases, negotiating supplier discounts, and determining cost effective transit methods.
  • Support, update and coordinate with the Sales team on orders to ensure deadlines are achieved; liaise with the Warehouse team to resolve issues with booking in stock; Assist customers and suppliers with returns.
  • Assist with the coordination of HHB’s annual stock take.
  • Monitor and chase outstanding orders, resolve invoice discrepancies and maintain relationships with HHB’s key supplier accounts.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • A superb understanding of Excel spreadsheets and how to get the most out of them
  • Meticulous attention to detail and high levels of accuracy.
  • Very good basic IT skills – able to pick up new software easily; experienced in using Microsoft Office. Knowledge of Microsoft Dynamics and advantage
  • Must be an outgoing and motivated self-starter able to work with minimal supervision
  • Be keen and able to build direct relationships with customers and suppliers
  • A working knowledge of any of our core brands would be advantageous
  • Confidentiality and discretion are essential
  • Excellent organisational and client facing skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

In return you will receive a competitive salary and an attractive package of benefits including private healthcare and company pension after a qualifying period.

To Apply:

Please forward your current CV along with a covering letter outlining why you feel you would be a good fit for the role to hrrecruitment@hhb.co.uk


Marketing Assistant

Professional Music Technology 

Professional Music Technology is an award-winning musical instrument and equipment retailer established in 1991. As the UK’s premier music retailer, we specialise in the supply of guitars, drums, amps, keyboards, pianos, and live sound, recording and DJ equipment.

We currently operate 15 Multi-Award-Winning music shops across the UK. Our website and e-commerce department based in Liverpool is the very core of our business and we feel it’s extremely important to create a seamless experience online & offline shopping experience whether you are a first-time buyer or music professional.

About the Role

A unique opportunity has arisen for a Marketing Assistant who has an understanding of social media and online and in-store marketing to join our fast-paced team in Liverpool.

The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include:

  • Working with the marketing and social media manager to help launch and manage campaigns
  • Designing artwork for the website, email newsletters and in-store POS
  • The role will see the candidate getting involved with most areas of social media and online and in-store marketing

Desirable skills include:

  • A passion for music and musical instruments is preferred
  • An understanding of managing and analysing social media channels and influencers
  • Familiarity with digital marketing processes and outreach PR
  • Excellent communication, copywriting and reporting skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • A ‘team player’ attitude
  • Knowledge of design and the ability to use Adobe creative software

How To Apply

Please send your CV and a cover letter to marketing@pmtonline.co.uk. Applications for this job will close on Wednesday 8th May.

Other Information

Please note this is a full-time, permanent position with an immediate start date. Salary will reflect experience and will be discussed during the interview. Working hours are 9am-6pm, Monday to Friday.

Liverpool Office Address: 70-72 Evans Road, Speke, Liverpool, L24 9PB.


MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER 

TAKE IT AWAY

(£28,000 per annum + benefits, permanent position)

Creative United is looking for a Marketing & Communications Manager with a passion for music to lead on the planning and delivery of a range of activities that will increase the reach and impact of our Take it away scheme.

About the role

Reporting directly to the Head of Marketing and Communications, you will be responsible for a wide range of activities including driving social media engagement, preparing and publishing online content, developing promotional partnerships and delivering events around the country.

This role will require you to deal with multiple workloads and work to tight deadlines, often under pressure. Throughout the year there will be opportunities to play an active role in the planning and coordination events, and to work with other members of the team to identify and develop new partnerships that can help us achieve sales and other business development objectives.

You will be required to deploy your interpersonal skills to engage and negotiate with partners, venues and suppliers, and to represent the company at public facing events.

With a keen eye for detail, you will work with your colleagues to ensure that all marketing and communications activities are appropriately targeted and evaluated. You will also work with the wider team to assist in the development of departmental databases, supporting CRM and tracking/analysis of data relating to programme related marketing and communications.

With at least 2 years working in a similar role, you will have an active interest in music, music education and the creative industries. It is essential that you are articulate and confident and can work as part of a team and also independently.

If this sounds like something you’d like to be part of, we would love to hear from you.

For further details please download the full job description here: https://www.creativeunited.org.uk/job-vacancies/

If you would like to be considered for one of these roles, please submit your CV and a covering letter setting out your suitability for the role with reference to the requirements of the role and person specification detailed in the job description.

Applications should be submitted by email and addressed to:

Mary-Alice Stack
Chief Executive
Creative United
Somerset House
London WC2R 1LA

mary-alice.stack@creativeunited.org.uk

Interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing 29 April 2019.


Make Music Day UK Project Manager

Make Music Day is a global celebration of music that takes place in over 120 countries on 21 June every year. This is a project supported by over 100 organisations in the music industry, overseen by a steering group of 9 music organisations, and managed on their behalf by Making Music.

We are now looking for an enthusiastic, efficient and proactive project manager with marketing/communications skills and experience to implement the next phase of Make Music Day UK. Working closely with the Lead Project Manager, you will manage all administrative and marketing/communications functions and manage one or more freelancers. You will be joining a small part-time team.

Deadline for applications: 9am Tuesday 9 April, interviews Friday 12 April, to start as soon as possible.
Fixed term part-time contract (2-3 days a week) until 31 March 2020, with possibility of renewal, depending on funding.

Download role description.


Digital Content Manager

Blackstar Amplification

Blackstar Amplification started in Northampton, England in 2004 and officially launched in 2007. Driven by the passion of the founding team for designing innovative amplification products that redefine players expectations, Blackstar today distributes products to over 50 countries worldwide and is a major international brand in the amplifier market. Over the years the Blackstar team has continued to grow and Blackstar is always keen to hear from like-minded individuals who have the talent and work ethic to make a difference in one of the most exciting brands in the MI industry.

Job Title: Digital Content Manager
Reporting to: Head of Marketing
Overall purpose of the job: You will be responsible for creating and managing Blackstar’s digital marketing content. Working with our Marketing and Sales teams you will plan, execute and increase the reach of content to our target audience. Your goal will be to increase awareness and demand for Blackstar products.
Main Activities / Tasks:

  • Work with our Marketing team to develop our digital marketing strategy and campaigns.
  • Independently create compelling, high-quality digital content.
  • Push content to the target audience in all digital channels, platforms and environments.
  • Manage day-to-day presence in all social networking sites including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other community sites, blogs etc.
  • Remain at the cutting edge of digital marketing channels.
  • Produce regular analysis of our digital media channel performance.
  • Prodcing a monthly KPI report for the Marketing department.
Other Duties:

  • Undertaking duties in support of other departments.

The Person

Person Specification Desirable Essential
Education / Qualifications Minimum of  2 A-Levels or BTEC equivalent GCSEs – minimum Grade C in English and Mathematics.
Training / Technical Skills Good numerical and analytical skills.
Demonstrated success at creating effective, results-based consumer connections that build brand equity and sales.
  • 2+ years experience in digital marketing with hands-on knowledge of SEO, Mobile, Video, Social Media, Shopping Feeds, blogs, media and all platforms.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Highly organised.
  • Ability to multi-task and work within deadlines.
  • Practical knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Good follow-up and follow-through.
Experience / Knowledge A level of technical expertise in guitars and amplifiers.
Spanish speaker.
  • Knowledge and understanding of cutting-edge digital marketing and best practices.
  • Knowledge of content creation, preparation and dissemination in a high-quality, consistent manner.
  • Experience of customer contact.
  • Experience of working in an office environment and an understanding of business etiquette.
  • Musician.
  • Familiar with guitar amplifier set-ups and operation.
Personality / Characteristics Passion for the music industry.
  • Independent and self-reliant, being able to work without close supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, personable and outgoing.
  • Ability to pro-actively seek-out and create digital content.
  • Ability to prioritise and manage working time effectively.
  • Strong team player.
  • Enthusiastic, conscientious, committed and dependable.
Specific Requirements of the Role
Hours
Other
Experience of using Blackstar products or equivalent music related products.

Full job description and apply here: https://blackstaramps.com/uk/careers


Orchestral Product Specialist – Clarinet

Calling all Grade 8 clarinettists!

Can you encourage others with your real passion for music and your creative flair?

Do you want to join one of leading music retail businesses in the UK?

Wood Wind and Reed (WWR) has been a Cambridge institution for over 30 years. Our sister company Reeds Direct is the largest single reed mail order company in the world.

Due to business expansion we’re looking for an experienced Clarinettist (Grade 8) to join our close-knit team of Orchestral Product Specialists.

At WWR, our people really are our assets. Your musical expertise and knowledge will shine through encouraging the aspiring musicians of tomorrow. You will help to preserve and grow our relationships with the professional musicians of today.

60% of your time will be spent providing sales support and advice to customers either face to face on the shop floor or via the telephone or internet live chat discussions. A hands-on approach to customer service and good listening skills are a requirement.

The remaining 40% of the role is behind the scenes of this busy shop, handling deliveries, web updates, organising exhibitions and projects which will contribute to the future success of the business. You’ll need to demonstrate basic computer skills and have a positive outlook to all tasks whether demonstrating an instrument or solving customer issues.

If you are a hardworking musician who would thrive in a strong customer focused environment and take pride in and ownership of your contribution to this growing business, then this could be just the role for you.

Hours negotiable, salary dependent on experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

To Apply:

Get in touch now – send or email your CV and covering letter to Tim Taylor telling us why WWR needs you.

shop@wwr.co.uk

 


E-Commerce Manager

Professional Music Technology

As an established multi-channel retailer, we are looking for an E-commerce Manager to help oversee the online growth of our business.

This is an exciting position in the UK’s largest award winning true omni-channel musical instrument retailer.

Working closely with the Director of E-commerce and responsible for an established team including an SEO manager, Digital Content Manager, and internal & external PPC resources, you will bring your experience of other websites to be the ‘all seeing eye’ of www.pmtonline.co.uk.

You will be expected to liaise with our web development agency and manage your internal team to deliver results in both sales revenue and profitability.

You will play a major part in developing our next website, from design through to execution, by liaising with design and development resources to ensure our tight road map adheres too.

You will propose new developments based on a demonstrable opportunity for the business and using consistent analysis be able to report on the ongoing website progress through a series of key KPI reports (such as budget, performance, profitability, sales channel, etc).

Minimum Candidate requirements

  • 3+ years e-commerce trading within a comparable business
  • Proven track record of delivering online sales growth within the UK market
  • Key understanding of web analytics; up to date tools and utilization of reporting to propose improvements
  • Experience optimizing websites for optimal performance (through consistent Audits/Analysis)
  • Proven track record of a focus on customer experience enhancements and an on-going desire to improve online customer journey
  • Experience of the Magento Platform
  • Experience of working directly with Developers
  • A strong commercial acumen; a hunger to identify opportunities to increase sales
  • A credible, confident approach to problem-solving
  • Excellent stakeholder management and team working skills – clear communication is key in this role!

About You

  • You will be analytical, methodical and organised.
  • You will be inquisitive.
  • You will be a self-starter.
  • You will be confident in your own abilities.
  • We are an entrepreneurial company, we are NOT corporate. We think on our feet and move quickly so you MUST be flexible.
  • You will have a good sense of humour!

How To Apply

Please apply with cover letter and CV to hello@pmtonline.co.uk. Application closing date Monday 18th March.

Other information

Please note that the advertised role is a permanent, full-time position. Working hours are Monday-Friday, 9AM-6PM. The role is based in our Liverpool location in Speke. Salary will be dependent on experience.

Office Address: PMT Liverpool, 70-72 Evans Road, Speke, L24 9PB.

 


 

Jobs Available at PMT Online

Professional Music Technology is the UK’s leading omni-channel music retailer.

We’re growing and therefore we’re recruiting… we’re not corporate, otherwise this ad would tell you all about our extensive growth strategies, agile approach and consumer focus (although that’s all true!).

Instead, we simply want to employ people that want to do well and share in our success.

We are a fast-paced, entrepreneur-led business, who on the whole have a passion for music. We expect responsibility and capability, throughout the business… and reward that through an inclusive and open working environment – even our CEO’s work on the shop floor on a Saturday!

We are a relatively small team in relation to the size of our business, but our growth and success is made possible by priding ourselves on being a team of creative ‘doers’. ‘Pointers’ need not apply.

Our main e-commerce platform is Magento with a large WordPress integration. We also interface closely with our external windows based ERP system.

In the next 12 months, we have an extensive PHP move in progress, we are looking to upgrade to Magento 2 and we want to further our current online offering – all of which require extra bodies in-house to facilitate.

We are currently looking for a number of roles including Senior & Junior Web Developers, Paid Search managers, E-commerce Manager and SEO manager, and marketing support roles including social media and content creation and more.

Sound like something you’re interested in? Please send over your CV and cover letter with why you think you’d be a good fit to hello@pmtonline.co.uk.

Other Information

The roles will be for full-time, permanent positions. Salary will reflect experience and will be discussed during the interview. Working hours are Monday-Friday, 9AM-6PM. Working some weekends will be required during seasonal periods. Please send your CV and cover letter by Thursday 31st January 2019.

Office Address: PMT Liverpool, 70-72 Evans Road, Speke, L24 9PB.


Woodwinds Sales & Marketing Specialist

D’Addario UK Ltd., Newcastle

D’Addario UK, an affiliate company of D’Addario & Co Inc., is seeking a Sales & Marketing Specialist (SMS) for its woodwinds (clarinet, saxophone) brands based in its sales & marketing office in Newcastle. D’Addario UK was created in 2009 to manage the sales and marketing of its brands and, to provide dealer sales, marketing and distribution services.

Based in the Newcastle office, the woodwinds SMS is required to raise awareness, elevate D’Addario woodwinds brands (D’Addario, Rico) in the minds of our customers, and contribute directly to increasing sales of these brands. In addition, the Woodwinds SMS will take responsibility for the total management of sales to a number of music retailers. SMSs are expected to build relationships in order to manage and grow sales with each customer by following the D’Addario sales method.
Candidates must have or be;

  • A genuine love for, and interest in the instrument, associated products, the industry, and making music
  • Ability to play and perform clarinet and/or saxophone to a high standard
  • A good communicator with the ability to engage audiences, large & small
  • Organised, structured and methodical with exceptional attention to detail
  • Hands-on, “can-do”, results approach. Hard-working & highly committed
  • Ability to determine value and ROI when it comes to outreach and other in-market activities
  • Excellent analytical skills

We offer competitive compensation and benefits, along with the opportunity to build a career with one of the most highly regarded organizations in the industry.

For further information and an Application Pack, please email a request to jobs.uk@daddario.com.

D’Addario UK Ltd is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer which makes all employment decisions without regard to race, religion, colour, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, veteran’s status, age, disability or any other protected category under applicable law.


Director, Regional Sales

Fender, EMEA HQ

Fender is looking for a talented Regional Sales Director – EMEA to join our global Sales team. As the Regional Sales Director you will lead the sales function for Fender EMEA’s direct to dealer sales territories across multiple countries in Europe. Responsible for designing, implementing and prioritising sales strategies for the Fender brand, leading the District Sales Manager in each territory to ensure the delivery of sales against budget

Primary Responsibilities

    • Provide clear leadership and motivate the team to deliver outstanding performance to a level expected from a leading world class organisation
    • Be actively involved in sales forecasting for the brand and ensure timely delivery of product
    • Liaise with category management to have a clear understanding of product development
    • Achieve or exceed the sales budget for EMEA direct to dealer sales for designated brands and regions
    • Be an expert of the European market and develop strategies for growth and development in the territory that align with the global organisational strategy and representation of the brand
    • Drive continuous improvement across the sales function to support continued high levels of organisational performance
    • Monitor and report on market trends/changes and react accordingly to ensure the strategy remains effective
    • Manage key dealer expectations within the designated region and develop key customer relationships to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction is achieved both at dealer and consumer level
    • Provide accurate sales budgets and forecasts for the direct to dealer sales territories
    • Implement ongoing succession planning to ensure development and retention of the best talent required to drive the business forward now and in the future

Education/Experience

Essential Criteria

    • First class leaderships skills
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build long lasting and effective business relationships
    • Experience of change management and transformational design
    • Experience within an international sales environment
    • Sales director experience ideally within an international matrix organisation
    • Significant experience in managing and directing remote teams
    • Ability to implement and drive strategy
    • Revenue and sales focused
    • Experience within a senior sales role
    • Commercially astute
    • Customer focused
    • Fluent knowledge of the English language

Desirable Criteria

    • Passionate about music and the Fender brand
    • Languages – German, French, Spanish or other European languages.

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors, whose portfolio of brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Gretsch®, Jackson®, EVH®,Charvel® and Groove Tubes®, among others. For more information, visit www.fender.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/

Download the Job Application Form


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.