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Marketing Assistant – Source Distribution

This is an exciting opportunity to join a leading and highly respected industry distributor. Based in Sunbeam Road, London NW10 6JP, Source Distribution – a division of HHB Communications Ltd. – is looking for a Marketing Assistant to support the Marketing Manager with marketing administration tasks.

Source Distribution is one of the leading and most highly respected pro audio technology distributors in the United Kingdom and is currently the exclusive UK distributor of 14 major brands including Rode, Genelec, Moog, Arturia and Eventide.

Role & Responsibility

  • Ensure new and relevant product information is uploaded, updated, and maintained across internal documentation, digital platforms both internal and external.
  • Ensure UK dealer information is kept up to date on Source and Brand websites.
  • Manage marketing email inbox and provide point of contact for dealers, liaising with them to supply marketing assets and promotional items.
  • Assist with the composition of marketing mailouts to press and the dealer network, analysing open rates and following up with recipients to ensure information is received and tasks are being carried out.
  • Arrange loans of demo stock to appropriate media for review after launch and ensure loan stock is accounted for and returned in a timely manner.
  • Maintain and update press contact list and distribute press releases to all industry and media contacts and publications.
  • Manage social media channels, promoting latest news and product details to improve audience engagement and grow social media followings.
  • Maintain flexibility to respond to respond to ad-hoc requests from the Marketing Manager on a day-to-day basis.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Must be comfortable with multitasking and have a strong eye for detail.
  • Someone knowledgeable and interested in music and pro-audio industry products.
  • Must be an outgoing and motivated self-starter comfortable with limited supervision.
  • Experience in music industry marketing and excellent relationship building skills would be beneficial.
  • Experience with Mailchimp, Social Media Administration and Adobe Creative Suite would be beneficial.
  • Confidentiality and discretion are essential.
  • Excellent organisational and client facing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem solving, and communication skills to deal effectively with all levels of management within the company and with key brands and clients.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

The successful candidate will receive a competitive salary based upon their skills and experience and an attractive package of benefits including private healthcare, life assurance and company pension after a qualifying period.

HHB Communications Ltd is an equal opportunities employer.

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. Application data will be held on file for a period of one year.


Assistant Manager (Full Time)

Location: Camden

ABOUT GUITARGUITAR:

guitarguitar is the UK’s biggest retailer of guitars, and the key UK partner of internationally renowned brands such as Gibson, Fender, Taylor and Martin. Founded in Scotland in 2004, the company has expanded to 6 stunning retail stores across the UK and an industry-leading website, listed in the UK’s top 300 online retailers for 2021.

We are working on a number of exciting projects to consolidate and strengthen our position in the UK market, all of which are related to delivering a truly best in class experience to our customers.

ABOUT THE ROLE:

We are recruiting for a dynamic and passionate person to join our Camden store as an Assistant Manager. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership qualities and organisational skills, and play a key role in the on-going success of the store.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Be responsible for the day to day running of the store, reporting directly to the Store Manager
  • Lead, inspire and motivate the store team; helping and supporting them to achieve the store’s goals
  • Drive and maximise sales and customer experience; both in store and online
  • Maintain stock inventory, making sure the store is always filled with exciting and desirable gear
  • Ensure guitarguitar’s visual merchandising standards are maintained and that stock is displayed in an appealing and commercially wise manner
  • Complete store admin accurately, ensuring compliance with company policies and procedures

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

  • Extremely strong organisational skills
  • Great communication skills
  • Detail orientated and highly observant
  • Able to multitask and pivot confidently and quickly between tasks
  • Strong industry and product knowledge
  • Outstanding customer service and sales skills
  • Ability to lead and motivate a team
  • Ability to solve problems with a positive, can-do attitude
  • Previous management/ leadership experience strongly preferred

SALARY AND BENEFITS:

  • Competitive Salary
  • 28 days holiday
  • Compelling staff purchase offer

 HOW TO APPLY:

To apply for this position, please email a copy of your current CV and a covering letter to jobs@guitarguitar.co.uk. Please list the position you are applying for in the subject field of the email.


Retail Assistant/Guitar Specialist
Presto Music

Company: Presto Music – www.prestomusic.com

Location: 7 Park Street, Leamington Spa, CV32 4QN

We’re looking for an enthusiastic, driven person to join our specialist team in our store. Presto Music is an internationally recognised company with a specialism in classical music and a growing focus on jazz, sheet music, books and instruments.

Responsibilities

  • You will be at the frontline of serving our customers and advising them on instruments, accessories, CDs and sheet music
  • Efficiently dealing with queries from customers on phone, email and in person
  • Maintain a very high standard of customer service.
  • Ability to liaise, collaborate & communicate with the wider team & business
  • Ability to understand shop processes and carry them out efficiently
  • Join the rest of the team in ensuring that the store is presented well and retail best practices are carried out.

Skills & Requirements

  • Previous experience within a retail/sales role
  • Available for a minimum of 3 days per week (0900-1730) one of which being a Saturday
  • Knowledgeable and passionate about classical music and the ability to read music. An interest in jazz and wider genres would be an advantage
  • Ideal candidate would be a guitar player (knowledge of and ability to play additional instruments would be an advantage)
  • Ideally possess experience of selling higher priced items £300 – £5000
  • High level of English language skills including excellent spelling and grammar.
  • Excellent all-round computer skills, including Microsoft Office and G Suite
  • Ability to work as part of a small team
  • Confidence to use initiative and prioritise tasks whilst also being a strong communicator and team player
  • Ability to remain calm, friendly and patient whilst under pressure
  • Excellent telephone manner and good listener with great communication skills
  • Experience with meeting targets and deadlines
  • Key personal attributes: reliable, responsible, enthusiastic, decisive and organised
  • Commitment and dedication to high standards and accuracy

Please apply in writing to Store Manager, Lara Forbes lara.forbes@prestomusic.com

Closing date – 31st May 2021


PMT have the below vacancies in their stores:
Portsmouth Store: x1 part-time (Weekends) Salesperson x1 full-time Salesperson
Birmingham Store: x1 full-time Salesperson (Keyboard & Hi-Tech)

Professional Music Technology (“PMT”) is the UK’s leading multi-channel retailer of musical instruments, music technology and professional audio equipment to enthusiast and professional musicians.

With over 90,000 sq. foot of retail space across our stores, PMT allows brands to showcase their products whilst giving customers an unmatched product offering, a first class shopping experience and unrivalled after-sales and technical support.

If you are a team player and love to work in a fast-paced musical retail environment then the team at PMT Portsmouth would love to hear from you!

To be a great addition to our team, you’ll:

  • Have some relevant retail and sales experience
  • Have a strong passion for music and the ability to demonstrate piano’s, keys or acoustic guitars would be a distinct advantage.
  • Have a strong customer service focus and excellent communication skills
  • The ability to work under pressure and hit sales targets
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Be within travelling distance to our Portsmouth Store/Birmingham Store
  • A willingness to learn and innovate
  • Industry knowledge preferred but not essential
  • 1 year + retail experience would be an advantage

About Professional Music Technology

Established in 1991, we sell the world’s biggest musical instrument and equipment brands with 16 award-winning music stores across the UK. It’s an exciting time to join the team and we need talented people onboard. If you are ambitious and would like a career where you can expect to be rewarded for hard work, please get in touch!

Portsmouth Store: part-time (Weekends)

  • This is a part time, permanent position based in our retail store in Portsmouth
  • Working pattern – Saturdays and Sundays each week with overtime available on occasion
  • The store opening hours are Monday to Saturday 09:30 to 18:00, Sunday 11:00 to 17:00
  • Internal staff may apply and be considered for this role

Portsmouth Store: full-time 

  • This is a full-time, permanent position based in our retail store in Portsmouth
  • The store opening hours are Monday to Saturday 09:30 to 18:00, Sunday 11:00 to 17:00
  • Internal staff may apply and be considered for this role

Birmingham Store: full-time 

  • This is a full time permanent position based in our retail store in Birmingham
  • Working pattern – 5 days per week based on a shift rotation, weekend availability is required
  • The store opening hours are Monday to Saturday 09:30 to 18:00, Sunday 11:00 to 17:00
  • Internal staff may apply and be considered for this role

For more details and applications, go to Careers & Music Job Vacancies | PMT Online


LICENSING & COPYRIGHT ADMINISTRATOR
Hal Leonard Europe Limited

Hal Leonard Europe Limited is seeking to appoint a well-organised and motivated individual to process licensing requests for our printed music catalogues. Based at our London office and reporting to the Licensing & Copyright Manager, this role would suit a graduate-level candidate with a particular interest in music copyright and printed music publishing.

About Hal Leonard Europe

Hal Leonard Europe is part of the Hal Leonard Group of Companies, the world’s largest educational and popular music print publisher representing some of the best known and most respected music publishers, artists, songwriters, arrangers and manufacturers. The Company produces and distributes sheet music, digital downloads, songbooks and educational books/audio publications for all instruments, as well as band and choral arrangements, reference books, instructional video, music software, music accessories, music gear, gifts and more.

Hal Leonard Europe is the European arm of the global Group with sales, marketing, publishing offices and distribution centres located in Holland, Germany, Italy, Belgium, France and the United Kingdom.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Process incoming third-party print and digital print requests.
  • Research copyright status using internal and external databases.
  • Liaise with licensee clients as necessary to administer licence requests.
  • Create and maintain copyright acknowledgements.
  • Liaise with colleagues in Europe and the USA as required.
  • Liaise with publishers and affiliates to obtain approval where necessary.
  • Create and administer licence agreements.
  • Set up client accounts and raise invoices using our licensing system.
  • Review and analyse rights and manage process for import of Hal Leonard publications into Europe, obtaining external approvals where necessary.
  • Respond to general enquiries regarding our print catalogues.
  • Support the Licensing & Copyright Manager as required in other departmental duties.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Degree-level qualification (or demonstrable equivalent experience) in music, music business or another relevant subject.
  • Ability to learn quickly and juggle multiple tasks, and to work well under pressure while maintaining a keen eye for detail.
  • Strong aptitude for customer service.
  • High standard of verbal and written communication in English.
  • Proficient with standard software packages, in particular MS Office, and have the ability to quickly learn to use internal and external information systems and databases effectively.
  • Team player.
  • Aligned with our company vision, mission and values.
  • Passionate about music and music making.

Benefits/Training/Package

  • A training and development programme will be provided to enable you to deliver all job functions. Ongoing training and courses will be scheduled as appropriate.
  • All new employees are subject to a probationary period of three months.
  • Remuneration will be commensurate with the level of experience and responsibility and is paid monthly.
  • The Company offers all employees an Auto-Enrolled Contributory Pension Scheme.
  • Opt-in to receive Bupa private health cover, free Bupa employee assistance programmes, benefit from staff discounts, cycle-to-work scheme, voucher schemes and more.
  • The annual leave entitlement is 25 days plus all statutory bank holidays.
  • Confirmation of employment for any successful candidate will be subject to receiving satisfactory references, proof of eligibility to work in the UK and satisfactory completion of the probationary period.

All candidates are required to submit a CV and covering letter to careers@halleonardeurope.com.


The UK’s biggest guitar retailer, guitarguitar, are looking to add to our customer service and sales team for both in-store and online channels.
Details of the vacancies can be found here: https://www.guitarguitar.co.uk/page/vacancies/
To apply or for more details, please email jobs@guitarguitar.co.uk with your CV and a short cover letter

Piano Sales Advisor | Bonners Piano Centre | Milton Keynes MK1

Full Time | 5 Days / 37.5 hours a week

Including Weekend Day(s) On a Rota Basis

Salary range: £22,000 – £25,000 according to skills & previous experience

THE COMPANY

Bonners Music is an established piano retailer/distributor with three showroom locations and a busy online / telephone sales operation.

Our Milton Keynes Piano Centre (opened Nov 2019) contains one of the largest collections of acoustic and digital pianos in the UK. It has been created as a destination for lovers of the piano from all over England.

Although established since 1976, we are a modern, forward-thinking retailer run by a team of passionate staff who put customer experience at the forefront of everything we do.

THE ROLE

Due to the continued expansion of our piano division, we have a vacancy for a Piano Sales Advisor.

We need someone who has excellent sales skills and who lives and breathes pianos!

The position would suit candidates with great communication & people skills who have a knowledge of acoustic pianos, as well as an understanding of the benefits of digital & portable instruments. A retail or sales background would be a definite advantage.

The role will include demonstrating acoustic, digital and electronic keyboard instruments to potential customers, as well as offering technical & sales advice over the phone and through online channels.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to receive product & sales training conducted in-house and externally by leading instrument manufacturers.

This represents a great opportunity to start a career in a progressive, fast-moving company within the music industry while working with a focused but friendly team.

MINIMUM CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

All applicants will need to meet the minimum requirements detailed below:

  • Good piano/keyboard demonstration skills
  • Retail or Sales skills
  • Good Communication skills – person to person, written & telephone
  • Able-bodied (sometimes heavy lifting is involved)
  • Ability to work unaided with clear instructions and as part of a team
  • Full UK Drivers Licence (not essential but advantageous)
  • Smart & Presentable Appearance
BENEFITS

Continual Training, Personal Development Plan, 28 Days Holiday (Including Bank Holidays), Possibility of Overtime Available, Pension Scheme

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £22,000 – £25,000.00 per year

To apply, please email your CV to amandaj@bonnersmusic.co.uk

Marketing Manager – Casio

Casio Electronics has an exciting opportunity for a Marketing Manager to join our Electronic Musical Instruments team based in North London. Joining us on a full-time, permanent basis, in return, we can offer a highly competitive salary plus benefits.

Casio is a leading multinational consumer electronics FMCG company, which prides itself on launching innovative designs and leading technologies to both consumer and B2B markets.

Behind each innovative product are our core values of “creativity and contribution” which we apply to everything we do. This core value is also channelled through to our employees, as their “creativity and contribution” plays a fundamental part in Casio’s continuous success.

As our Marketing Manager, you will run Trade Marketing and manage integrated campaigns for Casio’s Electronic Musical Instrument division.

Responsibilities include:

– Running a full calendar of Trade Marketing support activities
– Delivering 360 brand campaigns on time and to budget
– Managing and motivating key agencies to deliver first-class results
– Managing influencer and ambassador relationships
– Working closely with the wider EMI teams to identify opportunities for trade customers to grow their business
– Using CRM data and insight to improve understanding of campaign success and constantly seek opportunity to drive ROI
– Devising integrated marketing campaigns in line with brand objectives
– Managing the implementation, tracking and measurement of campaigns
– Briefing and overseeing the work of internal and external agencies
– Setting and managing budgets, reporting on efficiencies and any overspend
– Writing, editing and proofreading copy for promotional materials within marketing campaigns
– Ensuring that the Casio brand and identity are adhered to in campaigns and in all communication channels
– Delivering regular reports of campaign results, including digital analysis and evaluation of KPIs
– Maintaining regular measurement of the ROI of campaigns
– Analysing CRM data to inform strategy and direction for Marketing activity and the evaluation of existing campaigns

Key skills:

– Proven B2C campaign and trade marketing experience
– The ability to analytically track and optimize campaigns to meet objectives
– Excellent copywriting skills and first-class verbal communication
– Project Management: an ability to work with budgets, agencies and manage key internal stakeholders to see campaigns through to completion
– Strong understanding of digital marketing channels & tactics
– CMS/CRM experience desirable
– Time management and budget management skills
– A positive can-do attitude
– High attention to detail & strong work ethic
– A passion for music

What we offer in return:

– 25 days annual leave and Bank holidays

– An excellent non-contributory pension scheme  up to 14%

– Private healthcare scheme with BUPA

– Medicash health plan

– Permanent health insurance

– Death in service insurance

– Training to develop your career

– Flexi-working

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to join our team as our Marketing Manager.  Apply now to hr@casio.co.uk


3 Vacancies at Gear4music

Merchandiser – Guitars

Be part of Europe’s leading musical instrument and equipment retailer. We’re interested in being the best, and online merchandising is a fundamental part of that. That means your product and customer knowledge must be second to none.

You’ll be making sure brands and products are positioned in a way that makes them easily discoverable and desirable to the consumer.

We are looking for an individual who understands the principles of eCommerce and has a passion for gear and all things guitars! The successful candidate will use their knowledge to drive sales and refine the website’s user experience. They will ensure that the elements of traffic acquisition, brand adherence, and conversions are optimised.

You need to understand the importance of great communication and be super organised. Because you will be collating information and collaborating with multiple departments. you should have a clear vision of eCommerce, an aptitude for prioritising tasks, and the ability to identify commercial improvements based on evidence and insights.

Responsibilities: 

  • Working closely with the Buyers and UX team to make decisions that have a positive commercial impact
  • Creating and maintaining pages and product lists, taking into consideration page speeds when doing so
  • Creating and maintaining product finder filters to enhance the shopping experience
  • Using Google Analytics to analyse website traffic to determine most popular areas of the site and ensuring they are correctly merchandised – as well as strategizing how to direct more traffic to underperforming areas
  • Creating and maintaining product tags to ensure products appear in the correct sections of the site
  • Providing sufficient information for high quality product listings to be written
  • Ensuring key new product launches and promotions are represented on the homepage and in the bestseller sections – keeping these sections of the site looking fresh on a weekly basis
  • Liaising directly with suppliers on product representation across the site

Role Requirements – To be successful in your application, please ensure that your experience aligns with the following:

  • An expert overview of guitar products, the major brands and customer demands
  • A good understanding of eCommerce/online retailing
  • Intermediate understanding of Google Analytics
  • A basic understanding of SEO
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of buying/purchasing would be advantageous
  • A drive to learn and improve
  • Computer literacy, particularly Microsoft Office
  • Strong written language skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to multi task
  • Capacity to work autonomously or as part of a team
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude
  • Be able to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous staff discount
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free car parking
  • Corporate eye care
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Flu jabs
  • Employee Assistance Programme

If you would like to further your career with a dynamic, growing company, where you can expect to be rewarded for hard work – please apply today!

Apply here

Gear4music is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, disability, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. All applications are processed in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.  

While our recruitment team will endeavour to update every applicant as to the status of their application, due to the current high volume of applicants we may not be able to provide specific feedback at this time.

Merchandiser – Drums & Percussion

Be part of Europe’s leading musical instrument and equipment retailer. We’re interested in being the best, and online merchandising is a fundamental part of that. That means your product and customer knowledge must be second to none.

You’ll be making sure brands and products are positioned in a way that makes them easily discoverable and desirable to the consumer.

We are looking for an individual who understands the principles of eCommerce and has a passion for gear and all things drums & percussion. The successful candidate will use their knowledge to drive sales and refine the website’s user experience. They will ensure that the elements of traffic acquisition, brand adherence, and conversions are optimised.

You need to understand the importance of great communication and be super organised. Because you will be collating information and collaborating with multiple departments. you should have a clear vision of eCommerce, an aptitude for prioritising tasks, and the ability to identify commercial improvements based on evidence and insights.

 Responsibilities:

  • Working closely with the Buyers and UX team to make decisions that have a positive commercial impact
  • Creating and maintaining pages and product lists, taking into consideration page speeds when doing so
  • Creating and maintaining product finder filters to enhance the shopping experience
  • Using Google Analytics to analyse website traffic to determine most popular areas of the site and ensuring they are correctly merchandised – as well as strategizing how to direct more traffic to underperforming areas
  • Creating and maintaining product tags to ensure products appear in the correct sections of the site
  • Providing sufficient information for high quality product listings to be written
  • Ensuring key new product launches and promotions are represented on the homepage and in the bestseller sections – keeping these sections of the site looking fresh on a weekly basis
  • Liaising directly with suppliers on product representation across the site

Role Requirements – To be successful in your application, please ensure that your experience aligns with the following:

  • An expert overview of drums & percussion products, the major brands and customer demands
  • A good understanding of eCommerce/online retailing
  • Intermediate understanding of Google Analytics
  • A basic understanding of SEO
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Knowledge of buying/purchasing would be advantageous
  • A drive to learn and improve
  • Computer literacy, particularly Microsoft Office
  • Strong written language skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to multi task
  • Capacity to work autonomously or as part of a team
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude
  • Be able to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines

 What we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous staff discount
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free car parking
  • Corporate eye care
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Flu jabs
  • Employee Assistance Programme

If you would like to further your career with a dynamic, growing company, where you can expect to be rewarded for hard work – please apply today!

Apply here

Gear4music is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, disability, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. All applications are processed in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.  

While our recruitment team will endeavour to update every applicant as to the status of their application, due to the current high volume of applicants we may not be able to provide specific feedback at this time.

Brand Manager

This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with one of the biggest brands in the musical instrument industry. Working closely with our Head of Purchasing, Brand Managers are responsible for all activities surrounding the management of a specific brand – including buying, merchandising and marketing.

As the successful candidate you will be responsible for managing the full Live Sound product category for an allocated brand – specialising in microphones, wireless systems, in-ear monitors and headphones.

Responsibilities:

Buying

  • Regularly liaising with manufacturer representatives
  • Management of purchase orders and invoice queries
  • Inventory management – Achieving optimal results in range selection, stock holding and stock turn
  • Negotiating to maximise profitability and deliver the most advantageous trading terms
  • Identifying opportunities in the market for promotions and product exclusives
  • Anticipating threats to brand performance and adopting required contingencies
  • Working alongside the Distribution Centre on delivery schedules and queries

Merchandising

  • Driving excellent standards in user experience and onsite representation of the brand
  • Improving the quality of product listings by creating exceptional content and utilising existing resources
  • Owning the brand level representation and experience on our website
  • Identifying high traffic areas of the website and ensuring appropriate product visibility
  • Providing product and brand knowledge to the Customer Services department

Marketing

  • Working closely with the manufacturer or supplier to deliver engaging and effective campaigns
  • Coordinating with internal departments and stakeholders to deliver positive results

 Role Requirements – To be successful in your application, please ensure that your experience aligns with the following:

  • Knowledge of live sound musical equipment
  • Driven personality with the hunger to maximise success at all opportunities
  • Understanding of retail metrics and commercial reports
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, prioritise and meet deadlines
  • Superior communication skills and the ability to communicate persuasively and clearly across teams to stakeholders at all levels
  • Excellent written language skills
  • I.T proficient with advanced knowledge of Excel and knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Capacity to work autonomously or as part of a team
  • Experience working in the music instrument industry would be highly advantageous
  • Forecasting and/or importing experience would be beneficial

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous staff discount
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free car parking
  • Corporate eye care
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Flu jabs
  • Employee Assistance Programme

If you would like to further your career with a dynamic, growing company, where you can expect to be rewarded for hard work – please apply today!

 Apply here

Gear4music is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, gender, disability, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. All applications are processed in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

While our recruitment team will endeavour to update every applicant as to the status of their application, due to the current high volume of applicants we may not be able to provide specific feedback at this time.

While we respect that many companies do need recruitment agencies, we do not at the moment and we are happiest recruiting for ourselves. Any resume submitted to us before any agreement with us will be deemed the sole property of Gear4music, and in the event of a candidate being hired outside of an agreement, no fee or payment of any kind will be made. 

 


GUITAR TECHNICIAN based at PEACH GUITARS in Colchester.

Due to our continued growth, we are looking to recruit an additional GUITAR TECHNICIAN to assist us full time over a 5 day week. Working under the guidance of our Head Technician you will assist in all aspects of guitar maintenance and quality control.
Your responsibilities will include QC on outgoing products, general guitar maintenance and set ups, customer repairs and queries, warranty repairs and pick up installation and electrical issues. As part of the Warehouse team there may also be additional warehouse responsibilities.
We are looking for someone with a sound product knowledge and a real passion for guitars, we have a pretty large catalogue of products and many exclusive lines so there is a lot to take on board.
If you would like to be considered for the role please send your CV over to ryan@peachguitars.com.

2 vacancies: Design Project Researcher & Service Engineer

Position: Design Project Researcher
Location: Northampton, UK

Blackstar are recruiting for a truly unique position – the dream role for a guitar player who is passionate about guitars and audio gear; has their finger on the pulse of the market; is product focused, knows what’s cool, what’s new and upcoming. The successful candidate will be joining our award-winning team, helping to drive the development of Blackstar’s industry-redefining products.

The company:

Launched in 2007, Blackstar is an internationally recognised and respected guitar amplification company. We are a team of musicians who are truly passionate about what we do, and who understand the importance of great tone.

Blackstar is based in Northampton, England, with over 100 years’ combined experience in guitar amplification design and production. Our team pioneer change in the industry and have a strong commitment to driving transformational innovation in all of our products. Blackstar products are the best in the world for design, technology and performance – we are setting the standard for the industry.

The role:

Due to continued business growth, we are looking to appoint a Design Project Researcher to join our established team on a full-time basis. This is a very diverse position, but you will primarily be providing a key role in supporting the research and specification of new products within our products team. This is an active role where collaboration with people across the Company and wider world is essential.

The duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Championing Human Centred Design (HCD) in our products, through the delivery of user/market research, product definition and design. You will be helping to inspire change and innovation within the business and marketplace.
  • Contributing to the overall design of innovative products and solutions to meet musicians’ needs, researching and translating these needs into desirable products.
  • Research our marketplace, plan and conduct user feedback interviews and surveys, collect and analyse feedback, comments, and surveys and produce information reports summarising the results and insights. Ultimately providing design recommendations based on user needs.
  • Assisting in predicting product direction based on competitor, technology, and product trends, coordinating our research phase of user centred design.
  • Supporting the New Product Introduction (NPI) process, from discussing and developing new ideas to having responsibility for producing NPI documentation according to the Blackstar Quality Management System (QMS).
  • Liaise with R&D, Marketing and other departments to prepare New Product Design Briefs.
  • Chair and drive new product meetings.
  • Work closely with our Project Managers to define products and support their timely delivery.
  • Sourcing direct customer/end user feedback and producing reports as required (e.g., forum reports) summarising the gathered data.

Other duties:

  • Producing product and support content for use in print and online.
  • Helping to coordinate Blackstar’s New Product Team, attending meetings when required and taking minutes and actions.

The ideally sought candidate will possess the following:

  • First-class Degree-qualified, with experience in HCD principles.
  • Experience working in a Marketing or Product Design team.
  • Guitar player with strong interest in audio gear and technology.
  • A practical interest in product design, with an inquisitive mind.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Highly organised.
  • Expertise in guitar amplifier set-ups and operation.
  • Independent and self-reliant, being able to work without close supervision.
  • Present a flexible customer-orientated approach to work

The below skills would be beneficial, however not essential:

  • Experience with project ownership and project coordination.
  • Adobe Photoshop / Illustrator design skills.

The Person fit:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills.
  • Highly organised.
  • High level of attention to detail.
  • Independent and self-reliant.
  • A flexible approach to work.
  • Driven, Passionate and a definite go-getter.

The Environment:

Blackstar is a unique environment; we are all musicians and the dress code is very relaxed. Our teams are experts in their field and we are incredibly passionate about our products and the industry as a whole. Most of our world-class team have worked in the music industry for a long time, and we are looking for candidates who wish to grow with the company and share in our current and future success.

Office hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday, with a willingness to work extra hours as and when required to achieve project deliverables to schedule. Flexible approach to working hours/environment where required, according to business needs.

If you share our passion, approach your work with pride, are driven by innovation, want to be the best and help to grow our global brand to its highest potential – we would love to hear from you.

Please apply with an up-to-date CV for an immediate response. We are looking to hold interviews ASAP, for which an initial telephone conversation would be the first step.

Find out more and apply here: blackstaramps.com/uk/careers

Position: Service Engineer
Location: Northampton, UK

Blackstar are recruiting for a unique position within our Service Department, an ideal role for a guitar player who possesses an academic or commercial background in electronics, who is passionate about guitars and audio gear. The successful candidate would be joining our respected service team and you will play a key role in supporting our customers on a daily basis.

The role:

Blackstar are looking to appoint a Service Engineer to join our established business on a full-time basis. This is a very diverse position, but you will primarily be tasked with providing a first-class customer support and repairs service to Blackstar’s Distributors, dealers and end users.

The duties and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Hands-on repair to component level of all Blackstar products to meet pre-defined performance targets.
  • Provide technical support to engineers in the field.
  • Implement new work flows and instructions as required providing reports on departmental performance (KPIs).
  • Ensure that the Blackstar service database is completed and up to date at all times.
  • Maintain Blackstar’s Service FTP site.
  • Oversee the efficient logistics of all returned products.
  • Management of the stock and logistics of spares and consumable parts.
  • Shipment of spares.
  • Liaising with UK dealers and end users on technical queries and service/repair issues.
  • Liaise with Quality & Approvals Assistant on all relevant technical and quality issues.
  • Liaise with UK Area Sales Manager on service and warranty issues as required.

You will also be involved with:

  • Overseeing the repair, servicing and dispatch of Blackstar loan stock.
  • Contribute to the Blackstar management team with pro-active suggestions and new ideas.
  • Implement and maintain 5S procedures.
  • KPI reporting as applicable to role.
  • Support HSE tasks and maintenance of a safe place of work as required with first aider/ fire marshall duties.
  • AQL Testing of each new delivery into UK Market and reporting any issues found.

 The ideally sought candidate will possess the following:

  • Minimum HNC in electronics or associated engineering subject or 5 years’ experience of electronic service and repair of consumer audio equipment.
  • A demonstrable aptitude for electronics repair and will have been interested in guitar amps, consumer electronics and circuitry in a previous role.
  • Will have worked in commercial electronics environment in a similar role for a minimum of 5 years, with experience of talking to end users in both written and verbal form.

The below skills would be beneficial, however not essential:

  • Knowledge of valve-based audio equipment
  • An interest in musical instrument and audio technology A guitar player
  • Working within a KPI (Key Performance Indicator) structure.
  • Culturally aware.
  • Patient and clear thinking.
  • Mature and methodical.
  • Familiar with all aspects of guitar amplifier design and manufacture, and will be able to apply their extensive knowledge in a commercial environment

 The Person fit:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills.
  • Highly organised.
  • A structured approach.
  • Able to communicate at all levels and environments.
  • Diplomatic, assertive and confident.
  • Team player.
  • Ability to prioritise well.
  • Excellent customer focus.

The Environment:

Blackstar is a unique environment; we are all musicians and the dress code is very relaxed.

Our teams are experts in their field and we are incredibly passionate about our products and the industry as a whole.

Most of our staff have worked in the industry for a long time and we are looking for candidates who wish to grow with the company and share in our current and future success.

Office hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday, with a willingness to work extra hours as and when required to achieve project deliverables to schedule.

If you share our passion, approach your work with pride, are driven by innovation, want to be the best and help to grow our global brand to its highest potential – we would love to hear from you.

Please apply with an up-to-date CV for an immediate response. We are looking to hold interviews ASAP, for which an initial telephone conversation would be the first step.

Find out more and apply here: blackstaramps.com/uk/careers


 

 

 

 

Andertons Music Company

Due to the continued success of Andertons Music, we are currently looking to add additional high calibre personnel to work at our retail superstore in Guildford.

Andertons are currently recruiting for 2 roles:

  • Mail Order Sales Consultant – Guitar: read more
  • Full-time Guitar Sales Consultant: read more

If you are interested in any of these please apply on the website careers page or email jobs@andertons.co.uk


Rocksteady Music School 

Various Roles

There’s a wide range of jobs available with Rocksteady Music School, check them out here: boards.greenhouse.io/rocksteadymusicschool/


 

Focusrite has a number of openings in High Wycombe

To see these please go to focusrite.workable.com