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Job Vacancies at Sound Technology Ltd

Sound Technology, a leading independent distributor of Harman and other high profile brands for the Music Retail and Professional Audio industries in the UK and ROI, are currently recruiting for 2 exciting roles:

Guitar Technician

To join the marketing team at Sound Technology to administer the content of our website, merchandise our products on reseller websites, publish internal and external communications, design or amend digital and printed marketing resources. To assist with social media updating and monitoring and assist the marketing team in a wider role with regard to press relations, dealer marketing and events.

Find out more and apply here

Marketing Assistant

To join the marketing team at Sound Technology to administer the content of our website, merchandise our products on reseller websites, publish internal and external communications, design or amend digital and printed marketing resources. To assist with social media updating and monitoring and assist the marketing team in a wider role with regard to press relations, dealer marketing and events.

Find out more and apply here


guitarguitar are currently advertising for a number of really exciting positions
These include:
  • Campaign Marketing Manager
  • PPC Executive
  • SEO Executive
  • Buyer
  • In Store Sales

You can view the descriptions and apply at the following link: www.guitarguitar.co.uk/page/vacancies/


CUSTOMER SERVICE ADVISOR

Presto Music, a leading classical & jazz music specialist online retailer, is looking for a Customer Services Advisor to join our Customer Services team at Presto Music

Responsibilities

  • You will be at the frontline of customer service for the Presto Music website
  • Efficiently deal with and respond to all customer queries and issues, via e-mail & telephone, including complaints
  • Maintain a very high standard of customer service
  • Ability to liaise, collaborate & communicate with the wider team & business both within the warehouse and at other locations
  • Prioritise a good and quick resolution to all customer enquiries

Skills & Requirements

  • 2+ years previous experience within a Customer Service role
  • Excellent telephone manner and good listener
  • Experience of handling a significant number of customer emails
  • High level of English language skills including excellent spelling and grammar
  • Excellent all-round computer skills, including Microsoft Office and (ideally) Microsoft Access
  • Knowledgeable and passionate about classical. Interest in jazz music would be an advantage, as would experience of downloading & streaming music and the ability to read music
  • 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
  • Experience with meeting targets and deadlines
  • Key personal attributes: reliable, responsible, decisive and organised
  • Commitment and dedication to high standards and accuracy

Days/Hours: 5 days. Flexible days and hours are available. Working from home and weekend work is available.

To apply: Please email your CV and covering letter, by 31st July, to Graham Southern – (graham.southern@prestomusic.com)


Marketing Specialist at YAMAHA

We are looking fo an individual that can blend modern marketing methodology into a channel that still requires some actions that are applicable to a more traditional approach to enable us to reach the wide spectrum of our customer base. We are moving more towards a Direct to Consumer approach so the succesful candidate will need to help us drive in this direction.

You will be able to implement both Pan European strategies (set with our HQ) as well as local Marketing actions to achieve the best return on investment. Good communication skills are essential to ensure that both the European and local teams in Sales and Marketing are well informed and understand the strategies strongly.

Digital Marketing capabilities , Market & Customer segmentation knowledge , self initiative and strong team work are all highly regarded requirements within the succesful candidate.

Further details…..

  • University / technical college / other educational degree in the field of marketing / communication / digital media or comparable completed traineeship
  • Professional experience in the marketing environment (approx. 2 years) is an advantage
  • Passion and know-how in the field of marketing, planning marketing actions based on customer segmentation, sense for musical industry, to drive business
  • Knowledge of the MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign is an advantage
  • As you are working in an international company, further languages will be an advantage.
  • Organizational talent, ability to work self-reliant as well as being able to work on complex tasks
  • Ability to work independently and in a solution-oriented manner, quick grasp
  • Open and friendly character as well as a confident and obliging demeanour
  • Strong team spirit, enjoying communicating
  • Full drivers license

Your duties:

As a Marketing Specialist at YAMAHA, you will support exciting projects within the Marketing Strategy department for Electronic Keyboards (EKB-responsible for a comprehensive portfolio of digital pianos, hybrid pianos and home keyboards), therefore we are looking for an enthusiastic specialist to join the Strategy Group at Yamaha Music UK.

With your expertise and enthusiasm, you will support our highly motivated team in implementing the European strategy. Developing new customer acquisition campaigns with your balanced flair and understanding of new and traditional ways of marketing, reporting to the Marketing Director UK and your creativity and ability will contribute to the sustainable growth of the company.

  • Implementation of the European marketing strategy in the UK market
    • Developing local marketing activities inc digital content  , that  are aligned to the UK market and customer segments
    • Delivering and measuring ROI on campaigns and actvities
  • Support in identifying marketing trends and opportunities for activity innovation & new service creation
  • Market research – creation and evaluation of questionnaires and other forms of feedback to understand customer behaviours
  • Close collaboration and support of the product and marketing manager at YME-HQ
    • Writing, editing and proofreading copy used on online and in all marketing materials
    • improving consumer engagement and grow social media followings
  • Cooperation and coordination with external agencies, artists, and influencers and venues
    • Maintain and update press contact list and distribute press releases to all industry and media contacts and publications
  • Attend and support the organisation of any relevant events, concerts and festivals
    • Inc Organisation of local UK events including supervision and hiring of musicians and sales staff
  • Monitor non-good stock and loans, ensuring stock levels are managed within guidelines
    • Arrange loans of demo stock to appropriate media and Artists
  • Manage the allocated advertising and promotions budget
  • Delivering Monthly (or as required) reports to our HQ and UK Marketing Director
    • reporting of campaign results against all Kpi’s
    • Attend and contribute to European marketing meetings
  • Working as a proactive and collaborative member of the wider Marketing Strategy team with all company relevant departments

We offer:

  • an international group of companies known for reliability and sustainable actions for both customers and employees
  • committed and motivated staff with a strong team spirit
  • flex-time model which encourages a healthy work-life balance
  • Opportunity for further international career growth
  • you will receive extensive insights into the organization of YAMAHA as the world’s leading producer of musical instruments.

If you see yourself in this exiting role, please send your application to: recruitment-uk@music.yamaha.com


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.


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.


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