Jobs


Membership Development Manager

Creative United 

Creative United is looking for a dynamic Membership Development Manager who can deliver the highest standard of service and support to our network of contemporary art galleries and high street music shops across the UK.

About Creative United

Creative United is a Community Interest Company that provides a range of financial products and services designed to enable the growth and development of the UK’s cultural and creative industries.

The company was established in 2012 with the support of Arts Council England and is based at Somerset House in Central London. Our mission is to build a sustainable and resilient creative economy, making the arts accessible to all.

Our two national interest free finance schemes (Own Art and Take it away) are designed to support the creative economy and increase participation and engagement in art and music.

Own Art – delivered through a network of 300 member galleries, this scheme supports artists, galleries and consumers by offering interest free loans for the purchase of contemporary art and craft.

Take it away – delivered through a network of 150 musical instrument shops, this scheme reduces the financial barriers to participation in music by offering interest free loans for the purchase of musical instruments.

About the role

Reporting directly to the Head of Finance and Operations, you will be responsible for the relationship management of our network of contemporary art galleries and high street music retailers. This will include the proactive recruitment of new members to the schemes, managing relationships with existing members, and successfully supervising annual renewals for membership fees to ensure we hit our income targets.

You will be an excellent communicator with a flair for forging and maintaining effective relationships with a variety of different stakeholders. You will be sensitive to the differing needs and challenges faced by two different retail sectors and be able to adapt your communication style to suit.

The role requires excellent time management, as you will need to balance the multiple priorities and demands of managing our networks. In addition, you will be able recognise and deliver ways of improving our offer to maximise the potential of the schemes for our members.

With at least 2 years working in a similar role, you will be passionate about how music and/or the visual arts can improve people lives. You will be able to balance this with sound commercial acumen and a drive to achieve success against target KPIs. An understanding of retail finance is beneficial but not essential. Finally you will be a confident team player with a passion for supporting your colleagues to achieve success.

For further details please download the full job description.

If you would like to be considered for the role, 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.

Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 4 March 2019.

Full job description – Creative United


Guitar & Piano/Keys Salesperson!

Bonners Music 

Are you passionate about Guitars?
Are you also interested in Piano & Keyboards?
Are you enthusiastic and approachable?
Do you enjoy being part of a hard-working team?

If so, we’d like to hear from you!

We are currently looking for a knowledgeable Guitar enthusiast to join our retail team. An interest in or experience of Pianos and/or Keyboards would also be a real bonus.
Key duties will include helping customers select the best product to suit their needs, providing excellent customer service in person, on the telephone, and by email, and ensuring the shop floor is well-presented.
A full driving licence would be an advantage, as would the capability to lift and move heavy instruments and parcels on a daily basis.
Email your CV to amandaj@bonnersmusic.co.uk


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.


STORE MANAGER & SALES MANAGER

Brittens Music

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


TRANSLATION MARKETING COORDINATOR

Roland 

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

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

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

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

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

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.