Career Opportunities

Audio-Technica offers its employees both an open environment and an informal culture, encouraging fresh ideas and helping employees realise their true potential. We look for people with vision and innovative flair and above all, we believe there are opportunities for everyone to shine if they are ready to embrace a challenge. Working for Audio-Technica can be an exciting and rewarding experience, browse our vacancies below and contact us if you feel you might be suitable to join our team. If no vacancies are listed, we may still be interested in hearing from  exciting individuals.

Marketing Manager Emea, Professional Audio

Date: 13th January 2017
Department: Marketing

Established in 1962, Audio-Technica is a worldwide group of companies devoted to the design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of world-class audio equipment. Initially known for state-of-the-art phonograph cartridges, Audio-Technica now creates high-performance microphones, headphones, wireless audio systems, mixers and electronic products for home and professional use.

Winner of numerous industry awards, Audio-Technica manufactures products that set quality, durability and price/performance standards for conferencing, systems integration, live sound touring, broadcast and recording studios, high profile sports events, corporate and government facilities, house-of-worship venues, and more.  The Company has  a successful track record in business growth, and wants to retain and recruit high caliber team members to help it deliver its ambitious development plans for the future.  We now have an opportunity for a suitably experienced candidate to fulfil the role of Marketing Manager EMEA, Professional Audio.

Reporting functionally to the Director of Sales & Marketing EMEA, Professional Audio, this is a key role in developing and executing creative marketing strategy for Audio-Technica’s professional audio products range across the EMEA region, with an emphasis on audio visual conferencing and systems integration markets.  The role could either be based at our Leeds UK office, or home based with at least 2 days per week spent at the Leeds UK office.

The successful candidate will be required to:-

  • Work with the sales & marketing management team to create a comprehensive annual marketing plan for Audio-Technica professional audio products across the EMEA region. Including but not limited to localised product launch strategy, print and digital advertising strategy, tradeshow strategy, retail and SI support strategy, and PR strategy.
  • Develop and brief projects to regional Marcom departments for localised sales and dealer support. Including but not limited to product launch, POS, collateral, literature and mailings.
  • Ensure Marcom, Digital Development and Social Media departments are provided with all relevant materials and guidance for the successful launch of new products in line with marketing and sales strategy and within agreed timescales.
  • Show consideration and demonstrate understanding of the requirements of B2B and B2C marketing, ensuring all campaigns and activities are developed with the relevant  channels in mind.
  • Take responsibility for the accurate and consistent implementation of brand guidelines in direct and distributor-managed territories.
  • Manage, support and guide the marketing efforts of Audio-Technica’s professional audio distributor network across EMEA.
  • Manage and maintain marketing budget for Professional Audio division across both direct and distributed territories.
  • Identify potential case study opportunities and content; brief Marcom department for execution.
  • Utilise project management software / best practice to ensure all projects carried out under your briefing are completed within agreed timescales to a high and consistent standard and communicated to relevant stakeholders.
  • Travel on a monthly basis within EMEA region to support professional audio distributors and regional Marcom teams in direct territories.
  • Develop and pro-actively maintain positive working relationships with colleagues across the EMEA business at all levels.
  • Guide social media strategy for professional audio products, including strategy for B2B and B2C communication.
  • Work with Marcom department to deliver a busy schedule of tradeshows across EMEA including collaborative show delivery with distributed brands.
  • Deliver regular reports to senior sales & marketing management showing effective measurement of campaigns and activities.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate previous marketing experience - including at least 5 years in Professional Audio Visual - along with a relevant marketing qualification to degree level.  They should also be able to demonstrate an understanding of and experience of working successfully with international cultures.

They must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build trust, respect and rapport quickly and at all levels.  They should be highly self motivated with strong organisational, analytical and problem-solving skills and excellent attention to detail.  Candidates must have excellent English language skills, both written and verbal, along with the resilience and adaptability to work effectively in a fast-paced, challenging and demanding environment; additional languages skills would be seen as an advantage. 
 
It is essential that applicants have strong business understanding with a commercial mind-set and can demonstrate their ability to make logical and evidence based decisions.  They must also be able to travel regularly across the EMEA region, staying overnight where required.
 
In return we offer a competitive salary along with the opportunity to earn a performance related bonus.  We also offer a Company sick pay scheme, discount on products, subsidised gym membership, support with personal development and a pension scheme to which the Company contributes 6.5% of salary.
 
If you are interested in this position & can fulfil all the requirements, please apply by sending your CV, along with a covering letter which includes your current salary and notice period details, to jwalton@audio-technica.co.uk

Customer Service Administrator

Date: 19th January 2017
Location: Leeds
Department: Customer Service
Reporting to: Supply Chain Manager, Europe

Role
To support the smooth running of the Customer Service Department and provide a professional Reception service for all visitors and contacts to the business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deal with incoming telephone calls from customers and internal departments in a courteous and professional manner, including those relating to existing open RMA’s.
  • Deal with incoming emails from customers and internal departments, taking appropriate action on those relating to existing RMA’s.
  • Close down all completed RMA’s, producing any relevant documentation - including Service Orders and Return Delivery Notes.
  • Work closely with the Service Repair Supervisor to manage the workload in the Service department, including the tracking of all repairs from arrival through to despatch, and keeping customers informed and advised of progress at each stage.
  • Deal with customer queries regarding prices, stock availability and expected return of service orders in a timely manner; greet and deal with customers collecting orders, as and when required.
  • Input spare part orders onto the company’s ERP system in a timely manner – either directly from customers, including pricing and availability, or generated from sales team, fax, email, telephone and web site.
  • Process any necessary credits to customers.
  • Produce quotations for customer repairs, and deal with any follow up of the quote in a timely manner.
  • Carry out Reception duties to cover Incoming reception calls, meet and greet with visitors, postal duties and any other duties to assist the operational team as required
  • Process customer payments through the Company’s online payment system.
  • Undertake any training required to increase knowledge and understanding of products and processes, to ensure comprehensive support for both customers and technical support staff.
  • Carry out any other duties which may be reasonably requested in support of the sales support team.
  • Provide cover for the Customer Service Co-ordinator in their absence.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Needed

Essential
English and Maths qualifications to GCSE level
Strong IT skills – Excel, Word, Outlook, ERP Systems
Good communicator with a high level of interpersonal skills
Problem solving and analytical skills with a creative and proactive approach
Organised & methodical with excellent attention to detail & time management skills
Self motivated with the ability to work as part of a team
Ability to prioritise multiple tasks, working under pressure and to deliver to deadlines
Ability to demonstrate understanding of how to deliver excellent Customer Service and Experience
 
Desirable
Experience of Microsoft Dynamics AX software

Job Details

  • Permanent
  • Full time

If you are interested in this position, please apply by sending your CV along with a covering letter to jwalton@audio-technica.co.uk by the closing date of 1st February 2017.