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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.

INVENTORY PLANNER

Date: 21st June 2019
Location: Leeds
Department: Purchasing
Reporting to: Purchasing Manager

Role

As part of the Purchasing team, provide a high level of proactive inventory and vendor management for both Audio-Technica and third party distributed brands. Ensure robust operating processes are implemented and effective management information is provided to all key stakeholders, to meet all business requirements and support ongoing operational improvement and achievement of business objectives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide proactive and effective management of all inventory for both Audio-Technica and third party distributed brands - considering lead times, capacity and customer demand to maintain stock availability within budget requirements in order to meet business objectives.
  • Carry out effective vendor management for both Direct and Indirect purchases, sourcing appropriate suppliers, negotiating competitive pricing, setting SLA’s and regularly reviewing these to ensure the most cost effective service and supply which meets business requirements. Ensure that all agreements, SLA’s and reviews are fully documented and confirmed with Purchasing Manager.
  • Implement regular reviews and audits of existing suppliers of consumable goods and services - minimum bi-annually – to ensure best value prices, terms and lead times to meet business needs.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with all key internal stakeholders. Ensure proactive and regular communications – minimum monthly meetings / calls – in order to maintain clear visibility of information between all parties.
  • Carry out ongoing monitoring of inventory levels, with particular focus on slow moving products, and where required challenge stakeholder product demands to ensure compliance with budget framework and improved stock management.
  • Create, implement and maintain comprehensive and up to date SOP’s, working closely with Purchasing colleagues to ensure that these meet business needs across the Purchasing function.
  • Provide regular - monthly / weekly – comprehensive management reports and information to the Purchasing Manager to help identify slow moving inventory, inventory projection, EOL and forecast accuracy in accordance with Purchasing KPI’s.
  • Work closely with the Material Planners to review and identify opportunities to improve processes and procedures within the Purchasing team, implementing any actions / changes required.
  • Ensure full competency and capability to use the Company’s MRP system to plan / manage the replenishment of goods and provide cover as required for the absences of Material Planners.
  • Undertake any training or development required to ensure up to date product / systems knowledge, continued ability to carry out the requirements of the job role and general management development.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required

ESSENTIAL

  • English & Maths qualifications to GCSE level
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a Purchasing / Inventory Management role
  • Excellent communicator with a high level of interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate and co-operate with people at different levels, both internally and externally
  • Good IT skills, to Excel Intermediate standard, with high level analytical and problemsolving skills to identify potential future risks / issues
  • Organised & methodical with excellent attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work as part of a team to reach team goals and business objectives
  • Ability to prioritise multiple tasks and work under pressure to meet deadlines

DESIRABLE

  • CIPS qualification
  • Excel Advanced level
  • Experience of Microsoft Dynamics AX software
  • FMCG background

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 16th August 2019.

 

TECHNICAL PRODUCT SPECIALIST – SPANISH SPEAKING

Date: 15th April 2019
Location: Leeds
Department: ATS - Technical Support
Reporting to: Application, Training & Support Manager

Role

As part of the Application, Training & Support team, provide a high level of technical support for colleagues & customers across the Audio-Technica UK and Iberia regions, ensuring successful resolution of their queries and concerns; providing product training and demonstrations as requested to internal and external stakeholders and out of hours technical support to users as required; to carry out product testing for both familiarisation and to ensure compliance with legislation and support on-going product development.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide technical support on all Audio-Technica, Allen & Heath, APART, Audient, Genelec, Alton & Numark products (plus other audio brands that may be added from time to time), to all staff or Audio-Technica distributors across the Iberia & UK regions as required, to ensure successful resolution of queries and issues. Assist end users across EMEA where there is no or limited distributor coverage.
  • Provide out of hours technical support to users, as required, on an “on call” rota basis in conjunction with other members of the ATS team. Provide telephone advice and support or on-site repair / replacement of equipment, as required and where possible.
  • Assist customers and end users in remote fault finding, diagnosis and providing solutions; liaise with Service Department when deeper electronic knowledge is required; achieve a smooth handover to Customers Services operatives if customer requires spare parts, RMA services, etc.
  • Assist ATS Manager with the maintenance of the web-based spare part product listings, including the creation of product descriptions; assist with regular review and updates of data as required.
  • Support the ATS Manager with provision of technical specifications for trade shows and exhibitions, including assisting with the design, acquisition & installation of equipment and products required; liaising with Marketing staff & external contractors to support successful delivery of the stands and maximising Company brands & profile.
  • Carry out technical mock tests on equipment and products prior to use at shows and exhibitions, ensuring latest firmware and software are installed.
  • Attend trade shows and exhibitions as requested as part of the team providing technical advice and guidance to customers to help maximise sales and increase confidence in the brands and products.
  • Assist with delivery of product training for new members of staff, as appropriate for their role, and support monthly & quarterly seminars / update training for staff on new and existing products, including assisting with the creation of training materials.
  • Carry out product training on new and existing products for UK based trade accounts and their customers as well as distributors / customers across EMEA, as scheduled by the ATS Manager.
  • Carry out in depth product testing on new products to determine compliance with EU legislation and product specifications. Contribute to the construction of reports on results and discuss with ATS Manager and other Company departments as directed, prior to either release to market or return to manufacturer for modifications.
  • Carry out in depth testing and analysis of competitors’ products and compare performance and design to Company’s products. Contribute to the construction of reports on the findings and results for Sales and Marketing management teams, as requested.
  • Carry out in depth product testing on existing products, to determine possible faults or potential for modifications or new application, as requested by the ATS Manager and company Product Managers.
  • Support the effective management of the internal product database to integrate all Technical & Service documentation for both Audio-Technica and represented brands’ products. Update the database as required by the ATS Manager with new products and modifications.
  • Contribute to the creation of the technical content of the Company website to ensure accuracy of information and enable end users to select appropriate products to meet their needs. Asist with regular reviews and updates of all product information on the website.
  • Contribute to ATS Manager’s monthly report on frequently raised issues and enquiries for Product Managers and brand owners to identify where modifications / faults need attention or action.
  • Undertake any training or development required to ensure up to date product knowledge, continued ability to carry out the requirements of the job role and general management development.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required

ESSENTIAL

  • Professional Audio Experience and/or Degree level qualification in Music Technology Electronics or Audio Engineering
  • Excellent IT skills, including knowledge of databases
  • Comprehensive knowledge & understanding of Audio-Technica products & its distributed brands
  • Experience in using and understanding of digital and analogue audio products
  • Fluent language skills – both written and verbal – in English and Spanish
  • Excellent communicator with a high level of interpersonal skills
  • High level analytical & problem solving skills
  • Organised & methodical with excellent attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritise multiple tasks, working under pressure to meet deadlines and customer needs
  • Full driving licence

DESIRABLE

  • Technical specification ability / experience for Trade Shows & Exhibitions
  • Understanding of IT networking
  • Experience of controlled environment testing & measurement of products
  • Experience of training and coaching

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 23rd August 2019.