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High Wycombe | United Kingdom
High Wycombe | United Kingdom
High Wycombe | United Kingdom
High Wycombe | United Kingdom
High Wycombe | United Kingdom
High Wycombe | United Kingdom
High Wycombe | United Kingdom
High Wycombe | United Kingdom
High Wycombe | UK
Full time
High Wycombe | United Kingdom

We are looking for a talented Marketing Manager to ensure that all marketing plans and briefs are created fit for purpose to deliver both the Marketing Strategy & Vision and wider business objectives with the best ROI, working to strict time scales and budgets. You will need to be an excellent team manager, with proven ability in collaborating with, and drawing out the talents and creativity of a team of marketing professionals.
As Marketing Manager you will work with the team to create and communicate marketing plans and briefs for both the Novation and Focusrite brands, in line with our global marketing vision and brand strategies. These will be applied on a global scale working with territory managers to ensure consistent and cohesive implementation, including new product launches and range sustaining plans. 

Assisted by the Marketing Executive, you will work alongside both the product owners and the marketing services team. The Marketing Manager will act as a mentor for both the Product Owners and the Marketing Executive to further develop their marketing acumen. This role will also work closely with the Creative Director, utilising to full effect the expertise of the marketing services team.

Core role responsibilities

  • Create comprehensive timelines and briefs for quarterly product focuses, representing optimum ROI and ensuring buy-in from Sales, Marketing and Product teams.
  • Work with the Marketing Director to translate Product Master Messaging Documents into actionable Marketing Plans and Briefs with defined success metrics in line with the Business Case.
  • Drive Territory Marketing to create plans and briefs aligned with the global vision, annual brand strategies and quarterly plans.
  • Continue development of an efficient and effective marketing planning process for both global and territory marketing. 
  • Identify, develop and fully utilise the collective strengths, talents and experience of the team to ensure the most innovative solutions and products.
  • Continually maintain and improve planning process and communication of changes over time to the Executive board, services team, territory marketing and other key stakeholders.
  • Ensure that all plans and briefs are delivered on time and budget to meet the Business Objectives.
  • Apply commercial insight to all marketing activity to maximise ROI.

Abilities and experience required

  • 6+ years’ experience in planning and briefing modern marketing strategies.
  • Experience in marketing or selling global consumer tech brands.
  • You’ll have worked within or dealt extensively with standard sales channels – Distributors & Retailers.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of modern digital marketing tactics.
  • Use of marketing data analysis to guide marketing strategy and improve ROI.
  • Formal marketing qualification – Masters or Diploma.
  • Superb communication and interpersonal skills; as well as working alongside multiple teams at Head Office this role involves bringing together disparate global sales and marketing teams so you’ll need to show you’ve excelled at this in the past
  • Diplomacy, tenacity and assertiveness are essential.
  • The ability to organise, motivate and inspire a large creative global team.
  • Proven ability to collaborate with large teams to bring out the very best in those around you.
  • A passion for music making and/or performing would be a definite plus.
Full Time
High Wycombe | United Kingdom

Role Overview

Focusrite is the number one selling audio interface brand worldwide. Our products, such as audio interfaces and synthesizers, are used by top performers and professional music studios. Combined with the Novation brand, we introduce a lot of new products each year to an already extensive portfolio and we are widely known and respected. Our company is growing and a strong year on year performance means we have created a new full-time role at our High Wycombe head office.

We are looking for a motivated QA Engineer to help us ensure that our products meet the high standards of Quality, Ease of Use, and Reliability that our customers expect.

Working alongside other members of the QA Department within a dedicated product team, you will be involved in designing quality into our new products from the beginning of the development process.  You will help to devise QA approaches that facilitate early risk reduction, as well as planning and executing functional, non-functional, and user acceptance tests.  You will also have your own areas of technical responsibility within the QA Department, and you will support the ongoing maintenance of our existing product ranges.

This focus on quality throughout the product lifecycle means that at every stage you will be liaising with Product and Project Managers, Hardware and Software Developers, Customer Support, and other key stakeholders. Building and maintaining these relationships will be an integral part of your role.

Desired Skills & Attributes:

  • Familiar with electronics, firmware and software testing techniques
  • Scientifically minded, strong at problem solving and analysis
  • Able to see the big picture, but with an eye for detail
  • A clear communicator
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about audio and music making

Experience:

  • Demonstrable experience of working in a QA/Test environment
  • Experience working with audio technology
  • A degree in science or engineering is preferred
  • Proven ability to employ a rigorous, scientific approach
  • A track record of innovation within a QA environment will help you stand out
  • Participation in end user beta programs a plus
Full Time
High Wycombe | United Kingdom

Role Overview

Focusrite is the number one selling audio interface brand worldwide. Our products, such as audio interfaces and synthesizers, are used by top performers and professional music studios. Combined with the Novation brand, we introduce a lot of new products each year to an already extensive portfolio and we are widely known and respected. Our company is growing and a strong year on year performance means we have created a new full-time role at our High Wycombe head office.

The role is based in the company’s research and development department, working as a member of the Production Engineering team. The team is responsible for generating and managing all the Design for Manufacture data (BOM management, ECO generation, mechanical CAD, etc.), as well as direct engineering support of our vendors, both in the UK and Far East, plus management of UK prototype builds. There are opportunities for travel to the Far East.

You will need to work well autonomously, being able to own, take responsibility for and deliver high quality results to the agreed deadlines. You will also work well in a team, contributing to the development and ongoing improvement of the Production Engineering department.

The role will report to the Production Engineering Manager.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide Production Engineering support to our NPI (New Product Introduction) projects and to ongoing production
  • BOM & ECO management
  • Production assembly work instructions
  • Ensure the data released to our vendors and sub-contractors is of the highest quality, and clearly presented
  • Manage the prototype build process:
  • Manage UK and overseas component and PCB suppliers
  • Manage internal and external resources for electronic and mechanical prototype assembly
  • Plan and deliver working PCB prototypes to support NPI project plans
  • Conduct PCB design analysis, build quality verification, and rework as required
  • Work as part of a growing Production Engineering team, and in close collaboration with the Electronics Hardware team, to support the product development programme.

Abilities and Experience

  • BEng / BSc degree, preferably in a related engineering subject – Electronics, Electrical, Mechanical, Manufacturing Systems, Production, etc.
  • Three years industry experience
  • Self-motivated, driven and ambitious
  • Strong personal leadership – well organised, with excellent attention to detail
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Use of PLM or PMS systems
  • Proficient with MSOffice software – Excel, Word, etc.
  • An interest in music, recording or audio would be beneficial
Full Time
High Wycombe | United Kingdom

Role Overview

Focusrite is the number one selling audio interface brand worldwide. Our products, such as audio interfaces and synthesizers, are used by top performers and professional music studios. Combined with the Novation brand, we introduce a lot of new products each year to an already extensive portfolio and we are widely known and respected.

We are now looking for a Head of Product Management. You’ll be a top performer who blends creativity and product vision with solid execution, someone who will lead the delivery of our product vision, roadmap, strategy and execution, and continue to grow our products in compelling and innovative ways that ultimately grow company revenues.

As a Head within the product development division, you will lead a high-performing team, and manage the full lifecycle of a product line from market requirements to product release, including concept, scope, specifications, risk assessment, prioritisation, design, implementation, user acceptance testing, quality assurance, deployment and maintenance. This will require great management agility and insight to get the best from your team, and will involve significant cross-function interaction throughout the business to keep the rolling three year product roadmap on track. You’ll need top-notch communication and influencing skills, and have a thorough grounding in marketing, consumer analysis and product launch strategy.

You will deliver key information to the business in areas such as market viability assessment, customer profiling, competitive analysis, technology trending, strategy development, product vision and business case development. It’s not for the faint-hearted, but for the right person this is an exceptional opportunity in a vibrant and rapidly expanding industry.

Core Responsibilities

  • Lead high-performing team of Product Managers, taking responsibility for mentoring, developing and coaching to fulfil the potential of both the individuals and team.
  • Collaborate with Customer Support, Compliance, Operations, and Sales/Marketing teams to build out the full business platform needed for success.
  • Identify necessary reports, metrics, and analysis to measure the effectiveness and validate the success of completed projects.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with stakeholders to gather, synthesize and understand business requirements and define product roadmaps.
  • Manage the full lifecycle of a product line from market requirements to product release
  • Lead cross-functional teams in a dynamic environment, including engineers, marketing, traffic, customer service and partners to plan and launch projects on time, on budget and on specification.
  • Create compelling presentations and supporting documents to facilitate communication across all teams.
  • Balance schedule, scope and resource constraints while driving release milestones.

Desired Attributes

  • Technical expertise and a passion for working alongside engineers and designers – both hardware and software.
  • Big-picture thinking with the ability to create disciplined plans and roadmaps, with extreme care and attention to the details.
  • Top class management skills enabling you to motivate, mentor, lead, participate, listen, take decisive action to execute and close and to make things happen; to develop and lead a team in the short and long term getting the very best from the mix of skills at hand.
  • Appreciation and understanding of quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Advanced, highly effective communication skills, with the ability to take abstract technical and business concepts and drive them into concrete and agreed-to specific requirements.
  • Skill in articulating technical issues in terms of business risk.
  • Ability to influence senior executives on innovative ideas and anticipate market need and appetite, and gain the acceptance of others in sensitive situations.
  • Independent problem-solving aptitude with the drive to do what it take to get things done.
  • Understanding of market requirements and appetite to identify both product desirability and best route to market for new product.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Hands-on experience with all parts of the product lifecycle.
  • Deep understanding of business and customer use requirements and the ability to translate them into technical specifications.
  • Strong project management skills; organisation, extremely high attention to detail, ability to manage multiple concurrent time-sensitive projects.
  • Demonstrable leadership and people management skills.
  • Strong communication skills, analytical skills, thorough understanding of product development and product management.
  • Musician/Music-Maker.
Full Time
High Wycombe | United Kingdom

Role Overview

Leading a team of 5+ software engineers, this role will be central to our mission of delivering fantastic software for Focusrite and Novation products. Working closely alongside the Hardware, QA and Production Management teams, you will be supporting the delivery of our New Product Introduction (NPI), as well as maintaining existing products. You will also be involved with software development projects, as well as the evaluation and improvement of development processes and tools. You will help drive new product design, researching new product ideas and technologies.

As a team manager you will provide leadership and coaching, developing the team’s capability and productivity to meet the growing needs of the business, including activity planning, project approach review, technical mentorship and performance appraisals. You will also be involved with the recruitment of new software engineers.

This is a role with plenty of scope for development, and lots of opportunity for you to shape it and make your mark. We work in an exciting area, and our standards are high; you must ensure consistent excellence and reliability, and have outstanding managerial and people skills to engage well with multiple departments at all levels and develop your own team.

Desired Attributes

The successful candidate will have:

  • Significant experience in consumer-focused software development, delivering high quality applications on Windows and OS X.
  • Strong leadership skills to successfully manage and develop team of 5+, including activity planning, project approach review, technical mentoring, appraisals, 1:1 coaching, training and career progression planning.
  • Technical expertise in multiple languages, from C to JavaScript via C++ and Objective C.
  • Demonstrable familiarity with audio concepts and the ability to think big, as well as offer insight into complex systems.
  • The hands-on expertise to get properly involved, debugging the nastiest issues and optimising our product offering.
  • A calm, capable approach to line management, with experience of coaching and supporting software engineers.
  • The flexibility to fit in with stage-gate development as necessary, as well as familiarity with agile development techniques.
  • Solid planning, resourcing and organisational skills, to carry out regular reviews of project and stage plans and effectively evaluate project progress.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree level qualification in software engineering.
  • Substantial experience in both hands-on software engineering and as software engineering team manager.
  • Demonstrable ability to use research and innovation to propose viable new product ideas and oversee development to make ideas happen.
  • Proficiency in MSOffice, with excellent documentation and presentation skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Interest in music and the music industry, would be a significant advantage.
Full Time
High Wycombe | United Kingdom

Overview
An opportunity has arisen to join a fun and sociable Marketing Team at Focusrite – a ‘Top 100 Company’ to work for, who provide great benefits to all staff including encouragement and opportunity for further learning.

The role is within the Online Team who are responsible for a variety of systems across multiple platforms serving the whole company.  These include high profile websites in multiple languages, software delivery mechanisms, a technical knowledge base and internal user interfaces for database interrogation.

The Online Team also serve the company by bringing to fruition global and territory-specific sales and marketing initiatives and identifying opportunity to grow brand and product awareness by utilizing the latest technology.

The person
The role would suit someone with 2-5 years commercial experience with a passion for web development, an interest in database architecture and the eagerness to further develop a commercial career in a sociable environment.

The role requires someone with self-motivation and the ability to work across multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.  At any one time this person will have a combination of projects and smaller tasks.

Essential skills

  • Good written English skills required for final proof reading of web copy, system documentation and customer-facing support.

The following, ideally supported by an online portfolio and examples of application:

  • PHP / MySQL / jQuery / Javascript
  • HTML / CSS (ideally including some HTML5 / CSS3)

Advantageous technical skills

  • Experience of Drupal or other PHP / MySQL-based CMS
  • Browser and device compatibility
  • Experience in creation of test cases and testing

Involvement in:

  • Software activation / online delivery mechanisms including some customer support
  • Server and database administration
  • Back end maintenance and development of Drupal 7 installations
  • System documentation
  • Internal PHP systems
  • Migration of old systems, databases and servers
  • Driving continual improvement in all internal and customer facing systems
Full time | Permanent
High Wycombe | United Kingdom

Role Overview

Focusrite has many products in the market and introduce several more each year under the Focusrite and Novation Brands. Our products, such as audio interfaces and synthesizers, are used by top performers and music studios. All our products are designed in the UK, and manufactured in the UK and China.  The strong year-on-year growth of the company has required the creation of this new full-time role at our Head Office in High Wycombe. This role will form part of the Project Management team, and reports to the Programme Manager.

Role Description

The successful candidate will:

  • Be responsible for managing the development and delivery process for new electronic hardware and PC/Mac/iOS software products, across the Focusrite and Novation portfolio, ensuring consistent excellence in Quality, Ease of Use, and Reliability.
  • Apply and manage the Focusrite Project System (FPS), with level one project delivery plans, and detailed stage plans with deliverables and review gates.
  • Work closely with the market segment teams, planning and coordinating the stage deliverables from Product Concept Validation through to 1st Customer Ship. Project ownership will be for the entire process “End to End”, including deliverables from Product Management, R&D, Engineering, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service.
  • Be responsible for estimating project costs, tracking the project performance measures (schedule/cost/quality), and reporting status regularly to the Programme Manager.
  • Contribute as part of the Project Management team, owning and delivering multiple parallel projects, to the successful deliver the full project programme.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree level education.
  • A technical background, with the ability to understand and assess the schedule and risk, in the planning and delivery of consumer hardware and software projects.
  • 2+ years’ experience as a Project Manager, able to demonstrate capability to deliver multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficient in MSProject and MSOffice, with excellent documentation and presentation skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Able to manage multiple priorities, identify critical path activities, and resolve resource constraints.
  • Interest in music and the music industry, would be a significant advantage.
Full time | Permanent
High Wycombe | United Kingdom

Job Description
We are searching for an experienced QA Manager to ensure our products meet the high standards our customers expect.  Reporting to the R&D Manager, you’ll be part of our product team designing and building new Focusrite and Novation products, and maintaining support for existing ones.  You’ll be responsible for our QA approach, activities, processes and tools.  Most importantly you'll manage and mentor our growing QA team, working with them to deliver robust test strategies and products.
Skills & Requirements

An ideal candidate would be:

  • An experienced QA Manager with a product development background
  • Expert in electronics, firmware and software testing techniques
  • Able to see the big picture, but with an eye for detail
  • A proven people manager - clear, supportive and diligent
  • Passionate and knowledgeable about audio and music making!

Experience
We’re looking for significant experience both with QA and management. A degree in science or engineering is not essential, however the ability to demonstrate a rigorous, scientific approach is crucial.  A track record of delivering high quality consumer electronics will help you stand out.

Full time | Permanent
High Wycombe | UK

We're looking for an outstanding software developer to join our software team.    You'll work with us to specify, design and build new products.  You'll evaluate new technologies, adopt and refine new working practices; and most importantly write lucid, high performance, maintainable code which will form the backbone of new product ranges.

You'll also help us maintain our portfolio, from iOS apps to the desktop (via DSP algorithms, VST plugins and web applications) - but don't worry, we don't expect you to be an expert in all of them!

An ideal candidate would be:

  • Experienced in audio, music and application software
  • Familiar with a variety of programming languages, platforms and operating systems (C++ and iOS experience essential, Windows, OS X, Cocoa and C# also desirable)
  • An excellent designer, debugger and problem solver
  • A clear communicator
  • Pragmatic, curious and flexible
  • Passionate about programming, music and sound

 

Come and help us build amazing apps!

Permanent
High Wycombe | UK

If you don't see anything that quite suits your skill-set but you think we should know about you, especially if you have original and commercially viable product ideas (hard or software) or any other attribute you think we'd be mad to ignore, we want to hear from you. Submit a C.V. here which will be handed to the relevant person in your area of interest and if we think we can find space for you, one of our team will email you directly.