Pioneer DJ Americas, Inc. Torrance, CA, USA
Jun 24, 2019Full time
OVERVIEW We are looking for a Product Planning Manager to join our team based in Torrance, California. Applicants must be confident behind the decks and in the studio, and passionate about dance music culture. Working closely with our US, European and Japan teams, you will help guide the latest innovations in DJ and Music Production equipment (hardware/software) to a discerning global market. YOUR ROLE Conducting rigorous tests on products in development, liaising with DJs and Music producers to collect feedback, and reporting back to our product planners. Provide customer use-case examples to engineering and be the primary bridge between customer feedback and requirements. Conducting surveys and visiting clubs, DJs, Music Producers and dealers, attend and support trade shows and exhibitions and festival to acquire knowledge and improve the current product portfolio and define new competitive products. Conduct the necessary market research, including competitive and price analysis, to support the business case for the identified product opportunity. Manage and maintain the catalogue and product pricing based on product roadmap and segment strategy. Resolving issues and answering questions from internal teams, distributors, clubs and DJs. Support regional marketing teams with new product introductions and the execution of the marketing plan. Leading new product training of internal teams to help grow demand. Creating internal training material to support marketing and public relations activity. Visiting venues across US and Latin America, as well as occasionally planning and attending global meetings. YOUR PROFILE Knowledgeable and passionate about DJ- and music production technology and its surrounding culture. Minimum 2 - 3 years Product planning experience Independent self-starter who can manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment Strong Power Point, Excel skills Analytical & detail-oriented Excellent English communication skills required - both verbal & written Experience with executive level reporting Exceptional ability to work collaboratively to get things done Hold a degree/other qualification in music, technology or media. Good presenting and networking Willing to travel globally and work outside of normal office hours up to 30% of the time. YOUR APPLICATION Think you've got what it takes? Send in your resume along with a cover letter detailing your earliest possible start date and your interests and passion for the industry.