Focusrite

Incorporating the Focusrite, Novation and Ampify brands, we aim to enrich lives through music by removing barriers to creativity.

As the number one selling audio interface brand worldwide, Focusrite has an illustrious and prestigious history. Alongside Novation and Ampify, the hardware and software that we develop plays a significant role in shaping the sound of modern music. From amateur to pro, our goal is to contribute to a world where we’ve made a difference creating opportunities for everyone and anyone to enjoy creating music.

We embrace evolution, and that means being open to new ideas. Our business has a flat structure and is setup to enable everyone to contribute and be heard at all levels and at all stages of product development. We encourage innovation, fresh thinking and are passionate about creating great products.

Benefits include flexible working, home working, company pension, life insurance, private healthcare, employee purchase scheme, share options, company music events, offsite company parties and free breakfast/lunch in the canteen. We arrange company training sessions, hold making things easy days, encourage personal development training, run lunch and learns and facilitate external visits.

Focusrite is an equal opportunity employer, we are company of employees spanning a wide range of diverse backgrounds and we acknowledge that embracing our diversity is one of the keys to our future success.

Focusrite High Wycombe, UK
Sep 17, 2019
Full time
Project Manager Salary: Depending on experience Full time, High Wycombe, UK We're looking for a highly motivated Project Manager to join the Operations Team. The right candidate must be organised, a quick learner, and able to lead cross-functional teams that include members of Product Design, Engineering, Sales and Marketing. You will be part of a small and enthusiastic team of project managers, delivering industry leading sound recording and music production equipment, in an exciting company which is committed to grow and evolve. 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. Contribute towards wider business change by identifying and implementing process improvements across multiple departments. This involves working with stakeholders to expose and document requirements, generate and propose solutions, and help facilitate meaningful change. Apply and leverage our PRINCE2 derived project management framework to deliver successful project outcomes, generating project delivery plans, project documentation, and detailed stage plans with deliverables and review gates. Work closely with the cross functional delivery teams, managing priorities, resolving work load conflicts, and planning and coordinating the stage deliverables from product concept validation through to mass production. Project ownership will be for the entire development process “End to End”, including deliverables from Product Management, Engineering, Marketing, Sales and Customer Service. Be responsible for estimating project costs, tracking the project performance measures (schedule/cost/quality) across the programme, and reporting status regularly to the Programme Manager. Take ownership of project risk management: exposing, documenting and ensuring mitigation plans are successfully implemented as part of their projects. Qualifications and Experience At least 2 years’ experience delivering projects: Able to demonstrate capability to deliver multiple projects simultaneously. Demonstrable ability to understand and assess the schedule and risk in the planning and delivery of consumer hardware and software projects. Able to manage multiple priorities, identify critical path activities, and resolve resource constraints. Excellent problem solving skills. Familiar with Microsoft Project and proficient with Microsoft Office. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. About Us Incorporating the Focusrite, Novation and Ampify brands, we aim to enrich lives through music by removing barriers to creativity. As the number one selling audio interface brand worldwide, Focusrite has an illustrious and prestigious history. Alongside Novation and Ampify, the hardware and software that we develop plays a significant role in shaping the sound of modern music. From amateur to pro, our goal is to contribute to a world where we’ve made a difference creating opportunities for everyone and anyone to enjoy creating music. We embrace evolution, and that means being open to new ideas. Our business is set up to enable everyone to contribute and be heard at all levels and at all stages of product development. We encourage innovation, fresh thinking and are passionate about creating great products. Benefits include flexible working, company pension, life insurance, private healthcare, employee purchase scheme, share options, company music events, offsite company parties and free breakfast/lunch in the canteen. We arrange company training sessions, hold making things easy days, encourage personal development training, run lunch and learns and facilitate external visits.
Focusrite High Wycombe, UK
Sep 17, 2019
Full time
Marketing Manager - Novation Based: High Wycombe, with potential for some home-working Term: Full-time, permanent Rate: Up to £50k base, depending on experience As the Marketing Manager - Novation, you will own the marketing strategy for Novation, covering all segments in which the brand operates. You will have the ultimate goal of building and maintaining the best possible understanding of our customers and market trends in order to deliver an effective campaign roadmap to meet the ambitious sales and growth targets of the business. Core responsibilities include; Lead and drive the execution of an engaging Novation marketing strategy to grow our core user base, expand into new markets and increase lifetime value of our customers; ultimately delivering against agreed revenue targets Responsible for creating and maintaining a campaign and activity roadmap to deliver this strategy. This will include launching new products, sustaining existing products already in market and building brand awareness and advocacy. Develop a thorough understanding of our customer groups and champion this across the business. Work closely with the Product team to create and continually optimise our product messaging. Review marketing assets to ensure they deliver on the original brief, represent the brand accordingly Ensure clear and effective communication of the Novation marketing strategy and roadmap to the whole company, with a focus on our Territory Sales & Marketing and Product teams. Working alongside our communications team, continually track, analyse and optimise campaign and content performance, to ensure we are achieving the highest ROI possible. Regularly track over time, give updates on, and lead key presentations around our marketing performance to date, market trends, customer/behavioral trends and upcoming plans. Lead the Novation marketing budgeting process annually, and report of progress against this throughout the year. Constantly monitor product performance with the Sales Team using all data available and quickly identifying products that are underperforming vs. our expectation, putting in place plans to remedy this. As a leader, look to continually drive improvement across the wider Marketing team. What we’re looking for: 3+ years marketing experience in a similar role, within the MI industry Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent qualification) in marketing or related field Strong understanding of and passion for the music-making industry, our target customers and our product ranges Demonstrable experience of delivering successful demand generation and growth marketing campaigns A track record of balancing strong story-telling with the commercial needs of the business Hands-on, practical experience with all major marketing channels Experience in analysing multiple data streams (quantitative and qualitative) and translating into actionable insight Exceptional communication, influencing and collaboration skills A proven leader with the and ability to drive actions through others A self-starter and determined problem solver who is not afraid to challenge in the right way About Us Incorporating the Focusrite, Novation and Ampify brands, we aim to enrich lives through music by removing barriers to creativity. As the number one selling audio interface brand worldwide, Focusrite has an illustrious and prestigious history. Alongside Novation and Ampify, the hardware and software that we develop plays a significant role in shaping the sound of modern music. From amateur to pro, our goal is to contribute to a world where we’ve made a difference creating opportunities for everyone and anyone to enjoy creating music. We embrace evolution, and that means being open to new ideas. Our business is set up to enable everyone to contribute and be heard at all levels and at all stages of product development. We encourage innovation, fresh thinking and are passionate about creating great products. Benefits include flexible working, company pension, life insurance, private healthcare, employee purchase scheme, share options, company music events, offsite company parties and free breakfast/lunch in the canteen. We arrange company training sessions, hold making things easy days, encourage personal development training, run lunch and learns and facilitate external visits.
Focusrite High Wycombe, UK
Sep 02, 2019
Full time
Group Management Accountant Term:  4-month, full-time contract Location:  High Wycombe Head Office Main Duties and Responsibilities Full preparation of Group consolidated Management Accounts and liaising with subsidiaries during month end. Prepare comparative analysis of monthly gross profit against budget, forecast and PY, interpreting and explaining drivers of key variance. Management and ownership of key finance process (purchase ledger, credit control and month end) Maintain treasury function – transactions Support budget process by managing schedules, consolidating responses and maintaining up to date versioning of budgets. Own the fixed asset process from acquisition to disposal, maintaining a detail asset register and depreciation schedule. Monitor capital expenditure against budget Prepare HQ Payroll submission (ADP Managed service) Assist with year-end process completing audit schedule to support statutory accounts Perform key monthly balance sheet reconciliation Provide guidance and supervise junior finance team members and oversea purchase ledger and credit control function Assist in Internal control review and improve processes Assist the Head of Finance and CFO in all ad hoc projects as necessary Experience and Skills Required Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) with at least 2 years working in a similar position. Strong analytical and IT skills particularly in excel Experience of NetSuite or Adaptive will be useful. Work well managing a team and working within a larger team. The personal fit within the team is really important. Be a strong, effective communicator, with a proven ability to build relationships Ability to communicate with the Board and non-financial individuals alike. Have a high level of personal motivation and initiative with the ability to work to tight deadlines in a flexible and evolving work environment. Actively seeks to improve processes making them more effective and efficient A high level of attention to detail. About Us Incorporating the Focusrite, Novation and Ampify brands, we aim to enrich lives through music by removing barriers to creativity. As the number one selling audio interface brand worldwide, Focusrite has an illustrious and prestigious history. Alongside Novation and Ampify, the hardware and software that we develop plays a significant role in shaping the sound of modern music. From amateur to pro, our goal is to contribute to a world where we’ve made a difference creating opportunities for everyone and anyone to enjoy creating music. We embrace evolution, and that means being open to new ideas. Our business has a flat structure and is setup to enable everyone to contribute and be heard at all levels and at all stages of product development. We encourage innovation, fresh thinking and are passionate about creating great products. Benefits  include flexible working, home working, company pension, life insurance, private healthcare, employee purchase scheme, share options, company music events, offsite company parties and free breakfast/lunch in the canteen. We arrange company training sessions, hold making things easy days, encourage personal development training, run lunch and learns and facilitate external visits. Focusrite is an equal opportunity employer, we are company of employees spanning a wide range of diverse backgrounds and we acknowledge that embracing our diversity is one of the keys to our future success.
Focusrite High Wycombe, UK
Sep 02, 2019
Full time
As the Online Product Owner you will own the vision for our websites, up to the point of conversion, across the Focusrite, Focusrite Pro and Novation brands. You will have the ultimate goal of delivering the best customer experience, optimising it for conversion, through the management and prioritisation of a backlog of requirements, working closely with our internal web development team to deliver this. Core responsibilities include; Accountability for the creation, definition and management of the marketing and eCommerce online backlog; running requirement gathering sessions with all key stakeholders Ownership, creation and articulation to key stakeholders of the marketing online product roadmap. Being an active participant in Agile ceremonies (sprint planning, refinement sessions, sprint reviews, retrospectives, etc) and acting as a subject matter expert for scrum teams, providing insight, context and additional information as needed to help the understanding of what is required Creating epics, and breaking these down into smaller user stories, to clearly communicate the problem to be worked on to the wider team Collating all the supporting evidence and artefacts for epics/user stories e.g. UX designs, prototypes, images, etc Ensure all items on the backlog have an articulation of the business value they will deliver to help with prioritisation Ensure all items on the backlog have a clear definition of done to provide a obvious measurement of whether a user story/epic has been delivered or not. Prioritisation of feature and development requests, ensuring delivery of highest value items first, while balancing this with any technical dependencies Conducting user testing and research to ensure feature developments deliver against expectation and any bug/fixes/opportunities are identified Widely communicate the vision for our online estate to all stakeholders and get buy-in from them Providing regular reporting and status updates on expected delivery dates of feature requests to the wider business Provide regular reporting on our overall website performance Manage relationships with 3rd party development teams and service providers as needed What we’re looking for: 2 years’ experience in a similar role Prior experience of delivering projects through Agile and SCRUM Proven analytical and problem-solving skills Strong commercial acumen Delivery focused with excellent attention to detail and strong drive to resolve issues Proven influencing skills across all levels of business (including board level) Exceptional collaboration skills - able to work effectively with a variety of different people About Us Incorporating the Focusrite, Novation and Ampify brands, we aim to enrich lives through music by removing barriers to creativity. As the number one selling audio interface brand worldwide, Focusrite has an illustrious and prestigious history. Alongside Novation and Ampify, the hardware and software that we develop plays a significant role in shaping the sound of modern music. From amateur to pro, our goal is to contribute to a world where we’ve made a difference creating opportunities for everyone and anyone to enjoy creating music. We embrace evolution, and that means being open to new ideas. Our business has a flat structure and is setup to enable everyone to contribute and be heard at all levels and at all stages of product development. We encourage innovation, fresh thinking and are passionate about creating great products. Benefits  include flexible working, home working, company pension, life insurance, private healthcare, employee purchase scheme, share options, company music events, offsite company parties and free breakfast/lunch in the canteen. We arrange company training sessions, hold making things easy days, encourage personal development training, run lunch and learns and facilitate external visits. Focusrite is an equal opportunity employer, we are company of employees spanning a wide range of diverse backgrounds and we acknowledge that embracing our diversity is one of the keys to our future success.
Focusrite Remote (Sydney NSW, Australia)
Sep 02, 2019
Full time
VP Sales & Marketing, Asia Pacific Based:  Flexible within the APAC region Reporting to : Global Sales and Marketing Director Remuneration : Substantial 6-figure salary, depending on experience Role Description: Focusrite is seeking a candidate to fill the role of VP Sales & Marketing, Asia Pacific. The selected candidate will be directly responsible for the representation of the brands and their financial performance across the whole of the APAC. Duties: Manage and be responsible for the Focusrite Novation Asia Ltd P&L Develop and implement the APAC Sales & Marketing Strategy for the Focusrite & Novation brands Develop annual sales budgets with revenue and contribution for the product lines with the Sales & Marketing Director Deliver the planned revenue and contribution Manage the APAC MI Sales & Marketing Team Ensure that the right distribution partners are in place for all countries throughout APAC Manage all Distribution partners in APAC in line with their contractual obligations to enable the smooth and predictable flow of business Formulate and deliver agreed business development initiatives Ensure continuous availability of all products in each country via all relevant physical and online channels Run regular reforecasts based on up to date pipeline information Work with the Product Management team to ensure full local knowledge of the range, both current and future Work with the Global Marketing Team to ensure an effective marketing strategy is realised Develop and implement a comprehensive Channel Marketing strategy Assist in the full localization of all brand and product marketing Work with the Operations team to ensure that the right mix of products is available in the right locations at all times Skills and Experience: Sales and Marketing professional with 10+ years’ experience in selling to the APAC market Established relationships with major distributors and channel partners throughout APAC Widely recognized and trusted Relationship Manager Proven track record of sales performance in the M.I. and Professional Audio segments Exceptional negotiation and communication skills Exceptional account management skills Ability to resolve problems and overcome objections quickly and efficiently Strong technical background Comfortable with regular international travel About Us Incorporating the Focusrite, Novation and Ampify brands, we aim to enrich lives through music by removing barriers to creativity. As the number one selling audio interface brand worldwide, Focusrite has an illustrious and prestigious history. Alongside Novation and Ampify, the hardware and software that we develop plays a significant role in shaping the sound of modern music. From amateur to pro, our goal is to contribute to a world where we’ve made a difference creating opportunities for everyone and anyone to enjoy creating music. We embrace evolution, and that means being open to new ideas. Our business has a flat structure and is setup to enable everyone to contribute and be heard at all levels and at all stages of product development. We encourage innovation, fresh thinking and are passionate about creating great products. Focusrite is an equal opportunity employer, we are company of employees spanning a wide range of diverse backgrounds and we acknowledge that embracing our diversity is one of the keys to our future success.
Focusrite High Wycombe or London office
Sep 02, 2019
Full time
Software Developer (C++) Location : High Wycombe or London office Term : Full-time, Permanent We're looking for an outstanding software developer to join our software team. If you've used Launchpad or Circuit before, you'll know we love to innovate. We'd like you to work with us to specify, design and build exciting new Novation products. You'll need to quickly evaluate new technologies and contribute to team best practices. Most importantly, you'll be working in a smart team, writing clear, high performance, well documented and maintainable code. You'll also contribute to the maintenance of current products, comprising desktop software, plugins and high-level firmware for our Novation products. You are: A seasoned software developer, with experience of a variety of platforms and languages, including but not limited to: C++, macOS, Windows, Linux Familiar with one or more UI frameworks such as JUCE Able to think abstractly from a high-level (architectures, design patterns, concurrency, API design) all the way down to low-level "C style" code (communication protocols, bits and bytes) A computer science graduate or related education Passionate about music and audio technology Able to solve complex problems without compromising on quality Able to clearly communicate technical designs verbally and in documentation About Us Incorporating the Focusrite, Novation and Ampify brands, we aim to enrich lives through music by removing barriers to creativity. As the number one selling audio interface brand worldwide, Focusrite has an illustrious history. Alongside Novation and Ampify, the hardware and software that we develop plays a significant role in shaping the sound of modern music. From amateur to pro, our goal is to contribute to a world where we've made a difference creating opportunities for everyone and anyone to enjoy making music. We embrace evolution, and that means being open to new ideas. Our business has a flat structure and is setup to enable everyone to contribute and be heard at all levels and at all stages of product development. We encourage innovation, fresh thinking and are passionate about creating great products. Benefits include flexible working, home working, company pension, life insurance, private healthcare, employee product discount scheme, share options, company music events, offsite company parties and free breakfast/lunch in the canteen. We arrange company training sessions, hold making things easy days and lunch & learns, and encourage personal development and collaboration with industry and education. Focusrite is an equal opportunity employer, we are a company of employees spanning a wide range of diverse backgrounds and we acknowledge that embracing our diversity is one of the keys to our future success.
Focusrite High Wycombe, UK
Sep 02, 2019
Full time
Embedded Software Engineer Term: Full-time, Permanent Location: High Wycombe Are you an engineer looking to join our Focusrite Pro team and be involved in developing future ranges of network-based audio products? The team creates products which are used in a range of environments including: Live music Broadcast Education On a day to day basis you will be responsible for: Developing embedded software for our RedNet and Red product ranges based on Dante within an Agile team Refining product specifications, producing innovative designs, generating complexity/work estimates, fixing issues and engaging with a multidiscipline team Conducting code reviews and helping other members of the team Improving our working practices to keep up to date with technology trends in our product sector and best practice in the software development industry You should apply for this role if you have: Competent coding skills in both C and C++ An understanding of embedded firmware architecture and ability to balance trade-offs A technical or engineering-based degree and 2+ years of industry experience in firmware development projects. A commitment to continual improvement both personal and of the wider team you work in The ability to clearly articulate problems and solutions for both technical and non-technical audiences It would be advantageous if you have some of the following: Knowledge of bare metal and RTOS designs Experience of working using Agile methodologies such as Scrum. Test driven development (TDD); unit, integration, automated and system testing experience Understanding of code management systems e.g. GIT, Mercurial, SVN, Knowledge of continuous integration, specifically Jenkins and Artifactory ARM (Cortex M) and/or XMOS programming experience Embedded Linux experience About Us Incorporating the Focusrite, Novation and Ampify brands, we aim to enrich lives through music by removing barriers to creativity. As the number one selling audio interface brand worldwide, Focusrite has an illustrious and prestigious history. Alongside Novation and Ampify, the hardware and software that we develop plays a significant role in shaping the sound of modern music. From amateur to pro, our goal is to contribute to a world where we’ve made a difference creating opportunities for everyone and anyone to enjoy creating music. We embrace evolution, and that means being open to new ideas. Our business has a flat structure and is setup to enable everyone to contribute and be heard at all levels and at all stages of product development. We encourage innovation, fresh thinking and are passionate about creating great products. Benefits include flexible working, home working, company pension, life insurance, private healthcare, employee purchase scheme, share options, company music events, offsite company parties and free breakfast/lunch in the canteen. We arrange company training sessions, hold making things easy days, encourage personal development training, run lunch and learns and facilitate external visits. Focusrite is an equal opportunity employer, we are company of employees spanning a wide range of diverse backgrounds and we acknowledge that embracing our diversity is one of the keys to our future success.
Focusrite High Wycombe, UK
Sep 02, 2019
Full time
Junior Product Manager for Focusrite We have an exciting opportunity for a Junior Product Manager/Owner to join our highly motivated Product Team and take ownership of part of Focusrite’s product portfolio. You will contribute to the definition and delivery of the Product Strategy needed to meet the Company’s Vision and future growth plans. For your roadmap you will own each product lifecycle from concept through to end of life, making sure you have the right products in the market at the right time. You will work closely with the Focusrite Product team, engaging at all levels of the business from segment team to operational board, to define and implement your product strategy, roadmaps and priorities. What you'll be doing: Lead and deliver your part of the rolling product roadmap for Focusrite. Work together with your segment team to deliver great products. Be responsible for Product Management deliverables within hardware projects. For software products, you will be the Product Owner within the Agile Scrum process, owning the backlog and ensuring your team is focused on the highest priorities. Learn everyday about customers, product design, marketing, sale territories and technology. Propose new products ideas. Identify what problems we can help solve for music makers, and what products they need. Prioritise support and maintenance for your products in the field. Other key relationships: Work closely with: The Product design team, on UX, product research, and product design. Segment Marketing Managers, contributing to product marketing, customer insight, and market size analysis. R&D, Engineering, Customer Support, and Operations, to identify and support the product development effort needed to deliver the Focusrite strategy, and to achieve Net Promoter Score and Ease of Use targets. What experience you'll need to apply: A strong affinity for Focusrite’s customers and products. Great people skills. Able to work closely with others, as part of a cross functional team. Personal leadership - able to work autonomously, and get things done. Communication skills and ability to collaborate at all levels of an organization. Good commercial acumen. Results focused, delivering commitments today, with one eye on the future identifying the next opportunity. Ideally 2 years’ experience delivering technology products to market through well managed product management practices. Ideally a degree related to Engineering, Technology, Product Design, or Music Technology. Exposure to Waterfall and Agile methodology is a plus. Love of Music Technology is essential! In this role you will help inspire a company of music makers.   Ultimately, we’re looking for an inspirational Product Manager/Owner, who can consistently and repeatedly enable the whole company to do what they do best - put amazing products into the hands of our customers, and help them make music. About Us Incorporating the Focusrite, Novation and Ampify brands, we aim to enrich lives through music by removing barriers to creativity. As the number one selling audio interface brand worldwide, Focusrite has an illustrious and prestigious history. Alongside Novation and Ampify, the hardware and software that we develop plays a significant role in shaping the sound of modern music. From amateur to pro, our goal is to contribute to a world where we’ve made a difference creating opportunities for everyone and anyone to enjoy creating music. We embrace evolution, and that means being open to new ideas. Our business has a flat structure and is setup to enable everyone to contribute and be heard at all levels and at all stages of product development. We encourage innovation, fresh thinking and are passionate about creating great products. Benefits include flexible working, home working, company pension, life insurance, private healthcare, employee purchase scheme, share options, company music events, offsite company parties and free breakfast/lunch in the canteen. We arrange company training sessions, hold making things easy days, encourage personal development training, run lunch and learns and facilitate external visits. Focusrite is an equal opportunity employer, we are company of employees spanning a wide range of diverse backgrounds and we acknowledge that embracing our diversity is one of the keys to our future success.