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JOB TITLE: Assistant Market Development Manager - Home Audio


JOB TITLE: Assistant Market Development Manager - Home Audio
LOCATION: Stow, Ohio U.S.A.


The Consumer Products Assistant Market Development Manager, Home Audio provides a wide range of project coordination/implementation and administrative support to the Consumer Products Marketing function. This position requires performing the following responsibilities with minimal supervision.


Works with the Consumer Marketing Manager and others, as assigned, assisting in the development, coordination and execution of projects, including the following:
  • Creates and maintains marketing summaries.
  • Creates Graphic Service Requests (GSRs), as assigned, for POP, press releases, key dealer ad requests and other marketing needs. Includes assembling information and monitoring project progress from inception to completion.
  • Coordinates with product development department to keep marketing and product development related tasks on schedule.
  • Acts as the main communication point between the various Company departments, corporate headquarters and other vendors to ensure all aspects of product development are effectively completed.
  • Gathers information for and implements new product plans.
  • Creates reports from enterprise system and point of sale software, and analyzes data to identify sales and marketing opportunities that will increase the placement and performance of Audio-Technica products.
  • Creates detailed competitive assortment reports for online and brick and mortar retail stores.
  • Monitors and reports on marketing budgets.
  • Assembles and submits completed ideation documentation, appropriate for project complexity, to corporate consumer products planning committee for discussion and approval.
  • Coordinates product evaluation of samples from corporate headquarters and other vendors for technical fit and feasibility.
  • Develops and refines a pool of promising product ideas to gain basic assurance of the conceptís viability and fit to the Companyís goals by:
    • Working with sales and marketing to roughly define product features and marketability
    • Working with US and Japanese engineering to evaluate technical aspects and merits
    • Working with other departments/personnel as applicable to ensure quality and timely delivery of products
  • Communicates major issues during any part of the process to manager for assistance and resolution.
  • Assists in the organization and implementation of trade show activities as needed.
  • Handles miscellaneous clerical responsibilities as needed in the Consumer Marketing Department. Duties include packaging and documenting domestic & overseas shipments; summarizing and analyzing competitive quotes for market research, advertising and/or other special projects; and other duties as assigned.

  • Actively develops an extensive knowledge of Audio-Technica and competitive products, applications, features, customer satisfaction, technical aspects, and category trends.
  • Cultivates a working competency of technical issues regarding product development, applications and trends of the industry in general.
  • Experience in consumer electronics field preferred.
  • Understands all the detail steps and interactions necessary to complete a new product. Uses knowledge as a basis to monitor and take action, as appropriate, to meet outstanding requirements.
  • Develop and maintain a current knowledge of typical or best business practices and methods for product planning.
  • Excellent computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Word and Excel, and familiarity with e-mail and business systems.
  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational and proof-reading skills, and attention to detail necessary.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are required for working in a team environment.
  • College degree in Marketing, Communications, Business and/or related field is required.
  • Over three years experience in product and/or marketing management.
  • Occasional travel required.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Our competitive salary and benefits package includes health, dental, disability and life insurance, flexible spending account, and profit sharing/401(k) plan. Salary is commensurate with experience.


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