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Yamaha Canada Music Job Opportunities

WHAT IS IT LIKE TO WORK FOR YAMAHA CANADA?

Our Toronto (Scarborough) office is a quiet and friendly place to work. We have a spacious lunchroom with an adjoining Japanese courtyard. There are ample meeting rooms, a training facility, and a music performance space. There are numerous employee events throughout the year including opportunities to interact with other departments, Canadian employees from outside Ontario and senior management. We provide employee discounts on Yamaha gear. Yamaha offers a comprehensive, competitive compensation package including generous health and pension benefits. Yamaha Canada Music Ltd. is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, disability, religion, gender, gender expression or national origin. We will provide equitable treatment and accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of the company’s hiring process. If you are invited to participate in an assessment process, kindly provide your accommodation needs in advance. Please be advised that you may be requested to provide medical/other documentation to Human Resources to ensure that appropriate accommodation is provided to you throughout the hiring process. If you are an individual with a disability and you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process, please kindly let us know when submitting your application.


WHO ARE WE?

Yamaha Canada Music Ltd. (YC) is the leading brand in music performance, music education, and development of the musical products market in Canada. Established in 1969, YC has established our presence and market share with high-quality products in conjunction with our high-quality people and programs that have earned us the status as a trusted partner in music and education. We are Yamaha Canada, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation. After 50 years, we continue to drive demand for Yamaha musical instrument and home cinema products in Canada. Our team enjoys the privilege of providing emotional products and services that define and enhance people's lifestyles.




ACCOUNTING COORDINATOR


Posted: August 8, 2019


Department: Accounting, Finance


Position Type: 1 Year contract (Maternity)

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Summary


The incumbent is responsible for a variety of finance/accounting tasks as outlined below with a primary focus on full cycle A/P processing.

Responsibilities


Full cycle A/P processing including but not limited to: setting up new vendors, general audit of invoice for accuracy, routing of invoices, gathering of requisite approvals, coding and data entry into SAP, sales tax recovery, and issuing cheques/electronic payments within payment terms.
  • A/P reconciliations as required and/or assigned by Manager
  • Administration (such as requesting, entering in SAP) of electronic wire payments
  • Daily processing of third party financing sales orders in a timely manner. Additional tasks related to the administration of third party financing as assigned.
  • Relieving reception as assigned from time to time
  • Miscellaneous duties related to finance/accounting/general office administration can be assigned from time to time.

  • Requirements


  • Minimum High School Diploma and 2 -3 years relevant experience
  • Previous experience in Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable administration, and reconciliations is an asset
  • Excellent organizational, prioritizing and problem solving skills
  • Strong computer skills, including the Microsoft suite of products
  • Dependable, flexible, willing to perform a variety of tasks as well as work extra hours during month end cycles to meet deadlines.

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    MARKETING SPECIALIST


    Posted: August 8, 2019


    Department: Music Education


    Position Type: Full-time

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    Who are you?


    You are a bright, energetic Marketing professional who is experienced in all aspects of the craft of creating awareness and attracting customers to our schools by developing marketing plans, implementing them with Yamaha and external partners, measuring ROI and effectiveness, planning & executing student recruiting events and being a subject matter expert for our independent school partners. You are passionate and knowledgeable about music education and all of the benefits it offers our customers of all ages. You likely have a marketing degree and/or work experience had have studied and/or taught music or you have a music degree and relative study and teaching experience along with work experience and education in the field of marketing. You deeply understand our customers and what motivates them to start and continue to have an interest in music education.

    What will you do?


    The Music Education Marketing Specialist is responsible for the development and implementation of strategic marketing plans of Yamaha Music School programs and services in an effort to grow the business of Yamaha Music Education System. Reporting to the National Manager for Music Education, plan & implement marketing programs to grow student enrollment in Yamaha Music Education System and other courses at our Corporate Music School and act as a subject matter expert and advisor to our independent and dealer based schools on areas of marketing, business development, classroom instrument management and sales to students. You will partner with National Manager to develop and execute Department Marketing plans that include: Growth targets for number of authorized locations and student enrollment, projects to achieve the targets, budget, strategy, advertising and promotion of Yamaha Music Schools education good and services to dealers and independent music schools, marketing for the Corporate Music School and public relations. Work with Corporate Communications to align department's message with corporate goals and policies and to leverage the latest technology for marketing initiatives. Develop, design and distribute marketing materials. Develop services, tools and support for Yamaha music schools to attract and retain students and build a long term relationship with the Yamaha brand. Manage marketing at the Corporate Music School to meet enrollment and budget targets. Develop marketing focused on attracting and converting new schools. Create licensed school marketing toolkit in alignment with the YMS system. Leverage local opportunities to entangle and promote YMS services and performances. Partner with product marketing teams, to align content and messaging that is on brand and customer relevant. Work with the Department business and curriculum development team to innovate business systems and procedures, as well as promote new courses. Develop cross promotional initiatives with sales and marketing teams that increase enrollment and instrument sales Submit written monthly, quarterly and other reports as requested to management team. You will actively travel in support of business development objectives to support current YMES independent and dealer schools in their own growth objectives as well as to develop new potential independent and dealer schools (20%).

    What else are we looking for?


    5+ years experience in Music Business and a proven track record of successfully developing and growing education content and business. Proven skills to design, plan, implement and measure marketing campaigns & programs. Experience in music education for children. Familiarity with community and Music Business. Business and financial experience and Education Administration. Expert in area of marketing, conventional and digital, including social media, and all forms of web-based marketing. Detail-orientation, time / project-management skills and demonstrated ability to manage multiple concurrent projects. Dynamic and passionate about Music and Music Education in a way that influences people inside and outside of Yamaha. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to write for publication and make polished presentations. Strong collaboration skills, with the ability to build strong relationships across the organization. Independent, fluent, and effective use of Microsoft Office programs, including Excel and PowerPoint. Experience with CRM tools and digital marketing platforms. Degree in Music Education or Marketing, with demonstrated skills and work experience in either. Ability to think creatively and innovatively. Constant curiosity and strong research skills. Ability to travel up to 20% of the time. Industry expertise preferred.


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    ASSISTANT MANAGER


    Posted: August 8, 2019


    Department: I.T


    Position Type: Full-time

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    Who are you?


    You are a bright, energetic I.T. professional who is experienced in all aspects of the craft, from networking to Cloud infrastructure to software development to user experience. You take complex concepts and communicate them clearly, concisely and with ease to stakeholders of different backgrounds. You have an insatiable passion for learning all things I.T. You are a logical person, and an active listener, who can navigate straight to the heart of a matter. You feel compelled to search for creative and unconventional solutions to problems that, on the surface, may seem unsolvable. You are also a born leader who is able to guide your own team as well as influence decision-makers in the organization--both sideways and up.

    What will you do?


    You will ensure Yamaha Canada’s systems are continuously up to the task of supporting our very demanding sales, marketing and distribution activities nationwide. At present, this includes deep involvement with SAP, Salesforce.com, Magento, Internet telephony, in-house Microsoft Hyper-V servers and AWS servers. You will be a good steward and protector of corporate data such as customers’ personally identifiable information. You will liaise with other Yamaha organizations such as in Japan and the U.S.

    You will oversee upgrades, replacements and additions to our I.T. systems. This may include integration, programming, systems architecture and configuration whether outsourced or performed in-house.

    Two professional and experienced systems analysts will report directly to you.

    What else are we looking for?


    You are someone who will not only keep our organization running smoothly in the present, but also support and lead us into the future as we expand our analytics capabilities, management support processes, and integrations between systems and companies.

    You are excited to motivate employees, interview to elicit requirements, train Staff, and represent our company’s interests to senior management or internationally at meetings.

    What additional skills or certifications are helpful?


    Java/HTML/CSS
  • ETL/Middleware/APIs/Microservices
  • AI/ML
  • Networking, SAP, Microsoft, Salesforce.com, business analysis, and/or project management certifications
  • Related University or Community College degree or diploma.
  • Formal studies in analytics, business or accounting.

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    ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT


    Posted: August 8, 2019


    Department: EDUCATION DEPARTMENT - MUSIC SCHOOL


    Position Type: Part-time

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    Summary


    The incumbent is responsible for assisting the School Supervisor and School Manager in ensuring efficient and effective operation of the Yamaha Music School, providing a full range of customer service and administrative functions with the purpose of facilitating and enhancing the school interactions with its customers and contractors.

    Responsibilities


    Customer Service : Answering phones and responding to voicemail; responding to email inquiries; greeting customers at the front desk, responding to inquiries for information or account balances, registering students, follow-up with students, working with instructors and other administration staff to confirm schedules/ studio assignments, etc.
  • Sales/Marketing: discussing course options with new prospective students, getting students to register for appropriate courses, design and production of in-house posters (as skills apply); providing information about the instrument rebate program.
  • Data Entry/Accounts: entering student registration data onto computer system, entering student account adjustments accurately.
  • Records Maintenance & Filing: maintaining student files and updating when changes occur.
  • Inventory: assisting teachers with course materials preparation and distribution, periodic stock taking.
  • Physical Environment: setting up studios as required, which includes movement of equipment. Some lifting, up to 30 lbs., may be required. Monitoring safety and hygienic conditions in the school.
  • Miscellaneous: assisting with off-site promotions and concerts, flexibility of work schedule to assist with special events and high-volume times. (Holiday black-out in September/October and May/June).

  • Requirements


  • Exceptional customer-service experience both in person and on the phone, aimed at consistently delighting customers.
  • Strong written and oral communication.
  • Solid organizational skills, particularly working as a team.
  • High degree of professionalism, discretion with sensitive information and personal integrity.
  • Willingness and ability to work different shifts, particularly opening/closing school on both Saturday and Sunday, as well as evening shifts. Ability to work extended shifts periodically.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Proven attention to detail, accuracy is imperative.
  • Available to work maximum of 20 hours/week on a rotating shift based on business needs, particularly during high-volume periods (Sept and October; May to June).
  • Fund recovery: Collections experience an asset.
  • Fluent English required. Other languages that reflect our customer base are an asset.

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    COMPANY INTERN (PAID INTERNSHIP)


    Posted: August 8, 2019


    Department: Sales and Marketing, Finance, Corporate Services, Business Admin


    Position Type: 1 Year

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    Summary


    We are looking for someone who is currently enrolled at an Ontario College or University in a Finance or Business Administration program OR someone who has recently graduated and is looking to gain some experience and exposure to the various aspects of the business operations. Tasks and projects will be coordinated by the Human Resources Department to the appropriate department.

    The Company Intern will provide support for a variety of sales and marketing, office administration, reception, finance/accounting, corporate services, operations, special projects and other tasks as outlined below.

    Responsibilities


    Providing AP support for processing of invoices as assigned. Providing data entry support where needed.
  • Providing support in various sales and marketing administration.
  • Miscellaneous back-up and overflow duties related to general office administration, accounting, corporate services, human resources and business operations will be assigned.
  • Responsible for other miscellaneous sales projects such as product information maintenance, research, collection of information and data entry.
  • Responsible for other research and analytics projects within the finance, sales and marketing, operations department as assigned by the management.
  • Responsible for general office administration such as ordering office supplies; organizing company lunches, and other company sponsored events.
  • Relieving reception for lunch/breaks daily and also as assigned from time to time.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

  • Requirements


  • Post-Secondary education in Business Administration or similar field
  • Strong Academic Track Record
  • The ability to work in a team environment as well as work with internal and external stakeholder
  • Strong MS Office skills specifically in MS Excel
  • Superior organizational and attention to skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to co-ordinate with others
  • Strong organizational, prioritizing and problem solving skills

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