Yamaha Technical Sales Specialist

Yamaha Corporation of America is looking for a Technical Sales Specialist. This is a full-time position located at our Sweetwater Headquarters in Fort Wayne, IN. The position requires product proficiency in Professional Audio, Keyboards, Guitars, Drums, and computer recording hardware and software. The primary role of the position will be to provide pre-sale and post-sale support along with promoting the Yamaha brand and products to Sweetwater Sales Engineers. This position will report to the Yamaha national account manager assigned to Sweetwater.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with Pro Music Division, National Account Manager and Pro Audio Division, District Managers and both YCA and Sweetwater’s House of Worship Team to coordinate product training and promotional initiatives
  • Share responsibility for new hire training at Sweetwater University.
  • Share responsibility for GearFest planning, organization, booth logistics and execution
  • Assist visiting product specialists with planning, campus logistics and training activities
  • Find solutions for any pre-sale questions or concerns from Sweetwater Sales Engineers
  • Help resolve technical support issues received from the Sweetwater technical support department by navigating through resources at Yamaha
  • Create a weekly product feature presentation for the various products represented. Details will be provided to sales engineers weekly to encourage brief office visits to learn more about Yamaha products
  • Prepare PowerPoint or Keynote presentations for training activities
  • Possess excellent training and presentation skills necessary to conduct Sweetwater morning meeting training sessions, Lunch & Learn training sessions and other training opportunities
  • Prepare comprehensive reports on training initiatives and competitive activities on a monthly basis
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • 5+ years experience
  • High School diploma required and a college degree is preferred
  • A wide knowledge of Yamaha’s instrument and pro audio product is a requirement
  • Cross-platform expertise in Macintosh and Windows operating systems is a must
  • Working experience with DAWs such as Cubase is a bonus
  • Must be a self-motivated team-player and adaptable to a changing environment
  • Willing to take on new tasks with minimal supervision
  • Must have strong experience with MS Office applications and should be very familiar with productivity software such as Microsoft Excel and presentation software such as PowerPoint and Keynote
  • Excellent communications skills (Oral and written)
  • Must be able to effectively prioritize, plan work activities, and be detailed oriented

To apply for this position, please click on the green Apply button to visit Yamaha's website. Your application will be reviewed by them and you will apply at their website. Please do not fill out a Sweetwater application for this position.