Program Manager (NPI, Audio Industry) (m/w/d)

Posted On:
February 16, 2022
Hybrid with offices in Berlin, Germany

Based: Hybrid with offices in Berlin, Germany
Term: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: Euro 50-70k, depending on experience

Do you have experience working closely with R&D and Engineering teams on
electronics and software products?

Do you enjoy implementing new and improved project delivery processes, to
help teams get products to market?

Are you a strong and efficient communicator, able to simplify complex
information, and make clear project priority calls?

If so, we’d love to hear from you!

We are looking for the right person to establish and lead our Project
Management team, as they work to ensure that our next generations of studio
monitors and software products meet our customers’ expectations and our
business goals.

What you’ll be doing:

This is a new role for ADAM Audio, and one in which you will be leading
significant change in how we work together to deliver our roadmap of
products. You will be defining, and leading the implementation of, the
processes and workflows needed to deliver a growing program of projects, as
well as line managing a small team of project managers.
Day to day, together with your team, you’ll ensure that the program is on
track to deliver the product roadmap at the expected quality and cost, and
within the agreed timeframes.
You’ll be reviewing project schedules and risk logs, coordinating the
regular status updates to the management team and stakeholders, and coaching
your team on best practices. This is a small but growing team, and where
appropriate you’ll also be leading by example and managing a project or two
of your own.
Where you and your team identify schedule gaps and new interdependencies,
you’ll be working closely with the R&D and delivery teams to resolve them,
either with revised plans, staffing approach, or funding.
You’ll work closely with the Product Management team, and together own the
rolling 3 year plan of product development to deliver the annual revenue
targets, meeting regularly with key stakeholders from R&D and Engineering,
to track the progress and overall performance of the product pipeline.
As the company grows, you’ll be expanding your team, and providing line
management support for them. You’ll be responsible for their performance,
well being, and personal development, ensuring your team is always ready to
deliver the rolling roadmap and growth plans of the company.
There will also be opportunity to engage with other program teams across the
group, collaborating with and sharing learning and improvement ideas between
the other members of the Focusrite family.
We have an exciting roadmap of products, and this role is key to ensuring we
are able to design and deliver them as efficiently as possible.
In this role you will be reporting to the Director of Product Delivery.

You’ll work closely with:

R&D and Engineering teams
Product Management team
Manufacturing and QC teams in China and Berlin Marketing & Sales – as part
of delivering products through to successful market launch.

The ideal candidate is likely to be:

An experienced project manager, able to deliver multiple phased projects
simultaneously Knowledgeable of new product introduction (NPI) lifecycles
and of project managing the development of hardware products Experienced
using a mixture of program and project management methods including agile
and waterfall methodologies Experienced managing budgets, monitoring
expenditure and costs against plans A strong communicator with excellent
analytical skills An effective leader with strong interpersonal skills
Degree level qualified in a technical, engineering, or science field.
Comfortable working in spoken and written English. German language skills
would also be an advantage

About us:

ADAM Audio GmbH is a rapidly growing, internationally positioned Focusrite
AG company based in Berlin Adlershof.

We are one of the market-leading manufacturers of professional monitoring
solutions. Our customers include renowned recording studios and well-known
music producers all over the world, and our products have also been used to
soundtrack numerous Oscar-nominated films in recent years.

Since 2019, ADAM Audio is part of Focusrite plc which houses seven other,
highly respected pro audio brands: Martin Audio, Optimal Audio, Sequential,
Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Novation and Ampify. Our international team at the
Berlin-based HQ and offices in the USA and China live their passion for
music. We constantly drive ourselves to bring fresh ideas and new
technologies to our high-quality products to meet the needs of pro audio
enthusiasts and recording professionals alike.

We pride ourselves in providing some of the tools that empower creatives all
over the world to bring their visions to life. Covering a wide range of
products for different levels and budgets, we engage with artists, producers
and engineers to become a companion throughout the various stages of their

Our whole business is structured to let everyone contribute and be heard at
all levels, and we make sure it’s a fun place to work. As a team, we work
hard and support each other to master our individual tasks, building and
developing the skills of talented and passionate people – to achieve a
common goal. So, if you think you can bring something new to the mix, we
look forward to hearing from you.

Benefits include:

AG Bonus Programme (company performance) as part of the Focusrite Group
Flexible working hours with pragmatic remote working solutions Support with
health care Regular language lessons Employee product discounts Staff events
Free fruit baskets, tea and coffee.

ADAM Audio is an equal opportunity employer. Our employees span a wide range
of diverse backgrounds and we believe that embracing diversity is one of the
keys to our future success.
If you want to learn more about the ADAM Audio brand, please go to

How to apply:


About Focusrite Plc



Phone: +44 1494 46224

Focusrite plc is a global music and audio products group that develops and markets proprietary hardware and software products. Used by audio professionals and amateur musicians alike, its solutions facilitate the high-quality production of recorded and live sound. The Focusrite Group trades under six established and rapidly growing brands: Focusrite, Focusrite Pro, Martin Audio, ADAM Audio, Novation and Ampify Music. With a high-quality reputation and a rich heritage spanning over three decades, its brands are category leaders in the music-making industry. Focusrite and Focusrite Pro offer audio interfaces and other products for recording musicians, producers and professional audio facilities. ADAM Audio are precision innovators in the field of professional monitoring and loudspeaker technology, made famous by their unique ART ribbon tweeter. Martin Audio design and manufacture performance ready systems across the spectrum of sound reinforcement, faithfully reproducing performances to every corner of the auditorium. Novation and Ampify products are used in the creation of electronic music, from synthesisers and grooveboxes to industry-shaping controllers and inspirational music-making software and apps. The group has won numerous accolades for innovation, including two Queen's Awards for Enterprise. The Focusrite Group has a global customer base with a distribution network covering approximately 160 territories. Both Focusrite and Martin Audio Ltd are headquartered in close proximity to each other, in High Wycombe, UK. Focusrite has marketing offices in Los Angeles and Hong Kong. ADAM Audio has offices in Berlin, Nashville and Dongguan. Martin Audio has a US subsidiary, based in Los Angeles. Focusrite plc is traded on the AIM market, London Stock Exchange. The group has also won a number of awards for trade, again including two further Queen's Awards for Enterprise.

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