Human Resources Manager, Part-time 24 hours per week flexible

At Korg USA, our employees are our biggest rock stars — a fun, hip, and unbelievably talented team of musicians, marketers, and doers who move our business forward and make us one of the premier music companies in the industry. We provide market leading products and iconic brands (Korg, VOX, Spector, Blackstar, Cole Clark, Tanglewood, Right-on, Crush) to the MI industry in the US through a wide network of musical instrument dealers. We look for the most talented in the business and offer an exceptional environment in which individuals can excel, building upon their diversified strengths to deliver their personal best.

Position Description

Maintains and enhances the organization's human resources by planning, implementing, and evaluating employee relations and human resources policies, programs, and practices. Reports to the President.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for employee relations, provides advice and counsel on personnel and development issues.
  • Planning, monitoring, and appraisal of employee work results by training managers to coach and discipline employees; scheduling management conferences with employees; hearing and resolving employee grievances; counseling employees and supervisors.
  • Proposes, publishes and administers personnel policies.
  • Stays current on recent federal, state and case law changes and monitors labor law updates for changes that affect HR.
  • Prepares, recommends and maintains records and procedures for controlling personnel records and files.
  • Designs personnel forms and directs the maintenance of personnel records by all departments.
  • Answers any questions and/or requests by IRS, Department of Labor and other governmental agencies, including employee complaints. Represents the company at hearings.
  • Administers classification programs, which includes classifying and reclassifying positions and assisting line management in writing job descriptions.
  • Directs benefits administration, enrollment and open enrollment meetings.
  • Obtains bids upon renewal, confers with management regarding benefits costs, makes recommendation as to employer/employee cost sharing, performs open enrollment and benefits meetings, and processes applications, benefits administration to include claims resolution, change reporting, approving invoices for payment, annual re-evaluation of policies for cost effectiveness.
  • Coordinates all administration for Pension (DB) and 401(k) plan.  This includes communications and reports to third party vendors, employees and management.
  • Conducts research, assimilates data and creates a wage/salary scales.
  • Prepares performance review forms and directs the distribution of the forms to supervisory personnel.
  • Develops and administers an effective recruitment program.
  • Coordinates recruitment efforts with hiring managers, coordinates interviews, accepts resumes and applications, interviews and assists with the final decision process. Conducts all background checks
  • Conducts needs assessment, develops training curriculum and conducts training sessions on various HR topics. Conducts orientation programs.  
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

No direct supervisory responsibilities.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.

• Analytical—the individual synthesizes complex or diverse information.

• Problem solving—the individual identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully

• Oral communication—the individual speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and conducts meetings.

• Delegation—the individual delegates work assignments, gives authority to work independently, sets expectations and monitors delegated activities.

• Leadership—the individual inspires and motivates others to perform well, accepts feedback from others.

• Quality management—the individual looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.

• Judgment—the individual displays willingness to make decisions, exhibits sound and accurate judgment and makes timely decisions.

• Planning/organizing—the individual prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.

• Safety and security—the individual actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly


General knowledge of the principles and practices of personnel administration; knowledge of sound techniques in all aspects of personnel management; knowledge of the organizations and operations of administrative programs; ability to develop long-term plans and programs and to evaluate work accomplishments; ability to apply and adapt practices and techniques to the special requirements of senior management; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with other management staff, employees, and vendors; ability to present facts and recommendations effectively in oral and written form.


A bachelor's degree in human resources management, business administration, or psychology and seven (7) years' general experience in the HR field

Any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Product Manager Coordinator – Guitar Brands

Product Development

Director, Guitar Brands Management

April 2019

The PM Coordinator reports to the Brand Manager of Guitar Brands team as a support role for Guitar brands. This role would be responsible for tasks such as creating brand copy, uploading necessary copy & product information into the KUSA systems, act as the central point for assets, proof product manuals and copy sent from our partners, lead tradeshow ancillary needs and be the primary point of contact in the NY office for Brand Management. This person would also assist with fielding questions from the sales team with product specs and availability. Responsibilities will also include maintaining and updating information on our brand's website to ensure all content is accurate and up to date.


The product management team is responsible for a multitude of areas including:

  • Communicate launch plans, and new product builds and all relevant product information to the company as directed by the Brand Management team
  • Create compelling copy for both print and digital, i.e., materials, brochures, presentations, and emails that support brand awareness
  • Provide general editorial direction and support
  • Create clear and engaging copy that adheres to brand standards and is tailored to the audience of that brand
  • Understand the competitive landscape—be an expert on our competition and how the products are positioned in the market
  • Assist and lead trade show preparations such as ancillary needs, product orders & the collection of necessary materials as directed by the Brand Management team
  • Organize and attend product video shoots
  • Collaborate with brand management and marketing to develop product positioning and messaging that resonates with the target consumer
  • Dealer’s Site upkeep includes uploading copy, specs, photos, accessories, etc.
  • One Sheet creation – copy, images, pricing
  • Communication with Sales regarding ETAs, product notifications, etc.
  • Copywriting, editing & proofreading for all press releases, product manuals, marketing copy, price lists, and presentations.
  • Price Lists creation and maintenance of system generated and Visual price lists
  • Competitive product research comparison charts, general product info, market insight, report on trends, etc.
  • Trade Show preparation – gathering non-inventory items, building orders, skids, etc.
  • Management of non-inventory items and product samples in the office
  • General help around the office – packing, shipping, moving gear, etc.
  • Be the point of contact for a team of product specialist and assist them as necessary with travel, gear &interfacing with the KUSA office


  • Associate’s Degree in Music Business, Business, Marketing or commensurate experience
  • Microsoft Office suite
  • Knowledgeable in all areas of guitar related products
  • Must play guitar and bass
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Ability to multitask and take on several projects at once

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