Director of Dirac Consumer Experience

Dirac Research, one of Sweden’s emerging tech powerhouses, is a world-renowned audio technology company that is dedicated to inventing the future of sound across all product categories. The company’s market-leading digital audio optimization solutions have been adopted by some of the world’s most respected manufacturers – including Harman, Huawei, OPPO, Xiaomi, OnePlus, Pioneer, Volvo, Rolls Royce, and many others. Dirac is headquartered in Uppsala, Sweden, with offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing as well as representatives in Japan, USA, Korea and Germany. Additionally, Dirac now operates an R&D center in Copenhagen, Denmark. Undergoing an intense growth phase, the Dirac team consists of more than 60 people – with additional expansion on the immediate horizon.

 

Our Vision

Audio performance is becoming increasingly prominent in our favorite consumer devices, which also are increasingly defined by software rather than hardware. With these trends, Dirac´s mission is to be the world’s leading provider of complete digital audio optimization solutions, while its vision is to become a global consumer brand and a quality seal for sound systems of every kind.

 

Position Background

The consumer demand for high-quality audio is increasing rapidly across all product categories. Today hundreds of millions of smartphone users throughout the world enjoy enhanced audio experiences made possible by Dirac solutions.

With the creation of this position, our goal is to equip smartphone users across the globe with premium audio solutions by them to upgrade to Dirac audio, via a Dirac app, directly from their smartphone – rather than simply selling the upgrade to the OEMs who then offer it to their customers.

Though this is a new model for the smartphone market, we’ve proven this to be a successful sales and marketing strategy in our home theater channel – where we currently sell audio upgrades direct-to-consumer on our website or as an upgrade through our B2B customers.

Dirac solutions today are used in more than 200 million devices – from smartphones to automobiles, HiFi systems, and more. This global reach provides a fantastic platform for our premium sound upgrade offer to consumers.

 

Your Challenge

In this role, you are responsible for designing and scaling our B2C smartphone audio business from the ground-up. You will develop the business model, establish the sales and marketing strategy, and implement this program on a global scale. To effectively build this very important practice area, you will work closely with our global sales organization, product managers, and marketing team.

Through this collaboration, you will launch a successful B2C smartphone practice area that includes various partner models that allow us to infiltrate multiple market segments with premium branding/pricing profiles for our consumer offering.

 

Your Profile

Requirements for success in this demanding position include an entrepreneurial spirit; expertise in creating exceptional consumer experiences, regardless of product area; and a keen understanding of what drives sales. Furthermore, you must also have a deep understanding of the consumer market; an understanding how best to sell and market to this audience; and be equipped with the tools to test various strategies to determine which are the most effective for our target audience.

You will have done this before – designed, marketed, and/ or sold consumer products – with a high and frequent level of success, and have achieved said success on an international scale. China, Europe and US markets are familiar grounds to you, and you have insight into the key differences between each market and understand how to position premium products accordingly. You have a strong sense of responsibility and are attracted to dynamic organizations that are driven to change the world.

An interest in audio is an advantage but not a requirement. This job is entirely focused on designing exceptional consumer experiences and taking them to market. You will be supported by our experienced product managers, marketing team and the sales organization – all of which are highly versed in the audio marketplace. We encourage female applicants to this position.

 

What Dirac Offers You

Dirac is one of Sweden’s hottest and fastest growing young tech companies, with best-in-class technology and a customer-base that includes many of the world’s most reputable brands. Dirac offers a highly-entrepreneurial environment and a team exceptionally passionate about both building a great business and inventing the future of sound.

Though currently mid-sized, with 60+ employees, Dirac sits an inflection point in its history, poised for immediate and exponential future growth. Joining the team now, specifically in this position, you will have a very important role in creating the future of Dirac by establishing our first-ever B2C marketplace for smartphone audio.

Application

You are welcome to contact Erik Rudolphi, General Manager, Mobile, erik.rudolphi@dirac.com to learn more. Please send personal letter and CV to HR manager Anna Nordanstig at anna.nordanstig @dirac.com Your application will be treated strictly confidential.

 

Other
Your main location will be at Dirac’s headquarters in central Uppsala. The position is to be filled as soon as possible. We welcome your application!