Careers at Scosche (pronounced skōsh)

 
 

 

Our Culture

Scosche provides the excitement and innovation of a start-up, coupled with the solid reputation of a highly successful, established company. Build your career with Scosche!

Founded in 1980, SCOSCHE Industries, based in Oxnard, CA – north of Los Angeles and south of Santa Barbara, is an award-winning innovator of consumer technology products and car audio installation hardware and accessories - committed to delivering quality, value and unmatched customer service. We look to find and hire people who are ready to dive in, to tackle an array of challenges and turn them into opportunities.

 

Why Scosche?

We are a passionate, nimble, dynamic and fast paced organization.

A primary contributing factor to our decades of success is our talented and ambitious staff. We’ve found that by creating an inspirational, supportive and enriching environment, we thrive. Around here, it’s not about fancy titles, strong political positioning skills, or a healthy list of names to drop. It’s about results. We know what needs to be achieved, and we work together to get the job done. Each of us uses our individual knowledge, creativity and resources to come up with fresh ideas and new concepts we can truly own. With that independence comes a high degree of responsibility coupled with accountability for producing results in a timely manner.

 

We Value

  • TEAMWORK

  • We believe in the power of collaboration—honoring diverse ideas, fostering healthy debate, and inspiring each other
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  • BALANCE

  • We are most effective when we are energized and focused. A healthy work/life balance is important and we make time to invest in the things that replenish us.
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  • INITIATIVE

  • Our best emerges from a positive, optimistic mindset. We participate, we are thoughtful, and we strive to make smart decisions .

 

What You'll Experience!


A fun, fast-paced environment

Tired of feeling like a cog in a wheel? Ready to roll up your sleeves and start getting things done? Scosche is looking for “can do” people who want to step up and make a real contribution. We’re fast-paced and nimble, quickly turning concepts and abstracts into real products in the hands of our customers. You won’t get bored and you’ll never stop learning!

 

Work/Life Balance

We’re based in Oxnard, California – slap bang in the middle of one of the most beautiful regions on the planet (if we do say so ourselves)! Just minutes from stretches of sandy beaches, bike paths and hiking trails and not all that far from mountains and desert terrains either, we want our employees to make the most of this amazing location and get out there and have fun.  Many of our award-winning products are Optimized for Outdoors™ meaning that they are designed to be rugged and withstand the extremes of the outdoors while still functioning exceptionally well in a wide array of climates and conditions to make outdoor adventures both more fun and accessible.So grab some Scosche gear and get outdoors! We know we’re at our best when we’re energized and focused. This is why it’s essential to invest time in our personal pursuits and achieve a true work/life balance.

Competitive compensation and benefits

Scosche’s competitive compensation and flexible health and benefits programs meet the ever-changing and challenging needs of today's workforce. At Scosche, you can expand your skills through opportunities to work across functions and contribute in a team-oriented, collaborative environment. You'll also experience growth and advancement while building a better understanding of Scosche’s unique products and the markets we serve. Scosche puts professional growth in your own hands by providing the tools, resources and opportunities for you to own your career path.

Interested joining Scosche but don’t see any current openings that match your background? Send us your resume and a brief letter, explaining why you’d be a great addition to our growing team!

Job Openings

      • Dynamic, Skilled Graphic Designer with Solid Front-end Website Development Experience

        Position Summary:

        Award-winning Oxnard, CA consumer tech and car audio products and accessories manufacturer is seeking a dynamic, highly-skilled Graphic Designer with strong web front-end experience (You really will need to have both of these skills and experience!) to work in our company’s marketing department. The person that fills this role will create innovative, visually-appealing, designs in a number of key areas including online ads, email and the company’s website and will have the proficiency to program them using the applicable languages and tools . The ideal candidate has a work-related background in designing impactful display ads (static and animated), website presences/pages, emails and more for web and mobile platforms. The preferred candidate will be well versed in visual design, as well as interactive environments.

         

        What You’ll Need to Have and Do to Succeed

        • Be deadline and detail-oriented – able to consistently deliver multiple projects on time as directed and quite often under tight timeframes after carefully proofing work to ensure accuracy and consistency

        • Able to plan out projects and tasks as far in advance as necessary and then work to the plan

        • Solid, demonstrated, Graphic Design and Layout Skills and Work Portfolio

        • Creativity - Able to conceptualize outputs for a variety of audiences – consumers and businesses

        • Flexibility - Handles rejection and alternative suggestions

        • Excellent file management and network archiving capabilities

        • Ability to quickly learn the company’s diverse product portfolio which is the driving force for conceptual executions

        • Ability to set-up Campaigns in Google Analytics via the properly tracking mechanisms

        • Ability to create exceptional web user experiences via design and coding

        • Ability to create concepts by designing rough layout of art and copy regarding arrangement, size, type size and style, and related aesthetic concepts

        • Translate UI/UX designs into code

        • Work with existing website page code to make revisions as necessary

        • Working knowledge of HTML5/CSS

        • Working knowledge of using JavaScript and JQuery. This is desirable but we realize not all that common

        • Working knowledge of responsive web design techniques

        • Experience developing public-facing websites

        • Magento experience is a definite plus

        • Prepare finished copy and art via Adobe Photoshop, Adobe illustrator and other available tools and works with media outlets and vendors to get the materials staged

        • Works cross-functionally with various company departments as necessary

        Required Work Experience

        • Graphic Design: 3 or more years of creating an array of work for a business or businesses

        • Web Design/Front End: 3 or more years of working on design and coding of business websites

        Misc Position Information

        • Position Reports to Marketing Director

        • Full Time, onsite position so you’ll want to make sure that your commute is reasonable and manageable.

        • Three years of working experience with purchasing and supply chain systems, LEAN principles of purchasing and MRP/ERP systems (Ex. QAD or SAP.)

        • Education: BA Design, Graphic Design, Highly desired

        • Online Portfolio Should Be Submitted with Resume for Consideration

        Apply

 

      • eCommerce Content Specialist

         

        Essential Functions

        • Assist eCommerce by adding new SKUs to Amazon and Walmart.com and other dealer/partner's eCommerce platforms

        • Responsible for adding enhanced A+ content to Amazon and Walmart.com platforms

        • Ability to create interesting content from feature bullet points to creative descriptions

        • Must interface with product development, sales, internal eCommerce team, marketing, graphics and external sales team

        • Review and maintain the content at high level at all times

        • Check to make sure all new content enhancements are updated on a timely basis

        • Review competitors' content and makes sure Scosche's content meets or exceeds our competitors' content

        • Be involved in the day-to-day operation of Amazon Seller Central plus other B2C store platforms

        • Customer Service skills, respond to consumer inquiries and questions from all B2C store platforms

        • Fill content templates with correct data and image information and upload to each platform using their content portals

        • Ability to push thru obstacles that may pop up to get the job done

        • Work with graphics, marketing and IT as necessary to get applicable content staged and loaded into Salsify product content management platform

         

        Qualifications:

        • Adept at managing and tracking multiple projects

        • Highly organized and detail oriented

        • Experience with any or all of the following platforms: Amazon Seller Central, Amazon Vendor Central, Walmart.com, Salsify and Magento desired

        • Skilled at Excel, Word, Google Docs/Google Sheets

        • Strong retail-oriented writing capability

        • Professional demeanor when interfacing with our partners, customers and fellow employees

        • Some experience with Adobe Photoshop and basic graphics skills is desired

        Apply

 

      • Sales Representative - Car Audio

        Position Summary:

         

        Position Description

        Our relationships with our customers are key to our success so this individual will ensure that those contacts are maintained and comprehensive follow-up is expected. Although this position will support an established territory, you will be expected to participate in new business development activities as required.   We partner will company rep firms so you must be able to interact and assist them to maximize their sales. Accurately qualify dealers before selling to set them up on a dealer program.   Exhibit excellent communication skills on the phone and through email. Send literature packs and samples to prospective customers. Address all complaints in a professional and courteous manner. Complete an order from the initial sale to the delivery and fulfill back orders and return authorizations.   In addition, you must secure approvals for freight allowances. achieve and enhance territory sales targets and ensure all new and existing customers have the required company information, including catalogs, price lists, current promotions and other information.

         

        Qualifications:

        • Minimum 2 years experience

        • Proficient with Microsoft Office with experience with G Suite a plus (Google Docs, Sheets, Gmail, Google Calendar)

        • Experience with MFG-Pro and Salesforce a plus

        Apply

 

      • Purchasing Manager

        Position Summary:

        The Purchasing Manager will manage the overall operations and daily activities of the Purchasing Department. Direct continuous improvement of purchasing processes in line with changing organizational needs and market conditions. Source and negotiate based on best price/best product quality while meeting or exceeding customer expectations.

         

        A Few of the Challenges the Purchasing Manager Will Face:

        • Source and negotiate procurement of product to achieve cost reductions while maintaining acceptable levels of product quality based on established product specifications. Craft negotiation strategies and closing deals with optimal terms. Forecast price and market trends to identify favorable changes with resulting price reductions. (Ex. Metal price fluctuations.)

        • You will also evaluate Supplier performance and ability to meet commitments and expectations. Source new suppliers that could potentially provide a second source of product or provide reduced costs and improved lead-times while maintaining or exceeding the current level of quality. Develop and maintain strategic relationships with key suppliers and vendors. Communicate efficiently and effectively with suppliers and internal departments to keep teams informed of issues and pertinent activities that affect the supply chain and the ability to meet or exceed customer expectations.

        • As a member of a working team, exercise personal initiative and also demonstrate the ability to work as a team player and leader to meet departmental and company goals. You must have the ability to hire, train, coach, supervise, discipline and evaluate the performance of the team. To encourage and also to discipline when required to develop and maintain a staff that demonstrates the ability to work as a team and meet goals on a consistent basis.

        • Establish and maintain clear and effective purchasing procedures and policies. Ensure Purchasing Team is well prepared for meetings and each member is properly prepared to speak to issues regarding their assignments.

         

        Additional Tasks May Include:

        • Review and approve Purchase Orders based on MOQ/volume pricing, ability to meet delivery timelines, and terms of payment. Track and report key functional metrics to reduce expenses and improve effectiveness. Develop and maintain supplier metrics to gauge performance and to ensure suppliers are in alignment with company expectations. Ensure the timely review and release of Purchase Orders by team. Team use of action message reports ensuring timely delivery of orders to meet supply chain demands. Request, confirm and track supplier prepaid deposits and balance payments.

        • Identify and resolve any issues relative to the timely delivery of product and/or services that impact the supply chain and ability to meet customer expectations.

        • Manage risk relating to quality, cost, delivery, and supply of purchase.

         

        Education and Training:

        • Five years working experience in purchasing or supply chain environment

        • Demonstrated ability to effectively source and negotiate following best price/best quality practices

        • Understanding of laws and regulations relating to procurement and contracts

        • Financial acumen

        • Three years of working experience with purchasing and supply chain systems, LEAN principles of purchasing and MRP/ERP systems (Ex. QAD or SAP.)

        • High competency level in MS Office and Google applications

        • Working knowledge of project management principles and practices

        Apply

 

      • Project Manager - Consumer Technology

        Position Summary:

        The Project Manager for the Consumer Technology product category is responsible for the development and launch of new products. Fundamental responsibilities include the coordination, control, and reporting of development tasks in accordance with Scosche’s Go-To-Market (GTM) Program. The Project Manager works collaboratively with the Product Development Manager and all departmental stakeholders. The Project Manager for Consumer Technology is ultimately responsible for the completion and delivery of new products on spec, on budget, and on time.

         

        Duties and Responsibilities:

        Market Awareness

        • Maintain awareness of trends in mount related markets and technologies

        • Maintain awareness of relevant government regulations

        • Maintain awareness of competitor products, launch schedules, and marketing strategies

        Project Management

        • Report directly to and work collaboratively with the Product Development Manager

        • Adhere to the requirements of the Scosche Go-To-Market (GTM) Program

        • Formally kick-off each new project by clearly communicating requirements to all involved

        • Execute, track, and report all development tasks from kick-off to receipt of product into warehouse

        • Anticipate and avoid development issues that may impact quality, cost, or timing

        • Should issues arise, resolve then in a concise and efficient manner

        • Coordinate product testing with QC team to ensure compliance with desired specifications

        • Execute and coordinate all steps required to commercialize each new project including creation of BOMs, UPCs, part numbers, golden samples, and inspection criteria

        • Occasionally travel internationally and domestically to ensure successful completion of each project

        Interdepartmental Support

        • Support external departments (Marketing, Sales) to ensure commercial success of new products

        • Provide technical expertise to Quality Assurance and Technical Support teams

        • Partner with Training team to develop and deliver materials for each new item

        • Interact in an efficient and professional manner with all development stakeholders

        • Oversee successful refinement and archival of all documentation upon project completion

         

        Education and Training:

        • 4-7 years of experience in a Project Manager role in consumer electronics segments

        • Proven track record of success as a Project Manager in a high volume, project intensive company with a formal new product development process

        • Experience in the design and injection molding of plastics and TPUs a plus

        • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline is a plus

        • Project Management Professional (PMP) certificate or similar continuous education is also a plus

        • Ability to travel internationally

        Skills and Abilities

        • Ability to successfully manage large amount of data and information

        • Exceptional organizational and communication skills

        • Ability to successfully operate in fast-paced, dynamic environment with changing priorities

        • Poise and presence, especially when collaborating with senior leadership

        • Ability to define and resolve potential issues with minimal supervision

        • Strong attention to detail

        Apply

 

      • Sr. Electrical Engineer

        Position Summary:

        Scosche Industries has an opening for someone who is looking for an engineering challenge at a dynamic and successful car audio/consumer electronics company at its Oxnard, CA headquarters. In this position, you will research, design, develop and test electronic components for commercial use utilizing knowledge of electronic theory and proven success in the consumer electronics industry.

         

        Responsibilities:

        • Lead the hardware design and development of new Consumer Tech accessory products including wired and wireless chargers, USB Type-C cables, portable powerbanks and health & fitness accessories for the consumer electronic industry.

        • Work with cross-functional teams including, Mechanical, Firmware, Software, Quality Assurance, and Project Management

        • Confer with management, other product development staff, customers, vendors and others to discuss existing and potential engineering projects or products

        • Evaluate prototypes and proposals and recommend repair or design modifications

        • Provide technical support and instruction to staff or customers regarding equipment standards

        • Work with component suppliers to keep abreast of more cost effective, new or leading edge technology and components

        • Work with testing labs for U.S. and foreign government certifications such as UL or FCC

        • Perform product tests and evaluation to ensure product compliance with desired specifications

        • Develop quality control standards for overseas manufacturers

         

        Qualifications:

        • Must have at least 7 years of experience in consumer or automotive electronics design and development

        • Product development experience with off-shore manufacturing sources including component suppliers in emerging technologies

        • Must have experience taking a product from concept through mass production

        • Must have experience with Schematic capture and PCB layout. Altium Designer experience preferred

        • Experience with power supply design preferred

        • Experience with embedded system design, including, microcontrollers, battery-powered, DC/DC converters, etc.

        • Experience with Nordic Semiconductor Microcontrollers a plus

        • BSEE or equivalent

        • Extensive use of test equipment including: oscilloscopes and computer based test equipment

        • Familiarity with Bluetooth and WiFi products

        • Familiarity with iPod/iPhone accessory products

        • Basic troubleshooting skills

        • Ability to develop custom test fixtures

        • Understand manufacturing processes and techniques

        Apply