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The leading model and hobby company in the world, and one of the most progressive companies in the Champaign/Urbana area is seeking qualified individuals for the following positions. We offer a competitive compensation package and excellent opportunities for career growth.

Currently Open Positions (effective September 15, 2016)

Champaign, Illinois Position Technical PRODUCT SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE: Hobbico currently has an exciting opportunity for a Product Support Representative to join our expanding team. As an employee-owned company, we foster a collaborative work environment. Come join a dynamic team that has a passion for innovation, success, and teamwork.
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    Responsibilities:
  • Provide informational and technical assistance over the phone and via e-mail to customers concerning product purchases and product compatibility.
  • Offer troubleshooting assistance and coordinate warranty and non-warranty service to customers for all proprietary products
  • Write accessory completion guides, catalog product descriptions and substitutions; proofread media and support copywriting area as technical help is requested.
    Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous customer service experience.
  • Ability to solve problems with initiative and creativity.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of R/C products is not required, but must have a willingness to learn about all aspects of the R/C hobby.
Hobbico is 100% employee-owned and we believe that our employees are our most important resource. We offer competitive pay and comprehensive benefits including:
  • Health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Employee discounts 
Sales and Service CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE:Use your problem solving skills and your background in customer service to assist customers in our call center. Open new accounts, update existing accounts, and assist customers with tracking shipments and other inquiries. Previous customer service or phone sales experience preferred. Full-time. General FOOD SERVICE ASSISTANT: Assist with cafeteria operations including food preparation, serving, and ordering food supplies. Good customer service skills and previous food service experience required. Must have a dependable work history. Food service sanitation certificate desirable, but will certify the right candidate. Part-time, days. Equal opportunity employer. TRUCK LOADER: Responsible for sorting and stacking boxes into truck trailers for shipments. Previous truck loading or warehouse experience desired. Full-time position available on 2nd shift. WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATES Our Warehouse Associates are directly involved with all aspects of the order fulfillment process to help maintain Hobbico’s commitment to excellence. Primary responsibilities include picking or packing customer orders, ensuring accuracy, meeting quality and production standards, and adhering to safety compliance.
We’re looking to grow our warehouse team with people who possess a strong work ethic, are detail-oriented, and have the ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced, thriving environment. Previous warehouse or manufacturing experience is helpful, but not required. Full-time and part-time positions are immediately available on 1st and 2nd shift. Hobbico is an equal opportunity employer.
Professional CONTROLLER: Hobbico currently has a tremendous opportunity for a Controller to join our accounting team. As an employee-owned company, we foster a collaborative work environment. Come join a dynamic team that has a passion for innovation, success, and teamwork.
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    Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for monthly and annual close of accounting records. Maintain a strong system of internal financial controls for the organization.
  • Determines current cash position on a daily basis. Project monthly and quarterly cash balances and summary.
  • Ensure that monthly bank reconciliations are completed.
  • Acts as the primary contact for the annual independent audit and special audits and reviews. Responsible for scheduling audits and preparing related reports.
  • Coordinates timely and proper payment of accounts payable in accordance with contract terms.
  • Reviews all expense invoices as well as expense checks prepared
  • Work closely with the CFO in the preparation of annual budgets
    Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • CPA/CMA certificate desirable.
  • 5-10 years of progressive experience in either public accounting or private industry. Industry experience should be either as assistant controller in a large company or as a controller of a small to mid-size company.
  • Previous management and supervisory experience.
  • Experience with Treasury or cash flow planning.
  • Must be detail-oriented, organized, flexible, and accurate.
  • Outstanding verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills as this person collaborates with outside vendors and a diverse group of management at all levels. Serves as a representative of Hobbico and the Accounting Department
  • Excellent analytical skills needed to deal with problem-solving and constantly changing conditions and workloads.
  • Advanced computer skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Previous experience with ERP or spreadsheet software package implementation highly desirable. Working knowledge of MS Dynamics would be a plus
Hobbico is 100% employee-owned and we believe that our employees are our most important resource. We offer competitive pay and comprehensive benefits including:
  • Health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Employee discounts 
SENIOR CORPORATE MARKETING MANAGER: Hobbico currently has a tremendous opportunity for a Senior Corporate Marketing Manager to join our expanding proprietary marketing team. We foster a vibrant culture and a collaborative work environment designed to empower our employees. Come join a dynamic team that has a passion for innovation, success, and teamwork!
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    Responsibilities include:
  • Develop and implement creative strategic market plans for Hobbico’s proprietary product lines.  Create marketing plans, promotions, and marketing communication strategies.
  • Create industry leading communication platforms that showcase Hobbico’s brand leadership to consumers and other customers.  Establish and maintain an innovative and consistent brand image for each product line throughout all marketing initiatives, including websites, other online marketing venues, press, PR and advertising.
  • Oversee the development and specification of product roadmaps.  Implement tracking of product marketing lifecycles and specific product campaigns.  Manage the product marketing process for all products and develop an integrated communication plan for each product.
  • Conduct market research to meet changing market conditions to develop best-in-class marketing programs.  This also includes the use of marketing analytics including web analytics and ROI analysis.
  • Work closely with the product development team to develop, support and manage the integration of marketing and promotions initiatives to drive new product launch strategies.  Drive the creation of promotional product launch kits.
  • Perform in-depth analysis and reporting of multi-channel marketing and promotional campaigns and programs to optimize their performance.  Work to optimize programs for accelerated revenue growth, and increased profitability.
  • Coordinate and monitor marketing activities as they relate to product pricing, packaging and promotions across all distributions channels.
  • Establish and manage trade and field promotions and marketing initiatives. Develop and oversee calendar of industry and field events.
    Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business or related field; MBA a plus and/or 7-10 years of experience with consumer products in multi-channel marketing.
  • Demonstrated experience as a marketing leader in a consumer products based environment.
  • Leadership skills, including the ability to motivate a team and communicate with senior management. Outstanding verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills with a proven ability to work collaboratively with product development, sales and profit centers.
  • Strong numerical and analytical skill set with ability to interpret quantitative data.
  • Previous experience with consumer-oriented e-commerce website technology and techniques.
  • Strategic, creative thinker who can balance short term operating needs with long term strategic initiatives.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast paced, deadline driven, dynamic atmosphere.
  • Proven ability to effectively create and manage budgets and develop forecasts.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office suite.
Hobbico is 100% employee-owned and we believe that our employees are our most important resource. We offer competitive pay and comprehensive benefits including:
  • Health, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Employee discounts 

If you are in the Champaign-Urbana area, you may also apply in person at 2904 Research Road, Champaign, IL 61822 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday. Those applicants outside the Champaign area may send a resume with salary history to Tower Hobbies, Attn: Human Resources, 2904 Research Road, Champaign, IL 61822 or email us at hr@towerhobbies.com EOE