Guitar Product Manager/Buyer

Location: Chicago, IL

Department: Product Management

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Chicago Music Exchange is looking for a great addition to our product department! We seek motivated, passionate individuals who can continue our tradition of excellence, and help us expand our business. This position gives you an opportunity to be directly involved with the builders and manufacturers that create the guitars and drum gear with which we are all obsessed!

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain optimal inventory of products, regularly evaluating sales histories and trends
  • Keep clean, accurate, and proper product data within inventory database and all sales channels
  • Communicate and educate sales, marketing, and merchandising departments with product details
  • Identify aging inventory and quickly and creatively turn it over
  • Seek out, create opportunities with, and develop relationships with, new builders, vendors, and product lines
  • Grow relationship with both existing and new manufacturers and vendors
  • Assist with online product coordination to various web sales channels

Requirements:

  • Passion for musical instruments, specifically guitars, amps, percussion
  • Some music industry experience, optimally having experience in music retail
  • Outstanding awareness of popular trends and styles within the music retail
  • Sense of urgency that comes with a rapidly growing business
  • Great communication skills, both written and oral
  • Excellent organization and attention to detail
  • Eagerness to work successfully within a team environment
  • Driven, hands-on worker that doesn't require lots of hand-holding

Would love to find a candidate with the following:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and experience manipulating large data sets
  • Experience with inventory management database software
  • Has worked in music retail such as guitar and drum shops, manufacturers and/or distribution
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