Product Manager

Location: Chicago, IL

Department: Purchasing

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

Chicago Music Exchange is searching for a strong addition to our product management team with an expertise in drums and professional audio. We seek active, motivated, passionate individuals who will continue our tradition of excellence while expanding it beyond anything we've done before. This position gives the opportunity to be directly involved with the builders and manufacturers that create the gear with which we are all obsessed.

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain optimal inventory of products based on regular evaluation of sales and trends
  • Deliver and keep clean, accurate, and proper product data at all times
  • Identify aging inventory, quickly and creatively turning it over
  • Know turn rate, GMROI, revenue, margin, and valuation of all product within category
  • Educate pertinent product details with sales, marketing, and all other staff as appropriate
  • Grow with existing vendors, improving processes and creating new opportunities
  • Seek out and develop relationships with new builders, vendors, and brands

Requirements:

  • Never ending passion for musical instruments, particularly drums, percussion, and pro audio
  • Active awareness of musical instrument trends and history
  • Music industry experience, ideally having worked in musical instrument retail
  • Sense of urgency that comes with a growing retail business
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and oral
  • Excellent organization and attention to detail
  • Eagerness to work successfully within a team environment
  • Driven, hands-on working that doesn't require lots of hand-holding
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel (or similar), using functions and handling large data sets
  • Experience working within inventory management software
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