Marketplace Product Specialist
About us: Hartville Hardware and Lumber is the country’s largest independent hardware store with over 7 acres of products, displays and even a completely furnished idea house under one roof. Customers come from near and far to experience our one-of-a-kind store and unmatched customer service. They also enjoy the rest of our campus with the TripAdvisor top rated Hartville Kitchen restaurant and the always exciting Hartville Marketplace. Our local, family owned company is a leader in the markets we serve and is full of people who work each day to go beyond our customers’ expectations. We are committed to being a great place to work and encourage our team members to excel and grow professionally.
About the position: The Marketplace Product Specialist works to ultimately build our product sales through vendor management, pricing, compliance, minimal overstock and updated and complete product presentation. This position is intricate to our sales team, as the product specialist is responsible for maintaining a level of profitability amongst the thousands of products we advertise within the online marketplace Essential Responsibilities: • Develop, implement, and manage strategic plans to grow Marketplace product sales while meeting established profitability objectives. • Oversee all aspects of assigned product lines and manage vendor relationships. • Negotiate and manage vendor contracts. • Assure compliance with Marketplace and vendor policies. • Add, update, and optimize Marketplace product listings for completeness, accuracy, and presentation. • Manage pricing and assure compliance with MAP policies. • Monitor sales velocity to minimize overstock inventory. • Support fellow teammates as needed to support daily sales activity. • Audit inventory discrepancies and provide support for physical inventory processes as needed. • Research new product opportunities.
Essential Qualifications: • Accountability is mainly to Marketplace Product Manager. • Full time – Up to 45 hours a week during peak seasons, with a minimum of 40 hours, unless otherwise approved by manager. • As an intricate part of the online marketplace team, this position will be responsible for working with the other Product Specialist, to ensure the highest level of efficiency, which would require this person to be on-site collaborating 90% of the time. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • Must be highly proficient in Excel. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • Highly organized multi-tasker. • Analytical thinker who can focus on details. • Must check accuracy of work • Work well under pressure and deadlines. • Strong financial aptitude. • Self-motivated. At Hartville Hardware and Lumber, we serve others as we would want to be served. You can expect a great working atmosphere, benefits that include medical, dental, vision, 401K, and a great discount at our store, and a team that wants to see you succeed. If you would like to join a company that works each day to go beyond our customers’ expectations, please apply for this great opportunity.