New Product Category Specialist


New Product Category Specialist Cool home automation and electronics company is looking to add new team member(s) to help us bring thousands of new products to our website. Your goal will be to research and source the hottest new products, negotiate supplier terms & market the products by writing solid, complete webpages for each new product you bring on. At Smarthome, we have been selling home automation and hard-to-find electronics and gadget-type products for over 18 years. We have a loyal customer-base that is 'hard core' and enthusiastic about our products. We are rapidly expanding, and that's where you come in... Qualifications
  • Technical product savvy (electronics, home automation, security and surveillance buff)
  • Extremely organized, ability to multi-task through several aspects of a product launch to completion on several items/suppliers at any given time.
  • Assertive & not afraid to follow-up daily if necessary to get required information
  • Ability to cold-call new vendors (thick skin), while also have the ability to immediately 'connect' with people to get deals done
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Experience with a technology retailer (Radio Shack, Best Buy, CompUSA, etc.) The Ideal Candidate:
  • Either frequents, has purchased from or receives email newsletters from sites like Engadget, ThinkGeek, etc.
  • Has probably taken the Skymall catalog with them when they 'have departed the plane'; is/was/or has been on Crutchfield, TigerDirect, or a comparable electronic retailer's mailing list
  • Has the personality that when they find a cool gadget, not only do they want to know how to do everything they can with it, but also want to tell others about the product
  • Has a strong business acumen and understands margins, payment terms, etc.
  • Is high energy and passionate about electronics and gadgetsHow To Apply1. Email your resume to [email protected]2. Include your experience/knowledge/understanding of technical products; electronics retailers; specific negotiation skills you have and your writing experience. Aptitude and/or experience with these skills is mandatory.3. Compensation: salary + bonus -- please submit your specific salary requirements No phone calls please.

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