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Numismatist

Numismatist

Job ID 
2017-1234
Job Locations 
US-OK-Oklahoma City
Category 
Merchandising
Type 
Regular Full-Time

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About APMEX

Step into the modern age of the e-commerce world by joining the team at the nation’s leader in Precious Metals. Known for much more than the largest inventory selection, best customer service and dedicated employees, APMEX is a name synonymous with smart, secure and trusted investing.  The APMEX team is large enough to get the job done better than anyone else in the industry but small enough where everyone is important and every employee matters to the company. The Precious Metals industry is a specialized investment market and is unlike any other. Deciding to join the team making APMEX the gold standard when it comes to buying and selling Precious Metals is an investment in your future!  We just celebrated our 16th year in business with being named the #1 Specialty eRetailer by Internet Retailer Magazine! 

 

 

 

You probably have a lot of options, so why work with us?

 

At APMEX we want to hire like-minded people: those who are motivated to succeed in a startup culture, love to think critically and who have fun doing it! Most importantly, you should be passionate about all things customer experience and stay on top of new trends and developments within the precious metals industry. Free coffee, drinks, snacks, lunches, parking and great co-workers are all included with employment at APMEX!  You’ll be pleasantly surprised by our generous annual and holiday bonus programs.  Did we mention that you’re also immediately vested in our generous 401(k) match?  Click over to our Careers page and check out our Benefits to learn more!

About The Role

 

The Numismatist may be responsible for fully evaluating all types of numismatic and semi-numismatic items. The Numismatist may be called upon to attend coin shows in both local and national locations. They may be called upon to assist with preparing EPO’s or packaging at coin shows. This position works with the Director of Numismatics, Senior Numismatists, Junior Numismatists, Numismatic Associates and with PM Ops staff to move products through the system quickly and efficiently. They may mentor Junior Numismatists, Numismatic Associates and members of the PM Ops team.

 

The Numismatists are deeply involved in the daily evaluation process of all PM inventory that is received in the Receiving Department daily. The evaluation consists of researching these items, determining whether the items should be submitted for third-party independent grading, should be sent to auction, should be wholesaled or added to inventory. This position works with the Director of Numismatics to consistently keep products moving quickly from Receiving, through the Evaluation area and onto the APMEX website.  The Numismatist will work directly with the Product Managers to ensure a fast flow of products through the system. Numismatists spend a significant portion of their time reviewing inventory looking for higher quality items, better dates or items where we can exceed traditional bullion margins.  

 

A Day in the life of a Numismatist:

 

  • Evaluate a wide range of numismatic, semi-numismatic and bullion products, on a daily basis, for further evaluation, grading, wholesaling, auction or to be loaded into the system
  • Manage the life cycle of products into the Evaluation area. The goal is to move them swiftly through the area after they have been fully evaluated
  • Purchase new inventory either by utilizing existing coin dealer relationships or by establishing new relationships with coin dealers in the industry. Purchases can be made via the phone, CCE or at coin shows
  • Reclassify products once they have been fully evaluated so that they may be loaded on the APMEX website  
  • Search for and research new items to sell. If CCE posts need to be made for an item to be purchased, communicate post information to the Wholesale Purchasing Department
  •  Curate products as needed using approved curation methods
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies
  • Attend coin shows to buy and sell inventory and to cultivate relationships with other dealers
  • Understands and is proficient in the grading of coins, paper money, tokens and medals

Qualifications

 

Education: Bachelor’s degree required in Business Administration, Marketing, or a related field or comparable industry experience
 

Experience:

  • Knowledge of grading numismatic items is required
  • Knowledge of authentication of numismatic items is preferred
  • Experience in financial, bullion or coin industries is preferred
  • Experience working cross functionally

Computer Skills:  Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel required. Intermediate skills with other Microsoft Office products