APMEX Professional Careers

  • Director of Numismatics

    Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City
    Job ID
    2018-1272
    Category
    Merchandising
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • 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 eCommerce 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?  Learn more about who we are here: 

    http://apmex.pub/apmex

    About The Role

    The Director of Numismatics is responsible for the management, growth, training and performance of the Numismatic and PM Ops teams. The Director is responsible for leading growth initiatives that will significantly increase the value of the contribution of the Numismatic Team. The Director is in charge of the Third-Party-Inventory (TPI) project and is responsible for its growth and profitability. The Director uses their influence and reputation to expand the Dealer-Vendor TPI network. The Director is in charge of the Numismatic Team at coin shows and travels across the country to attend these major events. The Director is the arbiter of purchasing decisions at these shows. The Director updates and maintains the buying guidelines used at these shows.

     

    The Director assesses the knowledge of the numismatic staff and mentors them about areas of Numismatics of which they have limited knowledge. The Director works with the Numismatic and PM Ops Teams to consistently keep products moving quickly from Receiving, through the Evaluation area and onto the APMEX website.  The Director also has full responsibility for decisions around the Company’s Dead Inventory position and looks for a variety of ways to reduce those numbers on an annual basis. The Director approves all coins and currency selected for submission to the grading services and maintains excellent relationships with all of the major grading services. The Director also reviews and coordinates the Metrics of the Numismatic and PM Ops Teams.

     

    The Director also has overall responsibility to assess the talent on the PM Ops team on an on-going basis and to recommend which members of the PM Ops team can be promoted to the Numismatic team. The Director is also responsible for scheduling the internal numismatic education of this team. Together with the PM Ops Supervisor, they administer the growth of the PM Ops team and provide leadership and assistance to the Team.

     

    The Director of Numismatics is the leader of these two teams, whether in the office, or on the bourse floor.

     

    A Day in the life of a Director of Numismatics:

     

    • Managing how the Numismatic Team is evaluating a wide range of numismatic, semi-numismatic and bullion products, on a daily basis, for further evaluation, grading, wholesaling, auctioning or loading into the system
    • Reporting and defining new metrics for the teams is critically important and required. Reporting metrics to Senior Management is required and of critical importance
    • Determining which members of the Numismatic and PM Ops teams can manage and improve an important task such as Evaluation, Dead Inventory, Grading Submissions, or Purchasing and delegating that responsibility to them
    • Managing the TPI project and growing it through existing and new relationships with national coin dealers are KPI’s. Growth of SKUs, expansion of the breadth of new products and streamlining of the process are all overseen by the Director
    • Overseeing the management of the life cycle of products in the Evaluation area. The goal is to move them swiftly through the area after they have been fully evaluated
    • Oversee the acquisition of new inventory by the Numismatic Team 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. Strict adherence to pricing guidelines by the team is a must
    • Continually monitor and improve all processes undertaken by both the Numismatic and PM Ops Teams 
    • Determine and implement safe and effective curation methods
    • Continually gather and disseminate professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies
    • A demonstrated knowledge of and expertise in accurately grading and accurately authenticating a wide variety of numismatic items, semi-numismatic items and bullion, and esoteric items such as currency, token and medals is require

    Qualifications

    Education:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Marketing, or a related field is preferred or having significant and comparable numismatic industry management experience

    Experience:

    • Knowledge of managing people is required
    • Knowledge of an extremely wide array of numismatic items is required
    • Knowledge and significant experience in grading numismatic items is required
    • Knowledge of authentication of numismatic items is required
    • Experience in financial, bullion or coin industries is required
    • Significant experience buying and selling numismatic items is required
    • Significant knowledge of grading services benefits and procedures is desirable
    • Experience mentoring others is required
    • In-depth business relationships with a significant number of professional coin dealers are desirable
    • Experience working cross functionally

    Computer Skills: 

    • Advanced skills in Microsoft Excel required. Intermediate skills with other Microsoft Office products

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