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Sales Associate: Sales at TMR is an exciting position where you will never have a dull moment. Primary responsibilities include answering phones, fielding live online chats, direct emails from customers, and responding to appraisal requests. Our sales associates function much like brokers, and are tasked with facilitating complex appraisals, trades and price negotiations in a fast-paced, high-volume, online environment. The ideal candidate for this position is a world-class multitasker and hungry sales professional with a proven track record of exceeding goals, exceptional sales performance, prospecting new business and creating their own up-selling opportunities.
A typical day will entail answering upwards of 100 emails, handling 4-5 live chats, 10+ phone calls and sending out an average of 15 offers to buy or trade equipment. This position is performed almost entirely virtually (no in-person store traffic), so a high level of computer, email and internet proficiency is a must. Familiarity with Salesforce.com is a big plus. We’re looking for a self-starter who shares our core values and is eager and willing to grow, adapt and evolve. Must love music and have a shared passion for good sound. Our best at this position see sales a craft, and are willing to receive feedback and are eager and willing to daily hone their craft.
Technician: Our techs are truly on the front line of the TMR customer experience. They are receiving incoming inventory - unpacking and placing products (some heavy lifting required) up on the bench for assessment. Each piece must be handled with care. This position requires familiarity with a wide variety of home audio components and speakers; sharp eyes and ears; attention to detail and the ability to communicate (often in writing) with the rest of the team. It’s up to our techs to answer the question “is this product fully functional” and to provide written details in our inventory system about any functional or cosmetic issues that our customers will need to be aware of. A typical day might include checking a few emails as you drink your daily espresso then diving into the pile of awaiting shipments and testing and entering into inventory 12-15 pieces of gear.
Photographer: Our photographers aren’t just taking pretty pictures (although our photos really are beautiful). They are tasked with moving valuable, heavy and often very fragile equipment from rolling racks onto the photography table. Our photographers are generally the last people to touch the equipment before it’s ultimately shipped to a customer. So, before we photograph anything, we clean it so that our customers aren’t finding dust or fingerprints on their newly acquired treasures. This job can be hard work (heavy lifting required) and it can be a little repetitive, but if you enjoy having a camera around your neck and looking at some of the most amazing audio gear in the world on a daily basis, you will enjoy this position.
One of the most challenging parts of this position is re-packaging and stocking the gear after the photographs have been taken. This is where familiarity with audio gear and great attention to detail is required. If it’s not put away correctly, it could be damaged in shipping. And it’s important to record the weight and dimensions of each box before it’s stocked in the warehouse with a correct shelf location in our system. This is all part of the daily job of a TMR “photographer.” The folks on this team are often seen wearing headphones as they work quickly but conscientiously from one piece of gear to the next. In between, there’s a little desk-work involved - some product research, photo-editing or marketing projects. It’s a fun team, and their work is what makes our website so fun to browse.
Appraiser: One of the most challenging aspects of buying and selling used audio gear is that there is no single, comprehensive, reliable source for determining the current value of used audio gear. Our sales team is tasked with appraising literally thousands of items each month. And the more accurate our appraisals, the better experience we can give our customers. Do you love researching audio gear for hours on end? Do you have experience with pricing used audio? Do you enjoy working in solitude in front of a computer with a nice pair of headphones on enjoying tunes and being left to do your work? This is the job of an audio appraiser working for the world’s largest online retailer of used HiFi. You’ll need to be familiar with hundreds of brands of gear spanning multiple decades. You’ll need a good grasp of number crunching and a consistent work ethic. Read more about our appraisal process here.
Repair Technician: Our repair technicians are responsible for diagnosing, refurbishing and repairing a variety of home audio components and speakers - from vintage to state-of-the-art. This position requires a certain balance of efficiency, thoroughness and time-management. Candidates must have experience with component-level troubleshooting of audio electronics as well as soldering.
The position will require assessment, diagnosis and repair of high-end consumer audio equipment, including power amplifiers and a wide variety of circuits. Our customers are generally technically savvy and knowledgeable. Our products are generally very valuable. The variety of equipment is vast. It takes a very special individual to be able to competently repair such a wide array of components at a level that is satisfactory for our customers.
Customer Support Associate: Like many retail businesses, we unfortunately have returns and also occasionally have to troubleshoot customer issues once they receive their order. This position requires a high level of customer service, basic troubleshooting and audio gear tech support, with some minor clerical work added in. Professional writing skills, a knack for problem solving, and customer-conflict de-escalation are essential.
Shipping Assistant: In a typical day in the shipping department, you might see anywhere from 30-60 packages going out the door and a few pallets as well. Each package is given the thought and extra care that we would want for our most valuable investments. Most of our products are already in their original factory packaging. Those packages are double-boxed - sometimes with extra reinforcement to ensure safe delivery. Items that don't have factory packaging are treated to a custom foam-molded box using our Instapak foam-in-place system that provides the customer with a custom, re-usable shipping box that is often even better than the factory-engineered packaging. In the world of high-end, used audio gear - often very valuable, heavy and fragile - our expertise in shipping truly sets us apart from the competition. Our online reviews are full of praise for the incredible job our team does every day in this department. It's the most physically demanding job in the building, but also requires good instincts around physics and engineering. A basic familiarity of audio products goes a long way. Every product can present a unique challenge and some creative thinking to get the job done and prevent damage. At this time, we have a part-time position available.