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Worker Highlight: Emel Meteoglu – Vice President of Product

We’re glad to announce that Emel Meteoglu, Vice President of Product at B-Inventory, has been named one of many  Prime 50 Girls Leaders of San Francisco for 2023 by Girls We Admire!

Emel is an completed government and product chief with a ardour for constructing easy-to-use, helpful, and progressive merchandise from the bottom up at a global scale, from defining the technical structure to getting ready to go to market technique. At B-Inventory, she leads a workforce liable for product improvement, income development, person expertise, analytics, and company and product technique.

Be taught extra about Emel’s background and imaginative and prescient for B-Inventory beneath.  

Q: Are you able to inform us a bit bit about your background?

“I went to high school in Turkey for Product Administration Engineering. I do know it’s a cliché, however I knew from a younger age that I wished to grow to be a product supervisor to bridge the hole between enterprise (gross sales, advertising and marketing, help) and engineering.”

Q: What introduced you to B-Inventory?

“A few issues have been occurring in my life. One, I used to be prepared for a brand new journey, however I wished to do one thing significant. I wished to make use of my expertise to assist folks. The second factor occurring was, we’d simply gotten a home and I used to be purchasing so much, and shopping for furnishings—and sadly, I used to be returning a few of it. Because of the excessive value, when you pay full worth and suppose the merchandise could also be broken, as an finish person, you wish to return it. You wish to make sure that in case you are paying full worth, you’re getting the best high quality attainable. 

As she went by the method of returning a desk she’d ordered that arrived with a dent on it, her dad and mom—who have been visiting—have been amazed by the versatile return insurance policies, which aren’t distinguished in Emel’s native Turkey: “If you wish to return one thing there, you actually need to battle. Even when it’s faulty, you could not get your a refund. The client just isn’t at all times proper.” 

This received Emel pondering: within the midst of seemingly limitless returns, the place does the merchandise find yourself, and the way a lot waste is being generated? Is there a option to go these returned gadgets on to secondary finish customers and generate financial savings? The reply she got here up with was: by “second life givers;” Emel’s time period for consumers. And simply as she contemplated these potentialities, B-Inventory reached out, as if by serendipity.

“I do know there are numerous conventional  liquidation channels, however this trade is so fragmented and open to disruption. We will undoubtedly construct one thing helpful for everyone—retailers, resellers, and finish customers! Furthermore, this additionally received me pondering that I can truly not solely assist folks, however assist Earth by giving these merchandise a second, third, fourth life. That actually drew me in. I’m lastly going to do one thing significant, so 10 years from now I can inform my youngsters the platform we constructed helped carry billions of returned merchandise again to life. I’m very enthusiastic about what we will construct. The alternatives that we will create for resellers and for fixing inefficiencies, and the ache factors that we will remedy for retailers is limitless. As I inform my very own workforce, sky’s the restrict. We simply must focus and construct it proper.”

Emel’s imaginative and prescient for B-Inventory goes past promoting overstock to vetted consumers—it means that we will grow to be a serious participant within the gig financial system, fostering the way forward for consumers and serving to them not solely develop, however be taught alongside the best way:

Q: How do you envision B-Inventory enabling folks to develop into elite consumers?

“Uber has 900,000 drivers within the U.S. It’s not unrealistic to think about having a million second life givers assist us discover returned merchandise second properties. 

The variety of second life givers is barely restricted by the variety of adults within the inhabitants, and also you don’t even need to personal a automotive to begin your facet hustle! For this reason I consider the sky’s the restrict: we will lengthen our platform in a manner that we will help second life givers begin their enterprise in the event that they don’t know how you can begin; assist them create their very own web site, acquire a enterprise license, or present schooling: Enterprise 101. We are going to stroll with them, facet by facet from the start. We are going to assist them construct, handle, and develop their enterprise in order that an increasing number of folks can do that job and assist us carry extra merchandise into life.

Q: What’s your imaginative and prescient for sellers?

On the vendor facet, we’d like to consider how we will onboard extra merchandise onto our platform. How can we make sellers’ lives simpler? How can we combine extra into the vendor so it’s much less cumbersome for them and it’s straightforward to add the stock in our system? How will we remedy different issues for them by scanning, lotting, and sorting?”

Q: Sooner or later, what do you hope you may say you probably did with B-Inventory?

“I’m envisioning that there shall be state legal guidelines that say no reusable product goes to landfill; it have to be resold. I  would additionally wish to see B-Inventory because the ecosystem of giving merchandise a second life, in order that it connects all of the gamers, equivalent to returns and stock administration companies, logistics, warehouses and success facilities, and even different liquidators!

After I see these two issues taking place, I’ll say we made it: we created a platform to avoid wasting Earth. And that’s what I’ll attempt so long as I’m right here.”

Requested what her necessities are for working with a product or firm, Emel had this to say:

“As a product supervisor and chief, serving to others is what motivates me. I wish to construct helpful merchandise which can be straightforward to make use of and progressive. These are my three standards:

It ought to disrupt the prevailing trade and the methods by which we function.
It needs to be helpful to others by addressing their ache factors and offering worth.
It needs to be intuitive and easy.”





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