POSITION: BOOKSTORE BUYER
12 MONTH POSITION
Under the direction of the responsible administrator; order, price, stock supplies and textbooks for the College bookstore; assist customers by providing a variety of information concerning bookstore supplies and services.
1. Maintain stock control records, inventories and re-order items as necessary; maintain files of vendors and merchandise; update pricing data; process returns and discontinued items according to established procedures.
2. Communicate with vendors and publishers to resolve shipping, receiving and special order deadlines, questions, concerns or problems; negotiate terms and evaluate vendors service and reliability.
3. Develop and implement effective methods for seasonal display and advertising new merchandise and store items, including trade books.
4. Oversee stockings of supply shelves and receiving of goods; verify correct pricing of textbooks and supplies.
5. Assist customers with cash funds and returns; assist in book buy back, caps and gowns and ring orders for customers; prepare daily cash reports.
6. Maintain a variety of records and reports.
7. Meet with and discuss problems and needs with publishers and supplier representatives.
8. Assist other bookstore employees as necessary including operating the cash register; train, schedule and provide work guidance to student workers.
9. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
MUST HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF: Current books and college bookstore supplies; record-keeping techniques including stock control and inventory procedures; appropriate publishers, suppliers and merchandising procedures; methods and practices used in purchasing retail merchandise for sale; purchase orders, invoices, debit memos and shipping procedures; oral and written communications skills; interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy; telephone techniques and etiquette.
MUST HAVE ABILITY TO: Maintain adequate supply of textbooks and/or other bookstore merchandise; operate a calculator, cash register and pricing machines; make rapid and accurate computations in connection with ordering and price-setting of retail merchandise; make arithmetic calculations quickly and accurately; understand and follow oral and written directions; work independently with little direction; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action; communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Pass a pre-employment physical and obtain fingerprint clearance prior to employment if selected for position.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Any combination equivalent to: graduation from high school supplemented by college-level course work in business, retailing or related field and two years of increasingly responsible experience assisting in buying and selling of merchandise and textbooks in a bookstore environment.
WORKING CONDITIONS: ENVIRONMENT: College bookstore environment. PHYSICAL ABILITIES: Moderate lifting. Climbing ladders to retrieve overhead stock. Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally. Seeing to read and prepare requisitions. Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer terminal. Bending at the waist. Sitting and standing for extended periods of time. Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person or on the telephone.
SALARY & BENEFITS:
Range 15, Steps 1-6, $3,369.00-$4,098.00. Initial placement for external applicants is Step 1. An excellent benefits package which includes medical, vision, dental, retirement, vacation, generous sick leave package, and life insurance is available for the employee and eligible dependents.
WORKING DAYS & HOURS:
Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Work schedule may be adjusted to meet the needs of the department; additional evening hours may be required.
As soon as the successful candidate is identified and following the subsequent governing board approval.
All application materials must be received on-line at www.swccd.edu. Position is open until filled. Applications received by the first screening deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 5, 2018 are guaranteed to be reviewed by the selection committee. Any application received after the deadline is not guaranteed a review.
December 15-January 5, 2018 - Position advertised; District receives applications
January 5, 2018 - Initial screening deadline for guaranteed consideration. Position is open until filled.
January 29, 2018 - Search Committee interviews candidates
February/March, 2018 - Employment start date pending Governing Board approval.
FAXED MATERIALS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Submit the following application materials on-line:
(1) Letter of application (cover letter)
(2) On-line application
(4) Supplemental Questionnaire
(5) Unofficial copies of college transcripts with date degree conferred
It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all application materials are received by the deadline date. A separate, complete application packet is required for each position for which you are applying for.
All materials included in your application packet become District property,
will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this opening only.
We reserve the right to re-open, re-advertise, delay or cancel filling this position.
If additional positions become available in this classification, applications received in response to this posting may be considered for those additional positions for up to 90 days after final board approval.
INTERVIEW TRAVEL COSTS MUST BE BORNE BY THE APPLICANT.
For full application instructions and position description, visit https://jobs.swccd.edu/postings/2458
As an Equal Opportunity Employer and in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, Southwestern Community College District will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.