This position works closely with the Department Manager(s) or Store Manager to receive, price, stock and display books and/or merchandise to meet the needs of the store's customers, drive sales and profits. May assist Team Members with completing the work of the department. Acts as leader on duty, responding to customer and team member concerns in absence of store manager, as well as opening and closing the store and ensuring all bookstore property and team members are safe and secure.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
Leads the work activities of Team Members, PT and Temporary including:
Leads the activities of the team members in the department according to established guidelines
Assist customers and suggests selection of textbooks
Ensures shelves and other displays are stocked, restocked and maintained according to company standards
Leads and may assist team members with processing online orders including but not limited to:
Pulls books and merchandise and prepares same for customer pick-up or shipment
Communicates order status to customers
Performs periodic website maintenance
Ensures markup or markdowns are taken according
Greets and assists customers in finding textbooks or other items in the store.
Interfaces with publishers, faculty, staff, co-workers, Home Office associates, and vendors to answer routine inquiries, resolves problems and complaints, requests status reports and takes book orders over the telephone..
Responds to student, faculty, staff, alumni, publisher and other customer's routine questions, deferring more complex/escalated issues to Department Manager. Partners to create and maintain a Hassle Free customer service culture, focused on solutions-based selling and an exceptional customer experience.
Assists course materials manager with the administrative function involved in analyzing and editing adoption forms along with enrollment Information and historical data to determine the number of new and used textbooks to buy for the store.
May be a key holder and responsible for opening and/or closing the store.
May assist other team members with completing the work of the department, as well as off-site sales opportunities.
Performs other duties as assigned. 1 - 3 years previous experience.
Associates Degree or equivalent preferred.
Previous leadership or supervisory experience (preferred).
Basic computer skills which include the ability to create and save text documents and to create and send emails.
Previous experience in a retail environment (preferred).
Self-motivated and multi-tasks with minimal supervision.
Proactively meets both internal and external customer needs.
Effective work methods and consistently meets commitments.
Uses sound judgment and decision-making skills.
Effective communication skills - clear, concise and positive.
Willingness to work a flexible schedule including evening and weekend hours.