The Bookstore Manager is responsible for the overall operations of a retail bookstore in a institution of higher education. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.
Provides general supervision of the work of subordinate employees by establishing work schedules, prioritizing assignments, and evaluating performance to ensure adherence to established policy and procedures.
Manages the operations of a retail bookstore to include planning, organizing, and selling of merchandise and sundry items to faculty, students, and staff.
Submits textbook requisition forms to faculty departments, requesting lists of textbooks needed and textbooks scheduled for newer editions.
Receives textbook requisition forms and course schedules, prepares master textbook list for course offerings each semester, and posts notifications.
Reviews data of textbook purchases from previous years to determine buying trends, and completes orders to publishers for quantity, accordingly.
Oversees the receipt, checking, pricing, and shelving of textbooks received and completes inventory of items presented for sale and display.
Purchases office supplies, school supplies, soft goods, gifts, souvenirs, and sundry items.
Performs administrative duties such as compiling data for budget preparation, developing and revising bookstore policies and procedures, preparing periodic financial and statistical reports, conducting sales promotions, and attending conventions and seminars.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of accepted business practices and sales techniques. Knowledge of state purchasing regulations and accounting methods. Knowledge of market conditions and sources.
Knowledge of financial and administrative practices. Ability to supervise a subordinate staff of clerks and cashiers. Ability to maintain inventory and financial records. Ability to compile and prepare financial and statistical reports.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a major in general business, marketing or a related field; plus two years of experience in a revenue producing facility or a related area.
Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.
OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
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