The Associate Bookstore Manager is responsible for planning and implementing activities of a large-sized operation in an institution of higher education bookstore. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.
Supervises a staff of bookkeepers, cashiers, and other bookstore staff by interviewing and hiring job applicants, planning and making work assignments, providing employee job training, evaluating work performance, and resolving employee related problems. Plans procedures and time frames for meeting student textbook requirements. Meets with department heads and faculty to obtain textbook requirements, estimates course enrollments, and determines related materials required. Oversees ordering, receipt, pricing and shelving of textbooks and communicates with publisher on inconsistencies of books ordered and received. Determines various product lines and plans for sale promotions, displays, and merchandise arrangements. Interprets state contracts and institution purchasing procedures and explains techniques and specifications concerning merchandise to departmental personnel. Performs administrative duties, such as compiling data for budget preparation, assisting in developing bookstore policies and procedures and preparing periodic financial and statistical reports.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of supervisory practices and procedures. Knowledge of purchasing principles and methods. Knowledge of market conditions and sources. Knowledge of financial and administrative practices. Ability to supervise a subordinate staff of bookstore personnel. Ability to prepare and analyze product research studies and reports.
Ability to compile financial and statistical information into report form.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in general business, marketing or related field; plus two years of experience in a revenue producing facility or a related area, including one year in a leadership capacity.
Additional requirements determined by the institution 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 LIC