POSITION TITLE: BOOKSTORE MERCHANDIZER
DIVISION: FINANCIAL AFFAIRS
Summary of Position: Coordinates purchasing, customer service, display, stocking, inventory, computer functions, and on-line site. Assures adequate stock of all non-textbook merchandise to meet student and staff needs.
Position Relationship: Supervised on a daily basis by the Director of Bookstore.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Demonstrates a willingness to support and advance the Christian, Catholic and Benedictine mission of the University of Mary.
• Assumes all responsibilities to initiate, coordinator, and maximize the budget used to purchase all non-textbook merchandise.
• Creates working relationships with local, national, and on-line vendors to order and maintain foodstuff, clothing, and merchandise.
• Researches and monitors fashion and merchandise trends for college and university students.
• Ensures quality merchandise and maintains reasonable costs.
• Ensures logo integrity and appropriate use on clothing and merchandise.
• Checks invoices for all shipments and prices appropriately
• Maintains a welcoming impression by monitoring the overall appearance of the Bookstore. Creatively displays merchandise taking into consideration the venue and customer.
• Completes special orders for departments throughout the university.
• Provides work direction for student workers.
• Works with and assists faculty, staff, and students to answer questions and concerns.
• Assists customers with purchases, operates cash register and assists with data entry.
• Updates bookstore website.
• Supervises preparation of annual inventory.
• Daily deposits of receipts.
• In the absence of the director, this position is responsible for all functions of the bookstore.
• Other duties as assigned.
Desired Minimum Qualifications, Education and Experience: Associate degree in merchandizing or related degree and two years of general merchandizing retail experience or five years of progress experience in a related industry.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required: Modern methods and equipment used in operating a bookstore. Practices used in purchasing retail merchandise. Accounting procedures sufficient to develop and monitor budgets, ensure profitability of bookstore operations, and keep records as they relate to cash receipts, sales and accounts receivable. Inventory techniques and state and college purchasing regulations and policies sufficient to prepare purchase orders, and maintain physical inventories. Able to work independently and with a team of colleagues. Ability to work flexible schedules.
Physical Demands: Exerting up to 40 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, and hearing.
Work Environment: The office is located in the lower level of the Harold J. Miller Center. The bookstore hours range from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 pm and opened limited hours on the weekend during the academic year. Shortened summer hours are observed. Daily attendance at work is required unless the supervisor has approved an absence. This is a full-time, 12 month, benefited position.
This position description is a general description of the essential job functions. It is not intended to describe all duties someone in this position may perform. All employees of the University of Mary are expected to perform tasks as assigned by management, regardless of job title or routine job duties.
Qualified candidates are invited to submit their application and resume to: Pam Treib, Human Resource Generalist University of Mary, 7500 University Drive, Bismarck, ND 58504; firstname.lastname@example.org