Nature of Work
Performs various customer service, retail sales and merchandising
Assists in maximizing store profitability, merchandising and monitoring inventory and store safety and loss prevention.
May train and manage sales staff.
Supervise employees performing duties such as Textbook
floor sales, merchandising, customer service, cashiering, inventory, and opening and closing duties.
Interview, select, train,
evaluate, counsel, and, if necessary, discipline staff.
Provide input for decisions regarding pay increases, retention, rehiring,
Supervise the textbook floor setup, stocking, shelve tags, pricing to ensure accuracy, returns.
Monitor revenues and
Participate in developing goals and measuring success toward goals, including sales, returns, and product
Develop and maintain business relationships with key department contacts, Athletics and faculty in various departments;
coordinate delivery schedules with departments on campus such as Residential Life, and Athletics, returns with manufacturers and/or
Ensure proper inventory control, including price changes, inventory levels, and shrinkage, and timely and efficient return
of unsold or damaged products.
Advise and provide guidance on procedures and policies, working standards, merchandise, and products
Implement effective sales techniques.
Promote effective sales floor presentation by ensuring products are
received and stocked efficiently, and sales floor is organized, clean and presentable.
Recommend, implement, and promote special
events and promotions.
Ensure visual merchandise standards and physical layout and design expectations are met.
maintain high customer service values, including sales staff performance, presentation of merchandise, and customer conflict
Ensure consistency and integrity of data in the computerized point-of-sale/ inventory control system and provide
training and assistance to staff as needed.
Assist with loss prevention and maintain store security, including maintaining awareness
of customers and surroundings and checking customers’ shopping bags.
Execute customer service programs, such as EarlyBird textbook
delivery to the residential halls and textbook distribution of Athletic students required course materials.
duties and process associated paperwork.
Process and maintain personnel-related paperwork and systems including time clock
maintenance and new employee orientation.
Assist with electronic, phone, and Web site orders.
Process customer order pickups,
making certain all paperwork and point-of-sale data entry is completed accurately and timely.
Attend internal and external meetings
relating to the management of the retail operation.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Possesses a broad
understanding of the job.
Applies skills and knowledge in a variety of processes, procedures and systems.
sufficient to perform sales transactions.
Ability to communicate and comprehend verbal and written
Visual perception sufficient to examine merchandise and cash at close range.
Manual dexterity to
handle cash, credit cards, etc. and operate a register.
Ability to stand for long periods of time as the job requires standing
throughout the assigned shift.
Ability to do light lifting for handling merchandise and products.
Ability to climb ladders for
working with merchandise displays.
The ability and patience to listen and understand the speech of a diverse customer base
considering cultural, demographic, geographic and other important factors influencing
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday- Friday with occasional weekends
High school diploma or equivalent and 6 months of experience from
which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.
experience in a retail setting with lead responsibilities.
Course Material/Textbook retail previous
Anticipated Hiring Range
Salary Range: $15.00 – $19.00 Hourly
University Title: Senior Retail Sales Associate
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This position is eligible for University benefits. As part
of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement,
paid time off, short- and long-term disability, paid parental leave, paid caregiver leave, and educational fee discounts for all four UM
System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at https://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits.
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each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism
and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better
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In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these
values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.
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for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color,
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