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College Store Manager
Plans, coordinates, and manages the operations of a college store selling items such as text books, school supplies and gear, gift ware, snacks, sundries, and other related items; manages the operations of ancillary operations such as convenience store, coffee bistro, and copy center at larger store operations.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

A. A bachelor's degree or its equivalent from a recognized college or university preferably with a major in business administration, marketing, or a related field AND two years of recent full-time paid experience in supervising or managing a general merchandise retail operation.

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B. An associate's degree or its equivalent from a recognized college or university preferably with coursework in business management, merchandising, or business accounting AND four years of recent full-time paid experience in supervising or managing a general merchandise retail operation. Experience in a college retail store is desirable.

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C. Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND six years of recent full-time paid experience in supervising or managing a general merchandise retail operation. College level coursework in business management, computer applications and office technologies (CAOT), merchandising, or business accounting is desirable. Experience in a college retail store is desirable.

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D. Any equivalent combination of A., B., or C. above.
Knowledge of:
Principles of business management and organization
Principles of retail sales management
Merchandising techniques and promotion
Principles of inventory management and control
Principles of customer service
Purchasing procedures and sources of supply for assigned operations
Loss prevention methods and techniques
Principles and practices of money management and control
Uses and capabilities of computer equipment, systems and software used in the management of retail operations
Principles of supervision and training
Letter, memorandum, and report formats
Organization and management of records

Ability to:
Plan, organize, and manages the business operations of a college store and ancillary operations
Formulate, implement, and administer efficient operational policies, methods, and procedures
Plan, assign, evaluate, and supervise the work of others
Train others in the functions, rules, practices, and procedures of the assigned operations
Gather, compile, and analyze financial data and resolve discrepancies
Analyze situations and take effective action
Effectively utilize computer equipment and software in the performance of duties
Plan and coordinate effective marketing activities for assigned operations
Effectively communicate orally and in writing
Give clear and concise instructions
Maintain accurate records and prepare reports
Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with District staff, vendors, students, and the public
Learn specialized computer applications
Plans, organizes, and manages the operations of a college store selling items such as textbooks, school supplies and gear, computer software, gift ware, candy and snacks, sundries, and other related items.
Develops and implements efficient work policies, methods, and procedures for all operations of a college store and associated operations and makes adjustments when appropriate.
Authorizes expenditures, reviews monthly financial statements, and ensures that effective fiscal controls are maintained over college store and other related operations.
Investigates, evaluates, and implements improvements, expansion, and termination of products and services available through a college store and related operations.
Develops and implements internal controls to safeguard the assets of assigned operations including cash and inventories.
Resolves difficult problems regarding the ordering, receiving, shipping, and billing aspects of store operations with vendors.
Interfaces and maintains effective working relationships with vendors involving new or improved products, sales promotions, trade practices, sales trends, product orders, invoices, and shipments.
Prepares the annual budget of assigned operational areas and reviews and controls expenditures of funds.
Institutes and maintains computer systems supporting sales, inventory, and general administrative functions in a college store and acts as the computer systems administrator.
Initiates and coordinates the requisitioning and acquisition of textbooks, school supplies, and related materials with academic departments.
Investigates non-routine customer complaints and takes appropriate action.
Establishes retail prices for merchandise based on established policies; negotiates with vendors to assure the lowest cost prices and timely delivery of purchased products.
Plans and coordinates effective marketing activities for a college store that promote sales in-store and on-line.
Manages the ordering of a variety of store products and assures adequate inventory levels.
Ensures the proper receipt, marking, display, stocking and storage of store merchandise.
Organizes and manages annual and periodic inventories.
Determines space allocation for sales area, type of store fixtures, and design of display layouts for assigned operations.
Prepares and/or coordinates the preparation of reports and correspondence relating to store and associated operations.
Selects, trains, evaluates, and supervises the work of assigned staff.
Opens and secures assigned facilities daily.
Participates in store operations activities during peak periods and in the absence of regularly assigned staff.
Manages ancillary store operations such as a convenience store, coffee bistro, and copy center at larger store operations.
Coordinates or participates in the maintenance of the store website.
Performs related duties as assigned.
A College Store Manager applies a thorough knowledge of retail merchandising, marketing, and management methods and procedures in managing all operations of a college store. Use of computer equipment and computer applications is an integral aspect of the duties. At larger store operations an incumbent may also assume managerial responsibilities over ancillary operations such as a convenience store, coffee bistro, and copy center.

A College Store Supervisor is responsible for supervising assigned operations of a college store and performs a variety of ordering, sales, storekeeping, merchandising, customer service, and cashiering functions. Use of computer equipment and computer applications is an integral aspect of the duties. Incumbents are typically assigned to the evening shift at larger college store operations or supervise the day-to-day operations of a small college store. At larger bookstore operations positions may also be assigned supervisory responsibilities over ancillary store operations such as a convenience store, coffee bistro, and copy center.

SUPERVISION

General supervision is received from a classified administrator or manager. Immediate supervision is exercised over assigned clerical and operational staff.
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