Book Merchandiser
University of Central Missouri - Warrensburg, MO

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Keyboarding test of at least 35 wpm must be on file in Humans Resources by close of business April 1, 2013. UCM application for employment, cover letter, resume, and list of three references REQUIRED . Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Working hours:
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Bargaining Unit

Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Position Purpose
Processes textbooks for placement in the textbook rental program including maintenance of textbook rental records. Creates serial labels and applies it and others (book plate, course number, etc.) to each book. Performs physical inventory of rental textbooks at the close of every semester and prepares retail textbooks and trade books for the annual physical inventory. Cooperates with Book Department Manager and Returns Clerk to verify on hand inventory to aid in decision making of future purchases, returns and the sale/disposal of withdrawn textbook and trade book inventory. Assists Book Department Manager in adopting textbooks for each semester. Cooperates with Shipping/Receiving Supervisor and Book Department Manager to fulfill online and reservation orders.
Plans, prepares and labels shelves each semester for presentation of textbooks and trade books to facilitate selection by customers. Provides direct assistance to customers for identification and selection of books. Supervises staff directly involved in serving the public and book merchandising.
Assists faculty with the acquisition of desk copies. Reconciles books purchased from the student Buyback event against system reports of that activity.

Education & Formal Training
Associate's degree (Specify field(s) of study below), High school diploma or equivalent

Other Education & Formal Training
Business, clerical, management, or related field preferred.

Computer Skills
Word-Processing, Spreadsheet

One (1) year retail or inventory management experience required.
One (1) year supervisory experience preferred.

Other Experience

Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements of Position:

Other Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge:
Attention to detail, Communication skills, including oral, written, and/or nonverbal, Knowledge of a University environment preferred, Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Physical abilities: mobility/strength/dexterity/balance/coordination/endurance, Supervisory skills, including motivation, delegation of duties, evaluation, etc, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality

Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Specify sensory abilities:

Physical & Environmental Factors:
Excessive standing and/or walking, Exposure to heights, Lifting (weight) - 50 lbs.

Other Physical & Environmental Factors

Lifting weight

Special Working Conditions:
Irregular work hours., Professional appearance., Work in stressful conditions.

Other Special Working Conditions
Some weekends required.

Ability to Keyboard
Keyboarding test required. Minimum speed required - 35 wpm

Special Qualifications:

Other Special Qualifications

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