University of North Alabama Bookstore - Florence, AL

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Business Unit: Higher Education Group Location: ALABAMA (Florence) Requisition Number: FHEG-00007084 Job Type: Regular Business Unit Profile: Follett Higher Education We help institutions, administrators, faculty and students achieve a shared goal: to fully realize the powerful benefits of higher education. . From a small community college to a large state university system, from the heartland to the inner city, from the East Coast to the West, across Canada and the United States, the needs and requirements of institutions of higher learning are as individual as the students they teach. We are the nation's largest operator of college bookstores, generating more than $2.0 billion in annual sales at more than 830 locations.

We also are the industry's premier wholesale book distributor-a leader in helping students manage the increasing cost of a college education. Whether it's a brand-new sweatshirt with a college logo or a used calculus textbook, Follett has always been the place to go. And as more and more shoppers go online, Follett is there as is now one of the largest online retailers on the Internet. Please visit our website to learn more at Responsibilities: Store Manager B+ University of North Alabama (# 1188) Florence, AL Location/Campus: The University of North Alabama traces its roots to 1830 and LaGrange College, the first state-chartered college in Alabama.

The school relocated to its current location in Florence from its original site in Franklin County in 1854. The institution would later become the first state-supported teachers college in the South and one of the first coeducational institutions in the nation. UNA is home to about 7,100 students. The UNA Lions compete in the Gulf South Conference of the NCAA Division II.

UNA teams have collected more than 40 conference championships, dozens of No. 1 national rankings and six national titles. UNA is located just blocks from the Tennessee River in Florence, Alabama, one of four cities collectively known as the Shoals. The Shoals area is steeped in arts, culture and entertainment such as the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, FAME Studios, the birthplaces of Helen Keller and W.C.

Handy, the Wilson Dam, the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and much more. The Shoals is centrally located between Birmingham, Alabama, and Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee. ( Job Responsibilities: Bring your energy and enthusiasm to this leadership role by developing relationships on campus with students, faculty, and staff. We are seeking a highly responsible, customer service driven leader who possesses 3-4 years retail management experience, and who thrives in a fast paced, challenging and ever changing environment.

This person is responsible for driving sales, financial management and ensuring store profit and productivity goals are met. Area of responsibility includes over a Million in sales volume with 75% of sales in text. Key components of this management position would include: Providing outstanding customer service to a diverse customer base including faculty, students, and staff Demonstrating financial and business acumen Monitors cash flow, inventory, and security controls Achieves all store financial, revenue and expense targets Monitors daily and weekly sales; analyzes reports to ensure monthly sales budget is achieved Models and manages effective supervision to drive sales while maintaining exceptional customer service and store standards Consistently monitors and adjusts sales forecasts to ensure labor is utilized to optimize sales generation Leads efforts to reduce in-store shrink activity through Loss Prevention education, awareness and compliance Ensures the safety of company funds, assets, personnel, customers and property and adherence of policies governing the acceptance of credit cards and checks Manages the visual presentations to create an exciting shopping environment for customers Providing an atmosphere with open and honest communication that respects the ideas and opinions of others Creating a learning environment that provides growth and development of associates Being actively involved with campus activities, leadership groups and organizations Being open minded, creative and solutions oriented Managing multiple priorities with competing deadlines Being cooperative, committed to common goal and respectful of team and associates Recruiting, hiring, and training quality associates Maintaining a commitment to a strong community presence through on and off campus partnerships Overseeing all departments within the bookstore Performing other duties as assigned by Regional Manager Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Business or similar experience required Three to four years of retail management within the bookstore industry preferred Solid understanding of the elements that drive retail profitability Experience leading operational and loss prevention strategies Strong written and verbal communication skills Strong business acumen and analytical skills Ability to build teams and partnerships Proven track record with people management and development Accountable for actions and follows through on commitment Results oriented, with the ability to multi-task, delegate and drive results Profit and loss knowledge in order to drive sales and control expenses Retail knowledge of store operations and concepts, retail computer systems, and merchandising standards Follett provides a competitive, comprehensive and cost-effective benefits program that includes: Three Medical Options (Health Reimbursement Account, Health Savings Account, HMO) Two Dental Options (PPO, DMO) Vision Discount Program Flexible Spending Accounts for Medical and Dependant Care Profit Sharing and 401(k) Plan (dollar for dollar match up to 4%) Two Weeks Paid Vacation After One Year (one week in the first year after six months) 100% Tuition Reimbursement for Manager Approved Career-Enhancing Courses 100% Matching of Qualified Charitable Donations Store Discounts on Books and Merchandise Eleven Paid Holidays (8 Observed Holidays, 3 Personal Days) We are an Equal Opportunity Employer welcoming individuals with diverse talents and backgrounds.