Administrative/Support, Other Staff/Administrative, Staff/Administrative
The Textbook Buyer is a classified position and reports to the Director. The Textbook Buyer will be responsible for coordinating with instructional staff the text books needed for a large campus bookstore; Use independent judgment in the purchasing of text books, supplies, materials, and/or equipment for the campuses bookstores. In addition, the Textbook Buyer will monitor store inventory and determine when to initiate purchases in accordance with bookstore procedures and coordinate merchandise flow through departments.
COMPREHENSIVE WAGE AND BENEFIT PACKAGE We offer comprehensive compensation package with salary and benefits as the main components. Competitive salary is within the Range stated above, and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits package is offered through Washington State plans that includes multiple medical, dental, life and disability coverage choices for employees and dependents; choices of retirement and deferred compensation plans; paid holidays, sick, and vacation plans; transit program, reduced tuition, employee discounts and memberships, etc.
For more details about Bellevue College's excellent employee benefits, please visit Benefits section, next to Description section.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/TYPICAL DUTIES
Maintain communication and customer service functions with college divisions, publishers' representatives, wholesalers, other bookstores, and students
Coordinate ordering, receiving, merchandising and inventory of textbooks and instructional materials
Work closely with receiving and shipping staff to maintain an adequate textbook inventory at all times
Report to the Bookstore Assistant Manager the development of schedules for textbook requisitions, placing orders, receiving textbooks, and inventory levels
Operate the computerized textbook process using Sequoia Retail Services
Prepare purchase orders with pricing information for all textbooks and instructional materials
Prepare all textbook invoices for payment
Work with the Assistant Manager and Receiving Clerk in developing and improving policies and procedures
Prepare buy-back list for buyer and wholesaler
Work with Assistant Manager in preparation of the textbook sales floor for each quarter
Serve as back-up support in any and all functions of the store operation as assigned by the director and assistant manager
One year of experience in book purchasing or equivalent qualifications
Knowledge of Sequoia or comparable inventory control and point-of-sales software
Knowledge of Microsoft Office, such as Outlook, Excel and Word
Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups, both orally and in writing
Ability to interpret and analyze inventory data
Effective customer service skills
Ability to work effectively with a diverse population
Ability to lift 50 lbs
College book-buying experience
Experience in accounting for and volume purchasing in a large bookstore environment
Background Check: Prior to a new hire, a background check will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
Individuals interested in this position are encouraged to apply. Your application must include a complete online application and all of the required documents below to be considered complete:
Complete an online Application (note that stating "See Resume" on any section of the online Application will be deemed incomplete)
Complete the Supplemental Questionnaire
Attach a Cover Letter that addresses how you meet Minimum and Preferred Qualifications (max 2 pgs)
Attach a Resume
Attach a Diversity Statement that addresses the following: Please provide specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity. (max 1 page)
Located in Bellevue, Washington, Bellevue College is a community based public institution. Bellevue College is a student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence, that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. The college serves 37,000 students every year, and is represented by 65 different countries. Bellevue College has a variety of distance learning options for the students such as online learning. Students have the opportunity to receive a variety degrees and certificates that range from a GED to a Baccalaureate degree. The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities accredits Bellevue College as a baccalaureate degree-granting institution.