• Nationwide Placement
  • Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa
  • Apr 23, 2017
Permanent Administration Customer Service Marketing Retail Sales

Job Description

Closing Date: 30 April 2017

Sandton Bookseller

We are looking for people with a minimum of a matric who preferably have experience in retail as a sales assistant, or have worked in a book environment, like another bookstore or a library. Marketing/ Sales, English literature, Communcations, Public Relations or Journalism graduates who would like to start a career in a retail bookstore are welcome to apply, but you must be passionate about customer service, sales and books.


Customer Service – offer assistance to every customer entering the store.

Housekeeping – keep the store clean and tidy.

Merchandising – making sure all window displays are attractive and eye catching and changed every two weeks. Check that the bestsellers are in stock and on display.

Stock Management – assist the manager in measuring and controlling shrinkage

Security - need to be alert and aware of the non shopper/shop lifter

Book knowledge - constantly building on your knowledge of the books in the store

Sales and selling – building up relationships with potential customers. Pushing promotions. Recommending a substitute and alternative book.

Sourcing and ordering books for customers using the lookup systems at your disposal.

Admin and control – cash up, credit card checks, wage payout, shortage reports, supplier payout, attendance register, email communication, gift vouchers,etc.


Neat and well presented

Above average communication skills

Positive and friendly attitude

Knowledge of books and willing to learn

Sales skills

High level of computer literacy

Physically strong

Work well under pressure

Good follow through and commitment

Work well and support your team

Prepared to work long hours and alternate weekends.

If you meet the above requirements please send your complete resume, Curriculum Vitae (CV) to fax: 0867504884 or apply online ASAP.

Further correspondence will only be entered into with candidates under consideration for the position. Should you not have heard from us within ten working days of the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

Job Level


Salary Range

R5 000 - R10 000 per month