Closing Date: 31 March 2017
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
High level of computer literacy
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.