Nationwide Placement Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa
Jan 20, 2017Permanent
Closing Date: 31 Jan. 2017Sandton BooksellerWe 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.KEY DUTIESCustomer 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 shrinkageSecurity - need to be alert and aware of the non shopper/shop lifterBook knowledge - constantly building on your knowledge of the books in the storeSales 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. COMPETENCIESNeat and well presentedAbove average communication skillsPositive and friendly attitudeKnowledge of books and willing to learnSales skillsHigh level of computer literacyPhysically strongWork well under pressureGood follow through and commitmentWork well and support your teamPrepared 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.