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GM Buyer, Portland Community College 

Location: Portland, OR

Job Number: req282

Job Status: Full-Time

Closing Date: Apply Immediately; The position will close once sufficient qualified applications have been received.

Under the direction of Bookstore management, organize and purchase a broad spectrum of goods and services for resale to serve the needs of the students, staff, and faculty of the College’s campuses. Willing to work in a fast paced, ever changing progressive workplace. Willing to work flexible hours based on seasonal needs. Extensive personal contacts are required with College staff, students, and faculty as well as with a wide range of vendors. Highly developed communication skills are required to negotiate and consult with vendors and campus stakeholders. Incumbent is expected to function independently. 

Qualifications: 

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position. 
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

Experience beyond the minimums as a buyer within a College store with an emphasis on purchasing general merchandise for resale.
Experience working with the MBS system .
Established relationships with a wide range of vendors serving the college market.
Knowledge of art supplies 
Experience with web design and upkeep an asset.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

High school diploma or equivalent two years of training or college level course work with emphasis in Business Administration or related area and demonstrated knowledge of materials purchased and sources of supply (experience performing the duties of the position may substitute for the training or college-level course work on a year-for-year basis).

Two years experience in purchasing or buying in a public institution or in a specialized field requiring technical understanding of the items being purchased. 

Effective human relations skills required to work with vendors and others. Basic Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable knowledge; accurate keyboarding and 10-key skills.

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Campus Store Director, University of Puget Sound

Location: Tacoma, WA

Job Number: 4653

Job Status: Full-Time

Closing Date: April 15th, 2019

The Campus Store Director provides strategic and innovative leadership for the Campus Store and is responsible for overall store management; planning and managing day-to-day operations; developing annual budgets and managing revenue and expenses; hiring, training and supervising store staff; providing exceptional service that is responsive to the needs of students and supports their success; and collaborating and maintaining excellent relationships with all university constituents.

Qualifications


- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and four years of college store management experience, or comparable combination of relevant education and experience.
-  Significant experience using a point-of-sale system and bookstore software, as well as general computer skills.
- Solid knowledge of accepted business and retailing practices. Must have strong analytical skills and financial acumen with keen understanding of retail management principles, budgeting, gross margin analysis, college course material trends, retail inventory management and pricing strategies.
- Familiar with purchasing practices, procedures, and terminology.
- Knowledgeable about course material options, general merchandise, computer supplies, and consumer electronics.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and strong customer service commitment with proven ability to collaborate with individuals and departments.
- Strong organizational and problem-solving skills, with ability to work independently.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Experience with principles and practices of administration, supervision, training, and staff evaluation.
- Ability to lift up to thirty pounds.
- Ability to respectfully work, communicate, and provide leadership within a diverse  campus community.

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