AL | AK | AZ | AR | CA | CO | CT | DC | DE | FL | GA | HI | ID | IL | IN | IA | KS

KY | LA | ME | MD | MA | MI | MN | MS | MO | MT | NE | NV | NH | NJ | NM | NY | NC

ND | OH | OK | OR | PA | RI | SC | SD | TN | TX | UT | VT | VA | WA | WV | WI | WY

You are here: The Job Explorer > Job Description > Textbook Area Supervisor

Textbook Area Supervisor Duties and Responsibilities

Job Search
job title, keywords, company, location jobs by job search

Purpose of Classification:

Supervises and controls the acquisition, sales and return of all textbooks used at the university to the campus bookstore. Supervises staff and operations of the textbook area of bookstore, which includes operations in receiving, verifying, pricing and shelving of books.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is a specialized classification and not part of a series. Typically reports to Bookstore Director.

Examples of Duties:

  • Supervises activities of subordinates.
  • Coordinates book order requests with all university departments/faculty each semester considering such things as number of students, choice of vendors and resale estimates; advises or confers with faculty regarding requests or book orders and ensures orders are entered on computer.
  • Prepares book orders by reviewing price, availability, delivery and quantity to replenish or order new stock; contacts vendors directly in purchase process.
  • Sets up and monitors guidelines and operations in receiving, verifying, pricing and shelving of books.
  • Coordinates book returns and orders with wholesalers including advertising for buy-backs and physical inventory of books; determines most effective and profitable alternatives.
  • Interprets and formulates changes in policies and recommends to manager for implementation.
  • Solves problems and handles customer complaints presented by staff.
  • Prepares regular and special reports, statements or forms pertaining to textbook area activities.
  • Establishes and monitors guidelines and timelines for textbook department; determines order due dates, when to order from wholesalers or publishers, how to set up textbook shelves and required arrival dates for books.
  • Participates in departmental goal setting.
  • Schedules and coordinates all aspects of used book buy-backs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of purchasing practices and procedures as it relates to the procurement of textbooks.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate's degree in Business or related field AND three years' purchasing or directly related experience, which includes one year supervisory experience; OR, Five years' purchasing or directly related experience, which includes one year supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


Next: Theater Scenery Specialist Job Description



Cover Letter

Sample Resume

Job Interview

Business Letter
Job Description

Job Description: Administrative - Agriculture - Animal Care - Building - Business - Development - Environmental - Equipment - Facilities - Food - Health - HR

Research - IT - Library - Media - Medical - Outreach - Parking - Police - Postal - Printing - PR - Lab - Retail - Student Services - Supplies - Trades - Transit - A-Z

Copyright 2011 The Job - Home | Contact Us | Recommend Us | Colleges and Universities | Find Jobs by County