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VACANCY NOTICE

 

POSITION:                           Bookseller

REPORTING TO:               Store Manager  and  Assistant Store Manager

STORE:                          Dihlabeng Shopping Centre. Bethlehem

Our philosophy is to provide our customers with choice and value.

Bargain Books is one of the biggest book retailers in South Africa, with over 69 stores and growing rapidly.

We believe in hard work and entrepreneurial thinking within a dynamic, sales and service orientated environment. We aim to provide our customers with superior service and value for money through our passion for books and people. 

Purpose of the job:

As a bookseller you will focus on customer service making sure the customer gets excellent service by delivery on their  needs .  You will build up your book knowledge every day to build strong relationships with the customer driving up sales.

Main Responsibilities

Customer Service – offer assistance to every customer entering the store with a friendly and positive attitude.   

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 and other unique products.

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.

Qualifications required for this role:

We  are looking for  an energetic  sales person  with a minimum of a  matric who preferably  have  experience in retail or a sales environment.     You could also just be starting out in your career and have a marketing qualification,   a degree in English literature or journalism and would like to gain experience in a stimulating learning environment. 

The successful  applicant will have the following attributes:

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 weekend

                                                                 Applications and CV’s should be addressed to  Jenny Strong , National Recruitment  to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

                                                     Closing date: 15 July 2014

       NB:  Please regard your application as unsuccessful  if you have not been contact after the closing date.

                   Preference will be given to candidates who will add to the diversity of our organization.