Bargain Books

VACANCY NOTICE

POSITION:                           Bookseller  

REPORTING TO:               Store Manager and Assistant Manager

STORE:                              Galleria Shopping Centre, Umbogintwini, Amanzimtoti

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

Bargain Books is one of the biggest book retailers in South Africa, with   80 stores and growing rapidly.  We are the winner for best bookseller of the year 2019, 2018, 2017, 2014, 2013 and 2011.

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:

We are looking for a matriculant who would like to work whilst on vacation.

You must have a good friendly attitude, be super vigilant, curious, observant, and committed to hard work.

You will unpack stock, categorize books and merchandise stock for the customer.    You will also focus on security making sure no theft is happening in the store.  Focus on customer service making sure the customer is given the best attention and service.   You will be responsible for housekeeping making sure the store is neat and tidy at all times.   You will build up your book knowledge every day so you can guide customers to the right sections.

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 and in door displays are attractive and eye catching.  Check that the bestsellers are in stock and on display.

Security – need to be alert, observant, curious and aware of the non-shopper/shop lifter and report any suspicious behavior to Management.

Book knowledge – constantly building up your knowledge of the books in the store

Qualifications required for this role:

We are looking for a matriculant who would like to work whilst on vacation.

We are looking for an energetic and well-presented person who is physically strong and healthy.

You must have a good friendly attitude, be super vigilant, curious, observant, and committed to hard work.

You will grow immensely being in a book environment where you will gain great knowledge and confidence dealing with interesting customers, which will prepare you for your future career.

The successful applicant will have the following attributes:

Preferably fully bilingual

Neat and well presented

Above average communication skills

Positive and friendly attitude

Willing to build up Knowledge of books

High level of computer literacy

Physically strong and fit

Work well under pressure

Good follow through and commitment

Work well with a team with commitment and support

Prepared to work long hours and alternate weekends.

 

Applications and CV’s should be addressed to Jenny Strong, National Recruitment – jenny@bargainbooks.co.za

With ‘GALLERIA BOOKSELLER’ stated in the subject heading

Closing date:  22 January 2021

NB:  Only successful candidates will be interviewed.  If you have not heard from us after the closing date please regard your application as unsuccessful.

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