Barnes & Noble Education Supervisor (Part-time) in Spartanburg, South Carolina
Barnes & Noble College is a retail environment like no other – uniquely focused on delivering outstanding customer service. Our stores can carry everything from text and trade books, technology, and school supplies to clothing, regalia, and food-- everything a college student desires, their parents want, and our faculty needs. A Supervisor should support the management team, be a resource for all departments, a model for customer service, a driver for sales, and a skillful problem solver.
As a Supervisor you will spend the majority of your time handling the cash office, matching and processing invoices to ensure the store has the products to service our customers. You must be knowledgeable about department and store operations; matching and receiving invoices; and resolving problems all while being part of a company that is consistently rated as a great place to work - and where employees love what they do.
Examine shipments and compare with records, such as invoices or orders, to verify accuracy.
Record shipment data, determine space requirements and position of shipments, manage damage, or discrepancies, for reporting, accounting, and record keeping purposes.
Prepare documents, such as work orders, bills of lading, or shipping orders, to route materials.
Correspond with established representatives to rectify problems, such as damages, or shortages.
Pack, seal, label, or affix postage to prepare materials for shipping.
Use hand tools, power tools, online shipping services, or postage meters.
Maintain a working knowledge of all departments in the store to provide daily support, direction, and guidance to customers and team members.
Help resolve customer issues and complaints and escalate problems to the management team when necessary.
Assist in the daily operation of the store in partnership with the management team and act as the Manager-on-Duty in the absence of the manager or at satellite locations.
Assist with assigning work and providing focused direction to booksellers to manage and accomplish multiple projects to ensure the proper execution of the workload.
May be needed to assist with processing sales transactions involving cash, credit, or financial aid payments.
Part-time positions require availability to work on a weekly basis year round. Schedules may be set or vary to meet the needs of the store an hours will be less than 30 per week.
Frequent movement within the store to access various departments, areas, and/or products.
Ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods.
Occasional reaching, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and climbing ladders.
2+ years’ experience in a retail setting preferred.
Candidates must be a minimum of 18 years of age to be considered for employment.
High school diploma/GED preferred.
Outstanding customer service skills to match customers to products that meet their needs.
Basic reading, writing and accounting skills required.
Excellent customer service and communication skills needed.
Strong interpersonal, communication, and problem solving skills.
Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Barnes & Noble College is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
Team Player: Works well as a member of a group
Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well
Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest
Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity
Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization
Work-Life Balance: Inspired to perform well by having ample time to pursue work and interests outside of work
Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks
Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals