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Retail Manager - Apparel & Gifts
Illini Union Bookstore
Champaign, IL

Responsible for developing merchandising strategies, managing inventory, overseeing team development, determining pricing strategies, and handling vendor relations, aimed at enhancing store standards and operational efficiency in a customer-centric environment through creativity, analytical prowess and leadership: implement effective merchandising strategies to boost sales and enhance customer engagement; lead recruitment, training, and mentoring of department supervisors and student employees, focusing on excellence in merchandising, presentation, and customer service; utilize sales reports, inventory data, and turnover metrics to manage inventory levels strategically; partner with the procurement team on purchasing decisions; execute a dynamic strategy for sales promotion and markdowns to stimulate product interest and manage inventory lifecycle efficiently; collaborate with marketing teams to create compelling campaigns; manage fiscal expenditures and maintain comprehensive records for all purchases, ensuring cost-effectiveness and accountability.

Posted 4/17/24

Warehouse Manager
The Syracuse University Campus Store
Syracuse, NY

The Syracuse University Campus Store is hiring a Warehouse Manager to oversee our primary receiving location in Syracuse, NY. This position combines retail, inventory control, and warehousing responsibilities. The Warehouse/Department Manager oversees inventory assets through the receipt, storage, and transfer of merchandise between our delivery carriers and three retail locations. Warehouse responsibilities include maintaining supplies, safety practices, equipment, fleet vehicles, and operating efficiencies. The manager will direct a small team’s payroll and performance, liaise with purchasing and payable units, and assist in retail operations as needed.

Posted 4/15/24

Senior Buyer (Purchasing Manager)
Bronco Shop - Boise State University
Boise, ID

The Senior Buyer (Purchasing Manager) oversees all buying functions of the Bronco Shops and acts as the buyer for all apparel and novelty items, especially licensed merchandise. This position supervises 2 other professional staff, respectively in the categories of Technology and General Merchandise. This position supports divisional goals of Student Success and a Thriving Student and Employee Community by developing and implementing targeted buying programs; shares Director's responsibilities in the absence of the Director.

Posted 4/9/24

The Wildcat Shop - Central Washington University
Ellensburg, WA

The Director will lead the strategic discussion and direction of the future of course material delivery for Central Washington University and be a key partner in working with faculty, students, and library staff to achieve the best possible outcome for student learning and success. The Wildcat Shop Director will lead all store operations in support of the mission of the University, with primary objectives to provide course materials, support commencement, and provide other goods and services needed and desired by students and the university community. The Director will ensure that the Wildcat Shop is the primary distributor of the CWU brand through clothing, gift, and other sales. Includes oversight of a budget over $5 million in annual gross sales.

Posted 4/3/24

Course Materials Manager
Missouri State University Bookstore
Springfield, MO

Supervises the purchasing, organization, and sale processes of academic materials of all formats in the Bookstore. The Course Materials Manager establishes training for all departmental employees and assists in the accountability of processes during wholesale buy-back and rental check-in during student buyback sessions. The Course Materials Manager will provide oversight of the current course material buying team, IA and future EA digital content programs.

Posted 2/12/23

Bookstore Director
St. Lawrence University
Canton, NY

Responsible for all of the operations of the university bookstore, which in addition to course materials and educational supplies, offers a wide variety of trade books, clothing, electronics, software, sundries, and gifts. In addition, the Director is responsible for managing the relationships with on-campus stakeholders, vendors, and contractors. Fosters a positive team culture and manages 9 direct reports and students who staff the bookstore. Will formally create and support a bookstore vision statement and ensure each staff member understands the relationship of their work and the greater mission of the University. Serves as a liaison for the bookstore to University departments in support of the development of strategic partnerships. Develops annual goals for the bookstore operation. Achieves the greatest economic performance through best practices and strategies, with bookstore financial performance recorded, benchmarked and reported to division leadership and the bookstore team periodically; produces periodic financial statements and reports.

Posted 2/12/24

Marketing Specialist 
Carnegie Mellon University Stores 

Pittsburgh, PA

Supports successful delivery of the marketing & communications strategy for The University Stores, providing communication consultation to internal departments; responsible for analysis of communication metrics. Develops & implements marketing/social media calendar/promotions. Responsible for event execution: author signings, Apple marketing campaigns, off-site pop-ups, sporting events, various partnership events, open houses, commencement, etc., & increases brand awareness. Updates store website, ensuring all items are represented & content is current, & manages online coupons/promos & timely processing of web orders; creates/maintains product images, secondary lifestyle images, special featured items displayed on homepage, consistent product descriptions, & corresponding sku numbers. Assesses abandoned cart percentages, mobile compatibility, ADA compliance, & customer feedback. Develops print/digital publications, content, & promo materials.

Posted 8/21/23