Los Angeles Community College District

College Store Manager (#2140)

$38.47-$47.66 hourly / $6,668.42-$8,261.00 monthly / $80,021.04-$99,132.00 annual


Definition

Plans, coordinates, and manages the operations of a college store selling items such as text books, school supplies and gear, gift ware, snacks, sundries, and other related items; manages the operations of ancillary operations such as convenience store, coffee bistro, and copy center at larger store operations.

Typical Duties

Plans, organizes, and manages the operations of a college store selling items such as textbooks, school supplies and gear, computer software, gift ware, candy and snacks, sundries, and other related items.

Develops and implements efficient work policies, methods, and procedures for all operations of a college store and associated operations and makes adjustments when appropriate.

Authorizes expenditures, reviews monthly financial statements, and ensures that effective fiscal controls are maintained over college store and other related operations.

Investigates, evaluates, and implements improvements, expansion, and termination of products and services available through a college store and related operations.

Develops and implements internal controls to safeguard the assets of assigned operations including cash and inventories.

Resolves difficult problems regarding the ordering, receiving, shipping, and billing aspects of store operations with vendors.

Interfaces and maintains effective working relationships with vendors involving new or improved products, sales promotions, trade practices, sales trends, product orders, invoices, and shipments.

Prepares the annual budget of assigned operational areas and reviews and controls expenditures of funds.

Institutes and maintains computer systems supporting sales, inventory, and general administrative functions in a college store and acts as the computer systems administrator.

Initiates and coordinates the requisitioning and acquisition of textbooks, school supplies, and related materials with academic departments.

Investigates non-routine customer complaints and takes appropriate action.

Establishes retail prices for merchandise based on established policies; negotiates with vendors to assure the lowest cost prices and timely delivery of purchased products.

Plans and coordinates effective marketing activities for a college store that promote sales in-store and on-line.

Manages the ordering of a variety of store products and assures adequate inventory levels.

Ensures the proper receipt, marking, display, stocking and storage of store merchandise.

Organizes and manages annual and periodic inventories.

Determines space allocation for sales area, type of store fixtures, and design of display layouts for assigned operations.

Prepares and/or coordinates the preparation of reports and correspondence relating to store and associated operations.

Selects, trains, evaluates, and supervises the work of assigned staff.

Opens and secures assigned facilities daily.

Participates in store operations activities during peak periods and in the absence of regularly assigned staff.

Manages ancillary store operations such as a convenience store, coffee bistro, and copy center at larger store operations.

Coordinates or participates in the maintenance of the store website.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

A College Store Manager applies a thorough knowledge of retail merchandising, marketing, and management methods and procedures in managing all operations of a college store.  Use of computer equipment and computer applications is an integral aspect of the duties. At larger store operations an incumbent may also assume managerial responsibilities over ancillary operations such as a convenience store, coffee bistro, and copy center.

 

A College Store Supervisor is responsible for supervising assigned operations of a college store and performs a variety of ordering, sales, storekeeping, merchandising, customer service, and cashiering functions.  Use of computer equipment and computer applications is an integral aspect of the duties. Incumbents are typically assigned to the evening shift at larger college store operations or supervise the day-to-day operations of a small college store. At larger bookstore operations positions may also be assigned supervisory responsibilities over ancillary store operations such as a convenience store, coffee bistro, and copy center.

Supervision

General supervision is received from a classified administrator or manager. Immediate supervision is exercised over assigned clerical and operational staff.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of: 

 

Principles of business management and organization 

 

Principles of retail sales management  

 

Merchandising techniques and promotion 

 

Principles of inventory management and control 

 

Principles of customer service

 

Purchasing procedures and sources of supply for assigned operations

 

Loss prevention methods and techniques

 

Principles and practices of money management and control

 

Uses and capabilities of computer equipment, systems and software used in the management of retail operations

 

Principles of supervision and training

 

Letter, memorandum, and report formats

 

Organization and management of records

 

Ability to:

 

Plan, organize, and manages the business operations of a college store and ancillary operations

 

Formulate, implement, and administer efficient operational policies, methods, and procedures

 

Plan, assign, evaluate, and supervise the work of others

 

Train others in the functions, rules, practices, and procedures of the assigned operations

 

Gather, compile, and analyze financial data and resolve discrepancies

 

Analyze situations and take effective action

 

Effectively utilize computer equipment and software in the performance of duties

 

Plan and coordinate effective marketing activities for assigned operations

 

Effectively communicate orally and in writing

 

Give clear and concise instructions

 

Maintain accurate records and prepare reports

 

Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with District staff, vendors, students, and the public

 

Learn specialized computer applications

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

 

A.    A bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized college or university preferably with a major in business administration,  marketing, or a related field AND two years of recent, full-time, paid experience in supervising or managing a general merchandise retail operation.

 

OR

 

B.    An associate’s degree or its equivalent from a recognized college or university preferably with coursework in business management, merchandising, or business accounting AND four years of recent, full-time, paid experience in supervising or managing a general merchandise retail operation.  Experience in a college retail store is desirable.

 

OR

 

C.    Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND six years of recent full-time paid experience in supervising or managing a general merchandise retail operation.  College level coursework in business management, computer applications and office technologies (CAOT), merchandising, or business accounting is desirable. Experience in a college retail store is desirable.

 

OR

 

D.    Any equivalent combination of A., B, or C. above.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.

 


CLASS: 2140; EST: ; REV: 2/9/2016;