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Book Acquisition Officer:

The job holder is expected to conduct and coordinate all aspects of the selection, purchase, and stocking of books. Typical duties include:

  • Compiling information from inventory and sales records, publishers' catalogs and updates.
  • Processing purchase orders for items such as textbooks, trade books, reference books, school supplies, and general merchandise.
  • Preparing book lists, reports and price offers to existing and prospective customers.
  • Monitoring the status of purchases in progress and initiating follow-up contact with publishers and suppliers to obtain status information.
  • Contacting instructors to explain bookstore ordering policies and procedures, verify requisition information, obtain substitution authorizations, and report on the status of pending orders.
  • Analyzing customer orders to determine the sourcing of books, and contacting new suppliers to open credit accounts and negotiate terms.
  • Contacting publishers and suppliers to obtain availability and ordering information, expedite delinquent orders, and resolve problems related to shipments and invoices.
  • Working with publishers and sales representatives to support the needs of instructors in academic institutions.
  • Performing related duties as assigned.

Skills:

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills.
  • Fluency in English.
  • Detail-oriented person, with accuracy in record keeping.
  • Interest or passion for books and reading.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Strong internet search skills.

 

 

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