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National Book Store

Posted 7 months ago and deadline of application is on 9 Jun
Recruiter was just hiring 2 months ago

Job Description

Responsible for providing the appropriate merchandise corresponding to the needs of the market in
order to maximize profit sales. This position ensures availability of new and in demand merchandise at the most cost-
efficient time.

Duties and Essential Functions
Merchandising

  • Selects and acquires newest, popular and priority merchandise through physical catalogs, e-catalogs,
  • publishers/suppliers websites, blogs, etc.
  • Meets with publishers for new titles presentation for books, and with vendors for supplies.
  • Negotiates with publishers/suppliers on the pricing, special discounts and privileges
  • Decides on the pricing of merchandise based on profitability.
  • Oversees order process:
  1. Preparation of Purchase orders (P.O.)
  2. Email to Publishers/Suppliers
  3. Follow up orders
  4. Release of merchandise to stores
  • Selects and orders titles for book fairs or onsite selling (Artfair, Worldbex, Manila International Book Fair, etc.)
  • Coordinates with Accounting department for shipping, invoicing and payment of orders.
  • Analyses and reviews sales turnover and sell through of ordered merchandise.
  • Decides which titles/categories to expand or narrow down based on sales analysis.
  • Analyses consumer buying patterns and predicts future trends through continuous research.
  • Coordinates with Marketing department for in-store promotions, priority titles, newsletter, website and Facebook recommendations
  • Participates in promotional activities especially in events with satellite selling.
  • Conducts competitor analysis to compare price, selection, customer service, merchandising and transaction count through competitor visit or online reviews.
  • Coordinates and recommends merchandise for highlight in store operations.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduate of a Bachelor’s degree, preferably Business related courses.
  • With 2- 5 years of experience and able to work independently in a year.
  • Strong analytical skills and forecasting ability (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Decision making skills
  • Excellent organizational, presentation, negotiation and communication skills
  • Capable of creating and analyzing statistical and financial reports related to merchandise issues
  • Customer centric focus
  • Interest or passion for reading/books
  • Product knowledge
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications

Perks and Benefits

  • Paid Holidays Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation Leave Paid Vacation Leave
  • Paid Sick Leave Paid Sick Leave
  • Maternity & Paternity Leave Maternity & Paternity Leave
  • Retirement Benefit Plans Retirement Benefit Plans
  • Life Insurance Life Insurance
  • Medical / Health Insurance Medical / Health Insurance
  • Employee Discounts Employee Discounts
Other
  • Loans without Interest
  • Gratuity Fee

Required Skills

  • Inventory Control
  • Organizing and Planning
  • Relationship Management
  • Persuasion and Negotiation
  • Judgement and Decision Making

Preferred Courses

  • Business related courses

Jobs Summary

Job level
Mid-Senior Level / Manager
Job category
Supply Chain
Educational requirement
Graduated from college
Office Address
3rd Floor Quad Alpha Centrum Bldg. 125 Pioneer st., Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines
Industry
Retail Industry
Vacancy
2 openings
Website

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About National Book Store

Over sixty years of focused energy has brought National Book Store to where it is now: the pinnacle of the bookstore industry in the Philippines. More than that, the National Book Store family takes pride in its role as an institution that supports education and enhances lives by providing the best and widest selection of educational, professional, and social communication products. The values that took Mr. and Mrs. Ramos through adversity -- hard work, shrewd business skills and a strong sense of social responsibility -- remain the driving force for the whole Ramos family, their 2,500 employees in over 160 branches, and will keep National Book Store ahead in the next century. Our purpose is to serve not only the customers but also the employees with tools that enrich their minds and improve their skills to ensure their success. All our efforts are concentrated to serve this purpose. We provide the largest selection of products and services, reaching more customers through our growing branch network, and spreading the love of reading and learning through our advocacy and community campaigns. Our Core Values are: Virtue, Accountability, Leadership, Unity, Entrepreneurial spirit and Service Oriented. Having this MINDSET is key to our success.
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