Cedarville University is seeking to hire a Course Materials Buyer to coordinate all electronic and print textbook activities including acquiring adoptions, purchasing, pricing, stocking, selling and returns. This position is responsible for the management of all course material functions. This is a full-time, twelve month, non-exempt position that reports to the Bookstore Manager.
Manages all course materials inventory including initial ordering, timely returns and credit requests, and yearly inventory counts.
Communicates and collaborates with campus faculty on collection of adoptions in a timely manner.
Keeps apprised of industry standards and changes. Communicates areas of change that may affect course materials adoptions, costs, or sales to manager, campus administration and faculty.
Evaluates course materials purchase requirements based on history, enrollment, cost and other key factors. Works with wholesalers, publishers and alternative sources to acquire materials at the best cost.
Creates and processes purchase orders for course materials purchases.
Oversees shipments of course materials including verifying contents, pricing books in course materials software, and insuring that books are shelved appropriately.
Utilizes a market-driven pricing model with overall margin goals to price course materials appropriately and affordably.
Manages temporary help to ensure that online orders are filled, shipped, and appropriately charged in a timely manner.
Works closely with the Course Materials/Office Assistant to insure timely payment of invoices.
Manages vendor relationships and software related to course materials.
Provides assistance to students with acquisitions and purchases of course materials.
Manages all aspects of course materials rentals.
Shares opening/closing and special store hours responsibilities with other buyers including occasional extended or weekend hours.
High levels of data management and computer skills, particularly in database management. Past experience with a point-of-sale and inventory management system a plus.
General understanding of basic accounting functions for oversight of course materials budget.
Demonstrated ability to deal intelligently, tactfully and effectively with faculty, customers and fellow staff members.
Intentional interaction with colleagues in the industry and professional organizations to keep up with latest trends in the course materials industry.
A strong desire to provide and promote excellent customer service.
Demonstrated ability to train others effectively and direct tasks.
Proven organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and work well under pressure.
Some college background preferred.
All official inquiries should be directed to Teresa Day, Director of Staffing Services. This position is subject to the University's verification of credentials and other information required by law and Cedarville University policies, including the completion of a criminal history investigation. Cedarville University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Cedarville University is an exceptional Christian university in Southwest Ohio. As one of the top Christian colleges in the Midwest, Cedarville University attracts 4,193 undergraduate, graduate, and online students to more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887 for the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus Christ, Cedarville is recognized nationally as a Baptist college with caring, authentic community; rigorous and Christ-centered academic programs; strong graduation and retention rates; intentional focus on the Gospel; accredited professional and health science majors; and leading student satisfaction ratings. Cedarville University has been honored as one of the top-ranked Christian universities granting bachelor’s degrees and a "best college" for studying the Bible. Cedarville University academic teams regularly win or rank in the top tier of national and international competitions. Cedarville is also recognized among the best universities in Ohio.
Except as provided below, qualified applicants are considered for all positions, and employees are treated without regard to race, gender, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability – if such disability may be ...accommodated without undue hardship.
The University, under various sections of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (as amended) and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (as amended), reserves the right to discriminate on the basis of religion, marital status or gender (with regard to certain positions) where approved job description for a position indicates that the determination relates to a bonafide occupational qualification reasonably necessary to the normal operation of that particular position, or where the job description can demonstrate that the University is unable to reasonably accommodate an employee's religious observance or practice without undue hardship in the conduct of that position's responsibilities and activities.
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