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Vacancies

 

• Protea Boekhuis Warehouse

• Stellenbosch manager

• Stellenbosch assistant manager

• Stellenbsoch acadmeic specialist


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WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT/DEBTOR’S CLERK (ATHLONE)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Assist the warehouse manager with a variety of clerical and customer service tasks, including:

  • • Debtor’s function i.e.routine maintenance of customer accounts, payments, statements
  • • Customer service: email/telephonic assistance to customers
  • • Processing of quotes, sales order, invoices, returns
  • • Marketing: publicity mailers, basic website maintenance
  • • Compiling regular and ad hoc sales and other reports
  • • Housekeeping: helping to ensure the warehouse remains clean, tidy, well-merchandised
  • • Occasionally assist with packaging outgoing orders
  • • Occasional packing/unpacking of pallets
  • • Occasional deliveries/collections using the work vehicle
  • • Assisting with stocktakes

REQUIREMENTS

  • • Own transport essential
  • • Debtor’s/accounts experience
  • • Willingness to work overtime, weekends and public holidays, when required
  • • Knowledge of MS Outlook, Excel, Word and Explorer
  • • Proficiency in Omni Accounts would be an advantage but not essential
  • • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • • Ability to liaise professionally with bookshops, publishing staff, couriers, printers
  • • Fluency in English and Afrikaans is essential
  • • Professional telephone manner essential
  • • Ability to work under pressure
  • • A positive attitude

Please send a detailed CV and application letter to: athlone@proteaboekhuis.co.za

Applications close 23 March 2018.

Should you not receive a response by 31 March 2018, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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SHOP MANAGER (STELLENBOSCH)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

All functions related to the management of a bookshop, including:

  • • Shop profitability
  •   ► Stock management: ensure that the correct stock is ordered, received and returned at the appropriate times
  • • Inventory maintenance: maintain the integrity of the operating system
  • • Compile regular and ad hoc sales and other reports
  • • Staff management: lead, develop, supervise, motivate and discipline staff as required
  • • Mentoring assistant manager and other staff
  • • Customer service: ensure that the shop delivers exceptional service to all customers
  • • Marketing: seek and develop new sales and business opportunities
  • • Arrange launches and events; maintain existing regular calendar of events; maintain newsletters
  • • School and academic books: maintain and develop relationships with schools and local university
  •   ► Housekeeping: ensure that the shop remains clean, tidy, well-merchandised and inviting to both potential customers and employees
  • • Security
  • • Administration, e.g. cash control, banking, rosters, leave schedules

REQUIREMENTS

  • • Managerial experience
  • • Extensive experience in and knowledge of the book retail business
  • • Own transport essential
  • • Willingness to work overtime, weekends and public holidays, when required
  • • Knowledge of MS Outlook, Excel, Word and Explorer. Knowledge of Pastel not required but an advantage
  • • Proficiency in Wordstock would be an advantage
  • • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • • Ability to liaise professionally with publishers, lecturers, customers and authors
  • • Entrepreneurial spirit and abilities
  • • Fluency in English and Afrikaans is essential
  • • Ability to work under pressure
  • • A positive attitude

Please send a detailed CV and application letter to: phil@proteabooks.com

Applications close 23 March 2018.

Should you not receive a response by 31 March 2018, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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ASSISTANT SHOP MANAGER (STELLENBOSCH)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Assisting the shop manager with all functions related to the management of a bookshop, including:

  • • Overseeing all front of shop aspects
  • • Stock management: ensuring that the correct stock is ordered, received and returned at the appropriate times
  • • Inventory maintenance: maintain the integrity of the operating system
  • • Staff management: lead, develop, supervise, motivate and discipline staff as required
  • • Customer service: ensuring that the shop delivers exceptional service to all customers
  • • Marketing: seek and develop new sales and business opportunities
  • • Arrange launches and events; maintain existing regular calendar of events; maintain newsletters
  • • School and academic books: maintain and develop relationships with schools and local university
  • • Housekeeping: ensure that the shop remains clean, tidy, well-merchandised and inviting to both potential customers and employees
  • • Security
  • • Administration, e.g. cash control, banking, rosters, leave schedules

REQUIREMENTS

  • • Extensive experience in and knowledge of the book retail business
  • • Own transport essential
  • • Willingness to work overtime, weekends and public holidays, when required
  • • Knowledge of MS Outlook, Excel, Word and Explorer. Knowledge of Pastel not required but an advantage
  • • Proficiency in Wordstock would be an advantage
  • • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • • Ability to liaise professionally with publishers, lecturers, customers and authors
  • • Fluency in English and Afrikaans is essential
  • • Ability to work under pressure
  • • A positive attitude

Please send a detailed CV and application letter to: phil@proteabooks.com

Applications close 23 March 2018.

Should you not receive a response by 31 March 2018, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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ACADEMIC BOOK SPECIALIST(STELLENBOSCH)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Manage the academic section, including:

  • • Liaising with publishers, lecturers, students
  • • Maintaining existing and developing new relationships with academic staff and institutions
  • • Compiling prescribed academic lists
  • • Stock management: ensuring that the correct stock is ordered, received and returned at the appropriate times
  • • Inventory maintenance: maintaining the integrity of the operating system
  • • Customer service: ensuring that the shop delivers exceptional service to all academic customers/students
  • • Marketing: seeking and developing new academic sales opportunities
  • • Compiling regular and ad hoc academic sales and other reports
  • • Housekeeping: ensuring that the shop remains clean, tidy, well-merchandised and inviting to both potential customers and employees

REQUIREMENTS

  • • Extensive experience in and knowledge of the academic book retail business
  • • Own transport essential
  • • Willingness to work overtime, weekends and public holidays, when required
  • • Knowledge of MS Outlook, Excel, Word and Explorer. Knowledge of Pastel not required but an advantage
  • • Proficiency in Wordstock would be an advantage
  • • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • • Ability to liaise professionally with publishers, lecturers, students
  • • Fluency in English and Afrikaans is essential
  • • Ability to work under pressure
  • • A positive attitude

Please send a detailed CV and application letter to: phil@proteabooks.com

Applications close 23 March 2018.

Should you not receive a response by 31 March 2018, please consider your application unsuccessful.

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