• 2353651
  • Retail Specialist


  • As soon as possible
  • To be discussed

    Jake’s Co-op is a student based cooperative within Vanier College. The Co-op has been operating Jake’s Café since 2014 and will begin to operate the college’s bookstore as of the summer of 2016. Vanier College, a public English language CEGEP located in Montreal, welcomes 6,500 full-time students with an additional 4,000 Continuing Education students. More information about Vanier College is available at www.vaniercollege.qc.ca.
    Title : Retail Specialist
    Place of business : Vanier College, 821 Sainte-Croix, Saint Laurent, QC H4L 3X9

    Under the supervision of the Co-op General Manager, the Retail Specialist will be in charge of the retail activities of the Co-op (purchasing strategy, visual merchandising, preparing themes and concepts, filling walls and displays, improving the customer experience). The Retail Specialist will work closely with the Book Specialist to provide excellent customer service. The Retail Specialist will also participate in the planning of promotional events and staff management. As such, the Retail Specialist will have the following principal roles and responsibilities:

     Customer service;
     Visual merchandising;
     Stock management;
     Knowledge of the products and services;
     Supervise staff;
     Financial management;
     Operate the back-to-school activities;
     Contribute to the Co-op’s mission.

    SKILLS REQUIRED______________________________________________________________________
     Must possess excellent customer service skills
     Demonstrate creativity, professionalism, initiative and autonomy
     Excellent knowledge of products and services related to academic bookstore
     Excellent interpersonal skills
     Strong communication skills
     Good organizational and planning skills
    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS_____________________________________________________________
     Two years of relevant work experience;
     Bachelor’s degree;
     Sales management expertise;
     Visual merchandising expertise;
     Stock management experience;
     Working knowledge of computer programs: Word, Excel, Outlook;
     Perfectly fluent in English, both spoken and written;
     Substantial understanding of the French language, both spoken and written;
     Knowledge of the co-operative sector considered an asset.

    Are you the ideal candidate? Does this challenge interest you?

    Please submit your candidacy before October 23th, 2016 at 5:00 P.M. by e-mail at jakesgm@vaniercollege.qc.ca


  • Important - Bachelor's degree
  • Essential - 2 years of experience
  • Essential - Sales management
  • Essential - Merchandising experience
  • Essential - Stock manangement

Knowledge and abilities

  • Essential - Spoken english
  • Important - Spoken French

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