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RETAIL MANAGER

RETAIL MANAGER

Berry College invites applications for the position of Retail Manager. Berry is a selective comprehensive liberal arts college located on a stunning 27,000-acre campus just north of Rome, Ga., midway between Atlanta, Ga., and Chattanooga, Tenn.

For more than a century, Berry College has emphasized the importance of a comprehensive and balanced education that unites a challenging academic program with opportunities for practical work experience. The College's residential community cultivates moral and spiritual growth with an emphasis on serving the needs of others. This commitment to applied learning - expressed as an "education of the head, heart, and hands" - remains as relevant today as when the institution was founded more than a century ago. Nationally recognized for quality of learning and quality of life, Berry College is an independent, coeducational college of approximately 2,100 students. The College offers first-rate undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts, and human sciences, as well as undergraduate and master's level opportunities in business and teacher education. The College's ongoing mission is to make an exceptional private liberal arts education accessible to talented students from a wide range of social and economic backgrounds.

The Retail Manager is responsible for managing the operations of multiple college retail units: The Shipyard, Oak Hill Gift Shop, Sunshine Room Textiles, Viking Furniture, and Lavender Mountain Dreams. The Retail Manager will be responsible for working with the student teams to reach revenue goals and create best practices. As Retail Manager, you will mentor, model, and teach skills appropriate to manage the college's small businesses.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage The Shipyard, the college store, including but not limited to:
  1. Coordinate the college's online textbook ordering program, which includes working with faculty to order textbooks, promote the service to students, and distribute textbooks upon arrival.
  2. Design, order, and catalog all store merchandise, including apparel, gifts, and accessories.
  3. Facilitate the ordering of commencement materials.
  4. Partner with the Farm Manager to sell farm-related products and host on-campus markets (fall and spring).
  5. Partner with student and alumni entrepreneurs to provide a venue for retail products.
  • Responsible for Berry enterprises that create products for the retail outlets including Sunshine Room Textiles, Viking Furniture, and Lavender Mountain Dreams.
  • Partner with campus departments for product development and opportunities to enhance the Berry brand.
  • Hire, mentor, supervise model, and teach business planning, retail management, sales skills, and supervision to student managers and teams.
  • Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of various cultures and backgrounds.
  • Assist with department or other campus initiatives as needed.


REQUIREMENTS:

A bachelor's degree is required and retail or sales experience is strongly preferred. Candidates must have excellent customer service, time management, and communication skills. This position requires a team-oriented, self-motivated individual who is comfortable taking on many tasks and juggling multiple projects simultaneously. On occasion, availability to work nights and weekends is required.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

ABOUT BERRY COLLEGE

Berry is a selective independent college of 2,200 students located adjacent to Rome, GA, midway between Atlanta, GA, and Chattanooga, TN. Berry's educational approach deliberately unites challenging academic programs with practical work experience in a residential campus community that encourages faith and emphasizes caring for the needs of others above self. This commitment to an "education of the head, heart, and hands" remains as relevant today as when our founder instilled this ethic more than a century ago. Nationally recognized for quality of learning and quality of life, Berry offers first-rate undergraduate degree programs in the sciences, humanities, arts, and human sciences, as well as undergraduate and master's level opportunities in business and teacher education. The College's stunning 27,000-acre campus affords opportunities that cannot be duplicated elsewhere. Berry's ongoing commitment is to provide exceptional educational experiences to talented students from a wide range of social, racial, and economic backgrounds.

COLLEGE COMMITMENTS

Berry College is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse faculty and staff. An Equal Opportunity Institution, Berry complies with all applicable laws and provisions prohibiting discrimination in its educational and employment policies. Berry respects the essential dignity of all individuals and accordingly hires and promotes employees without regard to matters of personal identity such as ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and political affiliation. Berry College is committed to ensuring facilities, programs, services, and activities are accessible to everyone, including those seeking employment at Berry College. Inquiries about interviews or workplace accommodations are welcomed. You can reach out to us at employment@berry.edu, or (706) 233-4062.

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Applicants should submit a cover letter describing the candidate's interest in this position, a resume outlining their work experiences, and the names and contact information of three references.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Entry Level

Job Function : Customer Service

Contact Information : employment@berry.edu

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