This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.
Reports to: Designated Supervisor
UW Job Code: 3034
UW Job Family: 33
SOC Code: 13-1023
Pay Grade: 22
Date: July 01, 2008
Supervises and manages the textbook area under general supervision, including purchasing all textbooks, maintaining inventory of new and used textbooks, researching purchases, and maintaining record keeping system; resolves customer and vendor problems.
Supervise the textbook area; assess needs and future planning of area; purchase all new and used textbooks for all academic areas; maintain inventory and records.
Resolve customer and vendor problems in obtaining items or refusing orders, tracking shipments, meeting deadlines, and procuring special order items.
Properly price all textbooks.
Sell and process textbooks electronically.
Process invoices, credits; receive, record and tabulate all necessary financial and inventory control information.
Advise and assist faculty and staff on procedures/policies relative to new and used textbook procurement.
Supervise personnel, financial, and operational aspects of the textbook area.
Recommend procedural changes for area; assist in development and maintenance of operational guidelines for area.
Interpret policy and procedures to support staff and patrons.
Work with vendor representatives to secure advantageous pricing.
Recommend hiring, train, supervise and evaluate support staff; maintain scheduling of staff; provide and/or arrange for backup in areas as necessary.
Standard office environment; regular exposure to warehouse facility, subject to dirt, dust and temperature changes.
Buyer Assistant, Bookstore: Performs a variety of tasks, duties, and responsibilities supporting the Buying functions for the University Bookstore. Does not make independent judgments which may commit significant University resources. Provides assistive support to the Buyer, Bookstore or the Buyer, Textbooks. Provides customer service for a designated area of the University Bookstore.
Buyer, Bookstore: Performs the limited purchasing function for a major area of the bookstore (Office Supplies, and General Merchandise), makes independent judgments, which commit a significant amount of University resources. Performs product research.
Buyer, Textbooks: Performs the limited purchasing function for all new and used textbooks, makes independent judgments, which commit a significant amount of University resources. Performs research for faculty and staff.
Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources
Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.