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Follett Higher Education Group Inc Seasonal Retail Team Member in Amherst, New York

Job Description

This position greets customers, assists customers with store inquiries, answers the phone and/or directs callers, tabulates purchases using the register for transactions. Use safe money handling procedures and secure transaction practices.
Greet customers and render assistance as necessary responding to inquiries of products and merchandise.

Key Areas of Responsibility:
Answers phone and responds to inquiries or direct calls for appropriate resolution.
Operates cash register tabulating transactions, accepting payments, giving change, bagging purchases and processing employee or faculty discounts as appropriate. Starts up and shuts down register, trouble shoots, counts down register, perform cashier audits, etc. Balances the cash drawer including checks and the credit card receipts and student charge slips.
Observes safe money handling procedures and secure transaction practices when accepting cash payment, making change, accepting checks and credit card payments, and processing refunds/buybacks. Includes cashier integrity to safeguard register and drawer deposits.
Test EAS security system daily and approach customers who set off EAS system investigating alarms, resolving issue and logging EAS activations.
Receive, sort and open, as necessary, mail. May also take outgoing mail to mailbox or Post Office.
Carry and shelve merchandise inventory; may also pull and package merchandise for return to vendors. Straightens merchandise, stocks shelves, prices merchandise and may assist in setting up displays and signs. May be required to mop, vacuum, clean shelves and take out trash.
Ensure inventory controls tags are removed and/or replaced on merchandise according to company standards as applicable.
Pick, process and pack orders for shipping in accordance with Retail Store Operations
Fill in for other employees during absences, for breaks and lunches, and during periods of high volume.
May perform data entry or type simple correspondence including printing and system back-up.
Take inventory as needed and may have responsibility for ordering general merchandise items (snacks, beverages, newspapers, magazines, etc.).
May provide customer service/sales functions for special events (including but not limited to author signings, graduation and athletic events)


0 - 12 months of previous retail or clerical experience preferred.
Strong customer service skills including effective communication.
Computer literacy.
Ability to prioritize and organize workload.

Salary / Hourly

Equal opportunity employer. This company considers candidates regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.