The University of New Mexico, the flagship university for the state of New Mexico, is seeking a dynamic, forward-thinking leader to manage the Medical Legal Bookstore. UNM Bookstore Stores are an integral part of the academic community and are committed to supporting the mission of the University of New Mexico through innovation, collaboration, creativity, and a commitment to excellence.
The retail manager of the UNM Medical Legal Bookstore oversees the store operation and cultivates essential partnerships with campus departments and programs. Under general direction, the retail manager provides administrative, functional and operational supervision of a store unit, including all aspects of inventory control, sales and returns analysis, vendor relations, campus relations, cash management, budgets, and all related reporting. The retail manager is responsible for creation and implementation of marketing activities, promotions, merchandising of product and community outreach and supervises and coaches regular, temporary, and student employees to engage customers and work in a collaborative manner. A critical responsibility for the Medical Legal retail manager is developing and nurturing campus partnerships.
High school diploma or GED with 3 to 5 years experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified. Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
Demonstrated success creating new business opportunities and revenue streams.
Experience working in a larger organization or university, where diplomacy and professionalism play an essential role.
Thorough understanding of the financial aspects of retail: inventory management, terminology and practices, pricing strategies, analytics, benchmarks and metrics.
Experience with marketing to include developing promotions, organizing events, merchandise planning and analyzing results.
Experience supervising full-time and student employees in multiple departments, including training and performance management where customer engagement, selling, and collaboration are key.
Experience with vendor/distributor resources and proven success in building winning partnerships.
Proficiency in collaborating with internal and external University departments to meet business goals.
Demonstrated success with building collaborative and productive teams.
The UNM Medical Legal Bookstore, located on UNM’s “North Campus,” or the epicenter of the health sciences and legal professional schools for the University of New Mexico, is adjacent to the core main campus. The UNM Bookstores are dedicated to supporting student success and enriching the lives of our campus and community. All proceeds from sales stay on campus.UNM is located on a beautifully landscaped plot of land in the heart of Albuquerque, NM, featuring buildings inspired by adobe structures alongside Historic Route 66 (aka, Central Ave.). University staff enjoy an exceptional benefits package, including health insurance and retirement options, and a generous tuition remission program for employees and their dependents, including spouses/domestic partners and dependent children. There are 14 paid holidays for the 2017-2018 academic year, including winter break. The campus is minutes from Nob Hill, Historic Old Town, the Albuquerque Bio Park, the Sunport, Uptown, and Balloon Fiesta Park. Albuquerque is a gem located at the crossroads of Interstates 40 and 25. Founded in 1706, the city embraces its rich history from Spanish colonial days and its Native American influences. This largest city in New Mexico is centrally located in the Land of Enchantment, with easy access to Santa Fe, Taos, Los Alamos, and Las Cruces. Albuquerque features a strong Arts community. Sport teams include UNM Lobo basketball, football and other sports, the Albuquerque Isotopes, and the Duke City Gladiators. Performing Arts organizations include music and dance groups. With an elevation of 5,312 and 278 days of sunshine per year, Albuquerque is the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the many bike paths and short commute times. New Mexico is home to national parks and forests, with camping and hiking opportunities as well as skiing and snowplay. Residence options range from modern suburban to mid-century neighborhoods and country living.
Additional Salary Information: Exempt position paid monthly.
The University of New Mexico Bookstores are proud to be owned and operated by the University of New Mexico. Our primary mission is to serve the students, faculty, and staff of the University as well as our community customers. We strive to deliver quality products and services to enhance the educational, professional, and personal lives of our UNM community.