Barnes & Noble College is a retail partner for nearly 800 colleges and universities nationwide. We offer a retail environment like no other – uniquely focused on delivering essential educational content, tools, and merchandise within a dynamic retail environment on campuses of higher education. Our teams interact directly with our customers including students, faculty, administration, alumni, and the general public to provide outstanding customer service to sell or rent books, general merchandise, and an array of products and services for an academic community.
Barnes & Noble College is seeking a customer-focused, sales-driven, leader to work as a General Manager in our bookstore. The General Manager will have oversight of a store or group of stores with annual volumes over $6m or an SM report. You will work directly or with your management team to build and maintain positive relationships with the campus community, ensure consistency with our bookselling culture, and maximize sales by operating well-managed and merchandised bookstores. You will play an integral role in the selection, evaluation, and development of managers and booksellers who make Barnes & Noble College the cornerstone of the campuses and communities we serve.
As a General Manager you are a leader and will have oversight of a store or group of stores with annual volumes over $6m or an SM report. You are accountable for all aspects of the store-- financial results, operations, merchandising, talent acquisition, customer service, and campus relations. You will build and maintain positive relationships with the campus community and your Corporate Office partners to create the finest and most profitable bookstore for the school campus community we serve. You will be a people manager and have direct involvement with training, directing, and counseling our team to create customer experiences that enhance bookstore loyalty and deliver measurable results for the store and for your school. A General Manager must be knowledgeable of and a resource for all departments, model exceptional customer service, drive sales, and be a skillful problem solver.
Our stores comply with all applicable federal, state and local requirements and/or recommendations regarding social distancing and sanitizing. In accordance with individual campus requirements, positions may require confirmation of vaccination. The use of face masks throughout the day and while on campus may also be expected or required.
Barnes & Noble College is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.