Sales Associate

We're Follett Corporation - more than 10,000 talented and dedicated associates who strive day in and day out to simplify the delivery of education for our customers everywhere by anticipating their needs and then delivering solutions that exceed our customer's expectations.
We take pride in the fact that for more than 140 years, we have been helping to improve people's lives by supporting a lifetime of learning and education.
Follett Higher Education Group (FHEG) has been higher education's leading academic retailer and largest wholesaler, operating more than 940 campus stores, and boasting an assortment of products and services to drive access, affordability and student success.
As a multi-channel academic retailer, we also rank #71 on Internet Retailer's 2013 Top 500 List for the eCommerce businesses we operate.
Today, Follett generates more than $2.
7 billion in annual sales by providing universities, libraries and schools and school districts with a wide range of educational tools and services that fuel the learning process and spark the imagination.
We bring together our capabilities in traditional and digital textbooks, course materials, e-commerce and software to create a unique platform of support for our customers.
The Sales Associate is responsible for greeting and assisting 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.
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) Perform other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements 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.
Our mission is to help Institutions to Run, Teachers to Teach, and Students to Learn.
Come join a winning team where YOU will make a difference.
For further information regarding this opportunity or apply today by visiting the Follett Career Center at

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