Assistant Book Buyer

1517 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC, United States, 20910

Position: Full-Time

General Summary:
Kramerbooks, a busy and vibrant bookstore in Washington, DC, is seeking an Assistant Book Buyer.  This is the perfect opportunity for a highly organized and detail-oriented book lover with a creative side.  This position is full-time (approx. 40 hours/week) and salaried, including health and vacation benefits.  We are looking for someone smart, motivated, flexible, focused and careful! 

Reports To:
Lead Book Buyer

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • daily inventory replenishment and ordering from publishers and wholesalers, associated administrative tasks and follow-up
  • event book ordering and necessary follow-up
  • children’s frontlist buying, administrative support for adult frontlist buying
  • day-to-day management of B2B ordering
  • other administrative duties as needed (e.g., account set-up, assistance with co-op promotions, sales reporting)

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Broad and deep knowledge of books across genres and topics, including key authors and titles from large, small and university publishers
  • Bookstore experience (particularly behind the scenes) very strongly preferred, but will consider candidates with exceptional book knowledge and stellar performance in a detail-oriented position in another field
  • Exceptional attention to detail during sometimes-repetitive tasks
  • Pleasant, professional demeanor; desire and ability to represent the store in the best possible light to key stakeholders (publisher representatives, B2B clients)
  • Experience with IBID a big plus
  • Strong Excel skills preferred

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

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