Assistant Book Buyer

7812 Girard Ave , La Jolla, CA, United States, 92037

Position: Full-Time

Position: Full-Time
Job Title: Assistant Book Buyer
Reports to: Head Book Buyer

Position Summary:

  • Assist Head Book Buyer and work with store management and publishing partners to manage departmental sales, inventory goals, improve turn, profit and service.
  • Assist Head Book Buyer with frontlist and backlist purchasing.
  • Meet with sales representatives to purchase specific categories or publishers.
  • Assist with daily restock orders, weekly & seasonal backlist orders, in-store author event orders, offsites & other special events requiring book sales.
  • Track & manage purchase orders, returns & other related functions, including follow up with sales reps or vendors.
  • Assist with coop—filing & following up on claims.
  • Work with buyers, events director, marketing coordinator and booksellers on inventory & product related issues.
  • Coordinate with buyers and sales representatives on merchandising, seasonal displays & other promotional opportunities.
  • Help manage B2B orders.
  • Become proficient with ibidie pos system and edelweiss.
  • Work the floor as needed & be available to answer questions & phones, or staff events & offsites.
  • Assist with special projects & additional responsibilities as required.


  • Minimum of 2 years bookstore experience, preferably in a buying capacity.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Highly organized with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task & prioritize.
  • Self-starter who works well with others.
  • General knowledge of Microsoft Office Word and Excel.

Email your resume to hr@warwicks.com.

About Warwicks:

Warwick's is an independent, family-owned, fourth generation business.

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