Bookstore Manager

Description: Developing and managing the operations of the bookstore. Responsible for
managing the bookstore by supervising the bookstore staff and overseeing the
shipping/ordering processes.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Main duties but not limited to the followings:

  • Over seeing and helping bookstore associates
  • Supervising day to day activities including customer service, shipping and data entry
    process
  • Increasing sales and profit margins
  • Purchasing inventory
  • Arranging book fairs
  • Providing Islamic curriculum to schools
  • Developing marketing and promotional material
  • Maintaining inventory process
  • Representing the department during conventions (may include out of state traveling)
  • Overseeing bookstore accounting process
  • Running sales and product reports
  • Some weekends might be required to work throughout the year

Requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Basic Computer skills are a must
  • Has a valid driver’s license
  • Light lifting (up to 15-20lbs)
  • Problem solving skills
  • Detailed oriented and organized
  • Knowing Arabic or Urdu is preferred
  • Management experience of 1 year is preferred

Email resume to jobs@furqaan.org. U.S. Work Authorization is required. Pay commensurate with knowledge and experience on a non-profit Islamic Organization scale.

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Shipping/Warehouse Associate

Description: Full-time / $13.00 per hour

Role(s):

  • Prepare orders by processing requests and supply orders; pulling materials; packing boxes; placing orders in delivery area for pickup.
  • Coordinate with all departments to fulfill specific and ongoing inventory and shipping needs
  • Maintain excellent service by following organization standards of quality, and national standards of shipping best-practices.
  • Ensure a safe and clean work environment by keeping shelves, packing area, and workstations neat; maintaining clean shipping supply area; complying with procedures, rules, and regulations.
  • Document any necessary updates to process and aid in inventory management
  • Work in other Foundation areas as appropriate to maintain knowledge and relationships necessary for efficient and effective operation.
  • Organize and catalogue large batches of similar items.
  • Pack and ship items securely and effectively to minimize breakage.
  • Build and wrap pallets for secure shipment with freight carriers
  • Aid in the cleaning and preparation of machines marked for wholesale, large orders, or special projects
  • Fill all customer orders with accuracy and timeliness. Pack sold items properly and ship in a timely basis per policy.
  • Ensure that incoming and outgoing inventory and shipments are as secure and well organized as possible.

Email resume to jobs@furqaan.org. U.S. Work Authorization is required. Pay commensurate with knowledge and experience on a non-profit Islamic Organization scale.

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Bookstore Associate 

Description: Full-time / $12.00 per hour

Responsible for providing customer service to customers including entering and shipping orders. Maintaining Bookstore’s inventory. Reports and works under direct supervision of the Bookstore Manager and President.

Role(s):

Main duties but not limited to the followings:

  • Providing prompt and courteous customer service via phone calls/emails/in person
  • Entering orders and data entry in the system via big commerce and check for any errors.
  • Assisting the shipping clerk with shipping orders
  • Double checking orders to avoid any shipping mistake
  • Scheduling pallet orders.
  • Acting as a backup for the bookstore department
  • Maintaining inventory
  • Purchasing new inventory
  • Manage inventory by performing data entry
  • Helping out in conventions (may include out of state traveling)
  • Some weekends might be required to work throughout the year
  • Other duties as assigned by management

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Islamic Studies (preferred) or 2 years Associate degree in any discipline, high school graduate with some administrative experience.
  • Data Entry and basic computer skills in Word and Excel.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in English, Arabic or Urdu (preferred).
  • Scheduling pellet orders.
  • Minimum 1-3 years shipping/receiving/warehouse  experience (preferred) or will train.
  • Light lifting (over 15-20lbs)
  • Problem solving skills and must be detailed oriented and organized.
  • Has a valid driver’s license

Email resume to jobs@furqaan.org. U.S. Work Authorization is required. Pay commensurate with knowledge and experience on a non-profit Islamic Organization scale.

 

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Sales Manager

An acuminous person with vision, energy, zeal and strong initiative, to Develop and Expand existing Islamic books business.

Sales Manager will be responsible:

  • To devise and execute effective marketing strategy to firmly establish our bookstore as market leader in US for Islamic books.
  • To study the market size and segments, know the customers, acquire and retain them.
  • To study the trends, locate opportunity, risks and find proactive, creative solutions.
  • To meet the targets under challenging conditions.
  • For proper selection and purchase of inventory.

For Online Business you have to:

  • Build and enhance company’s presence online.
  • Optimize existing web site and web content, to draw more traffic and business. Supervise and guide web developer.
  • Communicate with customer online through web, social media, e-mails and blogging etc.
  • To ship the orders on daily basis and handle customers inquiries.

Skills Required:

  • Experience in Consumer Items Marketing.
  • Outgoing personality with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Education in marketing, and/or business development.
  • Dedicated person with self-initiative.
  • Knowledge and experience of E-business required.
  • Knowledge of website and SEO techniques preferred. Internet savvy, comfortable with social media like facebook, twitter, linked in, YouTube etc.
  • Dealing with advertisements, promotions and PR

Email resume to jobs@furqaan.org. U.S. Work Authorization is required. Pay commensurate with knowledge and experience on a non-profit Islamic Organization scale.

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