Store Manager Job Posting

Store Manager

904 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA, United States, 90266

Position: Full-Time

Starts: April 15, 2022, or as soon as available.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and market rates. {pages} is an equal opportunity employer.

{pages} a bookstore seeks an enthusiastic, organized, responsible, creative, dynamic leader, and multi-tasker to manage a talented team of booksellers. This is a chance to be a part of a thriving independent bookstore located in the heart of downtown Manhattan Beach, one block from the Pacific Ocean. {pages} has been in operation for twelve years, is open seven days a week and utilizes Indie Commerce for our robust online business.

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the owners, manage the day-to-day operation of the bookstore. The store manager is responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of the store and delivery of excellent customer service to everyone we serve. Responsibilities include oversight of staff, scheduling, inventory management, maintenance of store appearance and assistance with events.  

Position requires:

  • A great attitude and ability to work well with others
  • Passion for books and customer service
  • A team leader who can manage staff and delegate tasks accordingly
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments
  • Ability to juggle and prioritize multiple tasks and responsibilities
  • Must work some evenings and weekends
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Word, Outlook, and Google Docs a must
  • Retail bookselling experience a must
  • Knowledge of Anthology Point of Sales (POS) system or other bookstore POS system, a strong plus
  • Management experience, a strong plus

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise personnel which includes providing performance evaluations, training, scheduling, work allocation, and problem resolution.
  • Work with the receiver to manage inventory including books and sidelines, oversight of special orders, receiving, shipping, and return of overstocked or defective merchandise, calculating turns, managing out of stocks and coordination of annual inventory utilizing the store POS
  • Supervise and assist with events both in-store and offsite:
    1. Assist in the preparation and implementation of bookstore budgets, operating policies and procedures.
    2. Manage the processing of online orders.
    3. Oversee overall appearance of the store including in-store and window displays and store cleanliness.
    4. Train new staff members on store procedures and policies and the POS system.
    5. Help maintain and grow social media presence including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Tik Tok. 

Please submit cover letter and resume to: Linda McLoughlin Figel -

About {pages} a bookstore:

{pages} a bookstore is a locally owned, independent bookstore and a community gathering place for book lovers of all ages offering a carefully curated selection of adult and children’s, fiction and non-fiction, coffee table, cookbooks and surfing books. We are located in the heart of downtown Manhattan Beach one block east of the Pacific Ocean and world-famous Strand and Manhattan Beach Pier. {pages} offers book clubs, author events, children’s story times and is appreciated for its knowledgeable and friendly staff.

{pages} was founded in 2010 by three local, passionate bibliophiles Patty, Linda & Margot with the goal of bringing a quality independent bookstore to the South Bay.  

Today, {pages} a bookstore is the place for book lovers of all ages, where reading, meeting and discussing books is a way of life. We offer a carefully curated selection of new and bestselling fiction, non-fiction, children’s, cookbooks, surfing and coffee table books. We are proud of our knowledgeable and caring staff who can match any reader with the perfect book.

We regularly host author events and book signings, weekly story times, and seven monthly book clubs. {pages} provides complimentary gift wrap and gift cards are available for that hard to select for reader.

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