Senior Officer – Bookshop – Library (LUMS)

Apply by : Friday, January 6, 2017

 Responsibilities:

Position Purpose:

Will be responsible for the purchase of books/library material and dealing with local & foreign publishers/booksellers. Main responsibilities include:

  • Economical purchase of library materials (books, DVDs, course books & databases etc.)
  • Maintenance of acquisition module of library software (VIRTUA)
  • Advance level MS-Office expertise (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook etc.)
  • Adjustment of advances
  • Selling of books to students
  • Negotiating prices, discount & shipping cost with publishers
  • Payments to vendors
  • Orders follow up with foreign publishers
  • Understanding of all publication styles of referencing

 Other

  • The candidate should be meticulous and have the ‘attention to details’ skill
  • Familiarity with SCOPUS, Web of Knowledge and other similar databases is preferred
  • Must be eager to learn
Skills:
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Analytical
  • Negotiation
  • Customs, tariffs, transportation rules and regulations
  • Database Management
  • English Communication
  • Information Technology (MS Office)
  • Library (technical)
  • Planning
  • Problem Solving
  • Copy Right rules and Regulations

Behavior

  • Accountable
  • Committed
  • Creative
  • Diplomatic
  • Customer Oriented
  • Hard Working
  • Proactive
  • Supportive
  • Team Player

Business hours often extend into the evenings and weekends to accommodate the needs of current workloads and event schedules. Flexibility & commitment is a must.

Qualification:  Master’s Degree from an HEC recognized Institute

Knowledge:  Bookshop Management and Online Buying
 Experience (Minimum):  5 years
 Apply at: hrd@lums.edu.pk

 

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