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Powell's Books Seeking Gifts Purchasing Manager (2720 NW 29th Ave)

2720 NW 29th Ave

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compensation: Starts at $27/hr ($56,160 annually), DOE + extensive benefits package
employment type: full-time

Powell's Books, international tourist destination and world renowned independent bookstore, is looking for a Gifts Purchasing Manager to lead the Gifts Department for our company!

This position is responsible for supervising the centralized gifts purchasing process, troubleshooting problems, and managing the order placement calendar for the company. The Gift Purchasing Manager also participates in hiring, training, performance management of gift buyers and coordinates feedback with store managers. Gifts (non-book items ranging from socks to board games to candles to journals to dog toys to chocolates) make up a significant and growing part of our business and we’ve build a reputation for a thoughtful, unique product mix.

The successful candidate for this position will have experience with:

*Negotiating volume discounts and terms of payment with vendors
*In-depth knowledge of gift markets and supply sources (we pride ourselves on our array of gifts that aren’t carried everywhere else)
*Inventory management software and ordering programs
*Budgeting/forecasting
*Team leadership, management, and consensus-building
*Process improvement
*Staying ahead of and on top of market trends!
*Analyzing inventory and sales performance
*And most importantly, purchasing experience

The wage range for this position starts at $27.00/hour ($56,160 annually). The schedule for this position is Monday – Friday, business hours (40 hours per week).

Our Gift Team is located at our facility at 2720 NW 29th Ave (NW Portland near Montgomery Park). Our building is accessible by Tri-met Line 15 and we have a parking lot as well.


Powell's offers a premium benefit package including top of the line healthcare, education, and childcare benefits, life insurance, holiday bonus, transportation subsidy, 401(k) plan with match and profit share contributions, a generous discount on merchandise, and other perks!
Click to view the full job description and apply for this position through our careers website:

https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp01/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=POWELLS&cws=39&rid=1071

Please include a cover letter with a description of relevant skills and experience and the reason why you’re interested in the position.


The closing date for this position is Friday, January 31st.

Powell’s Books is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We’re committed to fostering a culture and environment of inclusion, empowerment and respect – a place where everyone can show up fully as themselves and do their best work every day.

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