Sales Coordinator, AUC Press Bookstore, AUC Press Bookstores

Reports to: Manager, AUC Bookstore

Purpose: The job holder will be asked to provide excellent customer service by answering all customer queries and taking special order requests by telephone and in person, in a courteous, helpful and professional manner. Operation of cash register in an accurate and efficient manner. Also assisting general bookstore manager and senior supervisors in all required tasks. He/she may be required to work in any AUC Bookstore outlet, at book fairs on and off-campus and at events after normal working hours.

Principal Accountabilities:

Customer Service

  • Advise and assist bookstore customers in the selection and purchase of books
  • Answer queries related to the bookstore from customers, face to face, through the phone and emails
  • Handle customers’ special orders and follow up with the operations team until the order arrives at the bookstore
  • Deal with customer complaints and to work to resolve any disputes/problems
  • Greet customers who enter the shop
  • Assist customers to find the items they are requesting

Bookstore Operation Work

  • Assist in updating and restocking bookshelves with new and reordered books, and to inform the book buyer of queries by customers
  • Maintain good stock of AUC Press books and carry out AUC Press orders when needed
  • Maintain bookstore cleanliness and organization
  • Apply cash and stock control systems in the bookstore accurately and thoroughly
  • Operate the cash register and ensure the end of day totals of the machine match cash and credit card slips collected
  • Assist in unpacking and pricing of new shipments as needed
  • Assist in book fairs as needed
  • Find ways of promoting AUC Bookstore services
  • Ensure the entry of marked catalogs into the computer system
  • Plan and implement special promotions with supervisors and AUC press marketing team
  • Promote and enhance the adoption of friends of the AUC Bookstore membership cards
  • Perform any other assignments requested by bookstore managers and AUC press senior management team
  • To be smartly presented and professional at all times


Minimum Education Requirement(s): 

  • University degree, preferably in mass communication or marketing
  • Bookstore experience and sales background is a plus


  • Minimum of two years retail and/or promotions experience


  • Excellent interpersonal and reading skills
  • Excellent command of the English Language, both spoken and written
  • Very good computer skills
  • Ability to operate cash registers and handle money safely and accurately
  • A genuine interest in books and literature


This position is open until December 12, 2019


Placement is based on the candidate’s experience and skills. Only candidates who make it to the shortlist will be contacted. If interested, send an updated and detailed resume to, stating “Sales Coordinator, AUC Press Bookstore” in the subject line.


“We thank all individuals who have expressed interest in working at The American University in Cairo.”