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Barnes & Noble Education Acquisitions specialist in Columbia, Missouri

Acquisitions specialist


  • Type: Hourly

Job summary

Mission : To order the correct book in the right quantity at the right time at the best price.


  • Responsible for the procurement of inventory from sources determined by the Inventory Buyers.

  • Utilize phone, fax, internet, e-mail, electronic facilities to procure inventory.

  • Resolve difficulties with various vendors regarding stock issues,substitutions, title problems, etc.

  • Utilize daily reports for purchase order follow-up.

  • Document all notes on Quotes details for all parties to view at both header and book level.

  • Serve as a resource for all vendor inquiries on inventory issues.

  • Coordinate with Database staff for database updates.

  • Maintain publisher profile

  • Enforce company and department standards of performance.

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Knowledge MBS computer systems, warehouse operations and databaseexperience

is helpful.

  • Must be able to work as part of a team with other departments, supervisors and managers.

  • Must have ability to coordinate multiple tasks and prioritize work responsibilities.

  • Must have good organizational skills and be able to demonstrate problem-solving abilities.

  • Must posses good verbal and written communication and computer skills.

  • Must have excellent attendance and punctuality record. Must be above department standard in current position.

  • Organization and the ability to follow through independently is amust.

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