Career Posting - LabStores Associate - Chemistry & Chemical Biology

The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology is looking for a LabStores Associate

Job ID 46168

Unit Description:
The Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, with a contingent of 29 full-time faculty members, conducts leading-edge research and top-tier training of undergraduate and graduate students.  We offer undergraduate programs in Chemistry, Chemical Biology, and Sustainable Chemistry, including co-operative education options.  We offer state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and instrumentation for both education and research, and maintain rich collaborative relationships with many departments across campus.  

Job Summary:    The LabStores Associate optimizes the in-store shopping experience by creating a clean, organized and inviting shopping environment. This role ensures merchandise is rotated, cleaned and maintained on a regular basis and re-stocked in a timely fashion with merchandise flowing seamlessly between receiving, the sales floor and storage locations. Responsible for organizing stock in storage areas, ensuring HECMET (Higher Education Cooperative for Hazardous Material and Equipment Tracking) is updated appropriately.

Purpose and Key Functions:    
•    Responsible for receiving items; ensure all merchandise has been received in the inventory management system prior to moving it out of the receiving area and into the appropriate storage location. 
•    Review receiving logs against incoming shipments and follow-up on any issues for resolution. 
•    Ensure merchandise is accurately tagged and secured. 
•    Perform regular sales floor maintenance such as filling, organizing, rotating merchandise, and dusting. 
•    Assist buyers with merchandise returns by preparing accurate paperwork, packaging goods to be shipped and coordinating ship dates with the receiving department. 
•    Maintain ongoing and proactive communication with Oversight Committee about various issues such as delivery timelines, new arrivals, product placement/ features and sell-throughs. 
•    Maintain and communicate standards regarding use and storage of merchandise and display fixtures and for transporting merchandise between receiving, sales floor, and storage areas. 
•    Communicate core goods and best sellers to Oversight Committee, as well as customer feedback. 
•    Facilitate the movement of goods between various on campus locations (e.g. ethanol). 
•    Be familiar with and actively support the store's loss prevention guidelines and inform security of any suspicious or unusual activity. 
•    Model high service standards by greeting and actively engaging customers on the sales floor to determine needs, locate products, and make product suggestions. 
•    Update, maintain, and verify information in the inventory management system. 
•    Provide policy and procedure information to others. 
•    Write a variety of documents such as procedural manuals, policy documents, correspondence and minutes. 
•    Collect, verify and format data for input into a variety of spreadsheets and databases. 
•    Format, word process, edit and proofread a variety of documents and materials. 
•    Apply standard mathematical skills such as formulas and equations to perform a variety of calculations. 

2 years Community College diploma in a relevant field of study.
Requires 3 years of relevant experience.

Experience handling chemical is considered an asset.
Health and Safety training and knowledge is an asset.

How To Apply
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