Operations and Warehouse Specialist, Professional Development Courses (PDCs)

  • University of La Verne
  • La Verne, CA 91750, USA
  • May 18, 2024
Full time Facilities Management

Job Description

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University of La Verne

Operations and Warehouse Specialist, Professional Development Courses (PDCs)

Job Description Summary:
Responsible for overseeing all activities in operating the PDC warehouse, including shipping, packaging and receiving books ordered by over 10,000 Professional Development Courses students in a year. Manage the inventory of books and insure we have sufficient inventory to meet student registration demands. This include tracking and receiving shipments from book suppliers.

Specific Duties:
Manage and oversee the the PDC Warehouse. This entails overseeing the inventory of books and insure we have sufficient inventory to meet student registration demands. This include tracking and receiving shipments from book suppliers, packaging, and shipping books to newly enrolled students. Maintain inventory record and reconcile inventory records with physical inventory.Prepare instructional material for shipping and arrange shipping of materials with USPS or any other authorized shipping company. Print shipping labels and prepare instructional materials to be shipped to students .Cultivate and maintain relationships with vendors, contractors, and publishers. Set inventory ordering setpoints based on seasonal sales projection analysis. Control and monitor course availability on the website.Work closely with third-party vendors and the Director of PDCs to determine solutions and strategic planning for e-book implementation and distribution.Keep track of new editions of currently used books.Assist the PDC specialists in resolving student issues regarding book orders.Assist the PDC specialists with customer service. This entails providing excellent customer service, answering the toll-free number, emails, and chats as needed. Warehouse housekeeping/maintaining a safe and clean working environment.Assist with audits as needed.Back-up and/or backfill for Purchasing and Warehouse Lead and Director – including by not limited to preparing, processing Purchase Orders, package check-in, receiving, and internal customer service.Warehouse housekeeping/maintaining a safe and clean working environment.Perform additional duties as assigned by the PDC Director and Executive Director of Purchasing

Minimum Qualifications:
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Valid California Driver’s license with clean DMV report
  • 3 years of general warehouse, receiving, inventory, and delivery experience.
  • 3 years of general shipping experience.
  • 3 years of general data entry skills
  • Computer literate (Microsoft Office, internet, etc.)
  • Customer service experience


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Professional writing skills
  • Excellent oral communication skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Problem solving skills


Location: La Verne Main Campus

Special Instructions:
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://laverne.edu

Institutional Profile
Located in Southern California, the University of La Verne offers a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of students, preparing them for successful careers and a commitment to lifelong learning across the liberal arts and professional programs. The academic units of the not-for-profit university include the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the LaFetra College of Education, and the College of Law. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including degree programs tailored for working adults. The university's central campus is located 30 miles east of Los Angeles in the historic Old Town section of La Verne, a city with a population of approximately 35,000 at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The university also has eight regional campuses throughout California and the College of Law campus in Ontario, California. The university is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral Institution with moderate research activity. Core values are reflected throughout all curricular and co-curricular programs, its emphasis on close professor-student interaction, personal support of its students, and its diversity.

The University of La Verne prides itself in being reflective of the diversity of Southern California. Approximately 80 percent of its nearly 8,500 students come from diverse backgrounds and the U.S. Department of Education has designated the university as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). With 80,000 alumni, the university fulfills a critical community function in educating students from underserved populations, many of whom are the first generation in their family to attend college.

The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation






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