Manager Printery and Bookshop

National University of Samoa



Position Title: Manager, Printery & Bookshop

Classification: Comparable staff

Responsible to: Director Financial Services The Manager reports to and is appraised annually by the Director of Financial Services

Responsible For: Printery and Bookshop staff.

Limits AuthorityFinancial – purchases and internal transfers within budget approved for the Bookshop and Printery,

Communicates with: Deans, Heads of Schools and Directors

Salary Range: Comparable Staff Grade 1 ($57,790pa - $68,800pa)



  1. Management

    Daily supervision of staff – day-to-day operations Printery & Bookshop

    Control the budget for the Printery & Bookshop.

    Cash/credit sales management

    Manage the budget with efficiency and

    effectiveness within the allocated amount.

    Inventory Control.

    Manage procurement of printing supplies, equipment, and bookstore inventory.

    Conduct performance evaluations for staff.

    Customer Satisfaction.

  2. Bookshop

Manage the selection, pricing, and stocking of course materials, textbooks, and university merchandise.

Ensure the availability of all course/ programme materials for sale to students.

Effectively manage stock and ensure accountability for monies.

Promote the sale of NUS memorabilia and other stocks.

  1. Printery

Manage all aspects of printing services, including staff & client consultation, job scheduling, and quality control.

Ensure efficient utilization of printing equipment and maintain a safe working environment.

  • Staff are clear about their daily task, priorities as per staff feedback.

  • that staff are given clear, constructive feedback about their performance.

  • the budget is prepared on time, as per financial procedures of the NUS

  • prepare costing sheets to support pricing of inventories

  • ·no budget overspending

  • ensure monies received are lodged with Financial Services daily.
  • strictly monitor monies received from sales, and ensure lodgment with Financial Services daily.
  • Conduct biannual stocktakes (June 30th & January 31st) and ensure accurate inventory records.
  • Maintain high levels of customer satisfaction with printing services and bookstore experience.
  • the equipment are operational and in good working condition at all times due to regular maintenance.

  • required texts, manuals, notes for programmes and stationery are available for purchase by students
  • effective systems are used for stock count and daily accounting of money collected as per NUS financial procedures enforced by the Director, Financial Services.
  • Follow-up printing materials from Deans before each semester commence, and ensure printing are done in a timely manner; preventing delays as well as overtime work.



  • A minimum of a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Printing Management, Commerce or a related field.


  • At least five years of relevant experience in a supervisory or managerial role within a printing or university environment.

Skills, Abilities and Personal Qualities

  • Demonstrated ability to manage the human and financial resources of Printery and Bookshop.
  • Highly organized with a keen eye for accuracy, particularly for inventory management and stocktakes.
  • Ability to identify and resolve challenges in a timely and effective manner.
  • Ability to formulate and implement a business plan for the NUS Bookshop & Printery.
  • Ability to provide and effective services for the staff and students of the University.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Word, Excel and Publisher
  • Ability to adapt to changing technologies, trends, and customer needs.
  • Written and oral proficiency in Samoan and English.
  • Accurate and meticulous, Self-motivated, Conscientious, Systematic.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with faculty, students, and staff across the university.


  • Ability to perform duties efficiently and effectively
  • Commitment to the advancement of NUS in Samoa and the region
  • Must be honest, reliable andpunctual
  • Must have the initiative to perform duties within boundaries of given responsibilities


Our Vision

A University of Excellence in Research, Samoan Studies, Quality Education and Training in response to national and regional development needs

Our Mission

To produce quality graduates from across all disciplines to meet the human resource needs of the nation and region

Our Values

Respect - We value efforts made in all conduct, operations and affairs for the ongoing development of our University.

Integrity We value transparency, honesty and ethical conduct in individual and collective actions and decisions.

Responsiveness –We value prompt response to the needs of Samoa and the region.

Pursuit of Excellence - We strive for excellence, seeking to apply the highest standards to benefit our communities.

Professionalism - We value a high level of work ethic, positive workplace conduct, behaviour and attitude.

Equity - We promote diversity in the University community — through our people, ideas and cultures. We create a vibrant, inclusive environment in which ideas flourish and future generations, regardless of background, are empowered. We respect our colleagues and work together for shared success.

Sustainability - We acknowledge our limitations and strive to deliver and sustain our goals within our available resources

Goals and Priorities