The Getty

  • Buyer Assistant

    Posted Date
    3 months ago(1/11/2018 8:31 AM)
    Requisition Number
    Position Status
    Regular Full-Time
    Retail and Merchandising
    Getty Location
    Getty Center
    Trust - 1602-GC Museum Store Operations
  • Job Summary

    Supports the Inventory Planner and Trade Merchandise Buyer in the back office business operations and facilitates purchases for all Getty stores including online.

    Major Job Responsibilities

    • Supports the Inventory Planner and Trade Merchandise Buyer in the delivery of merchandise purchased orders as scheduled
    • Determines customer merchandise needs and expectations through contact with staff, supervisor, dept head, curators and others
    • Provides and coordinates product and service training as required
    • Assists with analyzing and estimating order/reorder quantities, retail pricing and/or changes of trade products for regular store merchandise and targeted exhibitions
    • Obtains competitive cost quotes; assists with implementation of formal bids; negotiates procurement details with vendors


    • GED/ High School
    • Some college preferred and/or relevant related experience in specialty retail / bookstore
    • 2-3 years Assistant Buyer or related support experience in a merchandise environment

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Time Management skills
    • Knowledge of inventory control procedures
    • Analytical skills and advanced math skills
    • Strong knowledge of accounting procedures necessary
    • Must be comfortable in deadline-driven environment
    • Requires flexibility to react to the ever changing needs of a fast-paced business