The Getty

Buyer Assistant

2 weeks ago(1/11/2018 8:31 AM)
Requisition Number
Position Status
Regular Full-Time
Retail and Merchandising
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