Jewelry Buyer

The J. Paul Getty Trust

Los Angeles, CA

Requisition Number 2018-3271

Regular Full-Time

Selects and purchases jewelry of appropriate cultural context for exhibitions and permanent collections for retail sale, generating revenue for the Retail & Merchandise Development Department while supporting the Getty's mission and standards and enhancing the visitors' experience at all store locations.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Researches, selects, and purchases jewelry for retail sale at the Getty Center and Villa stores and the online shop
  • Manages a budget for each fiscal year, reporting monthly to the General Merchandise Manager on the status of investment funds and of sales goals
  • Creates and monitors purchase orders and maintains appropriate inventory levels for all store locations
  • Establishes and verifies terms of business with vendors
  • Ensures that most profitable and cost-effective practices are implemented within the department
  • Merchandises and maintains displays at all store locations


  • GED/ High School
  • Bachelor's degree and/or relevant related experience in specialty retail / bookstore
  • 3-5 years Buyer experience

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Public speaking
  • Solid negotiating skills
  • Knowledge of inventory control procedures
  • Analytical skills and advanced math skills
  • Familiarity with budget management and annual reports and projections
  • 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
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a Team
  • Some travel required US and Int'l

We offer a first-class work environment and excellent benefits on your first day of employment including:

  • Medical (choice of 3 health plans and dependent coverage available)
  • Dental and Vision
  • Paid vacation, sick and personal time
  • Employee Retirement Savings Program, includes an employer contribution and match
  • Free Fitness Center on-site
  • Life Insurance
  • Direct deposit, rideshare program, EAP and more
  • Alternate work week with every other Friday off

For additional information about this position or to apply, please visit:  EOE.

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