Retail Buyer/​Manager, Boscobel House & Gardens

Retail Buyer/Manager, Boscobel House & Gardens The Retail Buyer/ Manager is responsible for selecting, purchasing, and managing the retail merchandise for Boscobel House and Gardens.  The Museum Shop helps fulfill Boscobel’s mission by enhancing the visitor experience and featuring merchandise that communicates Boscobel’s brand. The Retail Buyer/Manager helps to connect Boscobel to Hudson Valley designers and makers, and maximizes operational efficiency and profit to support museum operations. The Retail Buyer/Manager reports to the Business Manager and oversees both inventory and the point-of-sale (POS) system.  He/ She also provides information and assistance on merchandise and POS procedures to museum shop sales associates, and works closely with the Director of Visitor Engagement, who supervises and schedules shop staff. Specific duties to be performed:

  • Select and order shop merchandise. Visit gift shows, studios, and other retailers etc. as necessary to find merchandise appropriate to Boscobel.
  • Unpack, check, price and label new merchandise.  Code and enter merchandise into the POS system.
  • Process purchase orders and examines invoices for accuracy.  Keep accurate records and reports of invoices by vendor.
  • Maintain an up-to-date inventory and shop financial records on the computer.
  • Provide daily, monthly, and yearly reports of sales and inventory
  • Develop annual department budget including sales projections.
  • Keep stockroom neat and organized for ease in locating merchandise.
  • Recruit and train Museum Shop Sales Associates.
  • Coordinate and ensure excellent customer service and promote sales to insure store success.
  • All other duties as required.
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