Closing date: 03 October 2019 at midnight
Tate Commerce’s role is to maximise profits and extend the value of the Tate brand, to support Tate’s work and collection. Work at Tate Commerce ranges from publishing, retail and merchandising roles to operations, finance and licensing. The merchandise department is responsible for producing the print and product sold through Tate’s retail, online and wholesale channels.
We have a great opportunity for a conscientious Assistant Buyer/ Product Developer in the Merchandising department on a fixed term 18 month contract, with the intent to make a permanent role. The successful applicant will be assisting the Product Development team and be based at the Lodge at Tate Britain.
Main responsibilities and duties will include:
Develop and deliver merchandise ranges to budget, schedule and customer profile in line with the merchandise strategy as required.
Collating all product information and inputting on to the new line sheets for the retail and online teams for all ranges developed.
Ensure that communication with retail division and online shop on introduction of new products is maintained.
Seeking permissions for new product projects and exhibitions as directed by the product development manager and merchandise director.
Maintaining records of permissions received and declined.
Co-ordinating samples for the online shop team for photo shoots.
Keep up to date with market trends, potential new suppliers and competitors through research and trade shows.
Assist in managing and developing relationships with suppliers, artists and designers.
Check and pass stock invoices due for payment to the Merchandise Director for sign off.
Providing administrative support to the Product Development Manager.
To be successful in this role you will require experience of product development and buying, be self-motivated with a positive approach to a varied workload and work on multiple projects. You will be able to translate creative ideas into commercial products. Confident people skills a collaborative approach and meticulous attention to detail.
If this sounds like you and you have a genuine interest in our Merchandise department, and passion for the Tate brand and generating revenue for Tate galleries, then we'd love to hear from you.
We offer great benefits including staff training, performance and service awards, great discounts in our shops and catering outlets, Employee Assistance Program, Cycle scheme and free entry to exhibitions for you, your friends and family.
As a member of the Disability Confident Scheme, we interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for a job vacancy. Our jobs are like our galleries, open to all. Tate Enterprises is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tate and covenants all profits to support Tate’s work and collection.