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The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures furthers the understanding, celebration, and preservation of cinema through inclusive and accessible exhibitions, screenings, programs, and collections. Welcoming visitors from Los Angeles and around the world, the Museum works in active partnership with motion picture artists and specialists, scholars, staff, and diverse communities to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema, inspiring discourse, connection, joy, and discovery.

The Museum is committed to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. Welcoming visitors from Los Angeles and around the world, we work in partnership with motion picture artists and specialists, scholars, staff, and diverse communities to contextualize and challenge dominant narratives around cinema.

Reporting to the Director of Retail, the Buyer will work to create the appropriate merchandise mix to support the mission of the museum and achieve the department’s financial targets that align with the Open to Buy (OTB).

 

You Will:

  • Analyze and execute buy quantities that drive sales and prevent inventory gluts.
  • Research competition to identify emerging trends, categories, and promotional campaigns.
  • Develop tools to analyze and drive sales through fixture fills, sku counts, freshness and pricing/margin.
  • Analyze sales in-season and post-season (hindsight) to identify hits and misses.
  • Utilize learnings to revise in-season and future season actions, strategies, and assortments.
  • Grow and maintain strong vendor relationships.
  • Strategically scout new vendors to support business needs.
  • Negotiate product quality, costs, and delivery with vendors.
  • Manage and execute all steps within product development: including conceptualizing, sourcing, and conducting initial garment selection of colors, trims, fabrics, etc.
  • Review our weekly sales performance to identify potential reorders and recommend styles for promotion or markdown.
  • Partner cross-functionally to influence merchandising vision.
  • Teach, coach and motivate assistant buyer(s) to drive in-season performance and manage sku/PO maintenance.
 
Position Requirements

You Have:

  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • 2+ years of buying experience in a retail environment.
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite – both Excel and Power Point.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Organizational, planning, and leadership skills.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • The ability to work both independently and as a member of the team.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

 

Our Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision.
  • PTO and Sick Time.
  • 40l(k).
 
Full-Time/Part-Time -unspecified-  
Position Buyer  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Open Date 1/29/2021  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy is the world's preeminent movie related organization, comprised of 9,000+ accomplished individuals working in cinema. We recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures.











 
EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

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