The National Portrait Gallery houses a unique collection of all forms of portraiture of the people who have made or are currently contributing to British history and culture; the collection is the most comprehensive of its kind in the world. With around 2 million visitors each year prior to temporary closure for the Inspiring People project and a strong national and international presence through touring exhibitions and special projects, the Gallery is one of the country's most important and popular galleries.
Buying and Product Development Manager
£33,000 per annum
Full-time, 40 hours per week
Fixed Term Contract for 22 months
Home and site based (minimum 2 days per week)
The Gallery's Commercial department are seeking a buying and merchandise management specialist to join their expanding retail team. This exciting new role will play a crucial part in The Inspiring People project, a major refurbishment project which includes new, prominent retail spaces and an ambitious approach to both ecommerce and onsite retail.
Reporting to the Senior Retail Manager, the Buying and Product Development Manager will assume a key role in contributing to the Gallery's retail strategy to maximise profits by developing an outstanding product offer for both visitors to the Gallery those engaging with the Gallery through its digital channels as well as trade sales.
The successful candidate will possess extensive experience in buying and merchandise management, including development of product ranges from design to production, creation of product strategies, developing range plans and budgets, analysing sales reports, producing buying budgets and using an RMS. In addition, they will have a clear understanding of retail trends both inside and outside the sector and the ability to manage a small team.
This is a unique opportunity for an ambitious individual with vision to create a new, highly desirable product offer for the Gallery.
Further information about the role as well as details of how to apply can be found below.
Closing date for returned applications is 9:00am, Tuesday 5th July 2022. First round interviews will take place on Friday 15th July 2022. Second round interviews will take place Friday 22nd July 2022. Please indicate on your form if you will be unable to make these dates.
We are committed to the employment and development of disabled people. We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for this post. To be invited to interview/assessment, you must show in your supporting statement that you meet the minimum criteria for the role, across all essential criteria. If you tell us that you have a disability we can make reasonable adjustments at interview, and, if you join us, to your work arrangements.