University Store - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (19006322)
Business and Auxiliary Services is seeking a talented Buyer of the General Merchandise Department for The University Store on Fifth, The Pitt Shop and The Pitt Shop at the Pete.
The Buyer reports to the Merchandise Manager and is responsible for managing all aspects of the department, including but not limited to, insignia gifts, regalia, medical school supplies, school & art supplies, general gifts & greeting cards. Responsibilities include retail buying, trade book buying, budgeting and financial analysis, sales, merchandising and promotions, planning and implementation.
Some weekend and event hours are required seasonally. Overtime will be required as necessary to accomplish departmental goals and assure coverage for events and during peak times.
Baccalaureate and 3 years minimum general merchandise buying and/or management experience with 2 years in a supervisory position preferred. Or 5 years minimum of general merchandise experience and 2 years in a supervisory position preferred. Must have strong knowledge of the retail and college markets. Experience in retail principles and practices, sales, inventory management and systems, web sales, merchandising and marketing and customer service is expected. Collegiate licensing experience preferred.
Department Details: Business and Auxiliary Services consists of Customer Experience and Business Systems; the University Stores; Parking, Transportation and Services; and Operations. Our Department strives for the highest standard of quality and service. Our University Stores team consists of four retail locations as well as an in-house buying, planning, and merchandising team. The University Store on Fifth is the official on-campus retailer for students, faculty, and staff, stocking a large range of items from tech to school supplies to books. The Pitt Shop is a Panther fan's one-stop retail location, carrying all major apparel brands and accessories for the tiniest fans to our esteemed alumni. The Pitt Shop at the Pete located in the Petersen Events Center also carries all major apparel brands and accessories to help fans get geared up to cheer on the Panthers. Maggie & Stella's Cards & Gifts, carries an array of gifts ranging from simple to elegant high-end merchandise.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Buyer.III
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 3-5 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Evenings and weekends will be required.
Hiring Range: $35,100.00 - $56,784.00
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 19006322
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.