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Plimoth Patuxet Museums
Plymouth, MA, United States (on-site)
22 days ago
Plimoth Patuxet Museums
Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States (on-site)
22 days ago


The Buyer is a goal-oriented self-starter; analytical, creative, comfortable working in a highly collaborative team, and passionate about the Museum’s educational mission and retail. The Buyer selects and purchases appropriate merchandise for Plimoth Patuxet Museums’ (PPM) gift shops to maximize sales and gross margins. Works with vendors to create custom merchandise exclusive to PPM.



  • Source, develop and purchase merchandise for assigned categories. Manage open-to-buy budget; maximize sales, inventory turns and gross margins; meet sales goals.
  • Monitor inventory levels; analyze sales data for timely reordering.
  • Create and maintain positive professional relationships with vendors.
  • Order and reorder products, determine mark-up, negotiate terms. Keep accurate and complete paperwork on file for all PO’s and correspondence with vendor.
  • Develop, evaluate and negotiate terms (price, MOQ, delivery/ payment terms) for new and existing products to maximize sales and gross margin.
  • Obtain product information that helps to sell the product. Communicate that info to the staff in the shops so they can share it with customers.
  • Attend trade shows, gift and artisan craft shows, to source products. Develop private label programs and custom packaging. Identify retail and product trends.
  • Write copy for the online shop items and for signs in shops.
  • Notify staff of any changes, including items out of stock, temporarily, or discontinued items, and price increases/decreases. Examine products when they arrive to check for quality.
  • Work with Development, Membership, Marketing and Executive Office on sourcing, designing, developing and/or customizing unique products to be used for premiums, commemorative gifts and promotional items for trade shows.
  • Assist with annual physical inventory for all shops.
  • Provide a friendly and welcoming presence for all guests and coworkers throughout the Museum. Support the Museum’s mission, vision, core values and customer service.
  • If needed, work in shops or stockroom.

This outline description focuses on the primary duties of the position. It is not designed nor intended to include all duties and responsibilities inherent in satisfactory performance of the position. Management reserves the right to revise this job description from time to time as needed.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 66777635
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Plimoth Patuxet Museums
  • Position Title: Museum Gift Shop Retail Buyer
  • Job Function: Buyer/Product Development
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
  • Required Travel: 10-25%
  • Salary: $45,000.00 - $45,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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