Buying and Development Manager, Tate Enterprises Limited


About the role:

    This is a fantastic opportunity to join Tate Commerce’s busy and dynamic Merchandise team and to lead a successful buying and product development department, reporting to the Licensing and Merchandise Director. We work closely with artists, curators, designers and creatives of all sorts to develop merchandise that is sold across Tate’s four galleries and online shop, and reflects the Tate’s collection and varied exhibitions that make up our program.

Our Ideal candidate:

    The ideal candidate will have excellent experience in a product development role, demonstrate first class organisational and problem-solving skills, the ability to manage complex schedules with multiple deadlines, and communicate well and work collaboratively with the Merchandise, Retail and wider Tate teams. You will also manage two direct reports. The role is an exciting opportunity for an experienced buyer/product developer looking for their next career step, or an existing buying/product development manager looking to move into the Museum and Gallery sector.

Our mission:

    Tate’s mission is to encourage the enjoyment and understanding of art, so a passion for art is essential; but we are also committed to improving the sustainability of all we do, and appealing to more diverse audiences, and are keen to hear from candidates who share those values.

What 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 our employees and their friends and family.

Please apply through our website. You can find this vacancy here. There, you'll also find our full Job Description and Person Specification, alongside our Guidance Notes to help you complete our application. 

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Tate Commerce is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tate and covenants all profits to support Tate’s work and collection.

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