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Manager/Buyer, Gift Shop

  • Job ID: 844227243
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Variable hours during weekday and weekend
  • Shift: Variable
  • Facility: UPMC Presbyterian
  • Department: Administration
  • Location: 3459 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour


In 1898, the Ladies Hospital Aid Society (LHAS) began its long history of community service when 17 women met to address the pressing needs of the sick and the poor who were living in their neighborhoods. Referring to themselves as the Hebrew Ladies Hospital Aid Society, this group counted among its many philanthropic accomplishments, the opening of the original Montefiore Hospital in 1908, the construction of the current site in 1929. In 1990, Montefiore Hospital was sold and became part of the UPMC system and LHAS continues to serve the Pittsburgh community today.

This position is full-time and will have various hours, working weekday and weekend shifts. Gift Shop/Retail buying experience is preferred, in addition to the job responsibilities below.

The manager is responsible for providing profitable, customer-centered management of the LHAS Presbyterian and Montefiore floral and gift shops, and to supervise all gift shop personnel. This position will work varied days and hours as needed including weekends.


  • Prepares and administers budgets totaling $800,000 dollars for two gift shops. Meets operating budget and revenue expectations
  • Supervises a minimum of 5.0 FTE's consisting of full-time and part-time sales associates and volunteers.
  • Establishes and regularly reviews gift shop policies.
  • Maintains Lottery machine.
  • Plans and buys a variety of merchandise for both the LHAS Presbyterian and Montefiore floral and gift shops.
  • Monitors cash accounts, deposits, and disbursements for both shops.
  • Ensures that all shop areas including selling floor, back rooms, and inventory areas are clean and orderly at all times.
  • Develops annual promotional plans based on marketing studies and surveys.
  • Maintains an awareness of shoplifting potential and develops procedures to prevent shoplifting.
  • Responsible for lottery deposit, changing tickets daily in each machine, and balancing monies from each machine.
  • Prepares appropriate financial management records, reports, and comparison studies for gift shop and lottery operations at both shops.



  • Bachelor's degree in business management, marketing, retail management, or equivalent experience required.
  • Minimum of three to five years of experience in retail management and buying with the capability of handling all aspects of shop operation required.
  • Gift shop management, especially hospital gift shop management, preferred.
  • Strong customer relations, communications, and bookkeeping skills required.
  • Working knowledge of Windows and retail accounting software preferred.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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