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Moda Operandi // luxury retailer for runway collections
Design, Full Time    New York City, NY    Posted: Tuesday, April 27, 2021
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Moda Operandi is an e-commerce platform transforming the way people discover & shop for designer fashion. Through its innovative mix of commerce & content, Moda allows women to shop for whats new & whats next in designer fashion from the worlds leading emerging designers & luxury brands. Founded in 2010, Moda Operandi's mission is to make it easy for designers to grow their businesses & consumers to realize their personal style. Today, Modas platform carries more than 1,000 brands & designers across fashion, fine jewelry & home, ships to 125 countries.

The Senior Buyer, Women's Design RTW will report to the Buying Manager & will be responsible for generating seasonal merchandise plans, assortment strategies, & vendor negotiations to maximize & growth of the business.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Develop seasonal merchandise plans with management & the merchandising team
  • Plan & oversee the OTB
  • Manage the buying process, including building assortments, performance & managing inventory flow
  • Review & analyze business weekly, monthly, seasonally, developing appropriate initiatives
  • Analyzing competitive pricing, product, presentation & timing
  • Negotiate buying terms with vendors (price, margin, quantity, delivery terms)
  • Identify new business opportunities, including new brands, product trends & marketing opportunities
  • Establish & maintain vendor relationships & attend market (currently virtual, but anticipating international travel to resume in 2022)
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge & understanding of the global MO customer
  • Develop & execute strategies to exponentially grow the Womens designer RTW business & market share
  • Manage a financial plan (profitability margins, mark-up & receipt flow)
  • Proactively motivate selling teams through communication & training
  • Inform all cross-functional teams on industry trends, inventory & brand positioning
  • Lead & develop team of 2 - Assistant Buyer & Merchandise Assistant


Your Talents:

  • 4+ years experience as Womens Buyer in a multi-brand environment required
  • Experience in Designer RTW requirted
  • Market knowledge of the dynamics that are shaping the global luxury landscape
  • Luxury e-commerce experience is a strong asset
  • Demonstrated credibility & integrity, through sustained industry relationships
  • Strong understanding of Merchandising financials, retail math & the ability to manage profitability
  • Excellent organizational, presentation & communication skill
  • Foster a collaborative environment for others to share ideas
  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional partners
  • Proficient in Word & Excel
  • Bachelors Degree required

Benefits of Joining Moda Operandi:

  • Medical, dental & vision coverage
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Currently Work From Home
  • Flexible Fridays during Summer
  • Pet Insurance discounts
  • Mental Health support
  • Employee discounts
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