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Moda Operandi // luxury retailer for runway collections
New York City, NY    Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2022
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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.

Buyer - Beauty.  This individual has the responsibility for driving the business growth & managing the overall sales forecasting & inventory management of the Beauty Division. Working in tandem with the Beauty Director this role is responsible for generating seasonal merchandise plans, marketing efforts, assortment strategies, vendor negotiations to maximize & grow the business & the overall vision of beauty at Moda Operandi.


  • Work with Director & Chief Merchant to execute strategy
  • Working in tandem with the Beauty Director to create monthly & seasonal marketing efforts, partnerships, collaborations, exclusives for the MODA target customer
  • Manage the buying process, including building assortments based on historical & current product performance, analyzing business, & managing inventory flow
  • Build strong vendor partnerships to negotiate buying terms (price, margin, quantity, delivery terms) & deliver a differentiated product mix
  • Create & execute a merchandise assortment plan that supports financial, merchandising, & marketing objectives
  • Develop, execute, & meet or exceed department sales, gross margin, & inventory plans
  • Identify new business opportunities, including new brands & product development
  • Responsible for planning & overseeing the OTB, taking action; recommending reorders & pricing strategies as well as inventory balancing & management
  • Acts as expert on competition & industry trends; translate into fashion-forward product with a keen understanding of the Moda client
  • Partner with the Planning department to create buy plans 
  • Negotiate marketing contributions from brands
  • Collaborate with private client stylist teams to drive sales & gross margin through innovative trunk show & in-season product launches
  • Align cross-functional partners such as marketing, editorial & studio on performance, industry trends, new inventory, & brand positioning
  • Train, develop, & mentor your team
  • Travel as needed for inspiration & trade shows


  • 3-5 years retail buying experience required
  • Bachelors Degree in related field required 
  • Knowledge of the competitive beauty landscape 
  • Strong relationships with established & emerging beauty vendors 
  • A genuine passion for the beauty category & ability to nurture prospective new & exclusive talent
  • Ability to think strategically, creatively, & technically as well as a balanced analytical mind with innovative, creative thought from business operation & product standpoints
  • Strong working knowledge of an e-commerce business with proven history of taking a data driven approach executing against KPIs 
  • High level of credibility & integrity, demonstrated through strong industry relationships
  • Have a working knowledge of product development for potential MODA branded ranges
  • Advanced ability in MS Word, Excel required
  • Must be highly organized; ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strategic thinker with ability to manage from high level to low level detail

Benefits of Joining Moda Operandi:

  • Medical, dental & vision coverage
  • 401k matching
  • Generous PTO policy
  • 1 day a week in office, remaining WFH
  • Pet Insurance discounts
  • Mental Health support
  • Employee discounts
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