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Moda Operandi // luxury retailer for runway collections
Brooklyn, New York    Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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Position Summary

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to work within our Studio Team. We are seeking a talented, hard working & motivated Sample Assistant with meticulous attention to detail & a strong a sense of ownership & pride to their craft. Reporting to the Production Manager, Boutique, the Sample Assistant will be responsible for the management, requesting & tracking of samples for e-commerce photography. The successful candidate will join a growing, dedicated Studio team. While working as part of the wider studio, he/she will appreciate being part of the Studio Team & enjoy facilitating the sharing & learning of new skills from this group of talented individuals.

Role Priorities

  • Work with a dedicated Sample Team to manage the day to day sample flow for Presell Shoots
  • Check in, track, & return all samples needed for Presell Shoots
  • Oversee handling of merchandise while in studios possession, ensuring that the correct sample is received & returned on time & in the same condition received.
  • Maintain an organized system for storing samples securely & safely
  • Coordinate with production & merchandising team to group like brands & certain themes between uploads to ensure a smooth photography & upload process
  • Create shot lists for each set daily
  • Pull Trunkshow imagery
  • Troubleshoot by investigating color, sizing, & any arising discrepancies
  • Build & maintain cross functional relationships with internal & external teams
  • Be pro-active, able to show initiative & suggest ideas to constantly improve the workflow & quality of the Studio Team, as well as the wider business

Performance Requirements

  • 1+ year on-set photo shoot experience in an e-commerce environment a plus
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional organization skills
  • Must be able to multitask, prioritize, anticipate needs & take direction
  • Ability to work collaboratively & value differing perspectives
  • Must be self-motivated, flexible & agile
  • Must be willing to work off hours/nights & travel internationally for work
  • Comfortable working in a fast paced, evolving environment, & responds to change with a positive attitude
  • Familiar with Microsoft & Google applications
  • Enthusiastic about Moda Operandi, e-commerce, & fashion overall
  • Strong communication skills; both written & verbal

Required Competencies

Communication & Influencing

  • Demonstrates ability to build & foster productive working relationships with internal/external partners
  • Communicates effectively & persuasively with cross-functional teams
  • Team-player, with strong communication, motivational, & diplomatic skills
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills as well as good listening skills
  • Creative thinker with the confidence to share ideas with the team

Impact the ability to:

  • Engage customers by effectively delivering compelling & beautiful imagery that accurately depicts the products to customers

Industry Knowledge

  • Comprehensive understanding of the fashion & luxury goods industry.
  • Comprehensive knowledge studio lighting, grip & photography


  • Thrive in a fast paced environment, welcoming challenges
  • Adapts to change with ease & composure

The job description is to be used merely as a guide of expectations rather than an exhaustive list of all duties & competencies. All requirements & skills are subject to change as business needs evolve.

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