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

The Assistant Buyer will support the Jewelry team in the development & execution of merchandise assortment, buying plans & achieving sales & profit targets to maximize & grow the Jewelry business.

What Youll Do

  • Assist Buyer with the development of merchandise assortments, sales, & inventory plans for assigned merchandise departments
  • Execute the Trunkshow process, ensuring the timeline & vendor expectation is managed in an efficient way
  • Manage BTQ POs [Quantify, size, prepare, review & send boutique purchase orders]
  • Maintain Rolling OTB in season
  • Produce reports for the buyer to analyze sales trends, project merchandise requirements for assigned departments
  • Work closely with the buyer to balance inventories & build appropriate assortment models to maximize performance
  • Communicate with the stylist & editorial teams regarding new brands, trends, opportunities
  • Monitor shipments, deliveries, RTVS & transfers
  • Communicate product knowledge to stylist team
  • Work closely with vendors to optimize business opportunities, including product development
  • Manage weekly selling & analyze reporting
  • Prepare end of season reporting & participate in departmental review
  • Manage Merchandising Assistant & ensure all tasks are completed
  • Facilitate & analyze buy prep for market
  • Attend market appointments where feasible
  • Coordinate trends with merchandising & marketing teams
  • Manage reorders & swaps based on selling & business opportunities
  • Manage the Trunkshow transfer process
  • Support the buyer in the building of seasonal strategies, with a focus on thinking outside the box
  • Learn to project receipts & manage PO log
  • Oversee the Trunkshow launch calendar
  • Contribute to new brand acquisition
  • Responsible for competitive analysis
  • Seek out globally emerging & market leading brands

Who You Are

  • Minimum 2 years buying experience in a department store or specialty boutique within the luxury sector
  • Strong understanding of Merchandising financials
  • High-level analytical skills
  • Extremely detail-orientated & able to effectively multi-task
  • Excellent organizational, presentation & communication skills
  • Able to successfully manage & execute priorities in a timely manner within a fast-paced, high-growth environment
  • Understanding of the luxury retail market
  • Demonstrate ability to build & foster productive working relationships with cross-functional teams & vendors
  • Excellent communication & effective presentation skills with cross-functional partners & senior leadership
  • Creative thinker with the confidence to share ideas with the team
  • Comprehensive understanding of the fashion & luxury goods industry, consumer products & personal technology industries, & trends affecting them
  • 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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