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Moda Operandi // luxury retailer for runway collections
New York City, NY    Posted: Friday, December 03, 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 Planning Director will lead the Merchandise Planning team & focus on managing inventory & optimizing productivity, as well as driving sales growth & gross margin expansion.  Reporting to the Chief Merchandise Officer, this role will work cross-functionally & bring the Merchandising, Marketing, Operations & Product/Technology teams together to drive site-improvement, branding, & sales initiatives. The ideal candidate is a data junkie & can articulate best-in-class merchandise planning processes & guide their team to create comprehensive datasets & tools - driving positive change throughout the Company.


  • Develop the pre-season topline sales, GP & inventory targets for total business 
  • Guide the creation of best-in-class merchandise datasets, tools & forecasting models
  • Develop supply-led inventory, sales & gross margin plans
  • Align plans to assortment & on site experience, collaborating with cross-functional teams
  • Create annual promotional plans & lead cross-functional execution of promotions
  • Collaborate with CFO & CMO on the Companys end of season liquidation process
  • Implement a monthly Open To Buy forecast process, guiding insight to merchants on strategies to drive productivity. 
  • Owner of the topline & departmental forecast & open to buy & Lead monthly cross-functional Open to Buy meetings
  • Reconcile top-down OTB / sales plans with bottoms up plans
  • Analyze customer data & marketing channel performance to identify opportunities & risks to the sales plans
  • Collaborate with the Data & Analytics team to inform & support strategies to optimize customer tier pricing promotions 
  • Work closely with CMO to evaluate appropriate end of season promotional strategies
  • Collaborate with merchants to closely monitor inventory performance
  • Partner with CMO to drive supply strategies including increasing exposure to non-owned inventory (consignment, dropship, e-concession)
  • Diligence Modas Product Display Pages (PDPs) & identify improvement opportunities (photography, copy, policies, etc).
  • Coordinate with the Operations team to stay on top of brand partner receipts, & communicate any risks or opportunities related to warehouse operations
  • Manage a team of planners, providing topline direction for monthly forecasts
  • Present action points to senior management & gain consensus on business approach


  • Bachelors degree in related field required
  • 5 years merchandise planning experience required
  • 2 years e-commerce experience required
  • Demonstrated experience presenting & recommending strategies & building a business case to support initiatives required
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel, Microsoft Office and/or Gsheets required
  • Knowledge of SQL & familiarity with analytics tools (specifically, Looker) required
  • Well-developed written & verbal communication skills
  • Ability to present complex material in an organized & compelling manner
  • Disciplined & driven to create tangible improvements
  • Experience with implementing planning software solutions preferred
  • Experience with pre-order business models preferred

Benefits of Joining Moda Operandi:

  • Medical, dental & vision coverage
  • 401k matching
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Currently Work From Home
  • Flexible Fridays during Summer
  • Pet Insurance discounts
  • Mental Health support
  • Employee discounts

 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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