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Moda Operandi // luxury retailer for runway collections
Brooklyn, New York    Posted: Monday, August 01, 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.

Moda Operandi is seeking a talented, hardworking & motivated Sample Assistant with meticulous attention to detail & a strong sense of ownership & pride in their craft. Reporting to the Senior Sample Associate, 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.

This is a full-time on-site position based at our Brooklyn studio. 

Moda abides by the NYC vaccination mandate for workplaces, as such only candidates with completed covid-19 vaccinations will be considered for this role.

 Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • 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 the studio's 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
  • Help coordinate seasonal editorials working closely with the styling & creative team.
  • Pull Trunkshow imagery for styles already shot prior to Boutique purchase orders
  • Troubleshoot by investigating color, sizing, & any arising discrepancies
  • Build & foster productive cross functional relationships with internal teams & external partners
  • Be a pro-active, creative thinker, able to show initiative & suggest ideas to constantly improve the workflow & quality of the Studio Team, as well as the wider business
  • Engage customers by effectively delivering compelling & beautiful imagery that accurately depicts the products


  • 1+ year on-set photo shoot experience in an e-commerce environment a plus
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills 
  • Must be able to multitask, prioritize, anticipate needs & take direction
  • Ability to work collaboratively, listen, & value differing perspectives
  • Must be self-motivated, flexible & agile
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, evolving environment; welcoming challenges & adapting to change with ease, composure, & a positive attitude
  • Familiar with Microsoft & Google applications; experience with Creative Force a plus
  • Comprehensive understanding of the fashion & luxury goods industry
  • Enthusiastic about Moda Operandi, e-commerce, & fashion overall

Benefits of Joining Moda Operandi:

  • Medical, dental & vision coverage 
  • 401k matching
  • Annual bonus program
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Summer Fridays
  • Winter Recess
  • Pet Insurance discounts
  • Mental Health support including Head Space
  • Wellness Program including memberships to HeadSpace, Carrot & OneMedical
  • Generous merchandise 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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