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Moda Operandi // luxury retailer for runway collections
Headquarters New York City    Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
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Moda Operandi is disrupting luxury fashion retailing by giving shoppers direct access to designers & their collections, as soon as they hit the runways. With $300M raised from top investors & a strong traction worldwide, Moda is uniquely positioned to serve high-end fashion customers for all their wardrobe needs, through a unique combination of digital e-commerce channels, private showrooms & personal stylists.

The Vice President Supply Chain serves as the senior Supply Chain leader for Moda Operandi, reporting directly to the SVP, Operations. They are responsible for the management & optimization of all supply chain activities including, operations, distribution, customer experience, delivery & logistics. This strategic leader will guide Moda Operandis supply chain vision, planning, & execution. They will work closely with other senior leaders, customers, & supplier partners to enhance profitability, create optimal inventory strategies, generate greater productivity, & drive efficiencies across the network.

What You'll Do

  • Be a true strategic business partner & thought leader for the SVP, Operations & Moda Operandi senior leadership team & Board
  • Design & develop new & innovative methodologies, processes, & relationships to provide outsourced procurement, sourcing, & manufacturing to emerging designers on the Moda platform.
  • Responsible to oversee the supply chain function from purchase order to delivery, including inventory planning, order fulfillment, shipping, delivery, value added services & receiving
  • As a member of the senior leadership team, they will participate in setting the strategic & operational direction of the company
  • Lead a large team ensuring appropriate functional expertise, establish a vision, & transition easily between strategy & the daily tactics of the business
  • Develop inventory strategies to maintain optimal inventory levels to meet desired customer fill rates, achieve inventory turn goals, & avoid supply disruption
  • Accountable for integration of supply chain activities across the organization enabling optimal customer service, product supply, & inventory investment
  • Build & manage strategic external partnerships with customers, suppliers, & other strategic entities
  • Responsible for the China & Hong Kong Operations, overseeing an International team of Quality, Sourcing, Delivery, Logistics, Engineering, & Administration
  • Actively collaborate with key strategic suppliers to ensure two-way, collaborative relationships that deliver an operational competitive advantage
  • Able to anticipate & implement necessary changes to supply chain strategy & process to support growth & commitments to customers
  • Develop & support margin improvement initiatives by developing strategies to address supply chain risk while delivering hard savings
  • Drive & enable culture of continuous improvement
  • Provide dynamic leadership to build, develop, manage, & evaluate high performing teams
  • Responsible for management of multiple sites to drive common solutions & standardization

Who You Are:

  • Bachelors degree, MBA preferred
  • 12-years progressive experience managing & directing a supply chain organization with multiple sites; minimum 5-years in a senior leadership role
  • Proven record of accomplishment in supply chain with demonstrated ability to articulate a future vision, business plan & profitability while meeting and/or exceeding corporate goals
  • Ability to translate & communicate a strategic plan into tactical goals
  • Ability to build cross-functional partnerships & engage in & lead cross-functional teams & initiatives
  • Possess personal qualities of integrity, credibility, & commitment to the organizational values
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively inspire, develop, & lead a team
  • Exceptional executive presence, communication, organizational & interpersonal skills, with strong ability to make decisions & collaborate across the business

Leadership Skills

  • Ability to quickly assess an operational situation & deploy resources to resolve
  • Excellent written/verbal/presentation skills
  • Ability to motivate & inspire
  • Collaborative problem solver
  • Driver & Doer mentality; goes above & beyond in solving issues
  • Open to change, driver of change
  • Digs into details of the business; empowers managers to execute
  • Champions consistent business approaches & measurement across sites
  • Learner / Growth Mindset: Demonstrated recent examples where they invested time into personal continuous improvement
  • Planner / Implementor: Strong Penchant for Planning & executing to KPIs
  • Displays balance of confidence with authenticity/emotional intelligence/team player
  • Good educational background (University or better) + APICS / Six Sigma preferred
  • Strong emphasis in Supply Chain Management is preferred over distribution or customer service (ideally the candidate has experience in all 3 areas)
  • Slightly fast paced & direct communication style

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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