Assistant Buyer - Contemporary & Resortwear

Moda Operandi
Brooklyn, New York
$60,000 + 10% bonus + 50% employee discount + M/D/V insurance
19 May 2022
19 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

Moda Operandi is an e-commerce platform transforming the way people discover and shop for designer fashion. Through its innovative mix of commerce and content, Moda allows women to shop for what’s new and what’s next in designer fashion from the world’s leading emerging designers and luxury brands. Founded in 2010, Moda Operandi's mission is to make it easy for designers to grow their businesses and consumers to realize their personal style. Today, Moda’s platform carries more than 1,000 brands and designers across fashion, fine jewelry and home, ships to 125 countries.

We are seeking an Assistant Buyer to join our Contemporary and Resortwear team. You are a fashion tastemaker and intrinsically motivated to source new emerging talent. The Assistant Buyer will support the Contemporary RTW team in the development and execution of merchandise assortment, buying plans and achieving sales & profit targets to maximize and grow the Contemporary RTW business. This is a hybrid role with 1 day a week in our Brooklyn NYC office required.


  • Assist Buyer with the development of merchandise assortments, sales, and inventory plans for assigned merchandise departments
  • Execute the Trunkshow process, ensuring the timeline and vendor expectation is managed in an efficient way
  • with high level analytical skills
  • Produce reports for the buyer to analyze sales trends, project merchandise requirements for assigned departments
  • Work closely with the buyer to balance inventories and build appropriate assortment models to maximize performance
  • Communicate with the stylist & editorial teams regarding new brands, trends, opportunities
  • Monitor shipments, deliveries, RTVS and transfers
  • Communicate product knowledge to stylist team
  • Seek out globally emerging and market leading brands
  • Execute appropriate processes and decisions across the organization


  • 2 years experience in the Assistant Buyer role required
  • Keen understanding of the fashion and luxury goods industry / consumer products and personal technology industries, and trends affecting them
  • Strong understanding of Merchandising financials, retail math and the ability to manage profitability
  • Proficient in Word and Excel
  • Must be detailed oriented with high level analytical skills
  • Excellent organizational, presentation and communication skills
  • Team player and relationship builder
  • Flexible, nimble, able to maneuver in a fast-paced & high-growth environment

Benefits of Joining Moda Operandi:

  • Medical, dental & vision coverage
  • 401k matching
  • Generous PTO policy
  • 1 day a week in office, remaining WFH
  • Dog Friendly office
  • 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 and competencies. All requirements and skills are subject to change as business needs evolve. 

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