Assistant Buyer - Designer RTW

Recruiter
Moda Operandi
Location
Brooklyn, New York
Salary
$60,000 + 10% bonus + 50% employee discount + M/D/V insurance
Posted
19 May 2022
Closes
19 Jun 2022
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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.

Moda Operandi is seeking an Assistant Buyer who will support the Designer team in the development and execution of merchandise assortment and buying plans and achieving the sales & profit targets based on the seasonal business plan. This is a hybrid role with 1 day a week in our Brooklyn NYC office required.

Responsibilities:

  • Support in the management of a highly coveted luxury brand portfolio, ranging from some of the biggest brands in the world to the newest, emerging talent
  • Play a pivotal role in finding and procuring a best in class, fashion forward assortment, with an emphasis on discovery 
  • Monitor sales performance, purchase, stock level, delivery status and merchandise allocation of assigned product categories
  • Assist the buyer in planning and executing the buying process including analyzing and managing inventory, OTB and vendor relationships
  • Monitor and regulate the flow of merchandise for the healthy and effective stock level throughout each season to achieve sales targets and GP requirements and store efficiencies 
  • Prepare reports (daily, weekly, monthly) to update each collection and analyze seasonal merchandise performance
  • Support buying office and work cross departmentally with marketing and photo studios on the launch of seasonal brand trunkshows
  • Market research support and competitor analysis
  • Liaise with merchandise planning to provide insights for forecasting
  • Attend seasonal market  
  • Assist with seasonal buy, trend and strategy presentations 
  • Support the buyer in managing and guiding the department’s merchandise assistant, nurturing their development and training

Qualifications:

  • 2 years experience in the Assistant Buyer role, preferably in the luxury sector
  • Keen sense of fashion, the market and strong industry relationships
  • 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
  • Pet Insurance discounts
  • Mental Health support
  • Employee discounts

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