Assistant Buyer, Shoes at Moda Operandi

| Greater NYC Area
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Position Summary

The Assistant Buyer will support the shoe team in the development and execution of merchandise assortment, buying plans and achieving sales & profit targets to maximize and grow the shoes business.

What You’ll Do

  • Assist Senior 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
  • Manage BTQ POs [Quantify, size, prepare, review & send boutique purchase orders]
  • Maintain Rolling OTB in season
  • 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
  • Work closely with vendors to optimize business opportunities, including product development
  • Manage weekly selling and analyze reporting
  • Prepare end of season reporting & participate in departmental review
  • Manage Merchandising Assistant and ensure all tasks are completed
  • Facilitate and analyze buy prep for market
  • Attend market appointments where feasible
  • Coordinate trends with merchandising and marketing teams
  • Manage reorders and swaps based on selling and business opportunities
  • Manage the Trunkshow transfer process
  • Support the buyer in the building of seasonal strategies, with a focus on “thinking outside the box”
  • Learn to project receipts and manage PO log
  • Oversee the Trunkshow launch calendar
  • Contribute to new brand acquisition
  • Responsible for competitive analysis
  • Seek out globally emerging and market leading brands

Who You Are

  • Minimum 2 years buying experience in a department store or specialty boutique within the luxury sector
  • Strong understanding of Merchandising financials
  • High-level analytical skills
  • Extremely detail-orientated and able to effectively multi-task
  • Excellent organizational, presentation and communication skills
  • Able to successfully manage and execute priorities in a timely manner within a fast-paced, high-growth environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of the luxury retail market
  • Demonstrate ability to build and foster productive working relationships with cross-functional teams and vendors
  • Excellent communication and effective presentation skills with cross-functional partners and senior leadership
  • Creative thinker with the confidence to share ideas with the team
  • Comprehensive understanding of the fashion and luxury goods industry, consumer products and personal technology industries, and trends affecting them
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment, welcoming challenges
  • Adapts to change with ease and composure


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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New York, NY 10013

What are Moda Operandi Perks + Benefits

Moda Operandi Benefits Overview

Enjoy A Flexible Lifestyle

Where the high-energy of a start-up meets the stability of a well-funded company. Moda is committed to fostering flexibility and wellbeing inside and outside of the office. Our employees enjoy a full suite of benefits.

Unlimited PTO & sick leave
Full medical, dental, vision insurance
Generous parental leave
Industry leading merchandise discount
Performance bonus
Equity Incentive plan
Opportunities to work flexibly
Subsidized day care, gym discount & pet insurance
Free snacks and weekly company happy hours
Dog-friendly office
& more!

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company's diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Time allotted for learning
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