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.

The Buyer, Shoes has the responsibility for driving the business growth, and managing the overall sales forecasting, inventory management and buying decisions for the Non-Apparel (shoes) division. This role is responsible for generating seasonal merchandise plans, assortment strategies, and vendor negotiations to maximize and grow the business.

Responsibilities: 

  • Work with Divisional Merchandise Manager and Chief Merchant to execute strategy
  • Manage the buying process, including building assortments based on historical and current product performance, analyzing business and managing inventory flow
  • Build strong vendor partnerships to negotiate buying terms (price, margin, quantity, delivery terms) and deliver a differentiated product mix
  • Create and execute a merchandise assortment plan that supports financial, merchandising, and marketing objectives
  • Develop, execute and meet or exceed department sales, gross margin and inventory plans
  • Identify new business opportunities, including new brands and product development
  • Responsible for planning & overseeing the OTB, taking action; recommending reorders and pricing strategies
  • Acts as expert on competition and industry trends; translate into fashion-forward product with a keen understanding of the Moda client
  • Partner with the Planning department to create buy plans 
  • Create a financially sound product strategy for creating an assortment that targets a wide consumer range
  • Collaborate with private client stylist teams to drive sales and gross margin through innovative trunk show and in-season product launches
  • Align cross-functional partners such as marketing, editorial and studio on performance, industry trends, new inventory and brand positioning
  • Train, develop, and mentor your team

Requirements:

  • 5+ years retail buying experience required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field required 
  • Advanced ability in MS Word, Excel required
  • Luxury e-commerce experience preferred
  • Demonstrated sense of fashion and strong knowledge of the Contemporary market required
  • High level of credibility and integrity, demonstrated through strong industry relationships
  • Balanced analytical mind with innovative, creative thought – from business operation and product standpoints
  • Must be highly organized; ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Strategic thinker with ability to manage from high level to low level detail

Benefits of Joining Moda Operandi:

  • Medical, dental & vision coverage
  • 401k matching
  • Generous PTO policy
  • Currently Work From Home
  • 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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