Assistant Merchandise Planner

Location: New York, NY

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Entry Level is seeking an exceptional Assistant Merchandise Planner to join in its growing team. The main responsibilities of this role are updating receipts, tracking purchase orders, and problem solving out of stock and backorders by building relationships with vendors and third party logistics. This person will assist the merchandising, planning, and operations teams with all tasks related to inventory.

This is a truly exciting entry level role for someone eager to have a meaningful impact on an innovative, fast-growing company in the online wedding registry space. The ideal candidate is a problem solver with a proven ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams. Strong attention to detail and proven time management skills are a must.


  • Own and manage all aspects of the business related to inventory maintenance
  • Generate and distribute weekly, monthly, and seasonal reports
  • Manage daily responsibilities including, reconciling and updating receipts, tracking out of stock issues, and communicating necessary information to cross functional teams in a timely manner
  • Partner with buying to recommend actions to take on problem inventory
  • Communicate with vendors regarding purchase orders, backordered quantities and dates
  • Maintain an accurate on order log
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Must be able to problem solve, make decisions, think critically, and analytically
  • Able to work in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize workload to meet changing priorities
  • Able to establish relationships with internal and external partners
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Entry Level/Prior work experience and retail knowledge preferable but not required

Please address your cover letter to Lisa


At Zola, we are building a smarter wedding registry.  We are an early-stage, VC-funded consumer technology startup based in New York City.  Launched in October 2013, we have quickly become the fastest-growing wedding registry in the United States. 

Founded by many of the early team members from Gilt Groupe, we are focused on creating a new kind of e-commerce experience that addresses a huge market — wedding gifts — by re-imagining the wedding registry for modern engaged couples and their guests. Our team brings deep experience from working on award-winning e-commerce sites and mobile apps in past roles at Gilt Groupe, Twitter, Amazon, J.Crew, Bloomingdale’s, Rent The Runway, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Yahoo, Chloe + Isabel, and Host Committee.


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