Babylist is seeking a Merchandise Planner to join our growing E-Commerce team. As the Merchandise Planner, you will ensure our Babylist store inventory is available and assist with the planning of a highly curated assortment of baby apparel and gear. You are an analytical thinker who is passionate and excited about joining a fast-growing e-commerce business.

Who You Are

  • You have 2-4 years in an inventory planning role
  • You have been a key player in driving, defining, and executing to pre-season strategy
  • You are able to navigate complex issues where analysis of situations requires data and an in-depth evaluation of multiple variable factors
  • You have strong analytical skills and can interpret meaningful themes and trends from quantitative data
  • You are a pro with inventory planning concepts, retail math, and best practices
  • You are an Excel wizard, who can manipulate and analyze data to come up with actionable insights
  • You are flexible and can adapt to changing priorities. You are able to find efficiencies and improvements to make existing processes more successful
  • You have strong communication skills and can work effectively with the entire team including merchandising, operations, and customer service
  • You have a passion for e-commerce. You can be scrappy and are comfortable wearing many hats.
  • You thrive in a fast-paced high growth environment
  • You have a four-year college degree or equivalent

How You Will Make An Impact

  • Responsible for sales, gross margin, stock, and inventory turn goals for multiple categories within a division
  • Participate in monthly Open to Buy activities for the division, incorporating current trends and future expectations to maximize opportunities and mitigate risks. Presents forecast and action plans to E-commerce team
  • Review weekly sales performance, produce actionable insights, and pivot priorities as necessary
  • Recap weekly/monthly performance with data and insights to present in team  meetings.
  • Participate in monthly vendor meetings-either one on one or as part of the team.
  • Forecast category/brand/SKU demand and optimize inventory and flow plans to maintain desired stock levels
  • Create comprehensive quarterly hindsight reporting and recommend go-forward business strategies.
  • Suggest sku rationalization and any assortment edits.
  • Lead pre-season inventory strategy for your categories to create tops down and bottoms up plans based on assortment strategies
  • Partner with Merchandising team to develop future product and inventory strategies
  • Partner with key suppliers to ensure optimal inventory levels and provide forecasts as needed
  • Focus on top volume/top registered SKUs to maximize revenue, in-stocks, and ensure a great experience for our users and customers
  • Manage beginning to end order pipeline of goods and negotiate flow requirements with vendors.
  • Coordinate with the Operations team to ensure prompt deliveries and appropriate inbound flow planning.
  • Track out-of-stock or discontinued items with vendors and communicate to internal stakeholders.
  • Partner with Finance to reconcile vendor payments and invoicing as needed
  • Recommend system, tool, and process improvement to drive efficiency
  • Strategize new business process to drive financial goals and strategies

Why You Will Love Working At Babylist

  • We invest in the infrastructure you’ll need to be supported and successful: tools, opportunities to connect with colleagues, and a stipend to help you set up your office
  • We build products that have a positive impact on millions of people’s lives
  • We work at a sustainable pace which means work/life balance is a real thing here
  • We believe technology and data can solve hard problems
  • We believe in exceptional management
  • We are an antiracist organization and doing the work to support differences of all kinds
  • We offer competitive pay and meaningful opportunities for career advancement
  • We have great benefits like company paid medical, dental, and vision, a generous paid parental leave policy, and 401k with company match
  • We care about employee wellbeing with perks for physical, mental and emotional health, parenting, childcare, and financial planning

Babylist takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. Your actual base salary will depend on factors such as your skills, qualifications, experience, and work location.

The estimated pay range for this role is $72,417.00 – $108,522.00

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