Merchandise Planner

United StatesWFH / Online
Posted 20 hours ago
Full timeRetail

Who We Are

Babylist is the leading vertical marketplace and commerce destination for baby, driving purchase decisions for more than 8 million people each year. Utilizing robust proprietary data, patented technology, and unbiased editorial guidance, Babylist recommends expert-tested products to those starting their parenting journey so loved ones can offer their support. Babylist registries connect new parents and their community of family and friends who help plan, prepare, and shop for a child's arrival. Babylist is the generational brand in baby, leading the $67 billion baby products market as the trusted go-to solution for growing families. To learn about Babylist’s registry options, editorial content, and more, visit

Our Ways of Working

We’re a remote-first company with team members located across the United States spanning multiple time zones. We know how valuable the flexibility of remote work is for our employees so people can get the work done in the way that suits them best. With rare exception, our employees generally work 9-5 in their home time zone.

We also know that personal connection is the foundation for the great work we do together. In order to build community and collaboration, we gather in person two times a year at a full company offsite and a departmental offsite. These offsites are expected of employees and are great opportunities to meet the people you work with every day and to do some of the work that is much more difficult to do virtually.

What the Role Is

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 4-7 years in an inventory planning role
  • You have had ownership of Open-to-Buy for your department or category
  • 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 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 written and verbal communication skills and can work effectively with the entire team including merchandising, operations, and customer service
  • You thrive in a fast-paced high growth environment

.How You Will Make an Impact

  • Manage sales, gross margin, stock, and inventory turn goals for a division
  • Lead monthly Open to Buy activities for a division, incorporating current trends and future expectations to maximize opportunities and mitigate risks by presenting forecast and action plans to e-commerce team and leadership
  • 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. Negotiate flow requirements with vendors to ensure optimal inventory levels and provide forecasts as needed
  • Recommend system, tool, and process improvement to drive efficiency. Strategize new business processes to drive financial goals and strategies
  • Review weekly sales performance, produce actionable insights, and pivot priorities as necessary
  • Lead pre-season inventory strategy for the division to create tops-down and bottoms-up plans based on assortment strategies and budget goals.

Why You Will Love Working At Babylist

  • We are a remote first company and 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

If your experience is close to what we’re looking for, please consider applying. Experience comes in many forms – skills are transferable, and passion goes a long way. We know that diversity makes for the best problem-solving and creative thinking, which is why we’re dedicated to adding new perspectives to the team and encourage everyone to apply.

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