Merchandise Planning Assistant


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Merchandise Planning Assistant, Zalando


Berlin, Germany


Assistant / Entry Level


Merchandising & Allocation



Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

The role of a Merchandise Planning Assistant is your entry into the career path of a Merchandise Planner. By being the point of contact of our suppliers, you will support the Merchandise Planning team in order to maximize sales and optimize stock turn.

 Your challenge

  • You will be in constant exchange with our international suppliers to ensure the availability of our products
  • You will find solutions that will contribute to optimizing our processes
  • You will enter all order-related data to our system (EAN-Matching, Supplier Data) to ensure high quality orders
  • During In-Season you will manage the delivery schedule of intake on a daily, weekly, monthly basis in close cooperation with Supply Chain Management and Planning
  • On a regular basis you will support the Assistant Merchandise Planner to monitor and place reorders on performance and accurate analysis
  • You will coordinate returns with our suppliers and our warehouse

The Ideal Candidate

What you've got

  • You have either successfully completed a bachelor degree (preferably in Business Administration, Economics or Fashion) or you have already gained relevant professional experience
  • You feel responsible for the quality of your own work and achievements and you always try to find practical solutions
  • One of your key strengths is self-organization
  • You have extensive experience working with PCs and MS Office, in particular Excel
  • You communicate fluently in English; German skills are not required
  • Ideally, you have experience with ERP systems

What you can expect

  • Culture. A workplace where trust, empowerment and feedback are valued; positive, inspiring working atmosphere.
  • Perks. Competitive salary; great shopping discount on a wide range of products on; discounts from external partners; office in the heart of Berlin; public transport discounts; relocation assistance for internationals; municipality services; flexible working times; family service and parent & child rooms; additional holidays and volunteering time off; diverse sports and health offerings
  • Development. Mentoring; personal branding support focused on leadership; diverse career opportunities.
  • Peers. International, accomplished experts.

Want to join us? Then go ahead and apply!

If you need guidance or have any questions about our hiring process, please contact our recruiter!

Language skills

  1. English, Full professional proficiency

About Us

Zalando was founded in Berlin and this is where it all comes together. With more than 5,000 employees spread around the city, Berlin is not just part of our DNA, it’s a pulse that runs through everything we do. Here’s where you’ll find hundreds of technologists swapping ideas and methods with fashion teams, and where the different parts of the business fuse to create a platform ideally set up to meet the challenges of an ever-changing fashion ecosystem.

As Zalando transforms from Europe’s leading e-commerce company into a multi-service platform for fashion, this is an exciting time to join us. As a Planning Assistant you’re part of a high performing team, creating new and innovative ways to connect people and fashion.

We’re constantly reinventing our products, our services and ourselves. That’s how we identify and remove the barriers to inspiration and empowerment, as they emerge, letting technology and creativity set the pace. When you can tackle new challenges and take ownership of your work, the opportunities to make a personal impact are limitless, and there’s always more to play for.