Assistant Merchandiser


Montreal, CA
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Buying/Merchandising
  • Post Date: 03/26/2021
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  • Company Address: 150 Broadway 19th Floor, New York, NY, 10038

About Zola

Reinventing the wedding planning and registry experience.

Job Description

Zola is seeking a strategic Assistant Merchandiser with a highly discerning aesthetic eye to be based out of Montreal.  This role supports the Paper & Albums category under Zola’s Commerce business unit. This person will be responsible for supporting and executing the site merchandising, competitive research, and developing the design and assortment mix for the Paper & Albums business on the Zola site. This person will report into the VP of Merchandising and work closely with the Merchandising and Paper Design teams.


  • Conduct regular and comprehensive competitive analyses to deliver insights on the paper assortment mix including styles, paper types, pricing and promotional cadence, as well as shopping experience, such as taxonomy, filters, on-site search, and more. 
  • Work collaboratively with the Design and Merchandising teams across our Montreal and NYC offices to drive to our top-line financial goals.
  • Make strategic recommendations for the design development process to improve the shopping experience.
  • Translate styles and aesthetics into filling white space in the assortment by delivering a “Needs List” for Creative to design into.
  • Execute site visual merchandising, as well as setup of online product content for, including product descriptions, copy, search tags, collection kitting, attributing for faceting, badging, and other components to maximize the shopper’s experience.
  • Support communication and strategic efforts with supplier partners. 
  • Lead tracking and coordination for the pipeline of development, suppliers in various stages of set up, as well as any ad hoc and other organizational tasks to support.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Business, Merchandising or quantitative/analytical major
  • 1-2+ years of experience in e-commerce or site merchandising, with experience or interest in Paper or Stationery a plus 
  • Strong aesthetic eye for style and design
  • Ability to meet deadlines with precision and accuracy in a fast paced startup environment
  • Results-oriented and proactive in nature, with a strong sense of follow-through
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • MUST be systems-oriented & proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Excel proficiency; advanced pivot table & v-lookup experience a plus

REQUIREMENT: Please address your cover letter to Arielle Rawding. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.


We're Zola, the wedding company that will do anything for love. We're reinventing the wedding planning and registry experience to make the happiest moment in our couples’ lives even happier. From engagement to wedding and decorating your first home, Zola is there, combining compassionate customer service with modern tools and technology… all in the service of love. 

We built our entire platform from the ground-up in 2013, and quickly became the fastest-growing wedding company in the country. Our team has deep experience creating award-winning online and mobile products that are helpful, intuitive, and simply magical.   We’re proud to have investor partners including Female Founders Fund, Comcast Ventures, Goldman Sachs, Canvas Ventures, Thrive Capital and Lightspeed Venture Partners, among others. 

We are passionate about supporting all forms of love, and we’re proud of our thriving community of over 1 million couples. We strive to hire a team that is as beautifully diverse as the couples getting married today, and we encourage individuals from every race, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, marital status, religion and perspective to apply. Zola will always be a place where every employee, couple, wedding guest, wedding vendor, and partner will be respected and accepted and valued. 

Our headquarters are in NYC, and we have offices in Charlottesville and Montreal. Come work with us! 

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