Head of Product - Zalando Lounge

Berlin, Germany
07 Apr 2020
07 Apr 2021
Full Time


Department: Zalando Lounge

Reports to: Director of Sales & Supply

Team Size: 15

Recruiter Name: Renee Vonk

As a Head of Product Tech Zalando Lounge, you will drive product and engineering teams to deliver automation and smart tools for our category planning, fashion buying, merchandising and the go-to-market of our daily campaign portfolio


  • Build up, lead and evolve a team of product managers, product designers and software engineers.  Being a product expert you guide product managers in both their functional expertise and their personal development. As a Head of Product Tech you bring commercial acumen to your engineering leads and support their personal and team development. 
  • Translate business requirements of your responsible area Sales & Supply into an innovative, intuitive and scalable product landscape for our unique business model. Through your 4D product development skills your team discovers and develops great products that translate sales plans into sourcing budgets, support fashion buyers in their product selection and use big data to launch our daily campaigns in the most exciting way to our customer
  • Build close relationships with peer Tech leads of other operational and commercial areas, together you challenge the existing business routines and workflows to strive for a scalable, future-proof infrastructure from product to customer.


  • You are used to work with and lead Engineers as well as product managers, enable them to grow and go beyond their expectations
  • Your business savvy let you focus on things that deliver value, you get things done and you let KPIs talk about your success
  • You take a hands-on approach to product discovery, user research, storytelling and backlog prioritization
  • You live your products, you really own them and never stop improving what has been set
  • You are a great communicator and ensure that all relevant stakeholders are aware of the product’s progress
  • Experience in building and developing an international team of Product Managers and Engineers for plus 8 years


  • A team of international, accomplished experts with over 80 nationalities represented at our Berlin offices as well as a large community of experienced product managers and engineering leads.
  • Culture of trust, empowerment, and feedback. Regular Product Show & Tell where we share our knowledge and foster the open exchange of information.
  • Competitive salary, an office in the heart of Berlin, great shopping discount on a wide range of products on zalando.de and zalando-lounge.de, public transport discounts, relocation assistance for internationals, municipality services, flexible working times, family service and parent & child rooms, diverse sports and health offerings.
  • Access to tech talks, option of attending/speaking at international conference, work with cutting-edge technologies, and grow within your professional development. We offer mentoring and multiple tracks of career development.

We celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.


Zalando Lounge is an online shopping club for fashion and lifestyle products in 12 European countries. We offer our members daily, time-limited sale campaigns with discounts of up to 75% off the recommended retail price. However,  Zalando Lounge is so much more than discounts. Our strength lies in our focus on fashion: from sought-after labels to niche brands, from famous international names to trendy luxury brands, we make sure to meet the fashion taste of all our customers, who are always on the hunt for the best products at the best prices. Working with our brand partners, we're pioneering innovative supply-chain and production processes and offer them an impactful and smart solution, creating a new way to shop for fashion - and a new way to sell.

Our Tech department builds and drives our own customer facing applications and internal services on top of Zalando’s platform services. We have a strong focus on customer experience and learn and experiment how we can engage them even more. Being a member of a tech department, consisting of about 50 engineers, UX designers and product managers, this position will allow you to directly impact the business mission of Zalando Lounge.

Please note that all applications must be completed using the online form - we do not accept applications via e-mail.