Executive Project Manager to SVP of Demand/Marketing & Sales

Recruiter
Zalando
Location
Berlin
Posted
12 Aug 2020
Closes
21 Aug 2020
Ref
2287631
Function
Marketing
As the Executive Project Manager for the SVP of Demand / Marketing & Sales, you will report to and actively support the SVP with your functional and organisational know-how. You will drive high priority projects in collaboration with the expert teams - especially in the areas of strategy, business steering, people and organisation. This is also an opportunity to act as an advisor to the SVP, acting as a sounding board for ideas. This is a great opportunity to observe and learn from some of the most senior people in the organisation by having a more holistic picture, whilst deep diving into critical business challenges within Zalando.

WHERE YOUR EXPERTISE IS NEEDED
  • Diving deep, you will proactively deliver your input, researching a broad range of topics and preparing papers as well as other communication materials to develop an end to end solution for the business unit and company.
  • Cooperating with a variety of senior management stakeholders throughout the company, including the Executive Management Team of Zalando, you will drive the communication within the area of responsibility of the SVP of Marketing & Sales (Market/ing/Demand)
  • End-to-end responsibility on high priority projects/programs for your business unit: from briefing, analysis, and creation of concepts, to presenting your findings to the leadership teams of market/ing/Demand and Zalando.
  • Support on all strategic topics for the SVP of Marketing & Sales (Market/ing/Demand) and other executives by maintaining an operational, results-oriented focus. You'll master every challenge and suggest relevant recommendations to ensure smooth day-to-day engagements.
  • Support the SVP with adhering to his daily business, in preparing and following up on appointments or working on communication formats. You will anticipate their needs and help resolve issues as they arise, you work with your SVP in an advisory capacity and live through active feedback our 360° feedback culture.

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
  • You have 4+ years of experience ideally as a strategic consultant, as a senior project manager or business developer in a fast growing environment. Additional expertise in online e-commerce, fashion, omnichannel commerce or technology are beneficial, but not required.
  • You have acquired a Master's degree in Business, Economics, Statistics or equivalent.
  • Proven high quality problem solving and project management skills in a previous role, and experience in leading cross-functional projects (and ideally programs). You convince with your outstanding analytical skills and strategic approach combined with a flexible mindset and willingness to shape ideas and projects.
  • Experience in and passion for E-Commerce and General Management topics, and an understanding of online business models and current industry trends. Excellent communication and negotiation skills in English as well as a proven track record of managing senior stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and quickly familiarize yourself with new topics. You distinguish yourself by your structured, efficient way of working. You communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels. Good collaboration with teams is especially important to you.

THE BENEFITS
  • Incredible experience and exposure to diverse and exciting projects that shape the core of Zalando within our Supply Division.
  • Exposure and high visibility to senior management
  • A workplace run on trust, empowerment and feedback; positive, inspiring working atmosphere.
  • Virtual onboarding program to welcome talent from anywhere around the globe.
  • Competitive salary, employee share plan, 40% Zalando shopping discount, discounts from external partners, centrally located offices, public transport discounts, municipality services, great IT equipment, flexible working times, additional holidays and volunteering time off, free beverages and fruits, cycle to work scheme, diverse sports and wellbeing offerings (including an online offer)
  • Mentoring and personal development opportunities and an international team of experts
  • Relocation assistance for internationals

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.

ABOUT ZALANDO

Zalando is Europe's leading online platform for fashion, connecting customers, brands and partners across 17 markets. We drive digital solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 27 million active customers through diverse skill-sets, interests and languages our teams choose to use.