Senior Buyer Premium and Designer - Men Apparel (Maternity cover)

Recruiter
Zalando
Location
Berlin
Posted
09 Oct 2020
Closes
03 Jan 2021
Ref
2383743
Function
Buyer
As a Senior Buyer for the Men's Premium and Designer Textile category, you're leading a high performing and driven team, creating new and innovative ways to connect people and fashion whilst delivering strong results.

This is a maternity cover, therefore we can offer you a limited contract of 12 months.

WHERE YOUR EXPERTISE IS NEEDED
  • Be responsible for the strategic and creative direction of your Unit, sourcing new brands, negotiating the best terms for Zalando whilst you keep our existing suppliers happy. You will manage key strategic brands and relationships with your overall portfolio across both wholesale and platform business models.
  • Shape the strategic direction of your Unit, taking into account the Zalando strategy, your customer profile, trends and your competitive landscape. Know KPIs and collaborate with the senior merchandising team to plan the budget and OTB to monitor and review the performance of your unit
  • You will work cross functionally to drive sales and maximize profit and exchanging with other departments like Content, Logistics, Marketing and Production are key to your work, ensuring that we act in line with the whole organization.
  • You will lead, develop and nurture a high performing team as the Unit lead. You display strong leadership skills and are a role model for the Zalando Founding Mindset

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
  • Experience in working for a fast paced e-commerce retailing business. Relevant Buying Experience at a similar senior level, ideally working with international commercial and designer brands
  • A strong leader who will manage a team, you will be directly reporting into the Team Lead Buying. You love developing people, training and acting as a role model for the team
  • Being passionate about fashion and a market expert for trend focused brands with a European view of the latest trends. Your excellent analytical skills put you on top of the class and you love working with numbers to validate your gut instinct buying decisions and take risks
  • Negotiation is in your blood, you have mastered both written and spoken negotiations beautifully. You display strong stakeholder and relationship management skills, both with internal and external stakeholders

PERKS AT WORK
  • A workplace run on trust, empowerment and feedback; positive, inspiring working atmosphere
  • Competitive salary, employee share shop, 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, diverse sports and health offerings
  • Mentoring and personal development opportunities and an international team of experts
  • Relocation assistance for internationals, PME family service and parent & child rooms* (*available in select locations)


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 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 23 million active customers through diverse skill-sets, interests and languages our teams choose to use.

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

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