Buyer (w/m/d) - Women Textile Core Modern

Recruiter
Zalando
Location
Berlin
Posted
22 Oct 2020
Closes
19 Nov 2020
Ref
2390977
Function
Buyer
Level
Manager
As a Buyer in our Women Textile Core Modern category, you're part of a high performing and goal oriented team, creating new and innovative ways to connect people and fashion. You are responsible for managing both wholesale and platform business models, including big local heros. You are working closely with our merchandising team to meet our ambitious growth plans.

We are looking for a maternity cover, so we can offer you a limited contract for 12 months.

WHERE YOUR EXPERTISE IS NEEDED
  • Proactive ownership of your portfolio, reporting into the Senior Buyer of the unit. Determining the creative direction of your assortment, identifying latest trends and growth opportunities for the total unit. Also addressing assortment voids, sourcing new brands, negotiating the best terms for Zalando
  • Together with merchandising, being responsible for defining your brand strategy including sales, budget and assortment planning. In-season monitoring of the OTB and reviewing the performance of your brands, making recommendations and taking action based on KPI's
  • Maintaining and developing excellent relationships with our external brand partners, always challenging and evolving your business to support our company strategy
  • Constant exchange with other departments like marketing, content, photo production and logistics is key to your work, ensuring that we act in line with the whole organization. You will work cross functionally to drive sales and maximize profit
  • Platform transition is one of the biggest drivers in the women textile core category, within the modern unit you would be responsible for big partner program partners and you would aim for further accelerate this business area by interacting with different stakeholders

WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR PERKS AT WORK
  • Minimum 3 years of buying experience in a ecommerce business environment, preferably with a background in women apparel
  • Excellent analytical skills and understanding of KPI's, knowledge in MS Office (especially Excel and formulas) and combining the passion for numbers with fashion and trends
  • Negotiation is in your blood, and you are a strong communicator with suppliers and other stakeholders. Proven track record of new business acquisitions and incentives that deliver results
  • Quick thinking and proactive attitude, which also means you keep on top of things in a fast-paced environment, while embracing collaboration. Team focused attitude whilst ensuring strong independent working practices

FOR 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


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 34 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 email.

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