Merchandise Planner Beauty (w/m/d)

31 Oct 2020
18 Dec 2020
As a Merchandise Planner for the Beauty category you will lead the pre-season planning and in-season trading for your sub unit, reporting directly into the Merchandise Planning Team Lead you will be responsible for analytics and financial and inventory performance for a fast growing and diverse portfolio of ~100 brands, from leading international Beauty brand houses to independent, niche brands.

  • Owning pre-season merchandise financial planning, taking trends, campaigns, country plans and selling levers into account. You ensure your sub unit remains competitive while optimizing margin and stock turn. You own the complete in season management and control OTB for your sub unit to maximize sales, gross margin and inventory turn.
  • Identifying trends, initiatives and opportunities. Collaborating with Buyers, you will develop a strategy, tailoring to specific market needs. You will work closely with brands negotiating the right terms for your business and leading the brand relationships growing the Zalando business season after season.
  • Conducting historical analysis to better understand the business, as well as managing assortment planning through flow plans and product quantifications. You take ambitious growth targets in your stride and are creative in your approach of how to get there.
  • You will ensure high levels of product availability by managing Assistant Merchandisers in the replenishment of inventories. You are hands on and support junior team members improving processes and utilizing new tooling improvements

  • Bachelor's degree in Business or comparable field, with at least 3-5 years of Merchandising/Planning experience (preferably at a multi-national fashion-retailer and/or within eCommerce). Familiarity utilizing at least one merchandise planning software is highly beneficial.
  • Motivation, structure and positivity in very dynamic and fast-paced environment, embracing change and being always on the hunt for solutions. You exercise high levels of personal accountability and are willing to go the extra mile to achieve results. You have excellent English skills, communicate clearly with varied stakeholders and possess solid negotiation skills.
  • With solid experience functionally managing and developing junior team members, you are ready to build upon these skills and gain exposure to disciplinary leadership
  • You love to work with numbers and figures, thinking strategically and being excited by the opportunity to shape the Beauty category. You take MS Office in your stride and consider yourself an expert in Excel.
  • Experience working in/interest in the Beauty industry is a plus

  • 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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