Buyer - Men Premium Textile (f/m/d)

Recruiter
Zalando
Location
Berlin
Posted
17 Jun 2021
Closes
26 Aug 2021
Ref
3230925
Function
Buyer
Level
Manager
As a Buyer in our Men's Designer Textiles team, you're part of a high performing and target driven team, creating new and innovative ways to connect people and fashion. You are responsible for managing one of our biggest product categories working closely with our merchandising team to meet our ambitious growth plans. WHERE YOUR EXPERTISE IS NEEDED
  • Proactive ownership of your brand portfolio, reporting into the Senior Buyer of the unit. Determining the assortment, identifying whitespots, Sourcing new brands, negotiating the best terms for Zalando, creative direction of your assortment, checking trends whilst keeping our existing suppliers happy by managing relationships across both wholesale and platform business models
  • Together with merchandising, being responsible for defining your brands seasonal strategy including budget and assortment planning. In season monitoring of the OTB and reviewing the performance of your brands, making recommendations and taking action based on valid numbers
  • Maintaining and developing excellent relationships with our brands, always challenging and evolving your business to support our company strategy
  • Working 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.
  • Know the latest trends and be up-to-date in terms of fashion European markets, especially in men's ready-to-wear.
WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
  • Minimum 5 years of buying experience in a Head Office environment, preferably with a background in Designer / Premium, ideally working with international commercial and designer brands
  • Excellent analytical skills, 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. You display strong stakeholder and relationship management skills, both with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proven track record of delivered 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.
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 20 markets. We drive digital solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 42 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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