Senior Sourcing Manager Professional Services (w/m/d)

15 Jul 2021
19 Oct 2021
The Indirect Procurement team is looking for a Senior Sourcing Manager Professional Services in order to bring transparency, tools and processes for procurement excellence to all parts of the organization involved in non-merchandise procurement activities. You will be a part of the Indirect Procurement team and you will be the key to a proactive management of the sourcing strategy for your commodity and its execution.

  • You will be the part of a team composed of 4 members, including yourself. The team is responsible for managing commodities such as customer care service providers, payment services, consulting / legal consulting and others .
  • You will develop, establish and maintain cost effective, service oriented and quality focused strategic supplier relationships in accordance with company objectives and industry best practices
  • You will be responsible for developing and implementing functional supplier performance indicators, analysis/evaluation of supplier proposals, supplier negotiations and ongoing administration tasks, as well as risk assessments and containment actions
  • You will support and engage frequently with your stakeholders in order to understand and meet their procurement needs and strategy as well as educate them on procurement processes and guidelines
  • You will participate and drive cross-functional initiatives within Indirect procurement

  • University degree in business administration, sourcing, supply chain management, finance or comparable qualification
  • You have a minimum of five years of relevant experience in a large purchasing function, managing suppliers in an international business, preferably in a customer care, payment or consulting business area
  • You bring experience in a fast-paced organization with exposure to innovative and new approaches to procurement
  • You have a procurement strategic mindset with excellent negotiations skills, you are analytical and you have a problem solving attitude with a proven ability to achieve cost savings and overall efficiency on focused categories of spend
  • You are able to coordinate and manage multiple stakeholders with various levels of hierarchy, both internally .You focus on customer service, take ownership and have an entrepreneurial driven mindset
  • You speak English fluently and your German is very good; any additional language 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 28 million active customers through diverse skill-sets, interests and languages our teams choose to use

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