Buyer Men Footwear (f/m/d)

Recruiter
Zalando
Location
Berlin
Posted
19 Jul 2021
Closes
16 Aug 2021
Ref
3296314
Function
Buyer
Level
Manager
As a Buyer in our Men's Footwear team, you will be part of a driven and high performing team! You will work alongside a Senior Buyer to develop innovative and strategic solutions for your Sub-Unit's brand portfolio. You will delve into creative ways to acquire new customers and retain existing ones through range building and consumer analysis. You will be motivated by ambitious growth rates, dynamic e-commerce environment, brand management, and complex negotiation topics. You have a passion for people development, as you will be a role model for an Assistant Buyer.
WHERE YOUR EXPERTISE IS NEEDED
  • Proactive ownership of your brand portfolio, reporting into the Senior Buyer of the unit. Being responsible for the strategic and creative direction of your Sub-Unit, sourcing new brands and building customer-centric assortments.
  • Negotiating the best terms for Zalando whilst continuously building positive relations with our existing suppliers across both wholesale and platform business models.
  • Showing strong command of KPIs to monitor and review the Unit performance in order to make bold in-season trade decisions. Collaborating with the Merchandising team to plan seasonal budgets and OTB.
  • Always challenging and evolving your business to support our company strategy, whilst inspiring brands to take next steps in their Zalando journey.
  • Working cross functionally with other departments like Content, Customer Analytics, Social Media, and Supply Chain Logistics to drive business impact and exchange in best practices. Know the latest trends and be up-to-date in terms of fashion European markets.
WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
  • Minimum 4 years of buying experience in a Head Office environment, ideally having worked with international brands
  • Negotiation is in your blood, and you are a confident communicator with suppliers and other stakeholders. Proven track record delivering exceptional results in regards to assortment planning, brand management and strategy building/implementation
  • Excellent analytical skills, knowledge in MS Office (especially Excel and formulas) and combining the passion for numbers with fashion and trends
  • You display a collaborative work ethic, with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to build and maintain a strong partnership with the Merchandising team, to support and develop the large basic assortment of the unit
  • Quick thinking and entrepreneurial attitude, which also means you can clearly prioritize in a fast-paced environment. Team focused outlook whilst ensuring proactive 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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