Lead Buyer Accessories - Zalando Lounge

Recruiter
Zalando
Location
Berlin
Posted
26 Jul 2021
Closes
09 Aug 2021
Ref
2532890
Function
Buyer
Level
Manager
As a Lead Buyer for the JAccessories category at Zalando Lounge, you are part of a high performing team, creating new and innovative ways to connect people and fashion in our offprice segment.

WHERE YOUR EXPERTISE IS NEEDED
  • As a Lead Buyer you 'll define seasonal strategy for your responsible unit and identify and support acquisition for both established and up-and-coming brands.
  • Your responsibility will be to build an assortment for the Zalando Lounge with a holistic view on markets and seasonal demand.
  • Buying a specific customer cluster, thereby sourcing new brands, enhancing existing supplier relations and negotiation for the Jewellery & Watches segment forms a crucial part of the position.
  • Analyzing all relevant buying KPIs and preparing the seasonal planning for your Buying area as well as your weekly campaign planning and its organization.
  • Leading a team of 3 experienced Buyers; you will be fully responsible for managing, coaching and developing your team by identifying their strengths, development areas and training needs.
  • Cross-functional collaboration with other departments like Logistics, Controlling, Content and Photo production and Onsite Management will be part of your daily work, ensuring that we act in line with the whole organization. You will work cross-functionally to drive sales and maximize profit.


WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
  • Experienced in working for a fast paced e-commerce retailing business. Relevant Buying Experience at a similar senior level, working with large international Fashion brands for at least 5+ years.
  • Being a leader who will help to support a team that consists of three Buyers, you will be directly reporting into the Team Lead Accessories. You love developing people, training and acting as a role model for the team.
  • Strong analytical skills are required to be successful in the role and strong business acumen in decision making.
  • Expertise in spotting trends and brave enough to take strategic buying decisions. You have a history of successfully implementing new process to become more efficient and customer-centric
  • Negotiation is in your blood, and you are always a compelling figure when communicating with suppliers and other stakeholders. You have mastered both written and spoken negotiations and come with a track record of successful negotiations
  • Experience in working in large scale cross functional, multi stakeholder projects
  • Excellent written and spoken communication in English. (Basic) German skills are a plus.

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.

Zalando Lounge is an online shopping club for fashion and lifestyle products in 14 European countries. We offer our members daily, time-limited sale campaigns with discounts of up to 75% off the recommended retail price. However, Zalando Lounge is so much more than discounts. Our strength lies in our focus on fashion: from sought-after labels to niche brands, from famous international names to trendy luxury brands, we make sure to meet the fashion taste of all our customers, who are always on the hunt for the best products at the best prices. Working with our brand partners, we're pioneering innovative supply-chain and production processes and offer them an impactful and smart solution, creating a new way to shop for fashion - and a new way to sell it.

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