Strategic New Business Manager (w/m/d)

28 Jul 2021
25 Oct 2021
As a Strategic New Business Manager you have a flair with people and networking comes naturally! You are able to present at the executive level, and are quick to adapt your negotiation tactics to successfully pitch the Zalando proposition.

You are able to manage and mentor a high performing team, creating new and innovative ways to showcase the benefits of the Zalando Partner Program Model. Working in close collaboration with the Supply Categories teams (Women, Mens, Sport, Kids, Designer) and have a full understanding of the Zalando platform services i.e. Zalando Marketing Services, Zalando Fulfillment Services.

  • Develop and establish pitches, content and negotiation tactics that are shared/used by the Business Unit and/or organization to successfully sell products/services to partners/markets with a high level of complexity/impact.
  • Manage multiple major accounts for our 23 European markets and proactively grow the core partner base, identifying new opportunities.
  • Promote the holistic array of Direct to Consumer platform services to Core brands. Specifically focusing on brand acquisition for the Partner Program.
  • Influence and initiate decision-making using data to resolve complex problems and maximize opportunities for our partners.
  • Support our partners with their P&Ls and consult them on Zalando services
  • Support increasing operational efficiencies and the implementation of new business strategies within the sales team.
  • Consult with Buying, Merchandising and beyond to develop a solid long term brand strategy, leveraging our platform services.
  • Support junior team members in managing and decision-making on complex issues and sales tactics.

  • 5+ years of professional experience in a marketplace environment, dealing with B2B customers and/or SaaS (Software as a Service) and 2+ years commercial experience (online or offline) in a retail, brand or wholesale environment - fashion and luxury contact is mandatory.
  • Consultancy or business development background with a passion for the e-commerce industry.
  • You have outstanding presentation skills and can build convincing presentations backed by data and a strong narrative.
  • You are enthusiastic about developing a company and implementing new creative ideas to increase turnover and expand your network.
  • Comfortable managing long sales cycles with top level management stakeholders, you can meet demanding sales goals with your result driven approach.
  • Proficient in Excel and Salesforce. Excellent communication skills, with the ability to engage in a multilingual international customer base and teams, besides English, German is a strong plus for this particular role, as well as other languages.

  • Culture of trust, empowerment and constructive feedback, open source commitment, meetups, game nights, 70+ internal technical and fun guilds, knowledge sharing through tech talks, internal tech academy and blogs, product demos, parties & events
  • 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
  • Extensive onboarding, mentoring and personal development opportunities and an international team of experts
  • Relocation assistance for internationals


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.

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.