Senior Vendor Manager (f/m/d)

Recruiter
Zalando
Location
Berlin
Posted
29 Jul 2021
Closes
16 Oct 2021
Ref
3345503
Function
Operations
As a Senior Vendor Manager you're part of a high performing and passionate team. You are driving the success of the category by leading your team and setting the department's strategy and financial KPIs. You have end to end accountability for steering your unit to reach the financial KPIs with the support of your team in collaboration with our key partners. You lead the team in the unit, for whom you have both disciplinary and Functional leadership responsibilities. You build strong relationships both internally and externally building the foundations for the success of the department. You have advanced knowledge of financial planning tools and processes and play an instrumental role in evolving these in Zalando to benefit the future business.
WHERE YOUR EXPERTISE IS NEEDED
  • Demonstrate total accountability for leading the creation of a strategic financial plan for your area of responsibility in close collaboration with your buying counterpart.
  • Guide your team to identify risks and opportunities and collaborate with partners and internal stakeholders to ensure the business is steered to reach the defined targets each season
  • Pioneer new ways of working and seek out areas of improvement within your functions and collaborate with others to implement solutions that deliver our customers promises, inspiring others to do the same
  • Empower your direct reports to create excellence in analytical thinking & commercial acumen enabling our partners to delivery of the optimum assortment for our customers needs which leads to financial success
WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
  • Bachelor's degree in Business or comparable field. More than 5 years experience in a commercially facing role (preferably within eCommerce) with proven end to end ownership for at least 2 or more planning cycles. Confidence in using both planning and forecasting tools to determine risks and opportunities
  • Motivated and comfortable to work in an ever-changing environment, you are solution-oriented and you enjoy working in a dynamic business. You are a true entrepreneur and love to make decisions. You enjoy sitting in the driver's seat and feel comfortable taking over ownership and accountability. You have excellent English skills, communicate clearly with varied stakeholders and possess solid negotiation skills.
  • Solid experience and proven track record of directly managing and leading the development of team members across different levels
  • You love to work with numbers and figures, thinking strategically and being excited by the opportunity to shape the Women category. You have experience in Google Suite and consider yourself an expert in Excel.
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 17 markets. We drive digital solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 34 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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