Principal Product Manager - Product Experience

14 Aug 2021
30 Sep 2021
Our Product Experience team is looking for a Principal Product Manager who is experienced in e-commerce (ideally fashion) and machine learning to help our customers to find, order and keep all their fashion and lifestyle needs they keep with Zalando.

Being a fashion e-commerce customer has many advantages - browse on the go, shop from the comfort of your home, free and convenient delivery and returns, and a sheer endless assortment. But the paradox of choice and the inability to really see, touch, and try on a product before buying also creates moments of frustration for customers. As a customer, it’s not fun to unpack a Zalando parcel and realise that the products inside don’t live up to your expectations and hopes.

We strive to help our customers have a more delightful unboxing experience; one where the products in the parcel live up to their expectations. The Product Experience team makes this happen by building a broad and deep understanding of our assortment that powers customer facing features to help customers find products they love and buy products they keep.

  • Translate Zalando Group Strategy into a strategic and tactical roadmap to deliver a superior product experience vs. any competing online or offline experience
  • Mentor and potentially lead a team of product managers
  • Collaborate closely with stakeholders and teams throughout the product value chain, (including buying, article onboarding, in-house production of product images and descriptions, Product and Category Experience department) to deliver customer facing experiences based on the product understanding you create
  • Identify and align competing priorities and manage a portfolio of global and local initiatives
  • Provide direction, protection and order to the entire team as part of Product Experience leadership, working closely with the Engineering Lead
  • Help us master our product culture across Zalando by developing and hiring product talent to facilitate product processes that create remarkable impact for our customers at scale, ultimately building The Starting Point for Fashion

  • An experienced (5+ years), data driven and highly collaborative Principal Product Manager with a strong growth mindset and a track record in shipping customer impact at scale
  • An analytical mind, able to break down complex problems with logical and easy to understand frameworks, paired with the ability to identify, retrieve, and process the needed data
  • Experience in defining and delivering on a product vision and strategy across multiple technical teams while managing competing priorities, resulting in proven positive customer impact
  • Solid experience in measuring the success of your products across large scale releases and continuous optimisation
  • Experience in leading and developing people
  • Work experience with machine learning technologies and teams is a strong plus
  • Experience in an e-commerce (ideally fashion) domain

  • We value our culture of trust, empowerment and constructive feedback, open source commitment, meet-ups, 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 on-boarding, mentoring and personal development opportunities and an international team of experts.
  • Relocation assistance for internationals.

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.


As Zalando transforms from Europe’s leading e-commerce company into The Starting Point for Fashion, this is an exciting time to join us. We are Europe’s leading online platform for fashion, connecting customers, brands and partners across 17 markets. We promise to give customers a flawless choice, the latest trends and styles, unmatched convenience. In a quarter, tens of millions of active customers visit us nearly a billion times, make millions of orders from a catalog of hundreds of thousands of products by over 3000 brands.

Please note that all applications must be completed using the online form - we do not accept applications via e-mail.

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