HR Site Lead

15 Sep 2021
27 Sep 2021
Human Resources
As HR Site Lead for our logistics site in Lahr, you will drive the strategic development of the site in collaboration with the Senior Leadership Team, the Directors and the Senior Vice President Logistics. Your new working environment is entrepreneurial and energetic. Our goal is to further scale the location and foster our position as the Starting Point for Fashion. You will lead a team of over 20 People and Organization (P&O) experts (Business Partner, People Operations, Talent Acquisition and People Development). With your exceptional stakeholder management skills, you will work with the P&O leads of the German and international locations as well as the local works council and local authorities to build mutually beneficial, trusting relationships and represent Zalando-Lahr internally and externally.

  • Strategic skills: You develop and implement the HR strategy for the Lahr site by connecting the vision and project landscape of Customer Fulfilment with the People & Organization strategies (e.g. Diversity & Inclusion). In addition, you will lead strategic projects with a high financial impact on the logistics network.
  • Inspiring leadership skills: You foster a high-performing, entrepreneurial environment and inspire others to achieve our ambitious growth plans.
  • Talent management: You establish a healthy, vibrant and diverse culture and create a work environment where our talent can flourish.
  • Analytical skills: You use your strong analytical skills to create the right people metrics and implement solutions to drive positive change.

  • At least 5 years of experience in HR leadership positions, including a proven track record in project delivery and coaching leaders
  • Experience in leading and developing teams with 15< HR experts
  • Detailed knowledge of German labour law and experience in working with works councils
  • Fluency in German and English, French desirable

  • A working environment based on trust, empowerment and feedback; positive, inspiring working atmosphere, flat hierarchies
  • Competitive salary: performance-based remuneration, employee share shop ownership programme, 40% Zalando shopping discount as well as discounts with external partners
  • Mobile work and flexible working times, excellent motorway connection and free parking
  • Extensive mentoring and personal and professional development opportunities
  • Attractive relocation package and support in finding kindergarten, school or care places through our Employee Assistance Programme

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 is Europe's leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle, connecting customers, brands and partners in 23 countries. We promote the development of digital solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research and provide more than 40 million active customers with the latest fashion from head to toe, with the help of a team that is shaped by the most diverse talents, interests and languages.

Our bilingual logistics centre in Lahr is Zalando's newest and most modern processing centre in Germany. Opened in 2015 and covering an area of 130,000 sqm, the centre sets new standards for the industry as well as the network and combines latest generation infrastructure with smart thinking and great team cohesion. As part of the largest logistics network in the European fashion industry, we process and ship thousands of orders every day - to customers all over Europe.

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