Senior Manager Sustainability & Biz Dev (f/m/d)

18 Sep 2021
06 Oct 2021
The Sustainability & Business Development team is part of the Recommerce unit in Emerging Businesses. We enable customers to refresh their wardrobes in a more sustainable way - by providing fresh, quality assortment and an unmatched level of convenience. We also provide customers with the opportunity to trade-in their lightly worn items, in a responsible and easy way. Recommerce is a strategically relevant topic for the Zalando group, contributing to our customer promises, our strategy of becoming the starting point for fashion and our sustainability strategy (do.More).

Our team role is to innovate our customer and partner proposition, build our sustainability credentials and develop new business opportunities to scale recommerce, thereby pushing towards more circularity in fashion.
  • Innovate and develop opportunities to make recommerce an industry solution, incl. new customer and partner propositions
  • Develop and lead recommerce sustainability projects e.g. packaging, circularity pilots, transparency
  • Stakeholder engagement internally and externally
    e.g. re donation partners, brands, think tanks etc.
  • Work with product and tech team to deliver in a fast moving emerging business environment
  • You are passionate for sustainability and you are eager to dive deep into circularity solutions in the fashion industry. You think strategically and holistically about the connection of business and sustainability and are good at connecting the dots.
  • You have relevant experience in business development, strategic project management, sustainability and stakeholder engagement. Knowledge in product development is a plus.
  • You live a strong entrepreneurial mindset and you are not put off by uncertainty - determine opportunities and convert them into practical solutions. You show strong ownership and you thrive in dynamic, fast developing environments. Ability to lead yourself and work independently.
  • You are able to engage on a senior leadership level across teams and with external stakeholders, and build long-lasting relationships of mutual trust and respect. You are egoless and believe in the power of collaboration.
  • 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
  • A clear purpose for your work: Be part of an entrepreneurial team that makes Pre-owned shopping as convenient as buying new items on Zalando, making fashion more sustainable
  • Personal and professional development opportunities in a highly dynamic, growing market segment

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, 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.

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

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