Junior Buyer - Men Sports Run&Train

Recruiter
Zalando
Location
Berlin
Posted
20 Sep 2021
Closes
05 Oct 2021
Ref
3496171
Function
Buyer
As a Junior Buyer in our Sports Men Running & Training team, you're part of a high performing and target driven team, creating new and innovative ways to connect people and fashion. You are responsible for managing both wholesale and platform business models, working closely with our merchandising team to meet our ambitious growth plans
WHERE YOUR EXPERTISE IS NEEDED
  • Proactive ownership of your portfolio, reporting into the Senior Buyer. Determining the creative direction of your assortment, identifying trends, sourcing new brands, negotiating the best terms for Zalando.
  • Together with merchandising, being responsible for defining your brand portfolio seasonal strategy, including budget and assortment planning. In season monitoring of the OTB and reviewing the performance of your brands, making recommendations and taking action based on valid numbers.
  • Maintaining and developing excellent relationships with our external brand partners, always challenging and evolving your business to support our company strategy.
  • Constant exchange with other departments like marketing, content, photo production and logistics is key to your work, ensuring that we act in line with the whole organization. You will work cross functionally to drive sales and maximize profit.
  • Extensive knowledge of latest trends and emerging brands in Europe, especially in the Sports market. Preferably you are passionate about Running and Training.
WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
  • Minimum 2 years of buying experience in a Head Office environment, preferably with a background in Sports performance or Lifestyle.
  • Excellent analytical skills, knowledge in MS Office (especially Excel and formulas) and combining the passion for numbers with industry, product and consumer trends.
  • Negotiation is in your blood, and you are a strong communicator with suppliers and other stakeholders.
  • Proven track record of new business acquisitions and incentives that deliver results.
  • Quick thinking and proactive attitude, which also means you keep on top of things in a fast-paced environment, while embracing collaboration. Team focused attitude whilst ensuring strong independent working practices.
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 23 markets. We drive digital solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 46 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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