Junior Buyer. Kids Footwear (m/f/d)

12 Oct 2021
01 Nov 2021
As a Junior Buyer in our Kids Footwear Lifestyle & Premium team, you are part of a high performing and target driven team, creating new and innovative assortments with a customer focus. You are responsible for managing both wholesale and platform business models, working closely with our merchandising team to meet our ambitious growth plans and reporting under Senior Buyer.
  • Proactive ownership of your portfolio, reporting into the Senior Buyer. Identification of the best product selection for kids footwear lifestyle & premium brands, you will be responsible for increasing performance indicators of your portfolio of brands
  • Trade brands in WHS, Hybrid and Marketplace Model, taking into consideration kids footwear trends for european market opportunities, sustainability, inclusivity and negotiating the best terms for Zalando whilst continuing to manage daily relationships with existing suppliers
  • Understand and own your KPIs and collaborate with the merchandise team to plan up front budgets and support the in season OTB
  • Develop and implement assortment and business model strategy for your portfolio, considering the Unit/Cluster Strategy and targets.
  • Cross functional expertise is required to build successful relationships with other departments like tech teams, logistics, partner program, marketing and content
  • Extensive knowledge of latest trends and emerging brands in Europe, especially in the kids lifestyle & premium market.
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Business or comparable field. 2-3 years of fashion buying experience in a head office or within an e-commerce retailer, being passionate and a market expert for kids focused brands with a European view of the latest industry and product trends.
  • Excellent analytical skills with knowledge in MS Office (especially Excel and Powerpoint) and Google Tools
  • Negotiation is in your blood and you are always a compelling figure when communicating with suppliers and other stakeholders.
  • A passion for trends and fashion is needed with an understanding of how this links to the markets within Europe. An ability to showcase your knowledge of trends alongside facts is crucial
  • 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.
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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