Buyer Men/Unisex Sneakers (m/f/d)

Recruiter
Zalando
Location
Berlin
Posted
12 Oct 2021
Closes
28 Dec 2021
Ref
3546257
Function
Buyer
Level
Manager
ABOUT THE JOB

As a Buyer for Men/ Unisex Sneakers team, you’re part of a high performing and target driven team. Through the industry knowledge and passion for fashion you are creating new and innovative ways to connect with consumers whilst delivering strong results. You buy and develop your own brand portfolio, with ownership and accountability of unit KPIs, in close collaboration with your Merchandising counterpart. You are responsible for the development and implementation of unit brand strategies, and actively contribute to setting and delivering unit/cluster strategy and targets. You use your strong negotiation, and project management skills to deliver success to your unit and to meet the ambitious company’s growth plans.

WHERE YOUR EXPERTISE IS NEEDED
  • Proactive ownership of your portfolio. Determining the creative direction of your assortment, defining opportunities, and setting brand strategies for the unit. Next to that you will support the unit by identifying trends, sourcing new brands, negotiating the best terms for Zalando
  • Together with merchandising, being responsible for defining your brand's seasonal strategy and beyond including budget and assortment planning, whilst consulting the unit owner and strategically important stakeholders. In season monitoring of the OTB and reviewing the performance of your brands, making recommendations and taking action based on valid numbers and enable business solutions
  • Maintaining and developing excellent relationships with our external brand partners, always challenging and evolving business to support the category and Zalando strategy by defining brand specific strategies, and executing against them in collaboration with the brand partners.
  • Constant exchange with other departments like marketing, content, photo production, and logistics and overarching buying teams is key to your work. You will work cross functionally to drive sales and maximize profit, and ensure we act in line with the whole organization

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Business or comparable field. Minimum 4 years of buying experience in a Head Office environment or within an e-commerce retailer, with a background in fashion.
  • Excellent analytical skills, knowledge in Google Suite, MS Office (especially Excel and formulas) and combining the passion for numbers with fashion and trends
  • Proven track record of defining strategies and execution against action plans to deliver results. Negotiation is in your blood, and you are a strong communicator with suppliers and other stakeholders
  • Quick thinking and proactive attitude, which also means you keep on top of things in a fast-paced environment. 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 45 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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