Senior Sourcing Manager Warehouse Equipment (m/w/d)

Recruiter
Zalando
Location
Berlin
Posted
13 Oct 2021
Closes
02 Nov 2021
Ref
3558901
Function
Buyer
We are looking for a Senior Sourcing Manager for Warehouse Equipment to support our Growth and deliver Sourcing Strategies in the field of Automation, Storage Systems, Minor Crafts and Innovation. Your Goal will be to support the responsible Business Units to translate their functional strategies into commercial targets and to make them happen.

WHERE YOUR EXPERTISE IS NEEDED
  • You will be responsible for managing the several commodities such as, but not limited to, Automation, Storage Systems, Carts, Workstations, Innovation. Both types of Costs: CAPEX & OPEX
  • You will develop, establish and maintain cost-effective, service-oriented as well as quality-focused strategic supplier relationships and be a Key account for one or several of our strategic suppliers
  • You will partner with the team Logistic Network Teams to fulfill their procurement needs as well as guiding them strategically based on the Market Trends
  • You will continually benchmark your suppliers to monitor cost and technology trends and ensure best practices are incorporated into Zalando's projects pipeline
  • You will establish Warehouse Equipment supplier selection criteria, evaluate alternative suppliers, manage the RFQ process, and drive final supplier selection in partnership with relevant stakeholders
  • You will negotiate purchase agreement and framework contracts with suppliers to establish best-in-class pricing, flexibility, quality, delivery, capacity and service terms


WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
  • Have a minimum of 3-5 years relevant purchasing experience (sourcing, engineering, supply chain, product or manufacturing) in fast-paced organizations with exposure to innovative and new approaches to procurement
  • Bachelor's Degree in business administration, sourcing, supply chain management, finance or comparable qualification
  • You are analytical and have a problem-solving attitude with a proven ability to achieve cost savings and overall efficiency on focused categories of spend
  • With a lense to sustainability, you'll bring strong knowledge of the packaging industry and marketplace to support strategy creation and research
  • You are able to coordinate and manage multiple internal stakeholders with various levels of hierarchy and drive collaboration and partnerships with our vendors
  • Effectively communicate (verbal, written and visually) globally, in English, across the matrix and across a broad partner base in varied settings

PERKS AT WORK
  • A workplace run on trust, empowerment and feedback; positive, inspiring working atmosphere.
  • Mentoring and personal development opportunities and an international team of experts.
  • Competitive salary, employee share shop, 40% Zalando shopping discount, discounts from external partners, centrally located offices in Berlin, 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.
  • Relocation assistance for internationals, PME family service and parent & child rooms* (*available in select locations).

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 needs.
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 42 million active customers through diverse skill-sets, interests and languages our teams choose to use.

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