Senior Buyer- Designer Women Footwear (m/f/d)

19 Oct 2021
06 Jan 2022
As the Senior Buyer for the Women's Designer Footwear category, you are leading a high performing team of five, creating new and innovative ways to connect people and fashion whilst delivering strong results. You will be directly reporting into the Team Lead Buying.

  • As the Senior Buyer you shape the short and long term strategy for Designer Footwear, taking into account the Zalando strategy, your customer profile, trends and competitive landscape. You are fluent in commanding your KPIs and role model collaboration with the senior merchandiser, steering the seasonal budget and OTB to monitor the performance of your unit and take action accordingly
  • You will be responsible for the creative direction of your business unit on a seasonal basis; having direct ownership for top accounts in your portfolio, directing the acquisition of new brands, negotiating the best terms for Zalando and identifying all levers for growth. You will manage key strategic brands and relationships across both wholesale and platform business models
  • You will work cross functionally to drive sales and maximize profit and exchanging with other departments like Content, Logistics, Marketing and Production are key to your work, ensuring that we act in line with the whole organization
  • You will lead, develop and nurture a high performing team of five (Buyer, Junior Buyer x2 and Assistant x2) You display strong leadership skills and are a role model for the Zalando Founding Mindset

  • Experience in working for a fast paced e-commerce retailing business. Relevant Buying Experience at a similar senior level, ideally working within a multi brand environment (International Designer brands)
  • A strong leader who is passionate about developing people, guiding their career and acting as a role model for the wider Designer Buying team
  • Your excellent analytical skills put you on top of the class and you love working with numbers to validate your gut instinct buying decisions and take risks to achieve your unit plan
  • Negotiation is in your blood, you have mastered both written and spoken negotiations beautifully. You display strong stakeholder and relationship management skills, both with internal and external stakeholders
  • Clear knowledge and understanding of both the Premium and Luxury landscape within Europe, including platform and marketplace models
  • 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 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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