Senior Materials Manager Shoes (m/f/d)

19 Oct 2021
01 Jan 2022
As a Sr. Raw Material Manager for Private Labels, you think strategically to forecast potential scenarios and identify opportunities while suggesting and exploring solutions to potential blockers.

Managing complex and cross-functional projects excite rather than scare you, because you have an entrepreneurial mindset with strong perseverance, you take ownership and work in a structured and in an independent manner and do not lose sight of your goals.

  • Create and implement a stable Raw Materials supplier's base - focus on sustainability and contribute to build our Private Label collections and achieve our sustainability targets and goals.
  • Responsible for implementing, steering, and executing the material strategy for your team/for a specific area whilst taking into account the company strategy and targets. Lead a team of 2 people (one in Berlin and one in China)
  • Act as a key consultant for all the topics related to materials and providing the latest information on sustainable and innovative materials.
  • Connect and align with all our stakeholders internal and external and with our Sourcing offices in China, India and in Portugal. Assure effective ways of working across the different Units within Private Labels (Design, Sourcing, Buying and Sustainability Team)

  • Degree in business management (or similar) with deep knowledge and expertise in materials and sustainability focus in footwear and accessories. Experience in supply chain management and leading is a must.
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills including written and though visual mediums.
  • Resolute, target oriented and with good leadership skills
  • Motivation, structure and positivity in a very dynamic and fast-paced environment, embracing change and being always on the hunt for solutions. You exercise high levels of personal accountability and are willing to go the extra mile to achieve results.
  • 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 20 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.

Please note that all applications must be completed using the online form - we do not accept applications via email.

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