Team Lead Merchandise Planning - Designer Men (w/m/d)

Recruiter
Zalando
Location
Berlin
Posted
20 Oct 2021
Closes
30 Dec 2021
Ref
3583474
Level
Manager
As a Merchandise Planning Team Lead in our Designer Men department, you work with your Buying counterpart to define the strategy for your cluster, contributing directly to the overall achievement of the Zalando Group Strategy. You are accountable for defining the financial KPI plan reflective of your strategy, leading your team and our partners in order to deliver their targets.
WHERE YOUR EXPERTISE IS NEEDED
  • Be accountable for a cluster that contributes significantly to the revenues and strategy of Zalando. Lead your team autonomously to define and deliver the financial KPI plans, adapting accordingly to the changing business climate and company expectations.
  • Work alongside your buying counterpart to develop the long-term strategy for your business area. Use a collaborative approach with your constantly evolving stakeholder network to ensure cross-functional projects and strategies are delivered.
  • Recruit, develop, and retain a high-performing team. Coach and empower your senior team members to enable them to be strong leaders, and cultivate a team culture that promotes open feedback and learning from each other.
  • Play a role in shaping the Merchandise Planning Job Family and community, setting standards, and defining future ways of working. Make a positive impact on the wider community through knowledge and best practice sharing, mentorship, and contribution to projects in your business unit.
WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
  • Bachelor's degree in Business or a comparable field. You are a business leader with extensive experience working in Merchandise Planning or a commercially facing analytical role. You have demonstrated total accountability in leading numerous end-to-end planning cycles, across diverse product areas, ideally at an eCommerce retailer. You have worked with various merchandising software packages and you are comfortable with analysis and excel at an advanced level.
  • Proven experience developing and implementing new initiatives, processes and/or tools, always looking to drive further improvements for the team and the business unit.
  • A strong leader. You have significant experience leading a large team, providing direction, and ensuring team health and motivation in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. You are excited to add to best practice and contribute towards the future of merchandise planning at Zalando. You are able to manage numerous, diverse stakeholders and use your communication skills to convey complex topics, and influence senior internal or external audiences.
  • Motivated and comfortable to work in an ever-changing environment, you are solution-oriented and you enjoy working in a dynamic, pacey business. You are a true entrepreneur and love to take decisions. You enjoy sitting in the drivers seat and feel comfortable taking over ownership and accountability.
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 17 markets. We drive digital solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 34 million active customers through diverse skill-sets, interests and languages our teams choose to use.

Our Category Management Team is passionate about fashion and lifestyle. We want customers to find the perfect fashion and lifestyle products for them, from shoes and clothing and accessories. Category Management's task is to put together an on-trend and profitable selection of products. We love discovering new brands and products for the Zalando shops, but finding the right trends is only one aspect, as we also need to keep track of our KPIs and processes. Constant exchange with other departments like logistics, content and photo production, the onsite team and marketing ensures that we act in line with the whole organisation. In the end, we are all working towards the same goal: to create an excellent experience for our customers at Zalando.

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