Principal Product Manager - Warehouse Storage Algorithms (all genders)

07 Nov 2021
18 Jun 2022
As a Principal Product Manager for our Warehouse Storage Algorithms, you will make sure that our 45+ million customers receive more shipments fast. You will work in a cross-functional team and with stakeholders across the company to introduce and optimize Warehouse Storage Algorithms in our Fulfillment Centers.


At Zalando, our vision is to be the starting point for fashion - one that is inclusive by design. We only assess candidates based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. We welcome applications from people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, personal expressions, racial identities, ethnicities, religious beliefs, and disability statuses. We only want to know why you're great for this role, so please avoid including your picture, age, and marital status in your CV as well.

We want to provide you with a great candidate experience. Please feel free to inform us of any accommodations you may need, so we can best support and assist you throughout the hiring process.

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  • You work with 1 cross-functional team to solve complex customer and business problems. Your problem space involves managing the trade-offs between customer service levels, operational costs, inventory performance, and carrying costs
  • You act as owner of your defined area: set a clear vision for the program team, define relevant success measurements aligned with our KPI framework, and then report against and drive towards those.
  • You collaborate with other product and business leaders across Zalando to identify new product opportunities with a customer-centric mindset, propose the right ones to focus on using a portfolio approach, and then move fast to successfully discover and deliver on your ideas through innersourcing
  • You design algorithmic products together with our warehouse algorithms delivery teams and product peers in the customer fulfillment department
  • You deliver as a work package driver within an enterprise agile framework of 20 delivery teams in 8 weekly program increments. Write product requirements (EPICs, User Stories), align priorities (department roadmap, product backlog), drive actions to achieve our long-term goals and capture value

  • An experienced, data driven and collaborative Product Manager with a strong customer focus and experience in logistics service introduction
  • Demonstrated ability to create a strong product vision and translate that vision for any audience, through well-crafted written documents (e.g. Press Releases), thorough requirements, and clear stakeholder communication.
  • Knowledge in warehousing processes, storage automation technologies and a deep understanding of process optimization
  • An analytical thinker, with the skills to break down complex problems and to evaluate qualitative and quantitative data along with competitive insights to derive sound product recommendations that senior executives gladly follow.
  • A growth mindset, with the ability to adapt quickly to changing business conditions, working to establish a continuous improvement culture whilst providing the team the stability they need to be productive.


Career Development
  • We offer peer-to-peer performance reviews twice a year
  • Learn and develop through our extensive Zalando training platform
  • Join regular all-hands, team meetings, Q&A-sessions, and quarterly anonymous employee surveys to ask your questions and provide your feedback
  • Support from an international team of experts; mentoring and professional development opportunities

  • 2 days paid leave per year for volunteering
  • Minimum of 27 holiday days per calendar year
  • Online sports courses, wellbeing, and nutrition advice offered by Humanoo personal wellbeing coach app
  • Mental wellbeing support by our Employee Assistance Program and professional consultants to help you find health resources

  • Flexible working hours
  • Relocation assistance for internationals
  • If you work from an office in your role, a choice of office equipment to be delivered to you, to support you working from home due to COVID-19 safety

  • Access to the employee shares program
  • 40% shopping discount on products shipped and sold by Zalando, and 30% discount on Zalando Lounge
  • Discounts from a wide range of external partners

  • Employee parents' forums and employee resource group
  • Supported transition into and out of parental leave, with a buddy and re-onboarding plan
  • 3 fully-paid child sick days per year
  • Free counseling, assistance, and referral service for all matters concerning yourself and your family via the Fürstenberg Institute


It's the perfect time to join Zalando on our journey, from being a pioneer in the world of e-commerce, to the starting point for fashion in Europe. We connect customers, brands, and partners across 23 markets.

Help us drive digital and sustainable solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 46 million active customers through a team of diverse skill-sets, cultural backgrounds, and interests.

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


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