Principal Product Manager - Data Products

13 Nov 2021
14 Feb 2022
Forecasting and optimization is at the core of our commercial operation. Forecasting and optimization tools help to determine how much of each product to buy, to recommend the best prices for these products, and to ensure that we have the right level of logistics capacity to fulfill customer demand.

As Principal Product Manager - Data Products in forecasting and optimization, you will work with engineering, operations research, and machine learning teams to build sophisticated optimization products that drive our business. In an agile development process, you will understand stakeholder needs, work with the engineering and operations research teams to come up with solutions, drive delivery and prioritise development. Ultimately, you're the one responsible for delivering the right product. As the key interface between Business, Engineering and Data Science, your decisions will impact the millions of Zalando shoppers and the bottom line results of our company.

We are looking for candidates to join on either a full time or a part time basis.

  • Create cutting-edge optimization products that recommend prices for over 300k items in 17 countries
  • Create and deliver against a long-term vision, identify and prioritize problems and solutions, build fact-based business cases
  • Structure complex mathematical topics into easy-to-understand messages and communicate effectively across all levels. Work with the team and stakeholders to develop and prioritize epics and user stories
  • Lead the delivery with engineering, operations research, and data science teams in an agile development process

  • Product management experience on a lead level, owning a long-term vision and roadmap, leading product managers, using a data-driven approach to identify problems and guide the implementation of solutions in line with the vision
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to understand, analyze and clearly communicate business problems and priorities to engineering teams and business stakeholders
  • Very good understanding of math and statistics as well as Python/SQL skills
  • Experience in operations research, data science or machine learning

  • Culture of trust, empowerment and constructive feedback, open source commitment, meetups, game nights, 70+ internal technical and fun guilds, knowledge sharing through tech talks, internal tech academy and blogs, product demos, parties & events
  • 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
  • Extensive onboarding, mentoring and personal development opportunities and an international team of experts
  • Relocation assistance for internationals, PME family service and parent & child rooms* (*available only 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 need.

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