Fashion Designer - Women Footwear Private Labels (temporary contract)

19 Nov 2021
08 Dec 2021
Zalando's success also tells the story of our exceptional team and our efforts. We are always happy to welcome new colleagues who join us in creating the world's best online fashion experience.

We are looking for a Women's Footwear Designer to join our Private Label Team in Berlin. You will be responsible for translating fashion trends into a commercial product range from initial ideas to final styles. You work in close collaboration with various stakeholders such as Product Development, Sourcing and Buying teams, ensuring to jointly meet Zalando's business targets.

This position is a cover for one year, with the possibility to transfer into a permanent position in our Footwear Design-Team.
  • Apply excellent market understanding and trade insights as well as technical knowledge of materials/pricing, fitting and workmanship into daily designs
  • Create trend concepts and supplier briefings based on your fashion knowledge and market research to ensure relevant trends are reflected in the assortment
  • Create seasonal sketches and tech packs by selecting colours, materials, and trims and contribute to the extension of our Core Material Database
  • Manage material/component and construction-sourcing needs as well as review proto samples and contribute to fitting sessions
  • Shape and champion an inclusive culture and diverse team environment
  • Creative talent with a commercial fashion eye and a Bachelor's degree in Fashion/Product Design or equivalent with minimum 4 years of hands on, industry experience in the Footwear Design environment. Big plus is E-commerce or Private Label experience
  • Profound understanding of the customer demand, key players/competitors, industry trends and market mechanisms
  • Strong communication, problem solving and good time management skills and the ability to prioritise and balance multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop, fluency in English, both written and spoken
  • 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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