Senior Product Manager (m/f/d) Warehouse Automation

19 Nov 2021
03 Feb 2022
In your role as Senior Product Manager for Warehouse Automation, you'll be part of a high performing product team responsible for providing integration and tools to run the latest warehouse automation solutions, ensuring the growth of our rapidly expanding fulfillment network. Your mission is to discover, define, design and deliver new and innovative ways driving our intra logistics processes. You will be responsible for your own automation technology area and drive the degree of automation of our logistics centers by reducing manual effort and making things smarter for our customers and your colleagues. We're constantly reinventing our products, our services and ourselves for the good of our customers. That's how we identify and remove the barriers to inspiration and empowerment, as they emerge, letting technology and creativity set the pace. When you can tackle new challenges and take ownership of your work, you have the opportunity to shape the future of our customer's experience.
  • Be part of the warehouse automation product team to create an automation product which serves the highest standards, is seamlessly integrated in our own Warehouse Management System [WMS] and supplier's Warehouse Control Systems [WCS] landscape
  • You will work hand in hand with our logistics planning team to co-create the next generations of intra logistics processes at Zalando, including the management of our WCS suppliers
  • You will drive the future WMS design with the help of dedicated software engineering teams as part of the logistics technology department
  • A major contribution is accompanying the introduction of your products into our warehouses (also onsite from time to time) to support the onsite teams and to ensure milestones are achieved
  • Build, scale and continuously improve the automation area you are responsible for, to redefine the delivery experience of our 36 million customers, partners and day-to-day work of our colleagues in our logistics centers
  • You will closely work with Zalando's Logistics Innovations team to elaborate together on new technologies, perform proof of concepts together and be responsible for the large scale roll out. Here you can go through the full cycle of discovery, definition, design and delivery to build great products together
  • You define and own the Automation KPIs for your product to discover opportunities to improve the customer experience and business performance

  • Professional experience in Agile, Scrum, Kanban
  • Experience in working on backlogs hands-on along the product life cycle together with software engineering teams
  • You feel comfortable in aligning and working together with other Product Managers and Engineering/Product Heads on overarching large scale products
  • Experience in WCS WMS integration or similar software system integration where also hardware was involved is a plus
  • Your project management skills help you to deliver your product on time, even in challenging situations, with only a small budget in time and resources
  • Excellent negotiation skills turn tough discussions into fruitful decisions for progress. You're discussing on eye level with internal stakeholders and external managers of our suppliers. Ability to say no and stand your decision in the face of your internal and external stakeholders
  • You quickly develop a strong understanding of your impact on our fulfillment landscape and utilize it for our customer's experience. You put the customer first and collaborate with your stakeholders to determine the best solution
  • Your decisions are data driven, you measure the success of even the smallest changes to proof we are building for the highest value items
  • You speak the language of business as well as engineering. You are comfortable using German as the language of most of our suppliers and English as the language of daily business and documentation
  • Experience in (intra) logistics is a big plus
  • 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 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.
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 40 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 e-mail.

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