Junior Buyer - Kids Accessories & Toys

23 Nov 2021
17 Dec 2021
As a Junior Buyer in our Kids Accessories & Toys unit, you’re part of a high-performing team, creating new and innovative ways to connect people and fashion. You are responsible for multi-branded buying specific to Accessories and reporting to the Senior Buyer for the unit. You would be responsible for a variety of brands with the focus on expanding the assortment according to customer needs, with up-to-date market knowledge and the use of relevant platform services.
  • Autonomously manage and trade your own portfolio of brands and increase performance indicators across all business models
  • Negotiate the best terms for Zalando whilst continuing to manage daily relationships with existing suppliers.
  • Identify the best product selection for the Kids Accessories brands. You demonstrate the ability to convert strategies into action and identify assortment opportunities, which you are able to fill within your portfolio.
  • A passionate knowledge and customer centric understanding of accessory specific trends and sustainability is also required.
  • Strong stakeholder management and alignment is key, as you’ll be collaborating with multiple departments like the adult categories, partner program, product safety, marketing, content and conditions.
  • Foster an inclusive & diverse team environment
  • 2-3 years of fashion buying experience in a head office or within an e-commerce retailer, preferably having a background within Kids Fashion/Accessories and Toys
  • Excellent analytical skills with knowledge in Google Workspace and MS Office
  • Negotiation is in your blood and you are always a compelling figure when communicating with suppliers and other stakeholders. An ability to showcase your knowledge of trends alongside facts is crucial
  • Quick thinking with a proactive attitude and an ability to deal with change. Zalando is a fast-paced environment and partner program a key focus for the business internally.
  • You support decision-making by gathering & analyzing data to help resolve small to complex problems and maximize opportunities across the platform.
  • A passion for trends and fashion is crucial with an understanding of how this links to the markets within Europe and caters to the needs of our customer.
  • 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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