Junior Buyer - Women Accessories Designer

Recruiter
Zalando
Location
Berlin
Posted
30 Nov 2021
Closes
19 Feb 2022
Ref
3653311
Function
Buyer
As a Junior Buyer in the Designer Women’s Accessories category, you’re part of a high-performing and dynamic team, creating new and innovative ways to connect people and fashion. The Junior Buyer will be responsible for development and management of seasonal collections, including planning, in-season management and purchasing for their portfolio of brands.
WHERE YOUR EXPERTISE IS NEEDED
  • Identification of the best product selection for your unit’s brands to increase performance indicators, whilst being passionate about fashion and a market expert with a European view of the latest trends.
  • Finding the right assortment balance between being commercial and fashionable at the same time.
  • Checking trends, sourcing new brands, negotiating the best terms for Zalando whilst you manage daily relationships with the existing suppliers.
  • Know your KPIs and partner with the merchandising team for planning the budget and OTB to monitor and review the performance of your unit, making recommendations based on valid numbers.
  • Exchanging and building successful relationships with other departments like Logistics, Content and Photo production, Onsite Management and Marketing, Partner Program. You will work cross functionally to drive sales and maximize profit.
  • Foster an inclusive & diverse team environment.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
  • 3-4 years of Designer buying experience in a head office or within an e-commerce retailer, preferably having a background within luxury buying and management, ideally in the Handbags and Jewellery category.
  • Excellent analytical skills with knowledge in MS Office (especially Excel and Powerpoint). You find numbers just as exciting as latest trends and have a strong, analytical understanding.
  • 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.
  • Independent, quick thinking with a proactive attitude and an ability to deal with change. Zalando is a fast-paced environment and growing the Designer business is a key focus internally.
PERKS AT WORK
  • 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.
ABOUT ZALANDO
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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