Senior Sourcing Manager Warehouse Equipment, Facility Management, Construction (m/w/d)

30 Nov 2021
10 Jan 2022
We are looking for a Senior Sourcing Manager to cover several or one of the commodities within our cluster: Warehouse Equipment, Facility Management and Construction to support our Growth and deliver Sourcing Strategies in the field of Automation, Shelving, Construction Fit-out or Facility Management . Your Goal will be to support the responsible Business Units to translate their functional strategies into commercial targets and to make them happen.

  • You will be responsible for managing several commodities such as, but not limited to, Automation, Picktowers, Security, Waste Management, Cleaning, Construction Fit-outs/MEPs. Both types of Costs: CAPEX & OPEX
  • You will develop, establish and maintain cost-effective, service-oriented as well as quality-focused strategic supplier relationships and be a Key account for one or several of our strategic suppliers
  • You will partner with the Logistic Network Development, Material Flow, Facility Management and the CRE Teams to fulfill their procurement needs as well as guiding them strategically based on the Market Trends.
  • You will continually benchmark your suppliers to monitor cost and technology trends and ensure best practices are incorporated into Zalando's projects pipeline
  • You will establish supplier selection criteria, evaluate alternative suppliers, manage the RFQ process, and drive final supplier selection in partnership with relevant stakeholders.
  • You will negotiate purchase agreement and framework contracts with suppliers to establish best-in-class pricing, flexibility, quality, delivery, capacity and service terms.

  • Have a minimum of 3-5 years relevant purchasing experience (sourcing, engineering, supply chain, product or manufacturing) in fast-paced organizations with exposure to innovative and new approaches to procurement.
  • Bachelor's Degree in business administration, sourcing, supply chain management, finance or comparable qualification.
  • You are analytical and have a problem-solving attitude with a proven ability to achieve cost savings and overall efficiency on focused categories of spend
  • You are able to coordinate and manage multiple internal stakeholders with various levels of hierarchy and drive collaboration and partnerships with our vendors
  • Effectively communicate (verbal, written and visually) globally, in English, across the matrix and across a broad partner base in varied settings.

  • 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* (*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 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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