Senior Sourcing Manager Facility Management (m/w/d)

01 Dec 2021
24 Feb 2022
We are looking for a Sourcing Manager Facility Management to support the operation of our European logistics, retail and office buildings by delivering sourcing strategies and cost control for main facility management services (e.g. security guarding, maintenance, waste disposal) and certain building equipment (e.g. cameras, access control, waste compactors). Your goal will be to develop and leverage partnerships with key European, national and regional FM and FM technology suppliers to implement our functional strategies on budget, in time and in an innovative and sustainable way.
  • You will be part of the team responsible for managing the commodity of Facility Management (hard and soft services, FM technology)
  • 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 central and local functional FM and Security departments to fulfill the procurement needs of the internal customers in logistics, retail and office operations as well as guide them strategically based on market trends
  • You will continually benchmark your suppliers to monitor cost and service trends and ensure best practices are incorporated into Zalando's project pipeline
  • You will establish FM supplier selection criteria, evaluate alternative suppliers, manage the RFQ process, and drive final supplier selection in partnership with relevant stakeholders.
  • You will negotiate FM service agreements and framework contracts with suppliers to establish best-in-class pricing, flexibility, quality, delivery, capacity and service terms.

  • You have a minimum of 3-5 years relevant purchasing experience (sourcing, FM, operations, security & maintenance) 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.
  • Experience with the facility management and building technology maintenance of large fulfillment centres of e-tailers
  • 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
  • With a lense to sustainability, you'll bring strong knowledge of the FM and Utilities industry and marketplace to support strategy creation and research.
  • 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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