Senior Policy Communications Manager (m/w/d)

Berlin or Brussels
17 Dec 2021
13 Apr 2022
As a member of the Corporate Affairs team, you will work cross-functionally with Public Affairs and business teams to help drive a conversation around policy topics, devise specific communications materials and campaigns. As a global tech, fashion and retail company, with the ambition to have a net-positive impact for people and the planet, many of today's public and regulatory debates are relevant to Zalando. The role will help position Zalando's narrative and thought leadership on key topics in the media, the public and with PA stakeholders in the policy, society and regulatory space.

We're looking for an exceptional communicator who can easily get to the core of complex political and societal issues, identify opportunities and risks for us as a company, create and roll-out convincing and tailored corporate stories.

  • Create and execute a strategy for pan-European campaigns for press and stakeholders active in public debates that highlight Zalando's contributions on a range of policy areas
  • Work closely with the Zalando policy and legal teams to distill complex concepts into coherent and easy-to-understand communications material, including regular outreach to press around the company's position on policy updates and regulatory matters.
  • Develop and maintain close relationships with key journalists and corporate influencers at EU and German level, as well as teams across Zalando.
  • Plan events and campaigns that offer more transparency on our initiatives, business projects or recommendations to our community, users, and press.

  • Experience with storytelling, proactive press outreach, and building relationships with journalists and stakeholders in the policy sector
  • Experience with communicating on complex legal and policy-related topics; experience as on the record spokesperson
  • Solid network of political journalists with focus on the EU level
  • Familiarity with a range of policy areas, such as Privacy, AI, competition, platform regulation, financial services, consumer protection and sustainability.
  • Demonstrated experience thinking strategically about complex issues and projects simultaneously, leading to thoughtful recommendations and action plans
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills in English (German a plus)

  • 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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