Senior Manager Strategy & Planning (m/w/d) - Connected Retail

Recruiter
Zalando
Location
Berlin
Posted
14 Jan 2022
Closes
03 Feb 2022
Ref
3587769
As a Senior Manager Strategy & Planning (m/w/d) in the Connected Retail team you will play a key role in defining the strategy for a fast growing business unit within Zalando. You will be part of the team that is responsible for shaping the strategic vision together with the decision makers, defining a strategic planning process, formulating strategic initiatives and aligning different parts of the organization to reach the common goals. Together with your team you will own the structures and systems required to implement the strategy and you will add competitive analysis and insights to the strategic thought process. The ideal candidate is not only very strong in strategic and conceptual work as well as analytical thinking, but also stands out for stakeholder management and project management skills as well as excellent communication.
WHERE YOUR EXPERTISE IS NEEDED
  • Co-development of the Connected Retail Strategy and Operational Plan with key stakeholders; review and provide frameworks to ensure high quality discussions
  • Develop an end-to-end understanding of the business unit and overall company by building relationships across the organization
  • Identify and drive the development of strategic opportunities while tracking and evaluating market trends, developments and business opportunities
  • Build an understanding of the market conditions and customer expectations, as well as the competitive environment in which Connected Retail operates, draw insights from facts and communicate findings to senior stakeholders
WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR
  • Degree in Business, Economics (or equivalent) as well as 5+ years solid work experience in a fast-growing tech company, business development, management consulting or other strategic development or entrepreneurial positions
  • Track-record of developing easy to understand and highly impactful strategies to solve critical business problems
  • Proven high-quality problem solving and outstanding analytical skills in a previous role; already demonstrated good capabilities in managing diverse groups of senior stakeholders in numerous project management experiences
  • Excellent business acumen, eager to learn and quick at grasping new topics and concepts
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral in English; German or another Zalando-market language is a plus
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 CONNECTED RETAIL
As part of the Zalando universe, Connected Retail is enabling brick-and-mortar stores to sell directly to millions of online consumers on the Zalando platform. Together with our partners and state -of- the- art technologies we are building a seamless experience for our 42 million active customers to shop from local stores. This results in greater shopping experience, product selection and availability in products, faster delivery times and more sustainable shipping.

THE FUTURE OF RETAIL IS CONNECTED

Please note that all applications must be completed using the online form - we do not accept applications via email.

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