Head Markets Project Portfolio (all genders)

18 Jan 2022
05 Aug 2022
The Project Portfolio Management Team is part of the Strategy & Projects function that develops and delivers on the key strategic priorities of our Markets organization. The team manages the intake, prioritization, implementation and review processes for our most complex, large scale projects. You manage time and scope and are the custodian of alignment, both vertical and horizontal. You ensure effective collaboration between stakeholders and with leaders. Together with senior management you are responsible for bringing the envisioned end result live and ensuring that projects are staffed and sequenced in line with organisational priorities.
  • You are responsible for the centralized management (incl. intake, prioritization, implementation and review processes) of the project portfolio of Zalando’s Markets business unit to achieve its objectives, and ensure alignment with company objectives. You will continuously improve portfolio management in the organisation, working closely with senior management and project managers to define fit-for-purpose solutions.
  • You ensure strategic alignment, availability of resources and you support and guide senior management in the approval and prioritization of new projects and review of existing projects in your portfolio.
  • You can clearly articulate and contextualize prioritization and trade-off decisions to stakeholders at all levels in the organization. You balance between a tailored approach and streamlined processes to serve organizational needs in an optimal way
  • Getting things done and challenging the status quo, you instinctively know what the critical success factors are and change complexity into clarity. You remove any roadblocks that stand in the way. You effectively manage conflict and priorities. You can adjust your approach for each individual project and program and can play many roles; from in-house consultant to business analyst to hands-on product owner.
  • Using your excellent soft-skills, you bring in and involve the right people to make things happen. You build up relationships in the blink of an eye and think beyond silos. You naturally tailor your communication to your audience, irrespective of their position in the organization. You can be convincing when you need to be but you also know when to listen.
  • Help mature Portfolio Management at Zalando, working together with your colleagues and the project managers and Zalando’s Global PMO team to define principles, processes and standards that can be applied universally.
  • You have 8+ years of portfolio management experience. You draw upon your past immersion of working in an agile and iterative environment and focus on delivering projects effectively and efficiently and know how to boost cross-functional teams and projects. You apply high quality project management standards and make them evolve.
  • A proven track record working in a consulting, e-commerce or fashion environment. You speak the language of business but can also dive into more operational and product details.
  • A highly motivated team player, and an expert in managing conflicts and priorities with both teams and stakeholders. You take responsibility for your tasks, and work in an independent and structured manner.
  • Together with your team members you continuously improve current practices. You are an innovator by heart and keep fresh by looking for new ways to do things. You are able to put new tools and concepts into practice in a diverse, living and ever-growing organization and regularly reflect on your own work and share feedback in a constructive way .
  • 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.
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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