Lead Buyer - Womenswear Fashion & Lifestyle at Zalando Lounge

18 Jan 2022
22 Feb 2022
As a Lead Buyer in our Womenswear Fast-Fashion & Lifestyle/Denim Textile category, you're part of a high performing team, creating new and innovative ways to connect people and fashion in our Offprice segment. You are responsible for branded buying, working together with your buying and planning teams.
  • As a Lead Buyer you'll define the seasonal strategy for the Fashion & Lifestyle unit and identify and support acquisitions for established and up-and-coming brands.
  • Your responsibility will be to build an assortment for the Zalando Lounge with a holistic view on markets and seasonal demand.
  • Buying a specific customer cluster, sourcing new brands, enhancing existing supplier relations and negotiations form a crucial part of the position.
  • Analyzing all relevant buying KPIs and preparing the seasonal planning for your buying area are important parts of your job.
  • Leading a team of 3 experienced Buyers; you will be fully responsible for managing, coaching and developing your team by identifying their strengths, development areas and training needs.
  • Foster an inclusive & diverse team environment & Shape and champion an inclusive culture and diverse team environment
  • Minimum 5 years of buying experience in a Head Office and fashion knowledge, preferably with a background in Womenswear Textiles
  • Being a leader who will help to support a team that consists of 3 Buyers, you will be directly reporting into the Team Lead Buying Womenswear. You love developing people, training and acting as a role model for the team.
  • Expertise in spotting trends and brave enough to take strategic buying decisions. You have a history of successfully implementing new process to become more efficient and customer-centric
  • Excellent analytical skills, knowledge in MS Office (especially Excel and formulas) and combining the passion for numbers with fashion and trends
  • Negotiation is in your blood, and you are always a compelling figure when communicating with suppliers and other stakeholders
  • Quick thinking and proactive attitude, which also means you keep on top of things in a fast-paced environment, while embracing collaboration. Being able to work in a team as well as being very independent
  • Knowledge of the french fashion market and brands
  • Excellent written and spoken communication in English, German and French is a plus.
  • Passionate about promoting inclusive culture practices and processes that are models for others
  • 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.
Is an online shopping club for fashion and lifestyle products in 17 European countries. We offer our members daily, time-limited sale campaigns with discounts of up to 75% off the recommended retail price. However, Zalando Lounge is so much more than discounts. Our strength lies in our focus on fashion: from sought-after labels to niche brands, from famous international names to trendy luxury brands, we make sure to meet the fashion taste of all our customers, who are always on the hunt for the best products at the best prices. Working with our brand partners, we're pioneering innovative supply-chain and production processes and offer them an impactful and smart solution, creating a new way to shop for fashion - and a new way to sell it.
Please note that all applications must be completed using the online form - we do not accept applications via email.

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