Senior Manager Public Affairs - Financial Services & Taxation (m/w/d)

Brussels or Berlin
18 Jan 2022
13 May 2022
As Senior Manager Public Affairs - Financial Services & Taxation you will lead our policy efforts in the area of financial services and taxation. You will represent the interests of Zalando towards political decision makers and regulatory audiences at EU level and in key markets. The role can be based in Brussels or Berlin.

  • Design and implement our policy strategies on payment services, anti-money laundering legislation, VAT/corporate taxes and customs.
  • Map our stakeholder landscape and engage in active relationship management policymakers and authorities in coordination with business, legal, tax and governance teams. Ensure Zalando maintains constructive relationships. Build policy alliances and informal networks to advance business objectives. Facilitate constant exchange between policymakers and regulators and our subject matter experts. Develop and draft policy positions and respond to public consultations.
  • Engage proactively with trade associations, chambers and industry partners to address regulatory and opportunities for Zalando. Manage and leverage our respective memberships.
  • Be our early detection system. Monitor, assess, and advise internal stakeholders on policy and regulatory developments at EU and selected member states level.
  • Enable further business growth by working hand-in-hand with our business and communications units.

  • Minimum of 6-8 years of relevant experience
  • Strong and relevant political network, a track record in successful relationship building and political influencing.
  • Strong analytical capabilities. Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. German is a plus.
  • Empathic, resourceful and solution-oriented candidates with an entrepreneurial mindset and high motivation to master complex policy challenges under tight deadlines.
  • Strong interest in and knowledge of the e-commerce industry. A deep understanding of the way technology works and how it affects businesses and society.

  • Highly motivated, international Public Affairs team at a responsible European platform, high degree of personal responsibility, room to grow.
  • A workplace run on trust, empowerment and feedback; positive, inspiring work 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 46 million active customers through diverse skill-sets, interests and languages our teams choose to use.

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