Junior Buyer - Women Footwear Sneakers (Parental Leave Cover)

19 Jan 2022
18 Mar 2022
As a Junior Buyer in our Women Footwear Sneakers unit, you're part of a high-performing team, creating new and innovative ways to connect people and fashion. You will work closely with some of our sustainable Sneaker brands and you will also support the Buyer & Senior Buyer with bigger brands like Nike, Adidas, Converse, New Balance, Veja, Vans. You will be responsible for handling your own brand portfolio and supporting our Buying Assistant with Marketing topics. You will act as a role model for the Buying Assistant and report to the Senior Lead Buyer of the unit.

This role is a parental leave cover, therefore we offer a limited contract.
  • Identification of the best product selection for Women Footwear Sneakers, you will be responsible for increasing performance indicators of your portfolio of brands.
  • Trade brands in Wholesale, Hybrid and Marketplace Model.
  • A passionate knowledge of Women Sneaker trends, sustainability, inclusivity and negotiating the best terms for Zalando whilst continuing to manage daily relationships with existing suppliers would be beneficial.
  • Understand and own your KPIs and partner up closely with the merchandise team to plan upfront budgets and manage the in-season OTB.
  • Cross-functional expertise is required to build successful relationships with other departments like marketing, content, conditions, logistics, partner program and sourcing teams.
  • Foster an inclusive & diverse team environment
  • 2-3 years of fashion buying experience in a head office or within an e-commerce retailer, preferably having a background within Women Sneakers buying.
  • Excellent analytical skills with knowledge in MS Office (especially Excel and Powerpoint).
  • Negotiation experiences and professionalism when it comes to communicating with suppliers and other stakeholders. An ability to showcase your knowledge of trends alongside facts is crucial.
  • Quick thinking with a proactive attitude and an ability to deal with change. Zalando is a fast-paced environment.
  • You need to be able to work in a team as well as being very independent, this covers the women's Sneakers team and also the wider teams of Zalando.
  • A passion for trends and fashion is crucial with an understanding of how this links to the markets within Europe. A real pan-European view is needed for this role.
  • 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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