Buyer - Contemporary Womenswear (all genders)

20 Jan 2022
21 Jun 2022
As a Buyer for our Womenswear Contemporary category at Zalando Lounge, you are part of a high performing team, creating new and innovative ways to create exciting Fashion moments for our customers.
At Zalando, our vision is to be the starting point for fashion - one that is inclusive by design. We only assess candidates based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. We welcome applications from people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, personal expressions, racial identities, ethnicities, religious beliefs, and disability statuses. We only want to know why you're great for this role, so please avoid including your picture, age, and marital status in your CV as well.

We want to provide you with a great candidate experience. Please feel free to inform us of any accommodations you may need, so we can best support and assist you throughout the hiring process.

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  • Proactive ownership of your portfolio, reporting into the Lead Buyer of the unit. Determining the strategic direction of your assortment, identifying latest trends and growth opportunities for your brand portfolio based on market & seasonal demand.
  • Brand acquisition, sales & promotions planning and monitoring campaign performance for brands in the Women's Contemporary segment.
  • Analyzing all relevant buying KPIs and preparing the seasonal planning for your unit as well as weekly campaign planning and its organization. Thereby, you will constantly monitor the performance of your segment and make decisions based on tangible numbers. You will plan sales and promotions and monitor the campaign performance
  • Maintaining and developing excellent relationships with our external brand partners, always challenging and evolving your business to support our Off-price strategy. The development of Key Accounts within the Modern Classics segment forms a crucial part of the position.
  • Constant exchange with other departments like Logistics, Category Controlling, content, photo production is key to your work, ensuring that we act in line with the whole organization. You will work cross functionally to drive sales and maximize profit
  • You have minimum 3 years of experience in buying preferably with a background in women's apparel in e-commerce/offprice business.
  • You have excellent analytical skills and understanding of KPI's, knowledge in MS Office (especially Excel and formulas) and combining the passion for numbers with fashion and trends
  • You have negotiation is in your blood, and you are a strong communicator with suppliers and other stakeholders. Proven track record of new business acquisitions and incentives that deliver results
  • You have quick thinking and proactive attitude, which also means you keep on top of things in a fast-paced environment, while embracing collaboration. Team focused attitude whilst ensuring strong independent working practices
Career Development
  • We offer peer-to-peer performance reviews twice a year
  • Learn and develop through our extensive Zalando training platform
  • Join regular all-hands, team meetings, Q&A-sessions, and quarterly anonymous employee surveys to ask your questions and provide your feedback
  • Support from an international team of experts; mentoring and professional development opportunities

  • 2 days paid leave per year for volunteering
  • Minimum of 27 holiday days per calendar year
  • Online sports courses, wellbeing, and nutrition advice offered by Humanoo personal wellbeing coach app
  • Mental wellbeing support by our Employee Assistance Program and professional consultants to help you find health resources

  • Flexible working hours
  • Relocation assistance for internationals
  • If you work from an office in your role, a choice of office equipment to be delivered to you, to support you working from home due to COVID-19 safety

  • Access to the employee shares program
  • 40% shopping discount on products shipped and sold by Zalando, and 30% discount on Zalando Lounge
  • Discounts from a wide range of external partners

  • Employee parents' forums and employee resource group
  • Supported transition into and out of parental leave, with a buddy and re-onboarding plan
  • 3 fully-paid child sick days per year
  • Free counselling, assistance, and referral service for all matters concerning yourself and your family via the F├╝rstenberg Institute
Zalando Lounge is an online shopping club for fashion and lifestyle products in 14 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.

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

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