Junior Buyer - Men Underwear & Beachwear Lifestyle

26 Jan 2022
05 Apr 2022
As a Junior Buyer in the Men Lifestyle Underwear & Beachwear Unit, you're part of a high-performing and dynamic team, creating new and innovative ways to connect people and fashion. The Junior Buyer will be responsible for development and management of seasonal collections, including planning, in-season management and purchasing for their portfolio of brands of Key Suppliers, e.g. Adidas, Nike and Ellesse.
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.

do.BETTER - our diversity & inclusion strategy: https://corporate.zalando.com/en/diversity-inclusion
Our employee resource groups: https://corporate.zalando.com/en/diversity-inclusion/our-employee-resource-groups

  • Identification of the best product selection for your unit's brands to increase performance indicators, whilst being passionate about fashion and a market expert with a European view of the latest trends.
  • Finding the right assortment balance between being commercial and fashionable at the same time.
  • Checking trends, sourcing new brands, negotiating the best terms for Zalando whilst you manage daily relationships with the existing suppliers.
  • Know your KPIs and partner with the merchandising team for planning the budget and OTB to monitor and review the performance of your unit, making recommendations based on valid numbers.
  • Exchanging and building successful relationships with other departments like Logistics, Content and Photo production, Marketing and ZMS, as well as Partner Program. You will work cross functionally to drive sales and maximize profit.
  • Foster an inclusive & diverse team environment.
  • 3-4 years of buying experience in a head office or within an e-commerce retailer, preferably having a background within men's category
  • Excellent analytical skills with knowledge in MS Office (especially Excel and PowerPoint). You find numbers just as exciting as latest trends and have a strong, analytical understanding.
  • Negotiation is in your blood and you are always a compelling figure when communicating with suppliers and other stakeholders. An ability to showcase your knowledge of trends alongside facts is crucial.
  • Independent, quick thinking with a proactive attitude and an ability to deal with change. Zalando is a fast-paced environment and growing the Men Underwear & Beachwear Category is a key focus internally.
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
  • Home office equipment available for hybrid working, to support you working from home
  • Hybrid working model with 60% remote per week
  • Opportunity to work from abroad for 30 (working) days per calendar year

  • Access to the employee shares programme
  • 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
It's the perfect time to join Zalando on our journey, from being a pioneer in the world of e-commerce, to the starting point for fashion in Europe. We connect customers, brands, and partners across 23 markets.

Help us drive digital and sustainable solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 46 million active customers through a team of diverse skill-sets, cultural backgrounds, and interests.

Our values: https://jobs.zalando.com/en/our-founding-mindset

do.More - our sustainability strategy: https://corporate.zalando.com/en/sustainability

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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.

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

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