Junior Merchandise Planner (all genders)

26 Jan 2022
29 Jun 2022
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
As a Junior Merchandise Planner you would be joining one of the fastest developing areas of the business, with a clear and ambitious long term growth plan. You will also support strategic projects to ensure we deliver on customer promises and drive the overall Zalando vision.

We have different categories, at the moment we have the following ones open:
  • Men Textile Denim
  • Women Textile Trend
  • Women Textile Partner Program Modern
  • Women Footwear Classic
  • Women Footwear Contemporary
  • Monitoring & steering the performance of your defined area and brands within the unit focusing on customer satisfaction, sales & profit.
  • You will be responsible for defining the KPI forecast for the unit and determining the actions to achieve target KPIs (price management, re-orders and analytical insights) together with your team.
  • Together with the buying team you will define the strategy for the development of your brands. You will work closely with them to ensure strong growth targets are achieved and you will enable your brands to grow their own business through supporting them to solve operations problems and contributing to joint strategies.
  • You are responsible to create future season plans together with your unit lead, you create and use seasonal forecasts, as well as steering in season management in preparing the weekly trade, monthly OTB and doing ad-hoc analysis
  • Exchanging ideas and information with other departments like logistics, country teams, Zalando Lounge and operations. You will liaise with our pricing team to ensure an attractive & competitive, yet profitable offer by giving input on mark-downs and promotional offers like the end-of-season sale.
  • At least Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Economics, Fashion Management or a similar field. You have acquired a sound commercial understanding of performance analysis, as well as Merchandising/Planning, backed by at least 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Exposure to at least one merchandise planning software solution.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Excel and love to crunch numbers, with a solid ability to provide strong analytical and conceptual analysis. You are a quick thinker and adapter with the ability to cope with a rapidly changing environment, combined with an entrepreneurial mindset. Embracing collaboration and displaying strong negotiation skills. You organize your workload efficiently, ensuring deliverables are ready on time, are accurate and prioritized accordingly.

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

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.
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 almost 49 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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Please note that all applications must be completed using the online form - we do not accept applications via email.

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