Senior Merchandise Planner - Women (all genders)

Recruiter
Zalando
Location
Berlin
Posted
28 Jan 2022
Closes
23 Jun 2022
Ref
3851918
Function
Buyer
THE ROLE & THE TEAM
As a Senior Merchandise Planner - Women you’re part of a high performing and passionate team. You are driving the success of the category by leading your team and setting the department’s strategy and financial KPIs. You have end to end accountability for steering your unit to reach the financial KPIs with the support of your team in collaboration with our key partners. You lead the team in the unit, for whom you have both disciplinary and Functional leadership responsibilities. You build strong relationships both internally and externally building the foundations for the success of the department. You have advanced knowledge of financial planning tools and processes and play an instrumental role in evolving these in Zalando to benefit the future business.
INCLUSIVE BY DESIGN
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
WHY YOU SHOULD BE INTERESTED
  • Demonstrate total accountability for leading the creation of a strategic financial plan for your area of responsibility in close collaboration with your buying counterpart.
  • Guide your team to identify risks and opportunities and collaborate with partners and internal stakeholders to ensure the business is steered to reach the defined targets each season
  • Pioneer new ways of working and seek out areas of improvement within your functions and collaborate with others to implement solutions that deliver our customers promises, inspiring others to do the same
  • Empower your direct reports to create excellence in analytical thinking & commercial acumen enabling our partners to delivery of the optimum assortment for our customers needs which leads to financial success
WE'D LOVE TO MEET YOU IF
  • Bachelor's degree in Business or comparable field. More than 4 years experience in a commercially facing role (preferably within eCommerce) with proven end to end ownership for at least 4 or more planning cycles. Confidence in using both planning and forecasting tools to determine risks and opportunities
  • Motivated and comfortable to work in an ever-changing environment, you are solution-oriented and you enjoy working in a dynamic business. You are a true entrepreneur and love to make decisions. You enjoy sitting in the driver’s seat and feel comfortable taking over ownership and accountability.You have excellent English skills, communicate clearly with varied stakeholders and possess solid negotiation skills.
  • Solid experience and proven track record of directly managing and leading the development of team members across different levels
  • You love to work with numbers and figures, thinking strategically and being excited by the opportunity to shape the Women category. You have experience in Google Suite and consider yourself an expert in Excel.
ZALANDO BENEFITS
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

Wellbeing
  • 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

Flexibility
  • 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

Financial
  • 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

Family
  • 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 Fürstenberg Institute
ABOUT ZALANDO
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

Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/insidezalando

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

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