Buyer - Women Sports Run&Train (all genders)

03 Mar 2022
08 Jun 2022
As a Buyer in our Sports team, you're part of a high performing and target driven team, creating new and innovative ways to connect people and fashion. You are responsible for managing both wholesale and platform business models, working closely with our merchandising team to meet our ambitious growth plans. You also will have close exchange with our marketing and onsite teams to create the most relevant and inspiring onsite experience 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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Our employee resource groups:
  • Proactive ownership of your portfolio, reporting into the Senior Buyer. Determining the creative direction of your assortment, identifying trends, sourcing new brands, negotiating the best terms for Zalando.
  • Together with merchandising, being responsible for defining your brand portfolio seasonal strategy, including budget and assortment planning. In season monitoring of the OTB and reviewing the performance of your brands, making recommendations and taking action based on valid numbers.
  • Maintaining and developing excellent relationships with our external brand partners, always challenging and evolving your business to support our company strategy.
  • Constant exchange with other departments like marketing, content, photo production and logistics 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.
  • Extensive knowledge of latest trends and emerging brands in Europe, especially in the Sports market. Candidate preferably is passionate about Running, Training and Outdoor sports.
  • You have a minimum 3 years of buying experience in a Head Office environment, preferably with a background in Sports performance or Lifestyle.
  • You have excellent analytical skills, knowledge in MS Office (especially Excel and formulas) and combining the passion for numbers with industry, product and consumer trends.
  • Negotiation is in your blood, and you are a strong communicator with suppliers and other stakeholders.
  • You have a proven track record of new business acquisitions and incentives that deliver results.
  • Quick thinking and a proactive attitude is part of who you are, meaning 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
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.

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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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