Senior Sourcing Manager Warehouse Equipment, Facility Management, Construction (all genders)

21 Mar 2022
10 Nov 2022
We are looking for a Senior Sourcing Manager to cover several or one of the commodities within our cluster: Warehouse Equipment, Facility Management and Construction to support our Growth and deliver Sourcing Strategies in the field of Automation, Shelving, Construction Fit-out or Facility Management . Your Goal will be to support the responsible Business Units to translate their functional strategies into commercial targets and to make them happen
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:
Our employee resource groups:
  • You will be responsible for managing several commodities such as, but not limited to, Automation, Picktowers, Security, Waste Management, Cleaning, Construction Fit-outs/MEPs. Both types of Costs: CAPEX & OPEX
  • You will develop, establish and maintain cost-effective, service-oriented as well as quality-focused strategic supplier relationships and be a Key account for one or several of our strategic suppliers
  • You will partner with the Logistic Network Development, Material Flow, Facility Management and the CRE Teams to fulfil their procurement needs as well as guiding them strategically based on the Market Trends.
  • You will continually benchmark your suppliers to monitor cost and technology trends and ensure best practices are incorporated into Zalando's projects pipeline
  • You will establish supplier selection criteria, evaluate alternative suppliers, manage the RFQ process, and drive final supplier selection in partnership with relevant stakeholders.
  • You will negotiate purchase agreement and framework contracts with suppliers to establish best-in-class pricing, flexibility, quality, delivery, capacity and service terms.

  • Have a minimum of 3-5 years relevant purchasing experience (sourcing, engineering, supply chain, product or manufacturing) in fast-paced organizations with exposure to innovative and new approaches to procurement.
  • Bachelor's Degree in business administration, sourcing, supply chain management, finance or comparable qualification.
  • You are analytical and have a problem-solving attitude with a proven ability to achieve cost savings and overall efficiency on focused categories of spend
  • You are able to coordinate and manage multiple internal stakeholders with various levels of hierarchy and drive collaboration and partnerships with our vendors
  • Effectively communicate (verbal, written and visually) globally, in English, across the matrix and across a broad partner base in varied settings.
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 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

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 more than 46 million active customers through a team of diverse skill-sets, cultural backgrounds, and interests.

Our values:

Follow us on Instagram:

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

More searches like this