Controller (w/m/d)

22 Apr 2022
20 Jun 2022
As an Operational Controller (all genders) within the Logistics Controlling team, you are responsible for the planning and controlling of Zalando Logistics functions focusing on the warehousing operations. With more than 200 million Orders, 525 million Shipped Items annually, Logistics is the back-bone of Zalando’s success story and our Logistics Controlling department is responsible for planning & monitoring the annual logistics budget of approx 2.9 Billion Euro.
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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  • Focusing on the operational Controlling of the German warehouse department to come up with meaningful insights and derive data driven solutions for our operational departments. Increase transparency through continuously improving our tooling, dashboards and reporting landscape.
  • Leading key strategic projects and key KPIs, challenging & supporting our stakeholder teams with our high quality, data-driven analytical insights in the core decision processes.
  • Working autonomously with our data to create new metrics and reports and maintain existing ones in close cooperation with our Business Intelligence team & other operational Logistics teams such as Logistics Design, Network planning, etc.
  • Be a go-to person for other Controlling Teams, for our Business Intelligence, Central Finance, Operational Logistics teams and Senior Management, providing transparency and decision support.
  • A university degree in economics, business administration, mathematics, statistics or similar disciplines and relevant experience in Controlling with a strong analytical/financial focus (Financial modelling, Analytical tooling, Planning & Reporting, Dashboards, etc.)
  • More than 2 years experience in Controlling, Logistics and/ or similar fields of expertise
  • A very good understanding of numbers and excellent analytical skills with a passion for the latest tools & technologies (excellent knowledge in Office skills, Power Office tools, Google Data Studio, Microstrategy, Python etc. would be a big plus)
  • A controlling mindset with an ability to challenge & support our stakeholders with ad-hoc analysis to enable our growth strategy, understanding key trade-offs and actively supporting business decisions.
  • Be fluent in English and basic German. Having the capability to not only communicate clearly but also write structurally and understandably.
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 available 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 Fürstenberg 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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Please note that all applications must be completed using the online form - we do not accept applications via email.

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