Product Design Manager - The Studio (all genders)

25 Apr 2022
20 Jul 2022
Zalando is Europe’s leading online platform for fashion, connecting 48+ million active customers, brands and partners across 23 markets. Our aspiration is to reimagine fashion for the good of all and be a more sustainable platform that is inclusive by design.

Design at Zalando is a community of 200+ product designers, content designers, user researchers and data analysts. At The Studio, we bring the customer perspective to strategy and make it tangible, through design.
As a Design Manager at The Studio, you will drive and contribute to strategic projects that shape how we might better serve our 48+ million customers in the future.

You help to ensure that big, fuzzy, complex challenges become graspable and tangible by applying the design process. You help the project teams you lead to stay nimble, energised and inspired.

You will lead 4-6 experienced designers, supporting them in the day to day, while also investing in their growth and development in their journey at Zalando.

You contribute to improving our culture and ways of working within The Studio and the wider design team. You share your experience and expertise with the community at Zalando & beyond.
  • You have worked on ambiguous/strategic projects or in an agency or consultancy context, and you are able to guide team members through such projects.
  • You can quickly understand and give structure to new challenges; shape meaningful project briefs gathering feedback from diverse stakeholders.
  • You have strong skills in scoping & planning projects within fixed timelines and deliverables, similar to an agency.
  • You are comfortable guiding and mentoring diverse projects simultaneously, touching many different topics and teams.
  • You have strong stakeholder management skills.
  • You are happy to get your hands dirty and do Individual Contributor work on projects where needed.
We are committed to building diverse and inclusive teams. We welcome applications from people across dimensions like gender identitiy, sexual orientation, ethnic and religious background, disability status.

At Zalando we only assess candidates based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. We only need to know why you are great for this role so avoid including your picture, age or marital status in your CV.

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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  • 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 counseling, assistance, and referral service for all matters concerning yourself and your family via the Fürstenberg Institute
It’s the perfect time to join Zalando as we transform from ecommerce pioneer to a leading platform for fashion and lifestyle in Europe. Help us drive digital and sustainable solutions bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 48 million active customers through a team with diverse skill-sets, cultural backgrounds, and interests.

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Please note that all applications must be completed using the online formâ€"we do not accept applications via email.