Strategic Partner Manager (all genders) - Kids Category

Recruiter
Zalando
Location
Berlin
Posted
02 May 2022
Closes
24 Jul 2022
Ref
3680404
Level
Manager
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
THE ROLE & THE TEAM
Our partnership with brands is deeply rooted in our DNA and one of Zalando's success factors.

The Strategic Partner Manager is responsible for co-creating and implementing strategic growth plans for one of our most strategic partnerships, by leveraging the full spectrum of the Zalando Platform and acting as the main point of contact to the partner.

In this role you will own the holistic strategy with one of Zalando's most important brand partners providing commercial expertise and advice with the goal to drive sustainable, qualitative, and mutual commercial growth, while bringing Zalando's best to the partner relationship.
WHY YOU SHOULD BE INTERESTED
  • Strategy: Develop, maintain, and execute strategic plans with clear roadmaps and timelines and coordinate partner focused initiatives across relevant functions within and beyond Category Management
  • Platform Management: Link the Zalando Platform vision and project landscape with the partner's needs, and financial and strategic plans. Drive cross-department partner focused initiatives and ensure their timely implementation
  • Stakeholder Management: Ensure transparency across stakeholders to facilitate project progress. Maintain a strong network within the partners' organization and enable structured relationship management
  • Financial Planning: Support the Category Teams with the setting and alignment of commercial growth targets for the partnership with the selected brands. Integrate Zalando business models and services feeding into the plans and track target achievements
  • Negotiations: Set annual terms and conditions, ensuring a positive and commercially viable partnership.
WE'D LOVE TO MEET YOU IF
  • You gained 4+ years of relevant work experience in consumer-oriented commercial, partner-facing, or highly analytical roles. E-commerce industry required, fashion e-commerce a plus.
  • You are a strategic commercial thinker with impressive analytical skills and critical mindset. You have strong technical skills in Microsoft / Google Suite
  • You have a strong understanding of the P&L lines in an ecommerce - retailing environment, and empathy for the needs of a consumer brand
  • You have outstanding communication skills and can drive projects with different teams across the organization, including senior management stakeholders
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
  • 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

Financial
  • Access to the employee shares programme
  • 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 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.
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

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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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