Team Lead Merchandise Planning Sports- Women (all genders)

04 May 2022
22 Jun 2022
As a Merchandise Planning Team Lead for the Sports Women cluster in our Sports Category, you work with your Buying counterpart to define the strategy of your cluster, contributing directly to the overall achievement of the Zalando Group Strategy. You are accountable for defining the financial KPI plan reflective of your strategy, leading your team and our partners in order to deliver their targets.
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:
  • Be accountable for the Sports Women cluster that contributes significantly to the revenues and strategy of Zalando. Lead your team autonomously to define and deliver the financial KPI plans, adapting accordingly to the changing business climate and company expectations.
  • Work alongside your buying counterpart(s) to develop the long-term strategy for your business area. Use a collaborative approach with your constantly evolving stakeholder network to ensure cross-functional projects and strategies are delivered.
  • Recruit, develop, and retain a high-performing team. Coach and empower your senior team members to enable them to be strong leaders, and cultivate a team culture that promotes open feedback and learning from each other.
  • Play a role in shaping the Merchandise Planning Job Family and community, setting standards, and defining future ways of working. Make a positive impact on the wider community through knowledge and best practice sharing, mentorship, and contribution to projects in your business unit.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business or a comparable field. You are a business leader with extensive experience working in Merchandise Planning or a commercially facing analytical role. You have demonstrated total accountability in leading numerous end-to-end planning cycles, across diverse product areas, ideally at an eCommerce retailer. You have worked with various merchandising software packages and you are comfortable with analysis and excel at an advanced level.
  • Proven experience developing and implementing new initiatives, processes and/or tools, always looking to drive further improvements for the team and the business unit.
  • A strong leader. You have significant experience leading a large team, providing direction, and ensuring team health and motivation in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. You are excited to add to best practice and contribute towards the future of merchandise planning at Zalando. You are able to manage numerous, diverse stakeholders and use your communication skills to convey complex topics, and influence senior internal or external audiences.
  • Motivated and comfortable to work in an ever-changing environment, you are solution-oriented and you enjoy working in a dynamic, pacey business. You are a true entrepreneur and love to make decisions. You enjoy sitting in the driver's seat and feel comfortable taking over ownership and accountability.
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.

Our values:

do.More - our sustainability strategy:

Follow us on Instagram:

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

Similar jobs

More searches like this

Similar jobs