Senior Manager 3PL Tender (all genders)

17 May 2022
21 Jun 2022
The Senior Manager 3PL Tender will support Zalando's growth by identifying and connecting to third party logistics providers. You will closely collaborate with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. You will be the "go-to" person for project-based tenders and 3PL service contracts in the field of outsourced HUB operations and return center operations across Europe. By being close to the European 3PL market, you will furthermore identify ad-hoc opportunities to further improve our 3PL portfolio and services towards our customers.
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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  • You will be responsible for 3PL tenders and negotiations in the field of warehousing and returns
  • You will closely work with a wide range of stakeholders and derive clear requirements for our 3PL outsourcing projects
  • You thoroughly analyze offers and prepare recommendations for the Management Team
  • You will take the lead in negotiating 3PL service contracts in close alignment with Zalando's legal department
  • You will develop new commercial models for our 3PL operations and further improve Zalando's framework cooperation contracts
  • You have a bachelor degree together with previous relevant experience in the field. This work experience should be demonstrable from a solution-minded environment in fulfillment services or contract logistics, including previous experience in 3PL operations
  • You have a profound understanding of contractual mechanisms within logistics contracts. You bring a deep understanding of the European logistics market and 3PL landscape
  • You have strong negotiation skills and commercial acumen
  • You have excellent communication skills and the ability to build strong and successful relationships within and outside the company. Business fluency in English and proficiency in German is an advantage
  • You bring an entrepreneurial approach and passion for logistics. Actively participating in the wider team and open to travel abroad
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 - subject to prior agreement
  • 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
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 almost 49 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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