Lead Demand Network Planning (all genders)

19 May 2022
27 Jul 2022
As a Lead for the Demand Network Planning Team, you together with your team will be responsible for the forecasting, monitoring and steering of volume flows in our Logistics network to offer our customers the best possible experience. This role requires analytical thinking skills combined with hands-on mentality and solution orientation to derive the best outcome for our (external and internal) 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.

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
  • Lead and optimize our Demand Network Planning (e. g. Customer outbound, returns) as part the company-wide weekly Sales & Operations Planning Process (S&OP)
  • Derive short term steering measures to keep the network in balance based on inputs from our internal stakeholders and changing external factors
  • Ensure the team's continuous improvement effort, e.g. developing better forecasting models with positive impact on accuracy, optimize relevant processes and reportings
  • Plan and integrate new warehouses into our network from a volume and process point of view and align new processes together with internal stakeholders (e.g. Transportation, ZFS, Markets)
  • Develop and maintain strong connections with our Warehouse & Tech teams, ensure constant exchange of information from Junior to Management level
  • Studies in Logistics, Supply Chain Management, Business Administration or equivalent education through relevant experiences with 5+ years of professional experience in Logistics, S&OP, Supply Chain Planning, Network Planning and/or similar field
  • Strong analytical skills, you love to work with numbers, quickly notice the connections and draw the right conclusions from them. You know your way around common software products and are an Excel expert.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work with people from different departments and levels (from Logistics to Tech, from Junior to Management)
  • With the help of your problem-solving competence, your highly developed analytical, conceptual and entrepreneurial thinking skills and your organizational skills, you are staying calm even in difficult situations
  • Ideally you have prior leadership experience and adapt your leadership style to support your team best and build trust.
  • Fluency in English, German is a plus
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 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.

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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