Junior Innovation Manager: Sustainable Packaging (m/w/d)

Recruiter
Zalando
Location
Berlin
Posted
24 May 2022
Closes
02 Jun 2022
Ref
3970451
THE ROLE & THE TEAM
As a Junior Innovation Manager (m/f/d) in our Logistics Sustainability and Packaging Innovations team, you will support the development of delightful unpacking experiences, a sustainable packaging portfolio and operational scalability. You will rethink our current packaging propositions and design new scalable solutions - supporting discovery, design and delivery for new product categories. You work jointly with our partners and internal stakeholders, always keeping a strong focus on our customers and the planet.
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
WHY YOU SHOULD BE INTERESTED
  • You have an End to End responsibility for a key packaging proposition
  • You will drive innovation to enable a more sustainable, scalable packaging portfolio
  • You will lead alignment with internal stakeholders such as Marketing, Logistics Operations, Market Research and Category Management when updating or building new unboxing experiences
  • You will engage with our suppliers and logistics service providers as well as universities and start-ups to identify trends and collaboration opportunities
  • You will identify opportunities in the sustainable packaging sphere to elevate our customer experience
WE'D LOVE TO MEET YOU IF
  • You have a degree with a focus on Industrial Engineering (Material Science expertise is a plus), Innovation Management, Business Administration, Logistics Engineering or comparable education as well as at least 1-3 years of professional experience in the area of business development, (logistics) service/product design.
  • You obtained relevant professional experience designing new customer propositions and bringing physical products from ideation to hand over for scaling
  • You have passion for developing new customer experiences with sustainability top of mind, logistics, sustainability and packaging experience desirable
  • You have design-driven and customer-centric mindset: experience running user research is desirable
  • You got an excellent English communications skills (German strongly desirable)
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
  • 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

Financial
  • 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

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
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

Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/insidezalando

Please note that all applications must be completed using the online form - we do not accept applications via email.
ABOUT ZALANDO LOUNGE
Zalando Lounge is an online shopping club for fashion and lifestyle products across Europe. We offer our members daily, time-limited sale campaigns with discounts of up to 75% off the recommended retail price. However, Zalando Lounge is so much more than discounts - we turn Explore Mode: ON. We take our customers on a treasure hunt, and showcase great deals from sought-after labels to niche brands, from famous international names to trendy luxury brands. Our customers are always on the hunt for the best products at the best prices. Working with our brand partners, we're pioneering innovative supply-chain and production processes and offer them an impactful and smart solution, creating a new way to shop for fashion - and a new way to sell it. Join the Lounge team, and turn your explore mode on!

https://www.zalando-lounge.de

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

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