Senior Commercial Planning and Analysis Manager -Beauty Partnerships (all genders)

24 May 2022
25 Jul 2022
At Zalando, we want to create an experience that helps us connect more deeply with our customers shopping for Beauty products. Beauty is a key strategic priority for 2021-2022 and onwards across the Fashion Store.

Our Beauty Category was established in 2018 by a team of colleagues across Business Development, Buying, and Merchandise Planning. Since then the team has grown significantly, making impressive inroads into the Beauty market, and delivering exponential growth. Our assortment has grown to more than 500 brands across make-up, skincare, fragrances, haircare, and beauty accessories and now includes iconic names like MAC, Estee Lauder, Clinique, Charlotte Tilbury and Urban Decay.

Looking forward, we set our sights on scaling the business and building the foundations for online Beauty leadership in the future including building unique partnerships with the most iconic Beauty partners like Sephora.

As a Senior Commercial Planning and Analysis Manager, you will play a key role in our newly created Beauty Partnerships team at Zalando. You will support Commercial and Strategic Partnership teams make data-driven decisions and achieve our ambitious targets. You will be responsible for analysing and forecasting the partnership business performance across all markets, for building a reporting system which considers both internal and external viewpoints and you will be the Guardian of our internal data sharing Firewalls within Zalando and towards the external stakeholders.


At Zalando, our vision is to be the starting point for Fashion and Beauty - 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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  • Help Beauty Commercial and Strategic Partnership team to steer Partner business to deliver on customer promises and to reach its ambitious targets in each Zalando Beauty market
  • Lead reporting, analytics, and forecasting of the partner share of the Beauty Category in a close collaboration with Zalando Commercial and Strategic Partnership teams as well as our Beauty Partners; identify opportunities in the current ways of working, propose and implement relevant solutions
  • Bring the analytical approach in the Beauty Partnership business, you generate hypotheses and try to test them by performing analysis to create insights and recommendations that will help improve data-driven decision making
  • Maintain, automate and improve reporting tools, to ensure the data flow is accurate and timely and prepare data analyzes for projects, team meetings, steering committee presentations and ad hoc requests
  • Work very closely with Zalando Buying, Merchandise Planning and Finance teams within the Beauty category to drive and contribute to our overall growth
  • Play a prominent role in building Zalando Beauty partner program model overall
  • 5+ years of work experience in a related field, ideally for e-commerce platform businesses
  • Strong analytical skills, you are comfortable with building, maintaining and improving financial and forecasting models and working with large amounts of data
  • Good understanding of data reporting tools (e.g. advanced skills MS Office, SQL is an advantage and Microstrategy knowledge is a big plus). As well as database handling experience (e.g. Power BI)
  • Data visualisation and reporting skills and understanding of respective tools
  • Think strategically and able to steer business towards its targets through data analysis and identifying risks and opportunities
  • Enjoy working cross-functionally, you have great stakeholder management skills to work with different levels of management in order to support, challenge and bring solutions
  • Not afraid to make an impact, spot inefficiencies and make improvements with a hands-on mentality, a person who always finds simple, efficient solutions to challenges. You are proactive, can adapt quickly to changes and always remain focused on our quality objectives
  • Preferable: experience in either merchandise planning or/and financial analysis and planning or/and data analytics
  • Preferable: Bachelor's degree in Business/Finance/Economics/Statistics or comparable field
  • Fluent in English
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 and Beauty 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.

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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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