Principal Product Designer - The Studio (all genders)

25 May 2022
20 Jul 2022
Zalando is Europe’s leading online platform for fashion, connecting 48+ million active customers, brands and partners across 23 markets. Our aspiration is to reimagine fashion for the good of all and be a more sustainable platform that is inclusive by design.

Design at Zalando is a community of 200+ product designers, content designers, user researchers and data analysts. At The Studio, we bring the customer perspective to strategy and make it tangible, through design.


As a Principal Product Designer at The Studio you lead complex strategic projects â€" setting the approach and ambition, guiding team members' activities, and delivering tangible customer experience vision. You work closely with stakeholders to understand their needs and challenges, and shape projects to deliver impactful outcomes. You raise the bar for product design in ambiguous fluid contexts, and share your experience & expertise with the Product Design community at Zalando and beyond.
We are a team of designers working to bring the customer perspective to topics of strategic interest to Zalando. While we are UX-all rounders, we each bring an area of deep expertise to the team e.g. research, stakeholder management, UI design, branding (...) Our super-power is being able to chart a path and bring clarity to highly ambiguous topics.

We tailor our approach for every project so we can best discover opportunities to deepen our customer and partner relationships, and then craft creative solutions to tackle them. Through the artefacts of design, we help make strategy and vision tangible.
  • You have experience leading design projects through ambiguous and strategic project from end-to-end from discovery through to delivery
  • You have strong skills in scoping & planning projects within fixed timelines and deliverables similar to an agency
  • You enjoy understanding and giving structure to new challenges
  • You enjoy shaping meaningful project briefs and flexibly adapt them to capacity & timeline changes when required
  • You have strong stakeholder management and communication skills
We are committed to building diverse and inclusive teams. We welcome applications from people across dimensions like gender identitiy, sexual orientation, ethnic and religious background, disability status.

At Zalando we only assess candidates based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. We only need to know why you are great for this role so avoid including your picture, age or marital status in your CV.

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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  • 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 counseling, assistance, and referral service for all matters concerning yourself and your family via the Fürstenberg Institute

It’s the perfect time to join Zalando as we transform from ecommerce pioneer to a leading platform for fashion and lifestyle in Europe. Help us drive digital and sustainable solutions bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 48 million active customers through a team with diverse skill-sets, cultural backgrounds, and interests.

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Please note that all applications must be completed using the online formâ€"we do not accept applications via email.

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