Market Development Lead Italy & Spain (all genders)

31 May 2022
14 Jul 2022
As a Market Development Lead, you will act as strategic consultant, project manager and partner to the General Manager Italy/Spain by identifying strategic opportunities and leading key initiatives.
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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Our employee resource groups:
  • Support the process of defining and aligning a long term market strategy. Support in building and driving the market yearly operation plan. Analyse internal and external data (market, competition, customer), consolidate insights and monitor market developments and work with functional counterparts on such analyses.
  • Drive alignment within the markets team as well as the extended teams to support implementation of market strategies
  • End-to-end responsibility on high priority projects/programs related to markets: from briefing, analysis, and preparation of recommendation, to presenting your findings to the leadership teams at Zalando.
  • Based on market and local customer understanding, you will inform and drive strategic decisions in functions by pitching opportunities and taking them to prioritisation and execution processes.
  • Cooperate with a variety of senior management stakeholders throughout the company, including the top level management of Zalando, and drive the communication within the area of markets.
  • Shape and champion an inclusive culture and diverse team environment
  • +8 years of experience in FMCG, consulting and/or eCommerce. You are versed in compiling strategy papers and presenting these to senior management.
  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Economics or equivalent with a proven track record in high-quality problem solving, project management and analysis in a previous role.
  • Experience in eCommerce and an understanding of online business models. You're able to take initiative, use good judgement, understand deadlines and carry multiple projects through to completion even with much interruption. You're an authentic and mission-driven person who doesn't shy away from sparring with senior stakeholders.
  • Consumer-centric mindset and knowledge of local market consumer, language, competitive set, and market dynamics
  • Experience promoting inclusive culture practices and processes that are models for others
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 for internationals
  • 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 counseling, 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 more than 48 million active customers through a team of diverse skill-sets, cultural backgrounds, and interests.

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We celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

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

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