Senior Retail Manager for Eastern Europe - Zalando Lounge (all genders)

14 Jun 2022
30 Jun 2022
As a Senior Retail Manager you revolutionize the way we localize our flash sale portfolio and drive the financial performance in Poland & Czech Republic as well as our markets to be launched in 2022. You will work closely with other e-commerce experts to capture local demand the best possible way and grow the Zalando Lounge business in-line with local market strategies.
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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  • You function as an expert for local demand
  • You're providing weekly portfolio, performance & customer insights for your region
  • You plan and execute go-to-market strategies to capture the maximum demand and drive business performance in line with the local trading strategy
  • You define local assortment strategy and ensure that relevant offer for the local customer is made visible across all touch points
  • You closely collaborate with the merchandising, commercial planning and marketing team to define the local retail event plan
  • You will drive cross-functional projects and manage commercial initiatives between various stakeholders
  • You will act as the liaison between Zalando Lounge and Zalando Fashion store for your region
  • You provide input on the local market needs, customer profiles, competitive landscape and drive assortment related business opportunities
  • As a Senior Manager you provide leadership and guidance to team members
  • You have a significant experience in the retail/e-commerce in Poland and / or at least one Eastern European market
  • 2- 5 years of relevant experience in a similar function, preferably at a multi-national fashion online retailer, you round off your professional achievements with at least a bachelor's degree
  • Strong analytical and e-commerce mathematical skills, a result-oriented mentality with a strong drive to get things done
  • Profound knowledge of the competitive landscape and latest fashion trends in Europe
  • Ability to work independently a well as closely with a team, experience leading a small team is a plus
  • Excellent knowledge of Google Suite; Google Analytics and Tableau knowledge is a plus
  • Commercial mindset and solid understanding of online fashion trading, Offprice and prior leadership experience 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 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 counselling, assistance, and referral service for all matters concerning yourself and your family via the F├╝rstenberg Institute
Zalando Lounge is an online shopping club for fashion and lifestyle products in 14 European countries. 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. Our strength lies in our focus on fashion: from sought-after labels to niche brands, from famous international names to trendy luxury brands, we make sure to meet the fashion taste of all our customers, who 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.

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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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