E-Commerce Lead France (all genders)

20 Jun 2022
17 Sep 2022
This role sits in the Markets Planning & Trading organization, a cross-markets commercial and business planning department that plans and drives the commercial performance of Zalando across all European markets.

In this role, the E-commerce Lead France will serve as the commercial and onsite campaigns owner for Zalando in the French market. The successful candidate will lead the local commercial and campaigns plan and support the FR commercial strategy to reach Zalando sales objectives and close performance gaps. The Retail Lead will bring a strong commercial understanding of the business and its key value drivers, as well as a strong local expertise in order to drive key commercial steering actions and assortment decisions. This is a high-impact, high-visibility role that will have a direct influence on the day-to-day rhythm of Zalando’s core consumer business and ensure its continued success.

The role will lead a team of 2 e-commerce professionals. The role reports with a solid line into the Team Lead of Markets planning & Trading France.
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
  • Drive the commercial campaign planning for France with full ownership of the local commercial plan. You will be responsible for creating compelling local commercial and voucher strategies to maximise conversion in close collaboration with the FR Head of Planning & Trading, Commercial planning and Pricing teams considering topline and bottom line objectives.
  • Lead key sales events in France (e.g Cyber week, Soldes) and ensure commercial alignment of communication plan, customer journey, game plan and offer consistency, resources and enablement of the teams (CRM, Marketing, Global Sales campaign team, Partners, ZMS…)
  • Drive the categories performance in France through local business insights, assortment analysis and localization of our assortment strategy in collaboration with various cross-functional stakeholders (Supply incl. categories and logistics, tech, local marketing team)
  • Own the Onsite and Customer journey with full accountability for a seamless customer journey across all touchpoints. You will be responsible for identifying key users and competitive insights to develop business opportunities with internal DX teams (e.g. UX, UI, A/B-tests), guarding local customer and commercial interests
  • Participate to cross-functional projects for France, developing and implementing new business opportunities and launches of new features in France (e.g Pre-Owned offer, Connected Retail or Plus Membership)
  • Support the France strategy through closely collaborating with the local General Manager and several local functional team such as Brand Marketing, Pricing, Supply, CRM
  • Lead and develop the France retail team of two people
  • You have a Master’s degree in Business, Economics, Marketing or equivalent
  • 6+ years of experience in retail, business or consulting and a previous experience in E-commerce with a good understanding of online business models.
  • Strong understanding of the French fashion market and knowledge of complex business models (Full price, Off price and Second hand business)
  • Proven strong analytical skills combined with knowledge of trends and fashion. You are data-driven and can derive insights and business recommendations from quantitative sources
  • You have experience in leading a team
  • Experience with working in a fast-paced dynamic environment. You enjoy change, quick thinking and making decisions
  • Team player you are well organized and feel comfortable leading several key projects with different stakeholders while acting as an owner and keeping high priority in mind to drive the business forward
  • Great communicator and facilitator, you are fluent in French and 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 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 Fürstenberg 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 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

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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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