Team Lead Fashion Photography - Zalando Fashion Studios (all genders)

24 Jun 2022
08 Jul 2022
As a Team Lead Fashion Photography, you will have a large impact by ensuring a smooth and efficient content production workflow in producing high-volume and high-quality fashion and lifestyle photography.

You will be responsible for leading, inspiring and engaging your team of junior and senior photographers at our studios. You will challenge and streamline processes as well as deliver inspirational and innovative content in a fast-paced production set-up.
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 set up lean processes to optimise the resources and the outcome ratio.
  • You ensure focus on priorities in your area and act as a role model for quality and efficiency.
  • You continuously take actions and measure the improvement of processes.
  • You monitor process KPIs and emphasise the importance of high work standards.
  • You ensure the achievement of daily targets assigned by Management and continuous feedback on team progress
  • You organise regular team meetings and hold trainings in cooperation with Management and different stakeholders
  • You analyse and solve problems by seeking data and insights to proactively anticipate opportunities and present innovative solutions.
  • As a Leader you guide and develop the work of your team to manage projects, milestones and personnel requirements
  • You have successfully completed a degree in photography or have a comparable training and sufficient experience in content production.
  • 5 years' work experience as a photographer in fashion and e-commerce plus more than 3 years of leading teams
  • You are confident to set targets with a quality and efficiency-oriented mindset and being fast-paced is a requirement.
  • You have strong people management skills and are a solution-driven sparring partner, you consult, you check the feasibility and give clear recommendations.
  • You bring a solid understanding of high standard quality and high volume production, you know how to set the perfect light and bring a deep understanding of photo technology is essential.
  • High level of personal accountability and willingness to change the status quo and to go the extra mile to achieve amazing results.
  • Fluent in English (written / verbal).

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
  • 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
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.

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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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