Principal Program Manager (all genders)

Recruiter
Zalando
Location
Berlin
Posted
30 Jun 2022
Closes
14 Jul 2022
Ref
4365399
Function
Operations
Level
Manager
THE ROLE & THE TEAM
As Principal Program Manager you are part of the zPEET Strategy & Projects team. Traffic, Pricing and Economics & Experimentation products are built by the zPEET organization. You will be responsible for driving key strategic programs and projects to success, which span across different products and departments within the Zalando Group. Among them are driving incremental long-term customer lifetime value across different solutions and driving innovation for further customer engagement. You collaborate directly with applied scientists, product managers and multiple stakeholders across the company. You will be the interface between multiple initiatives and support the development of ideas into projects, programs and portfolios which shape the future of Zalando. You ensure that the right projects are selected to maximize positive business impact and accelerate the achievement of strategic objectives. You will work closely with senior leaders to enable our business to leverage our data and make smarter decisions to drive traffic and conversion.
INCLUSIVE BY DESIGN
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
WHY YOU SHOULD BE INTERESTED
  • Driving key strategic projects involving multiple contributors from across zPEET and external business units.
  • Manage interdependencies and coordination across projects and programs to safeguard overall progress and quality
  • Ensure transparency around project and program status and effectively aligning all stakeholders with a strong focus on facilitating collaboration, contingency planning and decision-making
  • Lead and guide more junior colleagues to success
  • Implementing new and improving existing program and project management practices within Connected Network. Empowering fellow Connected Networkers to utilize these practices.
  • Shape the portfolio of zPEET projects across tech and commercial
  • Change the game, analyze our current performance, find opportunities, improve processes and help us grow stronger. Collaborate with your stakeholders in business, product, engineering and data science, to foster cross-department initiatives
WE'D LOVE TO MEET YOU IF
  • 7+ years experience in technical project or program management, ideally proven by obtaining a widely-recognized certification such as PRINCE2 or PMP
  • A highly skilled expert in managing priorities and escalations with (cross-functional) teams and stakeholders
  • Strong change management and influence skills; ability to negotiate and communicate across all levels of the organization
  • Ability to make courageous recommendations and decisions to drive significant organizational change
  • Proactive and action-oriented team player, highly organized, self-directed and motivated, with a passion to help junior team members develop
  • Ability to analyze quantitatively, scope technical requirements, and effectively prioritize program or project deliverables
ZALANDO BENEFITS
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

Wellbeing
  • 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

Flexibility
  • Flexible working hours
  • Relocation assistance available - subject to prior agreement
  • 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

Financial
  • 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

Family
  • 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
ABOUT ZALANDO
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 almost 49 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

Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/insidezalando

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

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