Applied Science Manager - Market Insights

05 Jul 2022
12 Sep 2022
As Zalando transforms from Europe’s leading e-commerce company into The Starting Point for Fashion, this is an exciting time to join. As an Applied Science Manager of the Market Insights team, you will enable talented scientists to deliver effective and scientifically-sound solutions to our main business problems.

Bring your strong scientific experience in researching and deploying machine learning solutions to help our millions of customers in their inspiration journey. You will join the team responsible for Zalando's AI-powered Market Insights and ramp up a new team of applied scientists and engineers.

You will make an impact on one of Zalando’s biggest business opportunities: supporting long-term customer relationships through trustworthy, competitive prices. To do this, we use state-of-the-art AI methods on large amounts of multi-modal data (images, text, structured) and human-in-the-loop systems. The Market Insight project uses webcrawl data from all relevant European web shops to find product matches between the Zalando assortment and competitors.

You will have access to highly scalable state-of-the-art infrastructure, huge data sets (both internal and external), experienced teams of scientists and engineers, and Zalando’s existing research, e.g. Fashion DNA embeddings (

Contribute to our scientific efforts with rigorous peer reviews and through publications in international conferences. Mentor junior and mid-level applied scientists. Drive real business impact through scientific rigor and collaboration.

We are looking for a leader with experience in guiding research work, and in delivering impact from ML-based software systems. You will support the team working in a structured and transparent way and achieve results that we can all proudly celebrate. This position is a unique opportunity to have visible impact, and connect with exceptional talents from many different backgrounds.
  • Team Management: Recruit, empower and mentor Applied Scientists and Data Engineers, reviewing and guiding their work, creating conditions for high-quality deliveries and career growth.
  • Project Management: Support the team in defining and executing roadmaps, in a way that integrates the high level of uncertainty and complexity involved in our projects with the challenge of delivering business impact.
  • Raise the Bar: Engage the team into rigor and iterative improvements in Applied Science and Software Engineering.
  • Cross functional collaboration: Mentor for close collaboration between data scientists and data engineers in your team. Join forces efficiently with product managers and engineers in the Crawling team and other applied scientists in the department.
  • PhD or MSc in Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Physics, with at least 5+ years of industry experience in Machine Learning/Data Science/Deep Learning.
  • Experience (2Y+) in people and/or project leadership under uncertainty and ambiguity.
  • Proven track record in developing solutions from initial idea to production.
  • Excellent communication skills, clarity and structure.
  • Analytical thinking and attention to detail: our field is characterized by complexity where details matter, therefore we are in constant need for rigorous and detailed reviews of our initiatives.
  • Proven understanding of the theory behind the state-of-the-art methods in your domain, as well as a broad overview of Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and statistical methods and best practices in their application.
  • A workplace run on trust, empowerment and feedback; positive, inspiring working atmosphere
  • Competitive salary, employee share shop, 40% Zalando shopping discount, discounts from external partners, centrally located offices, public transport discounts, municipality services, great IT equipment, flexible working times, additional holidays and volunteering time off, free beverages and fruits, diverse sports and health offerings
  • Mentoring and personal development opportunities and an international team of experts
  • Relocation assistance for internationals, PME family service and parent & child rooms

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.
Zalando is Europe’s leading online platform for fashion, connecting customers, brands and partners across 20 markets. We drive digital solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 42 million active customers through diverse skill-sets, interests and languages our teams choose to use.

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

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