Commercial Planning and Trading Team Lead Business Development (All genders)

09 Aug 2022
06 Sep 2022
As Commercial Planning and Trading Team Lead Business Development (All genders) you will be part of the Commercial Planning and Trading team within Zalando’s Market organisation. You will be expected to develop and deliver on key strategic projects and hence impact commercial Planning and Trading Decisions. Typically, you will drive the identification and prioritisation of the strategic priorities for your team for the coming years, bringing our Group Strategy to life, with a customer-centric mindset, while maintaining an operational, result-oriented focus in close collaboration with the wider markets team.
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.

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  • You will drive the development of strategic opportunities across supply and demand while tracking and evaluating market trends, developments and business opportunities
  • You will manage and lead cross-functional projects/programmes to address them, co-develop detailed strategic recommendations for senior leadership and VP Commercial Planning and Trading
  • You will build understanding of the market conditions and customer expectations, as well as the competitive environment in which Zalando operates, draw insights from facts and communicate findings to senior stakeholders
  • You will lead a team and prioritise tasks and projects within the team as well as build a solid Operational Plan. Review and provide frameworks to ensure high quality discussions; develop an end-to-end understanding of the Commercial Planning and Trading priorities by building relationships across the Markets and Category organisation.
  • Master’s Degree in Business, Economics or Engineering or equivalent, at least 7 years as a consultant in a top tier strategy consulting firm or in a strategy/commercial position in a large corporation, preferably in the ecommerce/fashion/tech environment
  • Proven high-quality problem solving and outstanding analytical skills in a previous role; already demonstrated good capabilities in managing diverse groups of senior stakeholders in numerous project management experiences
  • Affinity for numbers, very comfortable in creating and calculating business cases, expertise in econometrics and quantitative modelling is a plus; passion for ecommerce/fashion/tech, and an understanding of online business models and current industry trends
  • Excellent business acumen, eager to learn and quick at grasping new topics, test common thinking and doesn’t shy away from digging deep into problems when needed with a sharp eye on the bigger picture
  • Proactive and action-oriented team player, highly organized, self-directed and motivated, with a passion to help junior team members develop, excellent communication skills, both written and oral; Business fluent English, German 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 - 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

  • 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 49 million active customers through a team of diverse skill-sets, cultural backgrounds, and interests.

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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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