Head of P&O Transformation (all genders)

17 Aug 2022
03 Nov 2022
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
  • You will lead a small team with the responsibility of the cloud transformation and key people products related to e.g. recruitment, performance management and people operations based on our implementation of Workday
  • You will be providing strategic steering of the transformation to Workday and ongoing leadership for our core people and operations products enabling capabilities such as: performance management, recruiting, analytics and diagnostics, improved workflow, employee self-service, document management and digital signature;
  • Based on your several years of experience, you have a good understanding and the ability to keep the big picture in mind and advise, support, and drive your close stakeholders to make the system transition successful, aligned with the strategic direction of the company.
  • You will deliver high-performance, resilient and scalable people systems landscape handling large amounts of data while continuously enabling a high pace of change and innovation by working at all levels within the organization and development of teams;
  • You will be coaching and developing team members and help recruit great talent to provide a smooth transformation process
  • You have successfully completed university studies preferably with focus on business administration, (business) informatics, (business) transformation, business psychology or similar
  • You have a proven track of at least 7 years of professional experience in the areas of (HR) IT in an international corporate environment or at a consulting company
  • You have a proven track of HR IT project experience and/ or a Workday certification
  • Strong user knowledge of HR IT solutions (e.g. Workday, SAP SuccessFactors, SAP HCM, Oracle HCM) and HR processes
  • Analytical thinking skills and a strong team orientation
  • English language skills
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 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 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

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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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