Senior Project Manager - Operations (all genders)

Recruiter
Zalando
Location
Berlin
Posted
17 Aug 2022
Closes
14 Sep 2022
Ref
3778913
Function
Operations
THE ROLE & THE TEAM
Zalando Fulfillment Solutions (ZFS) is a logistics service for our platform partners. The platform enables merchants (brands, retailers) to sell fashion articles directly to Zalando customers (online marketplace). The ZFS Operations Team is responsible to ensure that the partner facing processes are optimal and that our business can keep running efficiently.

As a Senior Project Manager - Operations, you will support the ZFS Operations team in managing key projects related to enabling new capabilities, driving operational improvements, creating a PMO process, while owning, creating, monitoring and controlling progress of the respective projects. You should use your expertise to share knowledge on best practices with various team members to get the team to a next level in project management. You will support the Lead of the department with the daily business and will prepare and follow up on meetings and working on communication formats.
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…
  • Create and manage the PMO process for the Operations team - establish and manage work packages, reporting structures, resource planning and stakeholders, keep several plates spinning at the same time. Identify improvement opportunities and implement best-practices of Project Management.
  • Work on strategic initiatives with stakeholders across our Logistics departments and within Connected Network.
  • Build your own trustful stakeholder network and provide support and leadership to team members and peers, create and facilitate trainings to share your project management knowledge and raise the bar in that area.
  • Support the Operations Lead with the daily business, in preparing and following up on appointments or working on communication formats. You shall ensure meetings content is prepared in advance and keep an eye on the agenda.
WE’D LOVE TO MEET YOU IF…
  • 5+ years of experience in project management in the field of Supply Chain Management, (Supply Chain/Logistics) Consulting, in the fashion- or e-commerce industry, and/or Logistics.
  • You have demonstrated top performance in project management within complex, fast paced organisations across multiple stakeholders and cross-functionally with virtual teams.
  • You have advanced knowledge in project management tools and methodologies, you proactively anticipate and overcome obstacles, as well as pushing your projects to success with a collaborative and solution-oriented mindset.
  • Crisp and concise communication, you have the sharp ability to draft logical storylines/outlines and are experienced in creating meaningful presentations.
  • Strong customer focus, you are structured and well organized and always think one step ahead with the customer in mind. Furthermore, you bring strong interpersonal skills with multiple stakeholders.
  • Strong ownership, you have a hands-on mentality, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment dealing with many topics simultaneously and always thrive to find the best solution in the shortest possible time
  • Fluency in English is required - German is a plus
  • Knowledge in customs topics and processes are a plus
ZALANDO BENEFITS
Career Development
  • Project delivery, you have several years professional experience in management consulting, PMO, or business development, ideally in the fashion or e-commerce and/or Logistics and/or Supply Chain environment. You have demonstrated top performance in project management within complex, fast paced organisations across multiple stakeholders and cross-functionally with virtual teams
  • Crisp and concise communication, you have the sharp ability to draft logical storylines/outlines and are experienced in creating meaningful presentations.
  • Strong customer focus, you are structured and well organized and always think one step ahead with the customer in mind. Furthermore, you bring strong interpersonal skills with multiple stakeholders.
  • Strong ownership, you have a hands-on mentality, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment dealing with many topics simultaneously and always thrive to find the best solution in the shortest possible time
  • Fluency in English is required - German is a plus

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 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

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 counselling, 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 more than 46 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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