Senior Expert: International Employment (all genders)

01 Nov 2022
07 Dec 2022
Zalando's People & Organisation (P&O) team is looking for a Senior Expert for International Employment. As a subject matter expert, the role provides support and advisory services in all matters relating to the various types of working arrangements relating to employee mobility - such as international and cross-border setups. You will be a Senior Expert within our People Products function which focuses on designing and delivering innovative people products for Zalando employees.


At Zalando, our vision is to be inclusive by design. And this vision starts with our hiring - we do not discriminate on the basis of gender identity, sexual orientation, personal expression, ethnicity, religious belief, or disability status. You are welcome to leave out your picture, age, or marital status from your application. We only assess candidates on their qualifications and merit.

We want to provide you with a great candidate experience. Feel free to inform us of any accommodations you may need, so we can best support you throughout the hiring process.

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  • You will help shape and program manage our International Employment strategy that aligns our talent with our business growth, innovation and improvement.
  • You will create and manage streamlined processes and ensure alignment with key stakeholders both internal and external to Zalando.
  • You will provide leadership and ensure compliant processes and alignment with local and international employee laws and regulations, and maintain in-depth knowledge of local, global and federal employment laws.
  • You will provide specialist advice on business expansion solutions.
  • Continuously assess and identify operational improvements with a focus on flexibility and operational efficiency, ensuring all processes and policies are customer focused, cost effective and efficient.

  • You have a Masters' degree or a Bachelor's degree in HR (or related field); and a minimum of 8 years' professional experience in HR..
  • Your experience must include working in an international HR role for a large, complex organisation, preferably a high growth, product or service led (ideally tech) organisation.
  • You have substantial people partnering and operational expertise.
  • You have a solid knowledge of Global Mobility which includes immigration, tax, labour law, social security and mobility practices for different countries.
  • You have an ability to grasp complex issues, apply logical thinking and to resolve operational issues, while working proactively, with a sense of ownership.
  • You have excellent proficiency in English (German is a plus) .


Zalando provides a range of benefits, here's an overview of what you can expect. Ask your Talent Acquisition Partner to learn more about what we offer.
  • Employee shares program
  • 40% off fashion and beauty products sold and shipped by Zalando, 30% off Zalando Lounge, discounts from external partners
  • 2 paid volunteering days a year
  • Hybrid working model, with flexible hours and up to 60% remote
  • Work from abroad for up to 30 working days a year
  • 27 days of vacation a year to start
  • Relocation assistance available (subject to prior agreement)
  • Family services, including counseling and support
  • Health and wellbeing options (including Gympass)
  • Mental health support and coaching available
  • Drive your development through our training platform and biannual peer-to-peer review


It's the perfect time to join Zalando's journey, from being a pioneer in the world of e-commerce, to becoming the Starting Point for Fashion in Europe. We connect customers, brands, and partners across 25 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.

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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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