Lead Transport Manager (all genders)

21 Nov 2022
28 Nov 2022
The Transport Solutions team is a local team based in Berlin. The team takes care of all actions and issues concerning middle mile transport (linehauling) across Europe covering 27 countries using in excess of 30+ linehaul carriers. It covers different transport flows including Outbound Transports, Internal Transports and Return Transports.

Reporting to the Head of Transport Solutions, this is a single contributor role initially. You are supporting the overall goal is to get all orders delivered fast, on-time and at the lowest costs to the last mile carriers in the destination countries for delivery to end-customers.

As a Lead Transport Manager you are responsible for the linehaul carrier allocation to transport lanes, providing sufficient carrier capacity in line with business needs, the weekly / monthly linehaul carrier performance management process as well as preparing/holding QBRs with our key linehaul providers. In addition, you support linehaul procurement efforts by validating carrier specifications for upcoming tenders and own the implementation of tender results operationally. Finally, you are responsible for coordinating the Packaging Transport initiative from a project management and Ops perspective.

In this role you have the chance to grow your network and meet many different key players in the European carrier network. Secondly, you partner with our great Zalando teams to align our strategies and share best practices, improve customer experience and minimize disruption across all services

In this role you have the chance to grow your network and meet many different key players in the European carrier network. Secondly, you partner with our great Zalando teams to align our strategies and share best practices, improve customer experience and minimize disruption across all services.
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'll work to change the norm, push the boundaries of convenience, speed, services and costs for our customers.
  • You'll partner with external colleagues such as Controlling and Warehousing as well as internal colleagues from Team Transport such as Delivery Solutions, Linehaul Operations, Linehaul Tendering & Contracting in order to identify key opportunities
  • You'll work closely with carriers and contribute in growing our network
  • You'll work in projects to improve costs
  • You'll exchange best practices with other Zalando teams
  • You'll onboard new countries carriers and services
  • You've a MBA/Masters degree in supply chain management, logistics management, economics or similar disciplines.
  • Several years of experience in a logistics & supply chain related environment, preferably linehaul management, e-commerce is a plus, ideally with previous leadership experience
  • You are detail oriented with a strong analytical mindset and financial awareness with excellent knowledge in Office skills, you have the will and ability to quickly get deeply involved in complex contexts and to persistently pursue the set goal, at the same time, you do not lose sight of the big picture.
  • High level of Ownership and Bias for Action, strong motivation, with a strong drive for Continuous Improvement, who enjoys working independently as well as in a team and across teams
  • Ability to interact & communicate with various stakeholders at all levels in order to foster close collaboration & negotiations
  • Languages: English fluent, German would be a plus and any other European language would be valued positively
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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