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Assistant Buyer, Zalando SE


Berlin, Germany


Assistant / Entry Level





Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

In the role as an Assistant Buyer, you’ll be the right hand of the buyer and will be supporting them by providing analysis and making recommendation for buying and trading decisions. Depending on your background and performance, you can have buying responsibility for your first brand(s) on your own!We are currently looking for Assistant Buyers in the following units: Men Textile (Fast Fashion), Sports (Kids) and Women's Accessories.


Innovative. You’ll prepare product-based analysis for trading decisions and you’ll make proposals for the assortment selection as well as line plans of your unit. Furthermore, you’ll provide input and you will gradually join order appointments and negotiation meetings independently.Support. You'll support our buyers in operational and functional matters. You'll create/cancel orders and you’ll make sure all necessary steps are followed through.Communicator and team player. You will be the first contact person for our international suppliers, next to our buyers, and you will set up and maintain condition contracts with them. You’ll also work closely with our planning team in order to ensure that our products are available for purchase.

The Ideal Candidate


Experienced. You have a bachelor’s or master’s  degree in Business Administration, Economics, Fashion Management or an education in a similar area. You've already been working in Buying or Merchandising on an assistant level for 1-2 years, preferably in a fashion-related field.Structured and communicative. You thrive in fast-paced environments, embrace collaboration and act proactively. You organize your workload efficiently, ensuring tasks are ready on time, are accurate and prioritized accordingly. Clear communication internally and externally is one of your biggest strengths.Passionate. You have fun working with numbers and at the same time fashion and lifestyle are a great passion of yours. Moreover, you have a strong understanding for trends and products, especially at European-market level.Systems and language proficiency. MS Office, especially Excel and formulas, is part of your daily routine and ideally you've got some experience with merchandise management systems. You will be working in an international team, so English is a must. German is usually a plus.


Culture. A workplace where trust, empowerment and feedback are valued; positive and inspiring working atmosphere.Perks. Competitive salary; great shopping discount on a wide range of products on; discounts from external partners; office in the heart of Berlin; public transport discounts; relocation assistance for internationals; municipality services; flexible working times; family service and parent & child rooms; additional holidays and volunteering time off; diverse sports and health offerings.Development. Mentoring; e-learnings and trainings; personal branding support focused on leadership; diverse career opportunities.Peers. International, accomplished experts to inspire and support you.


Then we'd be more than happy to receive your online application. 

Language skills

  1. English, Full professional proficiency

About Us

As Zalando transforms from Europe’s leading e-commerce company into a multi-service platform for fashion, this is an exciting time to join us. As Assistant Buyer, you’re part of a high performing team, creating new and innovative ways to connect people and fashion.We’re constantly reinventing our products, our services and ourselves. That’s how we identify and remove the barriers to inspiration and empowerment, as they emerge, letting technology and creativity set the pace.When you can tackle new challenges and take ownership of your work, the opportunities to make a personal impact are limitless, and there’s always more to play for.