Buyer Men´s Accessories & Footwear (Premium)


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Buyer Men´s Accessories & Footwear (Premium), Zalando


Berlin, Germany







Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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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 a Buyer (m/f) in our Men´s Accessories and Footwear Premium category, 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.


Trend Scouting. The Men´s Accessories & Footwear Premium Team is passionate about fashion and is looking for a market expert for trend focused brands with a European view of the latest trends.

Partnership. You will be responsible for the creative direction of your department, sourcing new brands, negotiating the best terms for Zalando whilst you manage the biggest brands in terms of turnover.

Numbers: You know your KPIs and will partner with the merchandiser for you to plan the budget and OTB to monitor and review the performance of your unit. Your recommendations are based on valid numbers.

Communication. Constant exchange with other departments like Logistics, Content and Photo production, Onsite Management and Marketing are key to your work, ensuring that we act in line with the whole organization. You will work cross functionally to drive sales and maximize profit.

Leadership: You will be leading a small team of Buying Assistants and junior buyer. You will be directly reporting into the team lead.

The Ideal Candidate


Know-How. You have around 3 years of experience in branded buying, preferably with a background in men´s accessories or footwear.

Teamwork. You love keeping in close touch with colleagues and partners, and you stay cool, calm and collected even when the going gets tough.

Leadership: You enjoy being a leader and have developed your people management through out your career.

Analysis. Your excellent analytical skills put you on top of the class and you just love working with numbers. You are an expert in using Excel and the MS Office package.

Intervention. Negotiation is in your blood, and you are always a compelling figure when communicating with suppliers and other stakeholders. You have mastered both written and spoken negotiations in English beautifully.

Approach. Your work showcases your quick thinking and proactive attitude, which also means you keep on top of things in a fast-paced environment.


Culture. A workplace where trust, empowerment and feedback are valued; positive, 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; personal branding support focused on leadership; diverse career opportunities.

Peers. International, accomplished experts to inspire and support you.


Want to join us? Then go ahead and apply!

If you need guidance or have any questions about our hiring process, please contact our recruiter and apply online.

About Us

Zalando’s success also tells the story of our exceptional team and our efforts. We are always happy to welcome new colleagues who join us in creating the world’s best online fashion experience.

zLabels is Zalando’s fashion subsidiary. Located in the heart of Berlin, we develop fashion brands handling every step in the product lifecycle from initial design right through to distribution. When designing for new labels we draw inspiration from haute couture collections and young unconventional designers. 

We have a wide range of fashion labels and brands: from sporty men’s fashion to refined women’s wear up to modern kids shoe collections. 

Some of our brands and labels like mint&berry, Zign and Twintip have become extremely successful during the last few years, establishing ourselves as a professional fashion company. The complete product life cycle, from design until sales, is located within our company. We plan to continue and build upon this success in the future.