Buyer Women Apparel (Premium)


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Buyer Women Apparel (Premium), Zalando


Berlin, Germany







Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

As Buyer (m/f) for Women Apparel (Premium) you’ll be part of the success of this unit. You will do so by realizing all buying responsibilities – from assortment planning, collection buying to in-season management. You work closely with your merchandiser/Planner to keep an eye on all relevant key data and decide when which actions are to be taken when to optimize the overall business performance of your unit. You’ll work closely with suppliers, with whom you’ll negotiate conditions and contracts. Last, not least you’ll have to spot new trends while keeping the business side in mind, when creating the guiding growth strategy for your unit.

Your Challenge

  • You will be responsible for the growth and optimization of the Women Apparel unit within the Premium category
  • You will acquire new suppliers and take care of the existing supplier relations
  • You will negotiate conditions with suppliers independently
  • You will setup and supervise the suppliers planning
  • You will keep track of all relevant key KPIs
  • In order to ensure the availability of articles, you will work closely with our merchandisers
  • Our colleagues in marketing, logistics and onsite management will also be important contacts for your work
  • You will report into the Senior Buyer and take decisions within your area of responsibility in coordination with your lead

The Ideal Candidate

What you've got

  • You have a minimum of 2 years professional experience in buying or a related field, (ideally in Apparel) and have an extraordinary sense of fashion and trends
  • You have experience with international brand relations management
  • Negotiation is in your blood, and you always cut a compelling figure when communicating with suppliers and other stakeholders
  • Your excellent analytical skills put you top of the class and just love working with numbers
  • You can use Excel and the MS Office package in your sleep
  • You have great presentation skills and present to management of different levels confidently
  • You have mastered both written and spoken negotiations in English beautifully
  • You work in an organized and structured manner
  • Preferably you have gathered first-hand leadership experience already
  • Your work showcases your quick thinking and proactive attitude, keeping you on top of things in a fast-paced environment
  • You are ready for high travel load (mainly within EU) and an intensive work schedule

What we have in store for you

Our recipe for success: think big and act fast. What you're doing today will affect millions of customers tomorrow. At Zalando, you have the chance to work on the world's best online fashion experience in a rapidly growing international company. What else? We do of course have a lot more to offer:

  • Boredom doesn't get a look in here! Zalando is a working environment where something new happens every day
  • An international team of experts to inspire and support you
  • Coaching and training opportunities to bolster your potential and expand your career
  • A corporate culture where your skills are judged only by your results – our motto: Every Day is a Casual Friday
  • Colleagues who not only work well together, but also have lots of fun
  • A lively working atmosphere where you can also show off your sporting prowess at table football

Want to join us?  

Then we´d be more than happy to receive your application. Any further queries? Please do not hesitate to contact Melda Atalay via

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.

Our Category Management Team is passionate about fashion and lifestyle. We want customers to find the perfect fashion and lifestyle products for them, from shoes and clothing, to home ware and accessories. Category Management’s task is to put together an on-trend and profitable selection of products. We love discovering new brands and products for the Zalando shops, but finding the right trends is only one aspect, as we also need to keep track of our KPIs and processes. Constant exchange with other departments like logistics, content and photo production, the onsite team and marketing ensures that we act in line with the whole organisation. In the end, we are all working towards the same goal: to create an excellent experience for our customers at Zalando.