Senior Buyer / Product Manager Accessories


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Senior Buyer / Product Manager Accessories, zLabels


Berlin, Germany


Senior Manager





Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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For our private label team, we are looking for a Senior Buyer Accessories (m/f) to complement the existing team. The Senior Buyer Accessories will be responsible for development and management of seasonal collections, including planning, collection building, buying, sales analysis, in-season trading, monitoring the critical path and managing the Buying team.  


  • You’ll collaborate with the management team in business and brand building
  • You’ll be in charge of translating accessories / fashion trends into a strong commercial collection
  • You’ll be working closely together the Product Development and the Merchandising team to develop the collection plan for the season, deciding on quantities, timings and prices
  • You’ll be responsible for meeting budgetary sales and margin targets through constantly monitoring and managing commercial success (incl. product lifecycle management, pricing, promotions, sales initiatives)
  • You will be responsible of building the vendor allocation per season. As well as identifying and developing suppliers and the maintenance of an excellent supplier network  as well as obtaining quotes and negotiating prices and conditions
  • You will manage the interfaces with internal departments throughout Zalando
  • You will be responsible to manage the Buying Team, and overview of the whole collection assortment, together with management.

The Ideal Candidate

  • You have at least 5 years of professional experience in Buying or similar
  • You enjoy professionally leading a team and have sound experience of supervisory staff management
  • You have proven experience in building collections and sustaining it successfully with a strong focus on Accessories or Textile
  • You have a sharp fashion eye and profound industry knowledge to recognize new trends paired with strong analytical skills for a clear vision towards accessories performance collections
  • You bring along an existing industry network of reliable suppliers as well as skills and assertiveness in supplier negotiations
  • You have excellent proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (especially Excel) and, ideally, prior experience in working with ERP systems
  • You are flexible  and think fast, work proactively and always keep on top of things even in a very dynamic and fast-paced environment
  • Daily correspondence in English are a familiar territory for you, other languages are a plus

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
  • Training and further development opportunities to expand your skills and help you on your way
  • A corporate culture where your skills are judged only by your results – our motto: wear sneakers, not ties
  • The security of an expanding company with more than 12,000 employees and a company pension scheme
  • An easily accessible workplace right on the main arteries of the hottest Berlin districts
  • Attractive employee discounts in our online shop

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

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.