Team Lead Buying Women's Fast Fashion

Zalando

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Job title

Team Lead Buying Women's Fast Fashion, Zalando

Location

Berlin, Germany

Level

Senior Manager

Function

Buying

Posted

Contract

Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Job Description

YOU ARE READY TO MAKE AN IMPACT

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 Team Lead Buying for Women's Special Sizes, you will join our high performing fast fashion women's 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.

As a Team Lead Buying reporting to the Head of Women's Fast Fashion , you are responsible for creating a clearly defined assortment strategy for women's special sizes and taking ownership for its execution. You plan and manage the brands and products within your customer segment and additionally you are responsible for your buying team.

YOU ARE SETTING STANDARDS

Owner. You manage the performance of the assortment.You work closely with Merchandise Planning to drive sales and maximize profits. You will take responsibility for owning and driving In-Season KPIs. You provide and own creative direction and you guide your team on sourcing new brands and new products whilst negotiating the best terms.

Strategic. You are not afraid to take strategic decisions. You will help to identify strategic promotional/ marketing activities alongside the Marketing/Markets team. You will plan strategy alongside your Merchandising team and Head of Category for the forthcoming seasons. You will present and attend strategy meetings and you are brave and confident with the decisions that you make for your category. You will own Women's Special Sizes for Zalando.

Stakeholder Expert. You will liaise with our Markets team to identify trends, initiatives and opportunities. Collaborating with the Merchandising Team, you will develop a category strategy, plan budgets and help to optimize and monitor in-season performance. You will attend all key buying meetings and you will build strong, trustful relationships with the suppliers. You will forge strong cross category and inter departmental relationships.

Leader. Leadership comes naturally to you. You are an expert at leading and developing your current team.  In this role you will manage a team of direct reports. You enjoy building good relationships with your team and you are able to structure your team effectively according to their strengths/weaknesses/training needs.

YOU ARE OFFERED

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 zalando.com; 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*. (*Depending on location)

Development.Mentoring; personal branding support focused on leadership; diverse career opportunities.

Peers.International, accomplished experts.

WANT TO JOIN US?

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 lucy.dobbie@zalando.de

The Ideal Candidate

YOU ARE SKILLED

Passionate.You love your job and the success that you can build. You have a passion for Buying and you have a number of years of relevant fashion buying experience.

Driven. You remain motivated and structured in very dynamic and fast-paced environments. You embrace change and are always on the hunt for solutions. You have excellent English skills, communicate clearly with varied stakeholders and possess solid merchandise planning and trading skills.

People Leader. You are able to manage multiple stakeholders effectively through your strategic communication style and are reliable when it comes to getting things done. You understand the challenges of the fast fashion business and are exhilarated by this. You are only as good as your team. You pride yourself in your leadership skills with at least 4 years of relevant experience leading a large team.

Trend Focused. You come from a Trend Led Buying Background. You have experience from fashion and ideally some exposure to buying fast fashion womenswear. You are an expert at spotting trends and you are brave enough to take strategic buying decisions that are based on this.

Language skills

  1. English, Professional working 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. You will join our 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.