Senior Merchandise Planner Men´s Accessories


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Senior Merchandise Planner Men´s Accessories, Zalando


Berlin, Germany


Senior Manager


Merchandising & Allocation



Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Knowledge. You own pre-season merchandise financial planning by category, taking trends, campaigns, country plans and selling levers into account. You ensure your category remains competitive while optimizing margin and stock turn.  You control OTB for your category to maximize sales, gross margin and inventory turn. You own the complete in season management for your area and are responsible for your end of period stock position.

Communication. You will identify trends, initiatives and opportunities. Collaborating with Buyers, you will develop a category strategy, brands and price clusters, optimizing width and depth, tailoring to specific market needs. You will work closely with brands negotiating the right terms for your business and leading the brand relationships growing the Zalando business season after season.

Analytical. You will conduct historical analysis to better understand the business, as well as manage assortment planning through flow plans and product quantifications. You take ambitious growth targets in your stride and are creative in your approach of how to get there.


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.


Want to join us? Then go ahead and apply!

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The Ideal Candidate


Education and Experience. You have successfully completed a Bachelor's degree in Business or comparable field, with at least 5 years of relevant experience (preferably at a multi-national fashion-retailer and/or within eCommerce). Familiarity utilizing at least one merchandise planning software is highly beneficial. You have excellent English skills, communicate clearly with varied stakeholders and possess solid negotiation 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 3 years of relevant experience leading a small team.

Data Driven. You love to work with numbers and figures, think strategically and are excited at the opportunity to shape Zalando's merchandise planning. You take MS Office in stride and consider yourself an expert in Excel.

Organized. You remain motivated and structured in very dynamic and fast-paced environments, embrace change and are always on the hunt for solutions. 

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 part of the Category Management team, you’re part of a high performing and passionate group,  that connect every part of the fashion industry.

As a Senior Merchandise Planner reporting to the Lead Merchandiser Planner, you are responsible for the planning of the Mens Accessories category with a focus on analytics, financial and inventory performance. In this role you will be in charge of the pre-seasonal planning and the in-season trading and supervise the overall product supply management.