Vice President Strategy


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Vice President Strategy, Zalando


Berlin, Germany


Senior Manager


Strategy & Strategic Planning



Full-time, Salary Unspecified

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Department: Corporate Development Team

Reports to: Rubin Ritter, our Co-CEO

Team Size: 10-20

Recruiter: Lena Dagefoerde


Become a senior member and leader of our Corporate Development Team with a spike in strategic thinking and shaping the future.

Work together with ~15 highly talented team members towards tripling our business within the next five years from 7bn€ to 20bn€ GMV.

  • Ecommerce & Digital Strategy (your area of focus)
  • Project & Process Management
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Identify, evaluate, prepare and execute disruptive moves that help us to

  • deliver on our existing strategy to become ‘the starting point for fashion’
  • build the ‘next big thing’, going beyond the current scope of our strategy

Play a vital role in establishing the new Corporate Development Team as a core function that enjoys a great reputation within Zalando.

  • Own and drive the strategy process for the Group, enabling the Management Board to own the Group Strategy. Be the thought leader with respect to the company’s strategy and it’s long-term plan
  • Challenge our most senior leadership group to think differently by bringing in fresh perspectives and transformational ideas
  • Actively provide transformational and disruptive value creation opportunities based on improvements and efficiency measures within the company
  • Identify areas of possible competitive action and develop strategies which could include organic and inorganic steps
  • Generate actionable insights on innovation, competition, and general market developments to constantly fuel the company with new ideas

Proven Strategist with Transformational Experience

  • Consultancy background with an extraordinary twist and exceptional spike
  • Impressive track record of driving disruptive changes in other tech companies
  • Intrinsic passion for thinking differently and shaping the e-commerce world

Organizational Navigator with an Entrepreneurial Mindset

  • Ability to successfully deliver within a fast growing work environment
  • Track record of successfully cooperating with diverse stakeholders, varying from c-level executives to hands-on employees

Inspiring Personality with Strong Influencing Skills

  • Team player with a passion to mentor and develop others
  • Game changer with exceptional communication skills who inspires and wins over broad audiences

We celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

About Us


  • Culture of trust, empowerment and constructive feedback, open source commitment, meetups, game nights, 70+ internal technical and fun guilds, knowledge sharing through tech talks, internal tech academy and blogs, product demos, parties & events
  • Competitive salary, employee share shop, 40% Zalando shopping discount, discounts from external partners, centrally located offices, public transport discounts, municipality services, great IT equipment, flexible working times, additional holidays and volunteering time off, free beverages and fruits, diverse sports and health offerings
  • Extensive onboarding, mentoring and personal development opportunities and an international team of experts
  • Relocation assistance for internationals, PME family service and parent & child rooms* (*available only in select locations)

We celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.


Zalando is Europe’s leading online platform for fashion, connecting customers, brands and partners across 17 markets. We drive digital solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 23 million active customers through diverse skill-sets, interests and languages our teams choose to use.