Buyer/Product Manager Sports Apparel
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 even&odd, Zign and Twintip have become extremely successful during the last few years, establishing ourselves as a professional fashion company. We plan to continue and build upon this success in the future.
For our private label team, we are looking for a Buyer/ Product Manager Sports Apparel (m/f) to complement the existing team. The Buyer/ Product Manager Sports Apparel will be responsible for development and management of seasonal collections, including planning, collection building, buying, sales analysis, in-season trading and monitoring the critical path.
* You'll collaborate with the management team in business and brand building
* You'll be in charge of translating fashion trends into a strong commercial collection
* You'll be working closely together with Design, 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'll know the basic rules of vendor management, allocation and price negotiation
* You'll be responsible for identifying and developing suppliers and the maintenance of an excellent supplier network
* You'll liaise with internal departments, in particular Marketing, PR, Platform Management and Supply Chain
What you've got
* You have at least 2-3 years of professional experience in Buying or similar
* You have proven experience in building collections and sustaining it successfully with a strong focus on Sports Apparel
* You have a sharp fashion eye and profound industry knowledge to recognize new trends paired with strong analytical skills for a clear vision towards commercial sports 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
What you can expect
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: Every Day is a Casual Friday
* The security of an expanding company with more than 10,000 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
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 via