Product And Buying Lead
Zalando's success 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 kid's 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 Supply Chain Operations Lead to join the existing structure. This is a newly created role and is a key hire for our team. Reporting directly into our VP of Product and Merchandising, you will be focused on Supply Chain Strategy and Buying Excellence.
You Are Setting Standards
Fast Fashion. You will analyze the different critical paths in all teams and implement best practices in order to reduce the time to market. To react faster to new trends, you will challenge the status quo
Delivery Scheduling. You will make sure that the delivery curves in all areas match the customer demand curves
Timings. Together with the different teams you will define the timings to ensure that we can be flexible and reactive to customer needs. You will make sure that we have the right milestones: development trips, store checks, number of drops, etc
Fabric Booking and Capacity Blocking. You will define the fabric booking and capacity processes together with the Strategic Vendor Management team
Key Projects & Strategy. Supporting key projects in the product area. Implementing Strategic Direction
Relationship Building. Building key relationships with zLabels Stakeholders. Defining and streamlining processes and standards and ensuring follow up with all the different teams
You Are Skilled
Market Knowledge. You are a very talented Fast Fashion buying professional with 5 to 7 years of experience
Passion. You are an expert in Fashion Procurement. It is something that you feel passionate about and one of your strength
Innovation. You are keen in bringing in innovative Fast Fashion ideas and want to make a positive quick impact to grow the business
Structure. You have a strategic mindset and the ability to solve problems in a complex structure. You are confident to make decisions by yourself
Communications. You're a born networker and can quickly make yourself at home in a new environment With your incredible communications skills, you are capable to influence peers and stakeholders
You Are Offered
Culture. A workplace where trust, empowerment and feedback are valued; positive, inspiring working atmosphere & joint events
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; great IT equipment; flexible working times; additional holidays & volunteering time off; awesome parties and events; free beverages & fruits; diverse sports and health offerings*. (*Partly, depends on location)
Development. Mentoring; personal branding support; diverse career opportunities
Peers. An international team of experts to inspire you & learn from
Want to join us? Then go ahead and apply!
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