Applied Science Manager - Marketing Science

Land : Deutschland Deutschland

Bundesland : Berlin

Stadt : BERLIN

Berufsfelder : Marketing

Vertragsform : Festanstellung

Arbeitszeit : Vollzeit


Are you ready to take the helm of a high-performing team at the forefront of performance marketing innovation? Zalando, Europe's leading fashion platform, is looking for an Applied Science Manager to join our Performance Marketing powerhouse, to lead the charge for leading scientific solutions in the field.

About the Role:

In this pivotal position, you'll be steering a team dedicated to crafting data-driven strategies that resonate with millions and convert intent into long-term customer value. Your domain will be the Measurement marketing effectiveness, and developing innovative solutions to optimize marketing channel performance, where you'll apply your mastery of machine learning, predictive models, optimisation algorithm, experimentation and causal inference to drive success in our significant marketing investments.

Who You Are?

Embarking on a journey to redefine the nexus of data science and performance marketing, we are in search of an exceptional leader. Here's who you are in the landscape of our ambitious mission:

  • Expert Leader: You are a visionary with a passion for guiding teams through the frontier of data science in performance marketing. With a Master's or PhD in a quantitative field, your leadership is informed by deep technical knowledge and strategic thinking.
  • Experienced Manager: Boasting at least 4 years in leadership, you are adept at managing diverse teams, fostering an environment where machine learning, econometrics, and operations research are leveraged to drive business outcomes.
  • Communication Maestro: Your communication skills are second to none, adept at distilling complex concepts into clear strategies, making you a bridge between data science and business impact.
  • Collaboration Champion: You excel at fostering synergistic partnerships, working cohesively with product teams, engineers, and marketing professionals, alongside senior and principal scientists, to steer the team towards a shared vision and unified goals.
  • Catalyst for Innovation: With a track record of empowering teams, you encourage ownership and continuous innovation, translating scientific rigor into tangible solutions that propel the business forward.
  • Business Savvy: You bring a robust understanding of business operations, particularly within performance marketing, and use this to guide your team through organizational challenges towards clear, department-aligned goals.
  • Team Builder and Developer: As a committed mentor, you thrive on nurturing talent, encouraging learning, and shaping a team culture that values creativity, inclusivity, and the continuous pursuit of excellence.
What You'll Do?

As a Data Science Manager, your role is to streamline communication, lead innovation, and develop a high-performing team that delivers impactful, data-driven marketing solutions for both measurement, and optimisation. For this you specifically expect to demonstrate the followings:

  • Effective Communication: Skillfully convey key messages, resolve blockages, and maintain clear communication with stakeholders and cross-functional teams.
  • Strategic Collaboration: Partner effectively with product teams, engineers, and marketing, including working with senior and principal applied scientists to ensure unified team direction.
  • Leadership Excellence: Lead and navigate through complex projects, directly manage a team of up to 10 members, recruit and retain top talent, and cultivate an inclusive team culture that promotes innovation.
  • Technical and Scientific Leadership: Balance technical expertise with people management, drive scientific rigor in solution delivery, and empower the team to innovate and take ownership of their work.
  • Operational Management: Ensure smooth operation of production systems with an emphasis on quality, scalability, and continuous improvement. Manage technical debt and infrastructure efficiently.
  • Business Acumen: Understand business operations to contribute effectively to performance marketing goals. Guide the team through organizational challenges with a clear understanding of department-specific needs.
  • Growth and Development: Foster a learning environment, differentiate roles and responsibilities within the team, and provide actionable feedback for continuous team improvement.
Why Join Us?

  • You'll be a key player in a department that's a driving force behind Zalando's growth.
  • You'll have access to cutting-edge infrastructure and massive datasets.
  • You will build leading solution to optimize advertising on platform like Google Search and Meta
  • Your work will blend scientific rigor with real-world business impact, celebrated globally.
  • You'll shape the future of marketing as Zalando transforms into The Starting Point for Fashion.
Perks at Work:

  • Culture of trust, empowerment and constructive feedback, open source commitment, meetups, 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 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.

About Zalando:

Zalando is Europe's leading online platform for fashion and lifestyle, 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 35+ million active customers through diverse skill-sets, interests and languages our teams choose to use.

Please note that all the applications must be completed using the online form - we do not accept applications via e-mail.

Ready to Lead, Inspire, and Innovate?

Apply now and join us on this exhilarating journey where your work will not only be seen but felt across the fashion industry and beyond.

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