JUNIOR BUYER _ Modern Underwear & Beachwear

Location
Berlin
Contract
Full time
Job Category
Buying & Merchandising

THE ROLE & THE TEAM

Zalando is Europe’s leading online platform for fashion - connecting customers, brands and partners across 20 markets. We drive digital solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 45+ million active customers through diverse skill-sets, interests and languages in our teams.

Our Buying Team is passionate about fashion and lifestyle. We want customers to find the perfect products for them, from shoes to clothing and accessories. Our task is to put together an on-trend and profitable selection of products. We love discovering new product ideas for our brands. But finding the right trends is only one aspect, as we also need to keep track of our KPIs and processes. Constant exchange with other departments, like logistics, quality, sourcing and marketing, ensures that we act in line with the whole organisation. In the end, we are all working towards the same goal: to create an excellent experience for our customers at Zalando.

As a Junior Buyer in Zalando, you will plan, develop and buy your own commodity group, taking ownership and accountability of performance KPIs and dealing with suppliers all over the world. You are working closely with the Design, Product Development & Merchandising team, to bring your creative and commercial strategy to life.
 

INCLUSIVE BY DESIGN

At Zalando, our vision is to be the starting point for fashion - one that is inclusive by design. We only assess candidates based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We welcome applications from people of all gender identities, sexual orientations, personal expressions, racial identities, ethnicities, religious beliefs, and disability statuses. We only want to know why you’re great for this role, so please avoid including your picture, age, and marital status in your CV as well.

We want to provide you with a great candidate experience. Please feel free to inform us of any accommodations you may need, so we can best support and assist you throughout the hiring process.

do.BETTER - our diversity & inclusion strategy: https://corporate.zalando.com/en/diversity-inclusion

Our employee resource groups: https://corporate.zalando.com/en/diversity-inclusion/our-employee-resource-groups

WHY YOU SHOULD BE INTERESTED
 

As a Junior Buyer in Modern Underwear & Beachwear cluster  , you are part of a high performing team, creating new and innovative assortments with a customer focus. You are responsible for multi-branded buying, reporting under Team Lead  Buying 

  • Strategic assortment building with product-based analysis and up-to-date market knowledge to underline trading decisions

  • Identification of the best product selection for the  U&B brands, you will be responsible for increasing performance indicators of your portfolio of brands

  • Trade brands in WHS, Hybrid and Marketplace Model, taking into consideration U&B trends for European market opportunities, sustainability, inclusivity and negotiating the best terms for Zalando whilst continuing to manage daily relationships with existing suppliers

  • Understand and own your KPIs and collaborate with the merchandise team to plan up front budgets and support the in season OTB

  • Cross functional expertise is required to build successful relationships with other departments like tech teams, logistics, partner program, marketing and content.

WE'D LOVE TO MEET YOU IF

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business Administration, Economics, Fashion Management or an education in a similar area

  • 2-3  years knowledge and experience in Buying or Merchandising on an assistant/junior level and passion and interest for the world of e-commerce

  • Thriving in fast-paced environments, embracing collaboration and acting proactively. Organising your workload efficiently, ensuring tasks are ready on time, are accurate and prioritised accordingly

  • Knowledge in MS Office, Google Tools and combining the passion for numbers with fashion. Moreover, you have a strong understanding for trends and products, especially at European-market level

  • Fluent in English (written and spoken)

OUR OFFER

Zalando provides a range of benefits, here’s an overview of what you can expect. Ask your Talent Acquisition Partner to learn more about what we offer.

  • Employee shares program

  • 40% off fashion and beauty products sold and shipped by Zalando, 30% off Zalando Lounge, discounts from external partners

  • 2 paid volunteering days a year

  • Hybrid working model with up to 60% remote per week, actual practice is up to each team to best support their collaboration  

  • Work from abroad for up to 30 working days a year

  • 27 days of vacation a year to start

  • Relocation assistance available (subject to prior agreement)

  • Family services, including counselling and support

Learn all about Zalando and our values here: https://jobs.zalando.com/en/?gh_src=22377bdd1us

Recruiter

Sinduja Reddy

sinduja.reddy.external@zalando.de

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

About Zalando

It’s the perfect time to join Zalando on our journey to build the leading pan-European ecosystem for fashion and lifestyle e-commerce. Help us offer an inspiring and quality multi-brand shopping experience for fashion and lifestyle products to about 50 million active customers in 25 markets. Or be part of our logistic infrastructure, software or service capabilities to help brands and retailers run and scale their entire e-commerce business, on or off Zalando. Join our Zalando ecosystem, to enable positive change for the fashion and lifestyle industry. 

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