Senior Manager Public Affairs - Sustainability (all genders)

Full time
Job Category
Marketing & Communications

As Senior Manager EU Public Affairs, you will lead our sustainability policy efforts at EU level, representing Zalando directly towards EU policy-makers and stakeholders. The role will be based in Brussels and report to the Head of EU Public Affairs.


At Zalando, our vision is to be inclusive by design. And this vision starts with our hiring - we do not discriminate on the basis of gender identity, sexual orientation, personal expression, ethnicity, religious belief, or disability status. You are welcome to leave out your picture, age, or marital status from your application. We only assess candidates on their qualifications and merit. 

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  • Drive Zalando’s EU level policy engagement independently on various areas of sustainability policy  such as ecodesign, packaging, labelling and of product level policy such as product safety etc.

  • Be our early detection system. Monitor, assess, and advise internal stakeholders on policy and regulatory developments at EU level and possibly ad hoc at selected EU Member States level.

  • Develop and draft policy positions in close collaboration with our sustainability teams, respond to public consultations. 

  • Collaborate closely with EU and markets Public Affairs colleagues.

  • Represent the views of Zalando towards political decision makers and regulatory audiences at EU level. Ensure Zalando maintains constructive relationships.

  • Engage proactively with trade associations and industry partners. Manage and leverage our respective memberships.

  • Enable further business growth by working hand-in-hand with our business and communications units.


  • 5 to 8 years of relevant work experience with EU sustainability policy files.

  • Strong and relevant political network, a track record in successful relationship building and political influencing.

  • Strong analytical capabilities. Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. Any other European language is a plus.

  • Empathic, resourceful, collaborative and solution-oriented candidates, with an entrepreneurial mindset.

  • Strong interest in and knowledge of the e-commerce, retail and fashion/textile industry.

  • Willingness to regularly travel to headquarters in Berlin.


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.

  • Highly motivated, international Public Affairs team representing a responsible, future-minded European e-commerce business. 

  • Opportunity to work on EU legislation for a soon-to-be regulated sector together with experienced and driven internal experts throughout the business

  • High degree of personal responsibility, room to grow.

  • A workplace run on trust, empowerment and feedback; international, positive, inspiring work atmosphere.

  • Competitive salary, employee share shop, Zalando shopping budget, flexible working times and home/office work balance policy, additional holidays.

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



It’s the perfect time to join Zalando’s journey, from being a pioneer in the world of e-commerce, to becoming the Starting Point for Fashion in Europe. We connect customers, brands, and partners across 25 markets. 

Help us drive digital and sustainable solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 49 million active customers.

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


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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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