As Zalando transforms from a pure online retailer to a fashion platform, we bring fashion competency and branding expertise to the game by connecting all the players in the industry: consumers, stylists, designers, brands, influencers, and, online and offline stores. By providing a bold mix of global brands, local designers and specialist labels, we create fresh concepts, high-impact campaigns, smart applications and innovative partnerships. Our unique fashion perspective is inspired by the DNA of Berlin, our headquarters’ location. A unique layered history energized by a fluid mix of homegrown, migrant and emerging cultures, makes Berlin a fashion leader and source of inspiration globally. As one of the city’s most high profile success stories, and a major local employer, we take pride in giving back to our city through hosting events for refugees, working with schools, running meetups or staging our annual Bread & Butter festival.
How We Work
We’re constantly reinventing our products, our services and ourselves. By scaling our thinking and our activities, we identify and remove barriers to inspiration and empowerment as they emerge, letting technology and creativity set the pace as we turn personal input into market impact.
Zalando is a major fashion player. As well as tactical activities, and exclusive hook-ups with brands and influencers, we’re creating bold seasonal campaigns that play out across multiple channels including outdoor, TV and digital - driving sales, trends and fashion competence.
Collaboration is at the heart of Zalando. We team up with high profile fashion influencers and boutique labels, as we seek to create innovative content and unique fashion experiences for a large and diverse.
Zalando’s product range includes apparel, shoes and accessories for women, men and children. 17 innovative in-house labels and over 2.000 global brand partners work together to provide the best possible assortment for complex markets and diverse fashion audiences.
We take our social and ethical responsibilities as a fashion company very seriously. As well as our commitment to quality, safety and environmental standards for our in-house brands, we also demand the same standards and supply-chain transparency from our brand partners.
"While living in Munich, I freelanced for TwinTip, a zLabels brand, who was my favorite customer at the time. I was asked if I would like to help create a new brand – the very mysterious ‘Project K’. I immediately said yes, packed my stuff and moved to Berlin. There was a real ‘startup’ feeling to the project as the two of us has had to create a brand and build up a team in such a short amount of time. Through lots of in-house support and long nights, Kiomi was born. It turned out to be a success and I never regretted taking the chance to be part of a company with so many crazy ideas, exciting projects and new creations."
"I'm currently the Merchandise Planner for Women’s Accessories, I joined Zalando a year ago when I moved to Berlin from London and it’s been an adventure. My time here so far has made me see the impossible becoming possible daily, working with a dynamic, fun and hardworking team we have collaborated to build a strong and confident strategy for this next Spring Summer season. For me this experience has offered me the opportunity to express myself unreservedly, 'getting stuck' in interesting projects and working daily with some amazing people. People always do what they know but at Zalando we are encouraged to step out of the box, take the hand brakes off, jump, speed up you never know it might just be AWESOME."
"More than a year ago I made the choice to become a Berliner. After traveling through different continents, I finally found the company I wanted to be part of. Our Fast Fashion Team consists of more than 10 nationalities which is the best cross cultural experience! With Zalando, I really find a good balance between being in a fast path company but also being a key player of it. This atmosphere is really inspiring for my career as well as my personal life."
Assistant Merchandise Planner
"With a big portion of passion for people and the fashion sector, I was offered the exclusive possibility to make a departmental change to my desired recruitment area within fashion. Being in the area I desire most with so many different possibilities and exciting people & projects remains to be my biggest motivation. My main challenge was to recruit also for our offices in Spain, Hong Kong and China. It´s great to connect with so many interesting and inspiring people as well aside from the common ways to recruit in Berlin. I am happy to continue the journey with new inspiring talents at Zalando."
Recruiting Specialist Fashion & Creatives
Creating the Platform
ZALON by Zalando
ZALON connects consumers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with freelance fashion stylists. Consumers, who look for fashion inspiration, want to optimize their personal style or don’t have time or dedication to find fashion that suits them, find support at ZALON. A personal ZALON fashion stylist will get to know the consumers and their personal taste and needs in order to create a selection of styles for them. The stylist puts together outfits for everyday life or special occasions, and has more than 150,000 items to play with. What our consumer has to do? Be ready to share his/her wishes via questionnaires and personal conversations with one of the ZALON stylists and then wait for his/her personal fashion parcel to arrive at the doorstep!
At zLabels we create fashion brands for the digital age, such as mint&berry, Even&Odd, Zign and Kiomi. Our data-driven way of doing business means that every decision made is backed up by consumer behaviors and translate directly into relevant product selections. Developed for the digital market from day one, we’re confident navigating the changing retail landscape and can act at the speed of now.
Can you navigate the brands, products and trends that matter? Inspire customers, fulfil their complex style needs and grow Zalando’s reputation by putting together innovative and intelligent selections.
Want to create the next big thing in fashion? From initial design through to distribution, take control of every step in the product lifecycle for our growing range of boutique labels and fashion brands.
Ready to translate style into stories and content? Create dynamic campaigns and pioneer storytelling to bring fashion and people closer with a full mix of channels, technologies and your expertise to play with.
Want to define the right look? Use your eye for style, your intuition for knowing the latest trends, and your impeccable sense of style to match our diverse and fashion-hungry customers with the perfect Zalando selections.
Ready to take the online experience offline? Help turn our bricks & mortar stores into inspiring, fashion-forward environments for our customers, recreating the digital shopping experience in the physical space in smart and exciting ways.