Head of Global Projects PMO & Technical Project Management

Job Category

  • Technology & UX/UI Design


  • Berlin


  • Full-Time
  • Management Level


  • Zalando SE

The Opportunity

Zalando is transforming from an e-commerce company into a multi-service platform that provides fashion as a service. We make it our mission to imagine and predict the infinite points of interaction between fashion and people, and develop the technology to make them possible. With 1,600+ Technology employees across our offices in Germany, Ireland and Finland we build most of our 40+ platform products in-house and open source - from Smart Logistics to Brand Solutions to Payments and Warehouse Management. 

As Head of Global Projects PMO and Technical Project Management in Zalando’s Digital Foundation department in Berlin, you will work with a number of self-organizing engineering and cross-functional teams and Business Unit owners. You and your team of agile and technical project managers drive the delivery of our most critical and technically highly complex global projects cross-functionally across all Business units’ technology teams.

You are setting standards

Delivery. You drive team mastery in world-class technical and agile project management techniques to successfully deliver crucial cross-functional and cross-business initiatives reliably.

Vision. You develop and execute the mid- & long-term strategic vision for global projects alignment and delivery with your teams while fostering close collaboration with other engineering and business managers to be in line with our overall tech strategy and architectural target picture.

Collaboration. You act as sparring partner and define scope and priorities of our most critical projects with senior management, business unit owners, and technical leaders to achieve a high-level alignment. You facilitate collaboration, communication and decision-making between different teams and stakeholders.

Impact. You develop your team members and help them solve growth challenges by discovering their full potential. You proudly represent Zalando at conferences and meetups.

Growth. You attract, on-board and retain diverse top talents to your teams and cultivate a culture of ownership, autonomy, mastery, innovation and purpose.

You are skilled

Leadership. Your 5+ years of experience in team leadership, agile development and project management methodologies allow you to leverage and deliver cross-functional complex projects at scale with various stakeholders throughout the company.

Passion. You are passionate about the current trends in software design, architecture and web services. You are a highly motivated team player, and are flexible when it comes to new and changing tasks.

Technology. You have a degree in IT, business informatics, information systems, or a similar subject and/or comparable significant practice, and are experienced in a wide range of Technologies (object-oriented and functional programming languages like Java / Scala / Clojure / Go (with relevant frameworks), (No)SQL databases, REST APIs and highly distributed, scalable and resilient microservice landscapes).

Drive. In effectively managing conflicts and priorities, in thinking creatively and solution-oriented, you enjoy driving continuous improvement and innovation. You take responsibility for your tasks and work in an independent and structured manner.

Communication. Because of your excellent communication skills in English, it is easy for you to interact with executives and teams on business and technology side. Excellent German skills is a plus.

You are offered

Culture. Culture of trust, empowerment and feedback; 100+ internal guilds; tech talks; product demos; coder dojos.

Perks. Competitive salary, great shopping discount on a wide range of products on Zalando, discounts from external partners, public transport discounts, relocation assistance for internationals, municipality services*, flexible working times, family service and parent & child rooms*, additional holidays & volunteering time off, diverse sports and health offerings.* (*Partly, depending on location.)

Development. Extensive on-boarding, personal branding support focused on leadership, opportunity to attend and speak at conferences.

Peers. International, accomplished experts and self-organized, autonomous teams.

Want to join us? Then go ahead and apply!!

If you need guidance or have any questions about our hiring processes, please contact Cristiana Martins

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