Zalando Marketing Services (ZMS) is the 360° marketing unit of Zalando. ZMS plays an integral part in Zalando ́s platform strategy, is growing more than 100% YoY and is a substantial contributor to Zalando ́s EBIT.
At the heart of our business is a holistic data-driven marketing approach for fashion and lifestyle brands across many different channels. We combine high impact marketing solutions along the whole customer journey, access to audiences with expansive reach, in-depth data knowledge and privacy-compliant targeting. With a team of more than 250 diverse people we create inspiring content and disruptive marketing services to connect brands to fashion and lifestyle consumers across 17 European markets.
WHERE YOUR EXPERTISE IS NEEDED
- Lead an organisation of 80 (currently) tech professionals set to grow by approximately 25% every year. Design, hire and coach your organisation; enabling smooth transitions as teams grow and split, and senior leaders onboard.
- Own the road-maps and the strategic evolution of our application landscape as the throughput and load on the systems more than doubles every year.
- Improve and grow a multi business Tech organisation by steering and coaching of your senior Tech leadership to ensure the sustainable growth of ZMS and success of the Zalando platform strategy.
- Provide state of the art AdTech solutions to successfully run and scale a Retail Media business.
- Reimagine technical solutions to convince our fashion partners in terms of our branding capabilities.
- Drive integration for our partner program and enable the business to automate “self-service” processes by improving our machine learning capabilities.
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:
- Previous experience at a senior level within a business that has scaled to at least equivalent 500M EUR turnover where you have led and built Tech teams of 150+ FTE
- A visionary technology leader who can develop and deliver mid to long term strategic plans
- A strong commercial focus: you are a partner to and within the management team who can drive the business forward and communicate brilliantly with Business, Fashion and Technical Stakeholders
WHAT WE OFFER
- Culture of trust, empowerment and feedback; one of the largest tech communities in Europe (e.g. 100+ internal guilds; tech talks; product demos; coder dojos) and our commitment to help you grow into an outstanding senior tech leader
- Very competitive salary (base and equity) and many perks, such as great shopping discount on a wide range of products on zalando.com; discounts from external partners; public transport discounts; relocation assistance for internationals; municipality services*; family service and parent & child rooms*; additional holidays & volunteering time off; diverse sports and health offerings.
- Extensive on-boarding; personal branding support focused on leadership; opportunity to attend and speak at conferences.
- International, accomplished experts and great self-organized teams.
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.