In 2008, Robert Gentz and David Schneider started realising their idea of providing everyone in Germany the opportunity to shop for shoes no matter where they might be, offering a wide range of shoe styles and sizes that would go beyond what a local retail store could provide. Today, Zalando is Europe's leading online platform for fashion; a public company with a strong workforce of about 11,000 employees of over 100 different nationalities with ambitious objectives to impact the fashion industry and add value to all players in the fashion ecosystem. Your challengeYou'll responsible for extending and optimizing the category Classic & Directional assortmentYou'll acquire new suppliers and take care of the existing supplier relationsYou'll negotiate conditions with suppliers independentlyYou'll setup and supervise the suppliers planningIt will be your task to keep track of all relevant key KPIsYou'll work closely with our own-brandsYou'll have leadership over 1 personIn order to ensure the availability of articles you'll work closely with Merchandise ManagementWhat you've gotYou have an above average degreeYou have a number of years' experience in fashion/purchasing/eCommerce, ideally in women's apparelExcellent communication and negotiation skills when dealing with suppliers and other stakeholdersHaving a feel for fashion and the latest trends is a plusExcellent number and analytical skillsAn experienced user of Microsoft Office, in particular ExcelExcellent written and spoken German and EnglishYou think fast, are proactive and keep sight of the end result even under pressureYou have mastered both written and spoken negotiations in English beautifullyYour work showcases your quick thinking and proactive attitude, which also means you keep on top of things in a fast-paced environment. Ours is one of the most spectacularly successful stories in e-commerce. But we mostly prefer to concentrate on writing the next chapter. When you join us, you can not only expect to become part of an extraordinary and ambitious team, but a whole lot more:What you can expectBoredom doesn't get a look in here! Zalando is a working environment where something new happens every dayAn international team of experts to inspire and support youTraining and further development opportunities to expand your skills and help you on your wayA corporate culture where your skills are judged only by your results - our motto: Every Day is a Casual FridayAttractive employee discounts in our online shopAn easily accessible workplace right on the main arteries of the hottest Berlin districtsWant to join us?Then we'd be more than happy to receive your application!