Head of Product - Content Solutions
Department: Zalando Offprice
Reports to: Director Offprice Logistics & Content Solutions.
Team Size: 19
Recruiter Name:Renée Vonk
Zalando Lounge has set a clear ambition of becoming Europe's leading online destination for Offprice fashion. The content solution process is central to achieving this. As the Head of Product - Content Solutions, you will define and shape the future for Zalando Lounge’s content solutions tooling landscape. You will be a key driver for creating the next generation of truly innovative tools, that enable content solution teams to produce relevant content that helps open doors to exciting fashion moments for our customers everyday, everywhere.
WHERE YOUR EXPERTISE IS NEEDED
- Lead a team of dedicated product managers, product designers, product support and software engineers to create highly scalable tooling solutions that will shape how content solution teams create inspiring and informative product content for the Zalando Lounge store, Zalando partners and collaborate with external content partners.
- Visionary and strategic mindset; you can define, develop and advocate a product vision and strategy, have a progressive approach and the ability to introduce and inspire change. You work through mechanisms, not meetings, fostering collaboration with stakeholders and cross functional teams to define business and product strategy.
- Developing and executing the mid & long-term product vision, while collaborating with Content Solution leadership to ensure that as a team, you deliver high quality and high impact products that meet the needs and goals of the Zalando Lounge vision.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to work across multiple teams to inform, convince and persuade a range of stakeholders, also on an executive level to align goals and deliverables and drive overall success independent of organizational boundaries.
- Contribute to the Product Management community at Zalando by conveying energy and inspiration to make people stretch to the next level in the pursuit of product craft mastery.
- Shape and champion an inclusive culture and diverse team environment
WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
- Experience: You are a seasoned Product Management professional with plus 8 years of experience. You have led larger teams of Product Managers and Engineers, but you are inspired to dive deep again and solve truly meaningful problems that enable and empower internal users and stakeholders to do their best work. To land this job you will show and explain raw artefacts from your work defining long term product strategy, executing tactically in a complex environment and leading people to perform at their best.
- Empathy: You have the mindset and methodologies to understand your stakeholders, colleagues and employees. With a focus on enabling them to grow and go beyond their expectations.
- Craft: You are experienced owning the long and medium-term vision and development roadmap for products. You understand the importance of channeling your team's output towards impactful business outcomes and have driven products that have a multi-year horizon for the realization of the full vision. You are able to inspire others with the quality of your documentation (eg. Writing papers, press releases, solution design documents).
- Experimentation: You have a generative approach, strive to solve problems in the best way possible through iteration, and are willing to kill your darlings.
- Storytelling: You bring not just users but also stakeholders and employees on a journey of increasing intimacy by explaining a clear customer experience vision and telling compelling tales.
- Experience building & growing inclusive team environments
- Inspiring peers. You will join a leadership circle focused on achieving the vision of positioning Zalando as the Starting Point for Fashion.
- Empowering culture. We value trust and have a bias for action. We are kind to each other. For us respect means challenging each other and giving direct feedback. We share ideas freely. We learn from mistakes. We laugh a lot.
- Professional development. We help you to grow through mentoring, personal branding support, networking both inside and outside the company, the option of attending or speaking at international conferences, work with cutting-edge technologies, and grow within your professional development.
- Perks. Competitive salary; great shopping discount on a wide range of products on Zalando; discounts from external partners; office in the heart of Berlin; public transport discounts; relocation assistance for internationals; municipality services; flexible working times; family service and parent & child rooms; and volunteering time off; diverse sports and health offerings.
We celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion. We 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.
ABOUT ZALANDO LOUNGE
Zalando Lounge is an online shopping club for fashion and lifestyle products in 12 European countries. We offer our members daily, time-limited sale campaigns with discounts of up to 75% off the recommended retail price. However, Zalando Lounge is so much more than discounts. Our strength lies in our focus on fashion: from sought-after labels to niche brands, from famous international names to trendy luxury brands, we make sure to meet the fashion taste of all our customers, who are always on the hunt for the best products at the best prices. Working with our brand partners, we're pioneering innovative supply-chain and production processes and offer them an impactful and smart solution, creating a new way to shop for fashion - and a new way to sell.
Our Tech department builds and drives our own customer facing applications and internal services on top of Zalando’s platform services. We have a strong focus on customer experience and learn and experiment how we can engage them even more. Being a member of a tech department, consisting of about 50 engineers, UX designers and product managers, this position will allow you to directly impact the business mission of Zalando Lounge.
Please note that all applications must be completed using the online form - we do not accept applications via e-mail.
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