Stock Planning and Steering Manager (m/f/d) - Zalando Lounge

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As Stock Planning and Steering Manager (Inventory Management) at Offprice, you will be a key player in delivering towards our mission of enabling healthy, sustainable business growth. We take pride in being an interconnected steering, controlling and consulting function, and aim to be key partners in financial, operational and commercial decisions. You will lead and implement initiatives that strengthen our existing capabilities of planning and allocating our supply across Offprice sales channels. You will represent the team and actively partner with stakeholders to define relevant inventory/supply plans, scenarios and processes that maximise sales, turn and profitability, as well as add value to our consumers.WHERE YOUR EXPERTISE IS NEEDED
  • Partner with our Analysts and Controllers to sharply and timely identify risks and opportunities with regards to our inventory (supply) position, and drive alignment around commercial, operational and financial actions to either maximise potential or mitigate risks.
  • Support in driving the development of a revamped KPI framework as well as stock planning, tracking, and steering models that support in our aim of optimising stock levels across Offprice
  • Liaise with cross-functional stakeholders to ensure alignment and integration of KPIs, projects and initiatives, as well as develop a good understanding of the larger business setup and the environment we operate in
  • Plan and monitor our stock development, and create guidelines to ensure that our sales and supply volumes are well balanced, whilst in-line with both our financial ambitions and operational capacity
  • Develop a culture of continuous improvement, and of lean, integrated, scalable and sustainable alternatives to current business processes
  • Relevant experience with developing and implementing KPIs, models or tools with proven impact on business unit / functional results
  • Retail math savvy and 6+ years of relevant (Sr) experience in Merchandising or Supply Chain Management related functions (merchandise or supply planning, allocation, inventory management, S&OP), ideally in a fast paced (e-commerce) retail environment; strong commercial / business acumen is a must, as well as understanding of complex end-to-end processes
  • Educational background in Business Administration, Supply Chain, Economics, or a similar quantitative field; proven leadership and influencing skills, with people management experience preferred
  • People appreciate your hands-on mentality, pro-activeness and your ability of finding simple, efficient solutions to challenges
  • You are entrepreneurial, a fast learner and feel at ease working independently and dealing with multiple senior stakeholders in a dynamic and multicultural environment
  • A workplace run on trust, empowerment and feedback; positive, inspiring working atmosphere
  • Competitive salary, employee share shop, 40% Zalando shopping discount, discounts from external partners, centrally located offices, public transport discounts, municipality services, great IT equipment, flexible working times, additional holidays and volunteering time off, free beverages and fruits, diverse sports and health offerings
  • Mentoring and personal development opportunities and an international team of experts
  • Relocation assistance for internationals, PME family service and parent & child rooms

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.


Zalando Lounge is an online shopping club for fashion and lifestyle products in 14 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 it.

Please note that all applications must be completed using the online form - we do not accept applications via email.

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