Team Lead Circular and Sustainable Products Posted May 04
Zalando , Berlin, Bayern, Germany
As the Team Lead Circular and Sustainable Products at Zalando you are responsible for defining and implementing Zalando’s circular and sustainable product criteria across all our product areas (apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty, home goods and electronics). You lead a team that owns the company’s sustainable product criteria and collaborate closely with our 2000+ brand partners and other industry initiatives. You are a recognized expert guiding internal stakeholders and representing Zalando’s work externally.

Defining, implementing and expanding Zalando’s overarching circular and product sustainability strategy, with a focus on increasing the share of sustainable materials and processes within our assortment, defining claims guidelines and processes across all product areas, and consumer engagement
Leading a team of 3-4 that owns Zalando’s circular and sustainable product expertise
Providing expert guidance to internal stakeholders including our Management Board on our progress towards our 2023 strategy goal of generating 25% of our GMV through more sustainable products and our 2023 strategy goal of applying the principles of circularity and extending the life of at least 50m fashion products, with a focus on circular products
Enabling thought leadership for Zalando’s product sustainability work, e.g. via collaboration with brand partners and participation in industry initiatives (SAC and Textile Exchange)
Developing strategies to maximise opportunities and minimise risk, e.g. from changing regulatory framework to the business
Deriving meaningful guidance and insights from data, clearly communicating them to various audiences and effectively leveraging our impact for external communication opportunities
Supporting internal and external reporting as required, including year-end sustainability reports and its assurance

Experience in circularity, product and materials sustainability within the fashion industry
Project management and very clear communication skills
Strong stakeholder management skills & experience leading teams
Interest in monitoring emerging global trends in product sustainability, innovation and regulation with a special focus on sustainable product claims, certification and cross-industry collaboration
Ability to move quickly and balance multiple tasks at once; Calm under pressure
Ability to connect key sustainability knowledge to business topics

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 is Europe’s leading online platform for fashion, connecting customers, brands and partners across 17 markets. We drive digital solutions for fashion, logistics, advertising and research, bringing head-to-toe fashion to more than 34 million active customers through diverse skill-sets, interests and languages our teams choose to use.

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