Technical Project Manager - Connected Retail
Zalando
Helsinki, Finland
19h ago

The Connected Retail service gives physical retailers a chance to connect to the Zalando platform and sell products directly to our growing customer base.

More than 2,000 brick-and-mortar stores in Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden and Spain have already become part of the program, and generate relevant shares of their revenue through it.

As a result of the increased demand of shops to digitize their assortment, and to access online customers, Zalando will also offer its successful Connected Retail program to brick-and-mortar retailers in Norway, Finland and Denmark by the end of 2020.

We are creating new advantages for customers, for retailers and for Zalando. We are making omnichannel work.

By joining our team as a Technical Project Manager you will contribute to further development and growth of Zalando's Connected Retail business unit.

You will lead cross functional teams from design through delivery, managing all related timelines and deliverables. You will work closely with engineering teams and product managers and act as the agile delivery leader to help engineering teams deliver the right product within the right time frame.

This position involves regular communication with management on status, risks and potential scope changes. Therefore cross-team coordination and project management skills, a strong sense of ownership, bias for action, agility, and creativity as well as a focus on the teams' technical performance are essential.

WHERE YOUR EXPERTISE IS NEEDED

  • Lead cross-department projects by defining technical scope and milestones, managing dependencies, planning ahead, setting the course with sound engineering / architecture, leadership expertise, and standards.
  • Establish and execute initiatives against technology development roadmaps.
  • Communicate with software developers, product managers, external vendors and business teams to clarify and prioritize technical development.
  • Overcome obstacles, identify and remove bottlenecks and push your projects to success with a collaborative and solution oriented mindset.
  • You thrive on the ability to solve both technical and business challenges.

    WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

  • Experience (+3 years) as an Agile software project manager building scalable software systems
  • Technical background and ability to work on technical topics with engineering
  • Excellent communication skills and a proven ability to build consensus between multiple stakeholders
  • Ability to predict challenges and seek to proactively head-off impediments. Experience defining, prioritizing and executing a clear roadmap in an agile environment.
  • PERKS AT WORK

  • 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
  • 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.

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