Zalando is the nucleus of European fashion. They’ve transformed from being a pioneer in online fashion retail to becoming an operating eco-system for the fashion world. Through providing different services through multiple channels, Zalando connects consumers to all the major players in the fashion industry. From end customers, retailers, brands, stylists, factories to advertisers, there’s a dedicated team of experts working tirelessly to enhance the Zalando experience.
With more than 130 nationalities represented, the rich diversity of individuals, thinking and attitudes are crucial drivers of Zalando’s success. The company’s debut at the 2018 Christopher Street Day was initiated by its LGBTQI+ grassroots initiative. Supporting the parade is just one of the many ways Zalando shows commitment to diversity and inclusion. Ask any Zalando employee what inclusion means and they’ll tell you it’s a culture in which every team member has the chance to collaborate, develop their unique talents, and achieve excellence together with their team.
Innovation and technology takes center stage at Zalando with over 2,000 tech experts from all over the world who build and better the company’s offering every day. Despite its enormous growth, the curiosity and startup spirit of Zalando’s early days remain strong. The company’s Innovation Lab and Hack Weeks celebrate experimentation, giving Zalando technologists a playground of buzzing ideas to implement new projects. They empower employee-driven communities for data science, engineering and product management, with tech guilds for open source and the multiple languages the departments use every day.
It starts with ownership and the guiding principle of being responsible to their customers, partners, and fellow colleagues in teams determined to make an impact. The tangible results of their contributions to Zalando’s growth are what drives employees to channel the entrepreneurial spirit in each project they undertake to make a mark for themselves and the company in all they do. Whether it’s the Technology teams’ initiatives to share expertise through internal knowledge sharing or driving new channels and business ventures from within the Business Development team, this is how Zalando continues to deliver award-winning, best-in-class shopping experiences to their 32 million active customers every day.