Location Berlin, Land Berlin, Germany
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive
Reference BBBH12488_1624982441

As the Head of Environmental Sustainability (m/f/d) at Zalando you are responsible for leading Zalando's environmental sustainability strategy with a special focus on our climate and packaging goals. You lead a team of environmental experts and own the company's position on climate action, sustainable packaging and other relevant environmental sustainability topics. You are a recognized expert guiding internal stakeholders and representing Zalando's work externally.


  • Define and implement Zalando's overarching environmental strategy with a special focus on our climate and packaging efforts, but also related topics such as chemicals and biodiversity

  • Lead the team that owns Zalando's sustainable packaging expertise and corporate carbon footprint, define and prioritise reduction areas and initiatives in line with our science-based targets

  • Provide expert guidance to internal stakeholders including our Management Board on successfully reducing our environmental footprint and achieving our sustainability strategy

  • Provide and enable thought leadership for Zalando's environmental sustainability work, e.g. via collaboration with and participation in industry initiatives and bringing the industry knowledge into our environmental strategy

  • Monitor emerging global environmental trends, innovation and regulation directions with a special focus on carbon, single-use plastic and circularity


  • 10+ years experience in environmental management, sustainability or a related field

  • Strong knowledge of climate and/or packaging sustainability with a clear track record of successfully implementing climate strategies across large businesses

  • A strategic mindset, comfortable in fast-paced environments and the ability to provide well thought through solutions based on data analysis while considering the 'bigger picture'

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills and the ability to work across multiple teams in a large organization, align goals and drive overall success independent of organisational boundaries

  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to translate complexity into clarity and experience of updating C-level stakeholders

  • A strong track record of at least 5 years in leading and developing people


  • 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

They 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. If you are interested and would like to find out more about the role, please apply or contact Ricardo Pengel via ricardo.pengel@acre.com.