Project Manager South West

Job description

zooplus AG is Europe’s leading online retailer of pet supplies. With over 8 million active customers in more than 30 European countries and 1.842 billion Euro revenue in 2020, zooplus is comfortably the market leader in the online segment. At zooplus, we believe e-commerce to be the sales model of today and for the future. E-commerce has become one of the fastest developing areas of business. Modern logistics centers, and the use of and personalization, mean that online sales can be handled with increasing efficiency.

Our employees are the key to our success!

The zooplus team currently consists of more than 1.000 interdisciplinary specialists and managers from more than 50 countries. So we can remain successful against our competitors in the future too, we are looking for individuals who can develop our business and help create a positive corporate culture by not only demonstrating versatile professional and methodological expertise, but also by showing a passion for performance, analysis and a solution-based approach. This includes dealing with rapid changes, intensive networking and an in-depth understanding of technology, the digital market and the business model's value-added chain.

The Project Manager is a senior international role with high expectation from and exposure to senior management as well as the whole organization. The mission of the Project Manager is to identify, manage, and promote projects with innovative, high impact solutions. The main task is to identify opportunities, scout for the best solutions, manage the stakeholder groups, and drive its implementation. The principal functions will be:

  • Take ownership of your projects and drive their implementation
  • Develop a vision for project execution; propose and execute project setup for the objectives, team, goals, and organization incl. unambiguous and clear communication
  • Report and align project progress and status with stakeholders; present your findings to senior management
  • Guide project members (across the organization) beyond a pure professional approach – build strong and lasting ties with key stakeholder across the organization
  • Support data-driven decision making with data collection, analysis, and evaluation
  • Promote an open culture of continuous improvement
  • Identify opportunities for growth and be a driving force for change at zooplus, dive deep to understand the underlying dependencies and issues
  • Scout for innovation in markets and share with the whole organization
  • Raise your opinion on the project selection, setup, development, and execution
  • Help to drive the strategic development of the markets.
  • Handle escalation for your stakeholders within the Organization
  • Lead large scale and strategic projects
  • Handle escalation with stakeholders across the organization in alignment with your manager


  • University degree with a focus on technology, entrepreneurship, or innovation
  • High professional experience in project management, consulting, change management, or related
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills paired with a decent technical understanding
  • Entrepreneurial attitude, self-starter, understanding of business processes, experience in ecommerce or online activities, as well as on working in international and/or remote teams
  • Outstanding team player with the ability to communicate and work with people on different levels, expertise, and locations
  • Exemplary verbal and written communication skills in English.
  • General interest to work, communicate, and occasional travel internationally
  • Excellent project leadership experience
  • Track record of exceptional project results

Ideally existing additional skills:

  • Experience within E-Commerce, Retail, Marketing.
  • Understanding of IT and data systems
  • Process and Change Management

What we are offering you

Become a part of our success story and seize the opportunity to take on a real challenge in a dynamically growing company where there is huge scope for development and short decision-making processes. We are offering you a versatile, international-facing role in our motivated team with colleagues from all over Europe. Additionally, we offer many benefits such as:

      ✈ 28 labour days of vacation (plus December 24th and 31st)

      ⌚ Flexibility first. Enter from 7 am to 10 am and organise yourself.

      🏠 Remote working flexibility (up to 60% remote).

      🏬 Offices in the city center of Madrid. Modern working spaces with table tennis, foosball, fresh fruit, beverages and company events.

      πŸ₯ Private medical healthcare insurance for all our employees.

      πŸ“– Continuous development through internal and external training opportunities.

      🎀 Participate in the technology community through our meetups and conferences.

      ✏ English, German and Spanish language courses.

      πŸ’² Discount in our zooplus shop for all our employees.

      🀝 Referral program. You will receive a bonus by helping us finding the best talent.

      🌍 We encourage diversity, meet our motivated and friendly teammates from over 50 nationalities.

Did we make you curious?
Then send us your application in English via our online application form