Zalando, a leading European online platform for fashion and lifestyle, will cut hundreds of jobs in the near future. Directors David Schneider and Robert Gentz write this in a letter to employees, which they also made public. In it they announce that they are starting a program that will make several hundred overhead jobs disappear. They write that the company has expanded in recent years to such an extent that the organization has become too complex to act quickly. Although they have tried to simplify the organization, more decisive action is needed by cutting jobs.
“Instead of being a big company with a big corporate structure and mindset, we should be a big company with a small corporate structure and mindset. We must stimulate innovation.”
It concerns jobs at all levels and departments, but details are not yet concrete. The first-line operational functions in logistics centers, customer service and outlet stores, as well as operational roles in the Zalando Studios, will not be deleted.
Letter to Employees