Project Manager Transformation Office (f/m/d)

Job description

As of 1st of March, the zooplus executive management has been extended with a Chief Transformation Officer, ex-McKinsey and Sr Executive, Olav Jørgensen.

Olav has set out the ambition to build the worlds best Transformation office, gathering a team of highly motivated, experienced, self-starting and passionate Transformation super stars. zooplus is hence, amongst a list of new team members, currently seeking a Project Manager to report into the Chief Transformation officer. This role provides an outstanding platform for a highly talented individual to work under the immediate supervision of executive management to support key business decision-making. The role is positioned to interact closely with stakeholder across the organization, the wider executive leadership team as well as with top-tier private equity investors Hellman & Friedman and EQT.

You must have a strong hands-on operational experience driving value creation in an impactful line role as well as demonstrable experience of driving complex transformational change i.e. multi-year, multi-function, multi-facet change from a Project Managers view. You should also feel easy working with a wide range of stakeholders and functional teams.

In the beginning, the Transformation Office will - amongst other topics - focus on further development of Own Brands at zooplus as well as on optimization of current Pricing and Promotion strategy. This list will expand, as the team of Transformation super stars expands.

  • Together with the business owners, manage 1-2 complex value creation initiatives that span one or multiple lines of business in zooplus
  • Provide on-site leadership for the organization and the project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones
  • Full project life cycle ownership: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment – get things done
  • Establish practices, digital tools, templates, policies, and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization going forward


  • Top tier education with a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Consistent top performer preferably with experience from a leading strategy consulting firm, or evidence of working in a strategic and advisory capacity
  • Relevant or related industry sector experience (eCommerce, consumer facing etc.)
  • Hands-on operational experience driving value creation in an impactful line role
  • Demonstrable experience of driving complex transformational change i.e. multi-year, multi-function, multi-facet change
  • Exceptional business insight with outstanding analytical skills and business judgment 
  • Strong influencing skills, EQ and ability to operate credibly with senior management team
  • Agile and pragmatic attitude with real ability to engineer change and impact at scale
  • Highly results oriented and having a strong sense of personal accountability
  • Analytical powerhouse, independent & creative thinker but also being operational with a ‘can do’ attitude

What is offered with this position:

  • Huge learning curve
  • High-paced and impact focused role, from which you will quickly know the entire organization.
  • Highly competitive comp, reflecting the high impact on the organization
  • FUN, while on the job, or at our team off sites in the Alpes

What makes zooplus a great place to work:

🌎 Motivated and friendly teams with over 50 nationalities

🙌 Dedicated Buddy to support your onboarding

💪 A partnership with a selected gym

🏬 A central office location in Munich

✈️Flexible working hours and healthy work-life balance with 28 vacation days (plus Dec 24th and 31st off)

⏰A hybrid working model with 2 office- & 3 flexible days

💻Modern workspaces, state-of-the-art equipment, and mobile phone

📖 Continuous development through internal and external training opportunities

🐾 Employee discount for all company shops

💰Company pension scheme

🎈 Company events