Senior Business Development Manager – Sourcing and Sustainability (m/f/d)

Business Development & Data Science Munich, Germany


The Westwing mission is: To inspire and make every home a beautiful home. We are on a quest to bring the wonders of eCommerce for home & living to our more than 1.5 million active customers in 11 European countries. In only 10 years on the market, we have grown to more than 433 million Euros in annual revenue. More importantly, the opportunity ahead of us is massive.

The Westwing team is the secret to our success. Our more than 1,700 team members balance creativity and style with innovative technology and strong business fundamentals. We are proud to be working with inspiring colleagues who are smart, fun, ambitious, and looking for the challenge to transform an industry and take it into the future.

Do you think this could be you? To pursue our ambitious growth strategy, we are looking for an Senior Business Development Manager - Sourcing and Sustainability (m/f/d). In this position, you will be responsible for delivering projects critical to the success of Westwing initiatives towards becoming a more sustainable company as one part of the role plus also drive growth initiatives and process improvements across the sourcing organization. In addition to gaining valuable experience on an international scale, we consider the role as an excellent preparation of highly talented individuals for a future line leadership role. It is your chance to combine a unique learning experience with real-life proof of your potential!

Your responsibilities will be:

  • Planning & executing strategic projects for WestwingNow
  • Working and managing stakeholders from different functions & business groups across countries
  • Facilitate the integration of sustainability mainly in Westwing’s sourcing efforts by supporting all affected departments with the right information and ensure that targets are achieved
  • Define relevant KPIs and collect data to evaluate the initiatives’ impact, identify trends in Westwing’s sustainability performance and maintain timely reporting dashboards
  • Monitor emerging sustainability developments, integrate market knowledge into Westwing’s sustainability roadmap
  • Support the sustainability assessment for new and existing suppliers, gather information to evaluate compliance and analyze causes for non-compliance
  • Identify and implement global sourcing and product development initiatives to untap and leverage opportunities in terms of growth and profitability
  • Drive process improvements in the sourcing organization

You come with:

  • Strong academic background with a masters’ degree from business administration/Economics or Sustainability
  • 3-5 years of professional retail experience, including several years in a sustainability related function or 1-5 years of experience from a top consulting firm or any comparable business development position
  • Passion for sustainability and its positive impact on business and society 
  • Excellent ability to collaborate with and influence internal and external stakeholders
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills to promote and drive sustainability initiatives
  • Outstanding project management skills
  • Fluency in English, German is a plus

We offer:

  • A high-impact role in an incredibly fast-paced growth environment
  • Insight into the inner workings of a fast-growing eCommerce company with exposure to a wide variety of different functions
  • Taking responsibility early-on for a growing organization
  • A highly talented, dynamic, and international team
  • A variety of employer benefits such as gym membership, special discounts and regular team events

Location: Munich
Contact Person: Theresa Kneißle

Interested? Looking forward to your full application under specification of your possible starting date and salary expectation.