Digital Interim Practice Launch, June 2015


Following the official launch of the Princedale Partners Interim Practice this month we’ve been busy helping clients with a number of high profile digital interim needs.

One of the assignments we were delighted to be asked to help with was for Zalando, the hugely successful global eCommerce business, based in Berlin.
We were given the relatively tough task of finding a specialist UK eCommerce leader in the UK marketplace that would relocate to Berlin for 4 months to run their UK eCommerce business from their head office. Oh and to start next week. Not an easy brief.

Not only did we succeed in finding an outstanding candidate who went on to join Zalando the week after interview, but we were told as reflected in their testimonial below, that all three of the recommended individuals could have been a great fit and that they’d like to see if they can appoint further from the short-list of recommendations.

“It was a real pleasure to work with the guys at Princedale Partners. The communication and arrangements made were extremely quick and reliable. The quality of the proposed candidates were impressive and all of the suggested candidates would have been a great fit. Also, the headhunters were all a delight to work with. I would definitely recommend Princedale Partners to other companies looking for Digital Leadership talent.”

People Director – Zalando

Ultimately, success in helping with all key digital leadership hires is something we strive to achieve as standard, but knowing that we occasionally get to beat our client’s expectations is what gets us out of bed in the morning! A fantastic effort from the interim team and everyone else at Princedale Partners!

Zalando is a multinational eCommerce company that specialises in selling shoes, clothing and other fashion and lifestyle products online. The company was founded in Germany in 2008 and since then has expanded to offer its retail services in a total of fourteen European countries. Currently Zalando is operationally active in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and the UK. The company’s headquarters are in Berlin.

Other interim placements include:

  • Digital Content Director – Health & Beauty Strategy Project (4 months). Leading Retailer.
  • Digital Consultant – Strategy for brand launch Project (3 months). Leading Retailer.
  • Digital Marketing Director – (6 months), Also a leading Retailer.

If we can help you with any interim appointments for 3-12 months, let us know. We have an excellent network of subject matter experts across: Digital Transformation, Digital Strategy, Digital Marketing and Brand, eCommerce and Online Trading, Product, Technology, Transformation and Change Strategies.


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