Careers

It Starts with you.

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It starts with us. Our outstanding products and services are made possible by our most valuable resource: our people. It is their skills, passion, and precision that empower our excellent, customer-centric solutions. 

At Otto International, everyone is encouraged to be their own leader. We collaborate on a global scale in a multi-cultural and open work environment. Each of us creates our own journey at OI with the support of mentors and colleagues, as well as inspiring learning and development programs. We are proactive, solution-focused drivers for change, while always striving for operational excellence.

OUR BENEFITS

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FLEXIBILITY

Flexible working hours and the possibility to work remotely contribute to our employee's work-life balance. We support a family- friendly work environment.

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LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT

We are offering our employees a number of different opportunities to grow within OI. This includes our very own OI Academy, eLearning, internal & external workshops or secondments.

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FUN WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Besides collaborating we also enjoy socialising at our monthly birthday parties, our annual dinners or other events that call for celebration.

MEET OUR PEOPLE

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Lea Wahlhauser
TRAINEE

Please tell us about your journey at OI?

For my practical semester in my Bachelor studies, I decided to undertake a six-month-long traineeship at Otto International. My scope of work includes all rebranding and communication activities, such as creating new branded materials, managing the social media channels and defining our corporate identity.

What do you like about working here?

Since beginning my traineeship at OI, I have learnt a lot for my future career path. What I like most about working here is the freedom for me to take initiatives and handle projects independently. Taking part in the feedback training workshop was another highlight for me!

What makes OI special?

OI’s company culture is very special because it really values leadership qualities, global collaboration, and passion. As a trainee, your ideas are heard, and you are a fully integrated member of the organisation.

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Colin Ho
SENIOR MERCHANDISER

Please tell us about your journey at OI?

I have been working in the Research & Development team of featuring limited for over 2.5 years. I still profit every day from attending our effective feedback workshop, which gave me a better skillset and helped improve my self-esteem.

What do you like about working here?

Working at OI gives me the chance to explore all my abilities. I am provided with opportunities to drive my passion, such as digital 3D design, as well as multiple training offers and team-building workshops. Working here lets me connect with all colleagues around the world, which enhances my global network and ultimately supports me in achieving my career goals.

What makes OI special?

For me personally, it is my great and lovely team I get to work with every day. We not only respect and help each other achieve our growth professionally but also personally.

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Lily Zhou
KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER WITT GROUP

Please tell us about your journey at OI?

I’ve had an amazing journey at OI so far. I have been working here for more than 2.5 years and I have participated in the OI Academy 1.0. Recently, I have been promoted to Key Account Manager for Witt China after many great experiences. I will keep moving to develop myself and my team!

What do you like about working here?

I enjoy that the management team is inspiring a culture at OI that encourages all staff to show themselves and speak their own opinion freely and openly.

What makes OI special?

Working together with people of great talent is what makes OI special in my eyes.
In the market, it is focusing on small orders and working proactively with customers to face the coming future.

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Karanveer Jhala
SOLUTIONS DEVELOPER

Please tell us about your journey at OI?

I started working at OI about 1.5 years ago, right after I graduated from university. Since then, I have not only grown my technical skillset, but also other important skills, such as communication, presentation, creative thinking & collaborating on projects from multiple workshops I have been given a chance to attend at OI.

What do you like about working here?

I like that I get the flexibility to choose my own stack while developing projects. Also, whenever anyone in the team puts forward their ideas in brainstorming sessions, everyone keeps an open mind! Personally, I appreciate that I get to interact with colleagues from different cultures through which I can gain a different perspective of the world.

What makes OI special?

That we treat each other as leaders, help each other grow and that we all get a chance to express our ideas and even explore them further for new solutions!

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Linhchi Nguyen
KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER WITT GROUP

Please tell us about your journey at OI?

I had worked for one of our customers in Germany before joining OI over ten years ago as Senior Merchandiser for OTTO. Later, started managing all new business development and sourcing in Vietnam. After my maternity leave, I came back as a Sourcing Manager for 6 countries. With our global structure, I am now taking care of the promotion business for the Witt Group.

What do you like about working here?

Here, opportunities for what a person can achieve are limitless if the commitment is strong. Besides my daily tasks, I am also active as a coach in locally organised workshops open to all employees. There are also opportunities for secondments, meeting people across functions, experiencing different cultures, and learning from so many colleagues within OI.

What makes OI special?

OI is like a big family to me. I love the way we care about people. Seeing new colleagues join and contribute to our business, as well as cultural growth, is exciting and motivating for me!

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FAQs

Our Culture

We will let you be the judge. Check out our employees’ stories to get some insights!
We support our people in the workplace and beyond, offering a range of work-life balance benefits depending on your office location. We provide flexible working hours so people can self-manage their time at work as well as giving opportunities to work from home.

We are open, flexible and welcoming. We collaborate globally as one team across regions. Our diverse backgrounds and perspectives are valuable contributions to this. Above all, we share common aspirations, values, and our Winning Principles

Although we are a German company, our business language is English. All employees are required to speak and write English proficiently to enable global collaboration!

Your Opportunities

At OI everyone is a leader. We believe our people lead themselves, starting from their first day at OI. Every career path is individual. It’s up to you to decide how you want to grow with us. We support this with a variety of growth opportunities available at OI!

We support self-development and encourage a growth mindset in all our employees. This is why we invite everyone at Otto International to join our various learning and development initiatives. We offer a variety of product and soft skills training through a range of different methods, including internal and external workshops, e-Learning, self-study courses, internal coaching, and mentorship.

Your Application

Make sure your CV illustrates that you have the skills listed in the job description. Submit your application by selecting the position of your interest and feel free to add a link to your LinkedIn profile!
You will receive an email acknowledgement that your application has been received. If you have applied for a specific opening, we will review your application carefully and our Talent team will then reach out to you to let you know about the next steps.
Sure thing! If you are interested in a specific role or a team that is not currently open, feel free to submit a general application through the contact form with a note describing the role you are seeking. We will keep it on file and reach out to you when something opens.
Please check your spam folder to be sure our follow-up email was not filtered out by your email provider. Sometimes unforeseen circumstances might cause a delay on our side. Please give us a few more days of your patience.

The recruitment process usually consists of two rounds of interviews before final decisions are made. In some positions, you will also be asked to take part in an assessment test. Our Talent team will let you know about the individual process beforehand.

All interviews are focused on the required working experience, technical knowledge, and leadership competencies you will need to understand, live and promote while working with us in your chosen role. During the interview, we will explore how you may have demonstrated these competencies in previous experiences.

Feel free to check out our interviewing tips here to prepare yourself in advance! Organise your thoughts, think of some experiences you would like to share and be prepared for questions as well as prepare questions for us yourself!

You don’t need to dress to impress. Wear whatever makes you most comfortable.