Sabu, the German shoe retailers’cooperative, has hired Johanna Ferner to fill the newly created position of head of purchasing fashion and accessories. The 44-year old will join the company on Oct. 1.

Ferner comes from the German e-tailer Zalando, where she was senior buyer in charge of accessories, overseeing bags, small leather goods, belts, watches and jewelry. She started her career with the German footwear retailer Ludwig Görtz, where she became product manager for accessories.