E-commerce company and shopping platform Vente-privee.com has created 250 new jobs, several of which will be a part of their German team. The platform boasts over 16 million members, while 1,600 employees in various positions work together to develop and improve the performance of the website’s 1,500 featured brands.

The French company is the innovator and European market leader of the online-flash-sales principle in which they sell garment overhangs from various brands at event-sales that last 4-5 days. The business started in 2001 with four employees, but has grown rapidly over the years, reaching 1,500 employees by the end of 2011.

They have now announced plans to create 250 new positions at their Paris headquarters as well as at their German offices in Düsseldorf by the end of 2012. Vente Privee is currently in the midst of searching for applicants and hiring.