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Associate Online Merchandiser Job

DATE: Aug 10, 2017

CITY: Columbus, OH, US, 43219

Company: DSW

Req #: 73742 
Location Name: Home Office, Columbus 
Department: Digital 


At DSW, we believe in the power of shoes. We understand shoes bring out something great from within, and since 1991 we've been helping everyone feel the rush of finding that perfect pair. So when you work for DSW, you become a part of all that. A family whose core values are comprised of passion, accountability, collaboration, and humility. You become one of us, You become a Shoe Lover!


General Summary:

The Associate Online Merchant will be responsible for the activation & attribution of products to the site, managing a subset of site-facing categories, and completing analysis for their areas of responsibility. The role will also serve as the point of contact between buying, site operations, and the photo studio team.



  • Activate & attribute new products to website and ensure product is available for purchase in applicable categories
  • Partner with Online Merchants to learn the foundational aspects of online merchandising – including merchandising of categories and digital analytics, etc
  • Complete Adobe Analytics analysis to determine actionable items to optimize .com demand (including but not limited to product selling, navigational performance, email & site performance, onsite search, etc)
  • Create & drive a seasonal site strategy that supports the marketing & buying strategies
  • Complete weekly recaps & attend cross functional meetings as the subject matter expert for .com
  • Partner with the CRM team to provide CTA’s for marketing  & validation of emails & site assets
  • Communicates merchandise status updates through the use of existing tools to all relevant cross functional partners
  • Proactively identify opportunities for process improvement and recommend solutions
  • Take the lead on special assignments or company initiatives related to product activations
  • Understand overall digital business & company-wide merchandise strategies


  • ATG or ecommerce knowledge preferred
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Highly motivated, willing to work in a growing business that is still defining processes and building teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and show ownership of projects and processes from start to finish
  • Ability to interact with team members and cross functional partners at all levels
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Positive attitude, passionate about process improvement
  • Demonstrated strong problem solving skills
  • The ability to meet aggressive deadlines
  • 4 year degree required



Nearest Major Market: Columbus

Job Segment: Merchandising, Business Process, CRM, Retail, Management, Technology