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Associate Online Merchandiser Job

DATE: Jun 27, 2019

CITY: Columbus, OH, US, 43219

Company: DSW

Req #: 87548 
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!


Job title: Associate Online Merchandiser

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. The Associate Online Merchant will report to the Manager of Online Merchandising.

Reports to: Manager, Online Merchandising


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 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 seasonal site strategy for defined areas that supports the marketing & buying strategies (i.e. – attribution, merchandising of collections, curating onsite search pages)
  • 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
  • Identify marketing voids & request additional content (HP, lifestyle tiles, & 20% messaging, etc)
  • Communicate 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
  • Understand overall digital business & company-wide merchandise strategies


Required Skills and Competencies:

  • ATG or ecommerce knowledge
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Demonstrated strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to meet aggressive deadlines
  • 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
  • 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
  • Positive attitude, passionate about process improvement



  • ATG or ecommerce knowledge



  • 4 year degree required


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient in Omniture & BrightEdge – systems not required for the prior AOM role
  • Proficient in XM – system not required for the prior AOM role

DSW believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities. We do not discriminate against any protected class including race, color, religion, religious creed, gender, sex, national origin, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (defined as genetic information or impairments related to cancer), ancestry, marital status, family care leave, military and veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or based on any protected category under federal, state, or local laws. DSW also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and associates with disabilities unless doing so creates an undue hardship, in accordance with all legal requirements. Any applicant requiring a reasonable accommodation during the application process or applicant who requires an accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job should request for accommodations by asking to speak with a Store Manager, District Manager, and Regional Manager, or by contacting Human Resources at DSW will work with the individual to attempt to identify a reasonable accommodation that will not impose an undue hardship on DSW.


Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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