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Corporate Recruiter (Digital/Finance/IT) (Open to Remote)

DATE:  Aug 6, 2022
CITY:  Columbus
BRAND:  Designer Brands
REQ #:  134577
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus
DEPARTMENT:  Human Resources

The Corporate Recruiter is responsible for executing and managing full-life cycle recruitment activities for across various corporate functions including the Digital, Finance, & IT departments. We are open to remote candidates based in the continental United States for this opportunity, Eastern/Central Time Zone preferred.


Reports To: Manager, Talent Acquisition


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage recruitment lifecycle from beginning to end for exempt positions, with a primary focus on recruitment of professional level and/or management level positions within the corporate teams.
  • Engages with business partners to understand recruitment needs and identifies ongoing opportunities to drive engagement through mutually beneficial advertising and/or events which support our talent acquisition and internal development
  • Partners with hiring manager(s) to review position description, salary requirements, and interview cadence to get a clear view on their hiring needs.
  • Develop and implement candidate sourcing strategy for each open position.
  • Select, evaluate, and deliver quality candidates with the goal of earning a high level of credibility as an effective and responsive internal partner while advancing the Designer Brands Inc. talent position across all areas of the business.
  • Identify and attract top talent to the organization through the utilization of competency and behavioral-based interviewing techniques.
  • Partner with Compensation to ensure positions are graded and budgeted appropriately.
  • Partner with HR Business Partners to complete internal compensation equity review to determine appropriate candidate offers
  • Strategically partner with business units to meet staffing needs through multiple, creative, and cost-effective sourcing strategies.
  • Manage interview process ensuring candidates have a successful introduction to Designer Brands Inc. and the interviewing team.
  • Conduct and facilitate candidate debrief meetings with interviewers and hiring manager.
  • Establish a sourcing network: including individuals, agencies, online advertisers, and universities.
  • Build strong relationships with hiring managers, senior leaders, and candidates to effectively influence and guide them through the recruiting and selection process.
  • Organize and attend college recruitment initiatives, community-based recruitment events, and job fairs.
  • Track and report key metrics weekly, monthly, quarterly, yearly.
  • Develop and implement strategic initiative for recruiting diverse talent in a multisite organization.


Required Skills:

  • Proven track record of recruiting successes.
  • High degree of professionalism and confidentiality.
  • Ability to identify, analyze, develop recruitment solutions.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making ability.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage competing priorities
  • Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and interact with all levels of the organization
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Applicant Tracking Systems, and internet search, including experience with social networking sites to source and develop talent pipelines
  • Strong experience in developing sourcing strategies to the leadership level of the candidate



SETTING GOALS – Plans and organizes work efficiently with DSW’s mission as a compass.  Generates new ideas, supports change.  Continuously seeks new knowledge and uses new information effectively. 


WORKING WITH OTHERS – Listens to others and values opinions, promotes a team atmosphere by demonstrating humility and respect, appreciates the importance of diversity.  Builds effective relationships, relates well to others, delivers, and responds to feedback in a constructive manner.  Is dedicated to working with business partners to exceed the expectations of the customer (internal and external).


GETTING RESULTS – Takes initiative, is personally accountable for work performance; targets and achieves results.  Simplifies and processes complex problems, understands underlying issues and addresses root causes, analyzes quantitative information, and presents it in an effective way, seeks input from others and makes timely decisions




  • Minimum 3+ years’ of experience in full-lifecycle talent acquisition


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Corporate experience strongly preferred
  • Retail experience a plus



  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or Business or equivalent work experience preferred


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Why Choose A Career with Designer Brands?

Empowering associates and building strong teams poised to disrupt the retail and footwear landscape through positive change is at the core of who we are at Designer Brands.

  • Invested in helping our associates learn, develop, achieve and grow into strong leaders
  • Shared commitment to creating a culture fueled by engagement, excitement, optimism and fun
  • Dedicated to giving back and community involvement 

About Designer Brands:

Designer Brands Inc. is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. 

  • Designer Brands Inc. operates a portfolio of retail concepts in nearly 1,000 locations under the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse, The Shoe Company, and Shoe Warehouse brands and operates leased locations in the U.S through its Affiliated Business Group. 
  • Designer Brands designs and produces footwear and accessories through Camuto Group, a leading manufacturer selling in more than 5,400 doors worldwide. 












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