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Distribution Manager(2nd Shift)

CITY:  Columbus

Req #: 86638 
Location Name: Distribution Center, Columbus 
Department: Distribution Center 


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: This role is responsible for leading all productive/non-productive roles against the budgeted UPH/cost within several areas in the DC with one salaried direct report. Also, a greater depth of work flow planning, SLA accountability, exceptions management and global communication will be required. This highly visible role covers the immediate operating shift of residence, direct remote responsibilities along with share responsibilities and personnel. Lastly, this high responsibility role will provide personal and professional growth in a fast paced and highly automated environment in one of Ohio’s leading companies.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities                                                                                                                                     

  • Direct salaried/hourly headcount is responsible for multiple operational activities in an automated receiving department, remote equipment/palletization functions along with other assigned operational responsibilities.
  • Maintains and drives all required DC SLA’s related to direct department and global initiatives.
  • Systems interaction encompasses management of transactional activities as well as exceptions management, planning and distribution flow through the facility.
  • Direct communication with internal and external customers regarding operational activities and resolutions, involving activities occurring during their period of responsibility.
  • Experienced depth with budget and department relationships having the ability, to manage/plan activities related to budgeted goals and cost.
  • Proven process and cost savings analysis with the ability to identify execute and drive results.
  • The ability to analyze and drive related KPI metrics in order to remain aligned with the needs of the business and goals.
  • In depth ability to coach and develop all direct reports ensuring, each individual’s roles and responsibilities are in line with department expectations.

Required Skills and Competencies:


  • Systems and informational management skills are at the moderate to expert level
  • Experience with distribution automation and equipment. 
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Multi-tasking skills
  • Knowledge of Operations and Supply Chain concepts
  • Knowledge of core Supervisory and leadership skills



Minimum Qualifications



  • Minimum of 2-5 years of leadership experience supervising production associate, preferably in a Distribution Center environment


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with Manhattan Warehouse and Labor Management Systems are preferred


  • High school diploma or equivalent experence leading teams



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. 








Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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