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General Manager

DATE:  Jun 7, 2022
CITY:  Columbus
REQ #:  107217
LOCATION NAME:  Distribution Center, Columbus
DEPARTMENT:  Distribution & Logistics


General Summary: The General Manager is responsible for the safe, efficient, and effective management of the facility; held accountable for delivery of service, productivity, and cost through the management of people, process, and technology.


Reports to: Director, Distribution Services


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for area managers, supervisors, and direct labor across multiple departments and shifts for a 7-day DC operation.
  • Demonstrates and set expectations in line with Designer Brands leadership competencies including: Passion, Accountability, Collaboration, and Humility.
  • Manages safety, security, inventory, productivity, and cost/service metrics through proper KPI’s and reporting.
  • Develops and implements processes and procedures that meet organizational requirements.
  • Translates inbound and outbound forecasts into effective operational plans to meet cost and service requirements
  • Builds staffing plans through direct hire and agency staffing partners
  • Supports cross functional communication between internal and external partners to drive innovative solutions.
  • Effectively communicates expectations through leaders and team members throughout the organization.
  • Working knowledge of all systems and material handling automation through collaboration with IT, Maintenance, & Engineering resources.
  • Develops and aligns staff composition, structure, and competencies to maintain balanced organization structure
  • Manages vendor/service partnerships to maintain cost and service goals
  • Makes tough and timely decisions
  • Provides timely feedback and hold teams accountable
  • Strong leadership presence while remaining team focused

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Business & operational planning skills
  • Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Effective Verbal and written communication skills
  • Multi-tasking skills
  • Knowledge of Business and Financial Concepts
  • Knowledge of leadership and supervisory skills & techniques




Minimum Qualifications


  • 7 -10 Years of progressive Supply Chain / Distribution Management Experience with demonstrated ability to achieve results.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Leadership across multi shift, 100+ FTE’s, in automated warehouse environment of +-500k sq.ft.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required in Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Industrial Engineering, Business Administration, Operations Management, or related field.


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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. 












Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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