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Director, Supply Chain Finance (Remote)

DATE:  Sep 12, 2023
CITY:  Columbus
BRAND:  Designer Brands
REQ #:  142993
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus

The Director, Supply Chain Finance is responsible for developing and leading the DBI Supply Chain financial oversight, including budgets/LRP, projections and overall accountability of the supply chain financials.  This position must excel in a dynamic, fast-paced environment providing financial analysis of the on-going business results, ad-hoc financial analysis and insight, and strategic business planning recommendations. This position will be interactive with other leadership team members to understand the needs of the organization and provide supporting analysis and insightful recommendations. This individual will be required to challenge and develop staff through stretch goals and objectives, projects, and initiatives.


Reports To:  Vice President, Brands FP&A


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the Supply Chain financial planning process and team to support the annual budget, weekly projections, and modeling of the long-range plan, including both capital and expense. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Multiple DSW Distribution & Fulfillment Centers
    • Wholesale Distribution and Fulfillment Center
    • Customer shipping Expense Projections for all DBI websites, including,,, etc.
    • DBI Supply Chain and Sourcing US Home Office Operating Expenses
  • Strategic finance partner in all Supply Chain projects, leading financials in Business Cases where applicable and analyzing data to pinpoint efficiencies and optimize expenses.
  • Required to present management recommendations based on analytical data to key stakeholders throughout the business.
  • Ability to execute change management within the function, across the business, and with external partners focusing on enhancements, process efficiencies and the appropriate alignment of roles and responsibilities across the enterprise.


Required Skills:

  • Present excellent leadership, communication, organization, and analytical skills
  • Strong Ability to drive and influence - both internal and external business partners - to solutions on operational and project-based issues
  • Ability to interact and drive change across multiple areas, as well as multi-task several projects and initiatives in a changing environment
  • Ability to identify inefficiencies, recommend, and implement solutions to improve operations
  • Able to analyze business trends and KPIs to improve operational efficiencies
  • Ability to lead a team with highly regarded analytical and strategic thinking skills that develop solutions to complex problems
  • Strong Collaboration skills to build solid, trusted relationships with analytics teams and business leadership
  • Advanced level skill in Microsoft Excel



STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP – Deliberately communicates overall business strategy and connects it to the work of the functional team. Anticipates future trends and implications accurately. Leverages market knowledge to anticipate, capitalize on and drive change. Articulate credible pictures and visions of possibilities that will create sustainable value. Creates competitive and breakthrough strategies that show a clear connection between vision and action. Is willing to champion an idea or position despite dissent or political risk. Tackles tough issues, sharing sensitive messages or unpopular points of view effectively. Influences inside and outside of functional area for positive impact on business performance. Owns the development of successors and individuals who have potential for further development.


LEADING & MOTIVATING – Serves as a champion and driver of DBI Values & Culture. Attracts and selects the best talent to meet current and future business needs. Motivates and inspires others through rewards, authentic connections, and meaningful recognition. Fosters diversity and an inclusive workplace where individual differences are valued and leveraged. Seeks new ways to evolve and challenge self. Develops team through delegation, challenges outside of the comfort zone and effective coaching and feedback. Shares ideas in a compelling manner that gains commitment. Champions change for positive impact on business results.


MANAGING FOR RESULTS – Establishes models and enforces accountability. Gets the most out of available resources and secures rare resources others cannot get. Anticipates and balances the needs of multiple stakeholders. Persists in accomplishing objectives. Pushes the team to elevate goals as results are achieved. Transforms functional area to achieve maximum results. Seizes opportunities and connects business insights to increase profit and revenue.




  • Minimum of 10 years’ work experience in a fast-paced environment (retail or wholesale experience preferred)
  • Minimum of 5 years of management experience


Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA is valued but not required
  • Knowledge of finance/GL packages; Hyperion or similar is valued but not required



  • Undergraduate (B.S./B.A.) degree in Finance, Accounting, Statistics, Math or similar field is required




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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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