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Executive Assistant Job

DATE: May 27, 2019

CITY: Columbus, OH, US, 43219

Company: DSW

Req #: 84937 
Location Name: Home Office, Columbus 
Department: Merch Planning and Allocation 


Designer Brands Inc. is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. The company 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. The Camuto Group owns licensing rights for the Jessica Simpson® footwear business, and footwear and handbag licenses for Lucky Brand® and Max Studio®. In partnership with a joint venture with Authentic Brands Group, Designer Brands also owns a stake in Vince Camuto®, Louise et Cie®, Sole Society®, CC Corso Como®, Enzo Angiolini® and others. More information can be found at


The Executive Assistant performs a wide variety of administrative tasks in support of a company executive. Has broad knowledge of how the organization works and company policies and procedures. Maintains a high level of professionalism and handles confidential and sensitive information for the leader. Schedules, guides and manages the key engagements of the leader. Ability to clearly articulate communication both internally as well as externally.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs advanced administrative duties for senior-level management.
  • Initiates and answers correspondence in the name of the executive. Creates or edits emails, letters, presentations and reports often of a confidential nature.
  • Prepares agendas for presentations, attends meetings with the executive and takes, transcribes, and distributes notes or minutes.
  • Screens telephone calls and responds to mail or email correspondence; receives and directs visitors; maintains confidentiality of all information.
  • Maintains the executive's calendar:  schedules and confirms appointments; arranges for meeting rooms or other necessary facilities; helps executive maintain timeliness.
  • Performs work under minimal supervision. Handles complex issues and problems; possesses or uses appropriate resources to obtain comprehensive knowledge of subject matter.
  • Maintains budget records and advises executive of status.
  • Processes executive expenses according to established corporate processing guidelines; ensures expenses are paid in a timely fashion; researches and resolves discrepancies.
  • Manages travel planning and responds to travel issues by rebooking or redirecting reservations
  • Maintains confidential records.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Skills and Competencies:

  • High level of office software skills to include Microsoft Office Suite
  • High level of verbal and written communication skills
  • High degree of confidentiality and organizational skills




  • Minimum 5 years’ experience at an Administrative Assistant level



  • High School Diploma


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • CAP certification a plus (Certified Administrative Professional)



Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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