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Lead Business System Analyst Job

DATE:  Apr 16, 2021
CITY:  Columbus
BRAND:  Designer Brands
REQ #:  112189
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus - East 5th
DEPARTMENT:  Information Technology

The Lead Systems Analyst, Supply Chain Technology formulates and defines systems scope and objectives through research and fact-finding combined with an understanding of applicable business systems and Retail industry requirements.  With this knowledge, develops or modifies complex solution; including analysis of business and user needs, defining and describing functionality and capabilities, and creating document requirements across the supply chain portfolio of applications and processes.  The candidate in this position is familiar with supply chain technology and is able to provide recommendations of business process and product improvements in line with the business vision.  The candidate must be able to communicate and collaborate effectively with business and technical teams while driving project deliverables.  This position will leads facilitated requirement sessions, create process and design documentation, and reference materials for support of end to end functional flows and solutions.


Reports To: Manager, Application Validation & Delivery


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate requirement sessions with Business, IT, and external resources
  • Prepares requirements definition including user procedures, flowcharts and preliminary reports
  • Provides the functional and technical specifications
  • Serves as a functional expert on projects and can lead large, complex projects within IT or business
  • Provides recommendations to management on behalf of the team
  • Align work with cross functional IT and business analyst
  • Lead Business System Analyst in the supply chain space including providing direction and delegating tasks
  • Influences and is engaged in tactical and strategic direction of the Supply Chain area


Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Creation of reference architecture for functional systemic flows and solutions
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (word, excel, project, visio)
  • Strong oral/written communications and analytical skills
  • Decisive and results oriented
  • Creative, strategic thinker and solutions-minded
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Excellent planning and follow-up skills



Minimum Qualifications


  • 5+ years’ experience with Supply Chain Technologies (Merchandising, Planning, Allocation & Distribution)
  • Experience in collaborating with multiple teams across IT and the business
  • Functional application of supply chain processes
  • Retail experience



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Management Information Systems or related discipline


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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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