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Manager, Merchandising Analytics Job

DATE: May 2, 2019

CITY: Columbus, OH, US, 43219

Company: DSW

Req #: 86555 
Location Name: Home Office, Columbus 
Department: Buying/Merchandising 


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: Responsible for the analysis of digital penetration by category and vendor to drive digital sales. Accountable for the growth of drop ship sales and development of sales plans.  Leads the analytical function for ecommerce merchandising insights for both domestic and owned brands.

Department: Buying/Merchandising

Reports Into: Senior Buyer

Direct Reports: Leads a team of up to 6 Digital Brand Analysts


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develops monthly drop ship plans to support the assortment and merchandising strategy for the category or vendor
  • Reviews financial and style analysis conducted in each vendor matrix, takes action to sustain growth
  • Delivers analysis of ecommerce trends, recommends and suggests new styles for store assortment
  • Researches competitive landscape for digital sales trends, recommends products for Exclusive Brand or domestic buys
  • Collaborates with digital team to ensure merchandise is appropriately sequenced on the site to maximize sales
  • Monitors drop ship profitability and makes recommendations to merchant partners
  • Accountable for drop ship and VPI process; resolves issues and recommends process improvements to mitigate future issues
  • Accountable for new vendor business development and subsequent drop ship set up


Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Proven leadership experience
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically
  • eCommerce and/or Buying experience
  • Has demonstrated the ability to lead and develop a team
  • Demonstrated influencing and communication skills
  • Ability to synthesize data to inform merchandising decisions




Experience: 5 + years in a merchandising, digital, or eCommerce role

DSW believes that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunities. We do not discriminate against any protected class including race, color, religion, religious creed, gender, sex, national origin, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (defined as genetic information or impairments related to cancer), ancestry, marital status, family care leave, military and veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or based on any protected category under federal, state, or local laws. DSW also makes reasonable accommodations for qualified applicants and associates with disabilities unless doing so creates an undue hardship, in accordance with all legal requirements. Any applicant requiring a reasonable accommodation during the application process or applicant who requires an accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job should request for accommodations by asking to speak with a Store Manager, District Manager, and Regional Manager, or by contacting Human Resources at DSW will work with the individual to attempt to identify a reasonable accommodation that will not impose an undue hardship on DSW.


Nearest Major Market: Columbus

Job Segment: Data Analyst, Analytics, Merchandising, Business Development, Data, Retail, Management, Sales