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Merchandise Clerk

DATE:  Nov 10, 2022
CITY:  Columbus
REQ #:  137910
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus
DEPARTMENT:  Buying/Merchandising

General Summary
Performs the administrative and operational functions supporting the buying team.


Reports to: Buyer


Essential Skills:

  • Sample product management
  • Manages VPI Process and communicates with vendor community when issues arise
  • Completes the sample tracker/photo samples
  • Delivers product to photo studio in a timely manner.
  • Manages sample process and communication with vendors for marketing turn in 
  • Requests samples from vendor
  • Ensure accuracy of styles digitally 
  • Data Integrity of style level detail
  • Makes revisions to attributes at the direction of the buying team
  • Works with the buying team and Merchandise Planner on weekly price changes
  • Completes Hierarchy Changes 
  • PO and Inventory Management
  • Brings issues to buying teams attention
  • Works with vendor community on outstanding issues
  • As needed, enters styles into AP Merch Guide or MAP
  • Executes balance cancels at direction of buyer
  • Ensures Purchase Orders are processed by POM Team
  • Processes RTVs in a timely manner
  • Prints Monday reporting for Buying Team

Required Skills:
•    Strong attention to detail
•    Excellent communication, organization and follow up skills



  • SETTING GOALS – Creates and follow effective plans. Anticipates risks, creates contingency plans. Aligns plans with goals. Allocates adequate resources. Accepts and supports change. Willing to take risks and suggests new ideas, approaches. Takes initiative. Seeks out learning activities. 
  • WORKING WITH OTHERS – Clearly articulates own, other’s goals. Promotes a team atmosphere by demonstrating humility and respect. Builds effective relationships, relates well to others. Delivers and responds to feedback in a constructive manner. Considers multiple perspectives. Handles conflict, pressure, uncertainty and adapts independently. Meets commitments. Dedicated to working with business partners on their expectations.
  • GETTING RESULTS – Personally accountable for work performance targets and achieving results. Prioritizes well. Anticipates and handles obstacles effectively. Makes good, timely decisions. Can simply and process complex problems. Understands underlying issues and addresses root causes. Meets deadlines, works until finished.

Minimum Experience:
•One year general work experience


Preferred Qualifications:
•Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Excel and Word skills
•Experience with Jesta, JDA Assortment Planning and other merchant computer based tools
•Previous retail experience a plus
•college level courses in administration highly desired


Minimum Education:
•Minimum HS diploma


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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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