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Merchandise Operations Specialist Job

DATE: Jul 24, 2019

CITY: Columbus, OH, US, 43219

Company: DSW

Req #: 87527 
Location Name: Home Office, Columbus 
Department: Merch Planning and Allocation 


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!


Job title: Merchandise Operations Specialist

General Summary: Manage tasks related to style creation and purchase order processing

Reports to: Purchase Order Management Supervisor or Merchandise Operations Supervisor


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Operate as a liaison between internal buying teams and external vendor partners regarding the execution and communication of purchase order creation & maintenances
  • Maintain data integrity and ensure SOX compliance
  • Resolve issues that prevent PO processing and receipt through research & partnership with cross-functional teams (Distribution Center, Traffic Department, Planning, Vendors, IT, and Buying)
  • Provide thorough communication and record keeping through lifecycle of purchase order
  • Download and validate UPC codes; systemically link UPC to DSW style
  • Offer recommendations and solutions for opportunities within business process


Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Highly motivated, self-starter
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, ever changing environment, prioritizing work effectively
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks/projects
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Basic understanding of retail metrics
  • Microsoft Office Skills required (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word)
  • Preferred knowledge of EDI and UPC codes


Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's Degree Required



  • Previous retail experience preferred

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 or associate who requires an accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job should contact Human Resources request that accommodation. 


Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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