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Merchandise Solutions Analyst (Open to remote)

DATE:  Jun 8, 2021
CITY:  Columbus
BRAND:  Designer Brands
REQ #:  117529
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus
DEPARTMENT:  Merch Planning and Allocation

Brand: Designer Brands
Req #: 117529 
Location Name: Home Office, Columbus 
Department: Merch Planning and Allocation


General Summary

The Merchandise Solutions Analyst, Camuto Reporting & Analytics is responsible for supporting the Camuto Wholesale, Retail, and Drop Ship businesses thru consistent, accurate, and timely reporting, along with in depth analysis. This role works with the DBI MP&A team to provide projections, inventory rolls, and topside recommendations to increase the profitability of the Camuto O&L brands, as well as the private brands. 


Reports to:  Manager, Camuto Reporting and Analytics


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Supports the sales team by distributing weekly reporting and hindsight reporting to the style and store level, across multiple brands and multiple accounts.  Supports the sales and design teams by creating and distributing best seller and worst seller reporting.

• Works collaboratively to create new reporting to support business necessities and curiosities to drive business results thru increased sales, decreased close outs and topside inventory management.

• Participates in pre-season strategy meetings and market meetings

• Analyzes and communicates the impacts of mark down, close out, and sell off decisions to MP&A leadership

• Formulates solution minded recommendations through risk and opportunity assessment of their categories of business.

• Creates monthly inventory rolls by segment of the business and by brand to identify opportunities for action to drive the business thru receipt changes, MD strategy, etc.

• Communicates effectively to a wide variety of audiences to drive results.

• Supports the MP&A, Sales, and Design teams with ad hoc analysis


Required Skills:

• Experience in Merchandise Analytics, Central Planning, Merchandise Planning, and/or Assortment Planning

• Knowledge of merchandise and/or purchase order management systems preferred, experience with JDA, Jesta Microstrategy, EDI desired. Fluency in Microsoft products required.

•  Strong financial acumen and statistical/analytical skills including data retrieval, organization, presentation, and summary skills.

•  Takes initiative to make recommendations based on analysis without being asked.

•  Curiosity and willingness to influence to identify and resolve business and system issues.

•  Seeks out opportunities to grow thru new assignments/projects and exposure to new experiences

•  Ability to effectively communicate with all levels of business and technical management

•  Highly motivated with excellent planning and follow-up skills, including the ability to meet aggressive deadlines

•  Detail oriented with strong organizational skills

•  Ability to thrive in a fast paced, ever changing environment



•  Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a corporate retail environment; 3 years MP&A experience or financial analysis role preferred

•  7+ years’ experience in Microsoft Office including MS E



•  BA or BS in Business, Finance, or related field





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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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