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Merchandising Clerk, Fashion Accessories Job

DATE: Jul 30, 2019

CITY: Columbus, OH, US, 43219

Company: DSW

Req #: 88393 
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!


Job title:   Merchandising Clerk

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

Reports to: Associate Buyer or Buyer


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Executes dropship process from conception of vendor list to customer facing content.
    • Works with vendor preseason to secure list of product.
    • Cultivates list and conducts competitive price analysis
    • Processes orders and samples
    • Partners with online merchandising team to make visible on site
  • 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
  • Data Integrity of style level detail
    • Processes markdowns in system from buyer decisions
    • Updates outdates once direction has been completed from buyers
    • Makes revisions to attributes at the direction of the buying team
    • Works with the buying team and Merchandise Planner on weekly price changes
  • PO and Inventory Management
    • Ensures on time delivery of PO’s
    • 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
  • Schedules vendor appointments for buying team


Required Skills and Competencies:

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




  • Previous retail experience a plus



  • Minimum HS diploma, college level courses in administration highly desired


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Excel and Word skills
  • Ability to learn Jesta, JDA Assortment Planning and other merchant computer based tools

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: Fashion Merchandising, Merchandising, Clerical, Fashion, Retail, Administrative