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Product Owner (Remote)

DATE:  Jan 12, 2022
CITY:  Columbus
BRAND:  DSW
REQ #:  128008
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus
DEPARTMENT:  Digital

General Summary

The Digital Product Owner will develop and execute the digital strategy for Designer Brands across customer (internal & external) digital touchpoints. They possess a combination of business and technical skills that will be utilized to drive eCommerce business for Designer Brands. They will work closely with the Ecommerce, Store Operations, Marketing and IT to drive the program, focused on flawless execution and business requirements, for initiatives that will improve the customer experience as well as profitability for the business. The Digital Product Owner must be extremely data driven, detail-oriented and able to adapt to the dynamic changes in digital. Also, must have excellent project management and time management skills, an aptitude for learning, a passion for digital experiences, and strong communication skills. 

Reports to: Sr. Manager/Director, Digital Product Management

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify problems, create solutions, and develop business cases to understand ROI
  • Prioritize work within a scrum team based on strategy alignment, ROI and team capacity 
  • Partner with UX, BA’s, Development Team and Business partners as appropriate to create business requirements, user flows and use cases
  • Manage and conduct UAT testing for all digital properties to ensure timelines and requirements are met
  • Improve processes to increase throughput of agile team
  • Partner with Site analytics team to make data-driven decisions
  • Partner with UX partners to conduct usability testing
  • Communicate priorities and experience changes to impacted business users
  • Develop a point of view on product direction supported by market data and personal experience to stay informed of new and innovative best practices on digital channels that maximize business and the customer experience

 

Required Skills:

• Strong organizational, project management and analytical skills

• A proven aptitude for problem solving with the ability to stay calm under pressure

• Strong sense of accountability and ownership for end-to-end product lifecycle

• Extreme attention-to-detail and ability to manage multiple projects & tasks simultaneously

• Energetic and customer-centric; Ability to prioritize and focus while effectively managing multiple and shifting priorities in a fast-paced environment

• Flexible and positive attitude; proven experience partnering with technical and design teams, clearly articulating business priorities and managing through conflict

• Ability to cooperate in a team environment and build relationships

• Perform work with moderate supervision and under tight deadlines

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 

Experience:

• 2-3+ years in Product Owner role

• 3+ years experience in eCommerce  Retail experience strongly preferred  Experience with ATG or comparable web platform  Experience working within Agile Methodology

 

Education:

• Bachelor’s Degree in business, communication, IT 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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