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Project Manager, Application Delivery (Open to Remote)

DATE:  Jun 22, 2022
CITY:  Columbus
BRAND:  Designer Brands
REQ #:  134088
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus - East 5th
DEPARTMENT:  Information Technology

General Summary:

The Project Management Office (PMO) ensures IT projects are executed effectively and efficiently assuring delivery on time and within budget.  The Project Manager will manage and deliver cross-functional IT projects. The role is accountable for directing and driving project management activities across various work streams relative to planning, status, issues, budget, and risks.  The role works collaboratively with the various teams across IT, Transformation Management Office, Business Functions on projects within the IT portfolio.  


Reports To:  Sr. Manager, PMO


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, drive, track, and report on delivery of individual projects.  Drive project lifecycle from ideation to completion.
  • Lead workshops and meetings with IT partners and business leads to create detailed and comprehensive project plans, then drive the project lifecycle towards achievement of the relevant timelines and milestones.
  • Lead project governance activities (project changes, estimation, etc.)
  • Create project management artifacts: scope, plan, milestones, budget, risk/issue logs, status reports, sequencing, capacity, etc.  Ensure integrity and consistency of data across the portfolio.
  • Oversee project execution, resource management, resolve and/or escalate issues.
  • Apply standard DBI project delivery processes
  • Be an advocate for project management and the PMO across the organization while driving continuous improvement in PMO processes


Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated understanding of project management processes and project delivery methodologies
  • Demonstrated experience in leading IT projects to successful completion and implementation
  • Unwavering personal accountability for the success of a project
  • Ability to lead program governance activities (project changes, estimation, steering committee, etc.)
  • Ability to drive project execution to plan and continually evaluate project health/status
  • Ability to translate project goals into detailed action plans: scope, schedule, budget, etc.
  • Ability to manage project risks/issues and drive response planning, execution, escalation
  • Ability to keep stakeholders informed, aligned, engaged and drive change management activities
  • Ability to identify and manage dependencies within projects
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects / assignments simultaneously
  • Ability to be the voice of reason, confidence, independence, positivity in stressful situations



Strategic Thinking – Creates and effectively communicates long term vision. Keeps team’s work aligned to strategy. Creates and adjusts plans. Understands big picture to constructively challenge the status quo. Generates new ideas. Encourages innovation. Manages change effectively. Knows internal strengths and weaknesses.


Leading & Motivating – Models and supports DSW values. Assesses, identifies, retains, and develops talent. Builds complementary teams. Motivates, supports, and challenges associates. Resolves conflict. Makes tough decisions. Provides timely feedback. Works with and through others to exceed expectations of customers (internal/external)


Managing for Results – Produces sustainable results consistently. Holds team accountable. Recognizes and resolves complex problems. Understands underlying issues and addresses root causes. Measures, analyzes quantitative information, and presents it effectively. Seeks input from others. Makes timely decisions.




  • 3+ years of progressive project coordination, management, leadership experience
  • Experience with various project management methodologies and process


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification preferred



  • Bachelor's degree


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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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