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Senior Financial Analyst, Supply Chain & Corporate Shared Service (US)

CITY:  Columbus

Brand: Designer Brands
Req #: 93969 
Location Name: Home Office, Columbus 
Department: Finance


General Summary:

The Senior Financial Analyst, Supply Chain & Corp Shared Service supports the DBI Supply Chain and Corporate Shared Service departments and collaborates with partners throughout the department to improve projections, support strategic initiatives and improve overall financial oversight.


Reports to: Sr Manager, Supply Chain & Corp Shared Service Finance



Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Consolidate and report on the Supply Chain & Shared Service financial planning process including the annual budget, targets, projection and modeling of the long-range plan.  Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • US Retail Distribution & Fulfillment Center Operating Expense and Capital Expense Projection and Budget
    • US Retail Imports & Transportation Operating Expense and Capital Expense Projection and Budget
    • Corporate Shared Services Operating Expense and Capital Expense Projection and Budget
  • Support Supply Chain & Corp Shared Service Business Projects through partnership with Business Leads to identify capital and expense portions of each project and incorporate into Business Cases
  • Develop effective and collaborative relationships with functional business partners, identifying key opportunities, as well as communicating and influencing actionable analysis


  • Provide standard and ad hoc financial analysis and reporting as needed to support executive decision making and continued profitable growth of the business



Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Understand financial drivers in order to accurately reflect and analyze resources, transportation costs and other controllable spend trends. Understand how a change in each impacts other areas of the business to accurately reflect the financial statements. Key skills to be successful are:
    • Forecasting & Financial Models
    • Financial acumen
    • Partnership
    • Prioritization
    • Sense of urgency
  • Excellent excel/financial modeling skill is required with at least a basic knowledge of PowerPoint and Word
  • Takes initiative and is curious, driven, flexible/adaptable.  Detail oriented.
  • Conducts responsibilities with urgency and a high level of accountability
  • Proven ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment


•     Minimum of 3-5 years’ work experience in a fast-paced environment (retail experience preferred)



•     Undergraduate (B.S./B.A.) degree in Finance or Accounting is required


Preferred Qualifications:

•     MBA is valued but not required

•     Knowledge of finance/GL packages; Lawson, Hyperion or similar is valued but not required



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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