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Sr. Business Systems Analyst, MP&A Systems (Remote)

DATE:  May 13, 2022
CITY:  Columbus
BRAND:  Designer Brands
REQ #:  131390
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus - East 5th
DEPARTMENT:  Information Technology

The Sr. Business Systems Analyst, MP&A Systems formulates and defines system scope and objectives through research and fact-finding combined with an understanding of applicable business systems and retail industry requirements. With this knowledge, develops or modifies complex solutions, including analysis of business and user needs, defining, and describing functionality and capabilities, and creating documentation requirements across the supply chain portfolio of applications and processes, specifically Merchandise Planning. The candidate must be able to communicate and collaborate effectively with business and technical teams while driving project deliverables. This includes participating in or leading requirements gathering sessions, creating process and design documentation, and authoring reference materials for end-to-end functional flows and solutions. We are open to remote candidates based in the continental United States for this opportunity.


Reports To:  Sr. Manager, Validation and Delivery Supply Chain

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate requirement sessions with Business, IT, and external resources specifically for new and existing Merchandise Planning Systems
  • Prepare requirements documentation, including user procedures, flow charts, and functional and technical specifications
  • Perform gap analysis to identify current state and capture future state
  • Provide recommendations to management and/or project leadership on behalf of the team
  • Partner with cross functional IT and business analysts


Required Skills:

  • Ability to evaluate, analyze and solve technical and complex incidents or business problems
  • Strong analytical and product management skills required, including a thorough understanding of how to interpret customer business needs and translate them into application and operational requirements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to express complex technical concepts in business terms
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills




  • 3+ years’ experience as a business analyst in retail, preferably in Merchandise Planning or other supply chain technologies (Merchandising, Planning, Allocation, and/or Distribution)



  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent, preferred


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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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