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Sr. Financial Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis

DATE:  Jul 17, 2021
CITY:  Columbus
BRAND:  DSW
REQ #:  113609
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus
DEPARTMENT:  Finance

General Summary: The Sr. Financial Analyst, Financial Planning & Analysis will be responsible for conducting financial analysis and completing ad-hoc projects to support decision-making while working in a cross-functional, team-based environment. Primary responsibilities include supporting the DSW Segment (Stores & eCommerce) by owning the DSW Segment Margin projections including Selling IMU forecasting, Markdowns by Type and Other Margin expense related forecasts. This position will also coordinate budgets; ensuring consistent assumptions, clear communication and timely delivery of a cohesive, thorough, timely product. Perform various daily and weekly reporting to support partners in Merchandising Planning & Analytics, Marketing Analytics and eCommerce Operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Markdown projections and insights – Daily/Monthly/Seasonal projections by channel based on markdown drivers (Clearance and Marketing markdowns)
  • Monthly Selling IMU projections – Analyze category plans to develop Finance point of view on go forward IMU risk or opportunity vs. the Finance forecast
  • Monthly Inventory Roll planning – Partner closely with Merch Planning partners to accurately project sales or markdown risk relative to Finance forecast
  • Annual Budgeting process – Coordinate annual budget including direct ownership of several lines including Net Markdowns by Channel, Selling IMU and misc. Other Margin expenses
  • Ongoing Business Insights – Provide daily/weekly sales and margin reporting and weekly business recap reporting to summarize and analyze business results
  • Marketing Expense projections – partnering with Marketing business partners to forecast SG&A expenses
  • Partnerships – Develop effective and collaborative relationships with functional business partners, identifying key opportunities, as well as communicating and influencing actionable analysis

Required Skills and Competencies:

  • Experience in forecasting and analysis in the retail industry
  • Comfortable in team oriented environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities and capabilities
  • High initiative and self-direction
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Ability to multi-task throughout the day

Minimum Qualifications

Experience:

  • At least 3+ years’ experience in a financial planning & analysis, consulting, external accounting or strategic planning

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in retail a plus  

Education:

Undergraduate majors preferred: Finance, Accounting, Management, Economics

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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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