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Sr. Manager, IT Security & Compliance (Open to Remote)

DATE:  Nov 17, 2022
CITY:  Columbus
BRAND:  Designer Brands
REQ #:  139352
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus
DEPARTMENT:  Information Technology

The Sr. Manager, IT Security & Compliance leverages finely honed leadership attributes and competencies together with years of technical and functional experience in multiple IT disciplines to drive unity of effort across the entire spectrum of cybersecurity and compliance operations.


Reports To:  Director, IT Security & Compliance


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintains a deep understanding of the cyber threat landscape and regulatory requirements.
  • Manages multiple teams and fosters inter/intra-team unity-of-effort towards senior leadership’s vision for secure delivery of systems and the continuous protection of DBI information assets.
  • Leverages meaningful team & program metrics to ensure stable and continuous maturation of critical capabilities.
  • Develops and implements plans to improve procedures, close gaps, and ensure even implementation of security and risk frameworks.
  • Manages numerous complex projects with various priorities and stakeholders.
  • Creates thorough and accurate reports, provides status updates on projects, and presents findings to leadership on a routine basis
  • Curates runbooks and standard operating procedures in support of the Information Security Policy, Incident Response Plan, Business Continuity Plan, and Disaster Recovery Plan.
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Skills:

  • Ability to identify and prioritize security events, alerts and incidents for the organization and manage associated incident classification, severity, and priority.  Briefs leadership during incident response activities and understands the balancing act between business goals, evidence preservation, and tactical IR work.
  • A deep understanding of the Lockheed Martin Cyber Killchain and NIST Incident Response Lifecycle
  • A deep understanding of SOX, PCI-DSS, & privacy law compliance initiatives.
  • A deep understanding of Information Technology’s impact on enterprise risk management.
  • Ability to leverage the combined outputs of security, risk, and compliance programs for the betterment of each.
  • Demonstrated comprehension of advanced security architecture and engineering considerations
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills and high “emotional intelligence”.



Strategic Thinking – Creates and adjusts plans to align the team’s work with the Director’s long-term vision for the department and the overall strategy of the business. 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.




  • 10+ years of progressive experience in Information Technology; minimum 6 years of IT security experience.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • One or more of the following industry certifications or equivalent {CISSP, CISM, GSLC, GSTRT, CASP+}.


  • Relevant college degree or military service as an Officer or Warrant Officer is preferred but not required.


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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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