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Sr. Manager, Supply Chain & IT Finance

DATE:  Apr 28, 2021
CITY:  Columbus
BRAND:  Designer Brands
REQ #:  116152
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus

General Summary

The Sr Manager, Supply Chain & IT Finance is responsible for developing and leading the DBI/DSW Supply Chain and IT financial oversight. This individual will be required to challenge and develop staff through stretch goals and objectives, projects, initiatives, and interaction with key stakeholders. Supports other responsibilities assigned as needed for Supply Chain & IT. 

Reports to:  Sr Director, Corporate FP&A


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Develop a Supply Chain & IT financial planning process and team to support the annual budget, weekly projection, and modeling of the long-range plan. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • DSW Retail Distribution & Fulfillment Center Operating Expense and Capital Expense Projection, Budget/LRP, and analytics
  • DSW Retail Imports & Transportation Operating Expense and Capital Expense Projection, Budget/LRP, and analytics
  • Corporate IT Shared Services Operating Expense and Capital Expense Projection and Budget

• Support Supply Chain & IT business projects through partnership with business leaders to identify capital and expense portions of each project and incorporate into Business Cases

• Required to present management recommendations based on analytical data to key stakeholders throughout the business

• Ability to execute change management within the function, across the business, and with external partners focusing on enhancements, process efficiencies and the appropriate alignment of roles and responsibilities across the enterprise.


Required Skills:

• Present excellent leadership, communication, organization, and analytical skills

• Ability to drive, both internal and external business partners, to solutions on operational and project based issues

• Ability to interact and drive change across multiple areas, as well as, multi-task several projects and initiatives in a changing environment

• Ability to identify inefficiencies, recommend, and implement solutions to improve operations

• Able to analyze business trends and KPIs to improve operational efficiencies

• Ability to work well in a team environment as well as work independently

• Ability to work under moderate supervision to determine and develop approaches and solutions to complex problems

• Detail-oriented

• Advanced level skill in Microsoft Excel



• Minimum of 10 years’ work experience in a fast-paced environment (retail experience preferred)

Preferred Qualifications:

• MBA is valued but not required

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


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