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Supervisor, Transportation

CITY:  Columbus
BRAND:  Designer Brands
REQ #:  108188
LOCATION NAME:  Distribution Center, Columbus
DEPARTMENT:  Distribution & Logistics

General Summary:  Supervisor, Transportation is responsible for leading day to day and strategic support of our North American outbound network (US/CAN) including providing logistical expertise to our cross functional partners. This role will be accountable for significant collaboration between Store Operations, DBI Columbus/LA DC’s, linehaul carriers, Delivery Agents and their leadership teams. It is their responsibility to ensure the outbound network is running efficiently while also leading the evolution of the DBI network to become more nimble, increase speed to market, and improve reliability through various strategic driven initiatives.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Manage DBI’s North American Delivery Agent (DA) pool network which consists of 33 locations in the US and 9 in Canada ($25-$30MM Spend).

Manage DA KPI’s to include on time performance and cost per carton metrics are in line with DBI expectations

Manage daily DBI’s outbound Linehaul carrier network which consists of 20-30 carriers ($20M spend)

Create, distribute, and Manage the KPI’s for each Linehaul carrier and DA terminal. Coordinate calls as needed to ensure accountability and consistency across the network


Daily coordination and communication with delivery agents and Store Operations

Partner with DA leadership to facilitate special projects and provide feedback from Store Operations regarding issues or other updates

Partner with MP&A, Shipping, and Logistics teams to analyze/provide forecasts for both the US and Canadian delivery teams.

Coordinate outbound schedules and tracking/tracing of high priority freight from both coast and Columbus Shipping facilities.



Manage carrier arrivals at the Delivery Agents and ensure timeliness of arrival

Responsible for ensuring PCS is maintained with accurate information



Required Skills:

Significant knowledge of Microsoft Office and Excel


Strong verbal, written and presentation skills

Demonstrated problem solving and analytical skills

Ability to manage high level/complex network projects



 5 years minimum experience in a logistics, distribution center or transportation environment (preferred)

Functional knowledge of transportation management systems, transportation tools, and transportation industry is a must


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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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