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Supply Chain Flow Manager

DATE:  May 13, 2022
CITY:  Columbus
BRAND:  Designer Brands
REQ #:  132614
LOCATION NAME:  Distribution Center, Columbus
DEPARTMENT:  Supply Chain

General Summary: Influence inbound and outbound inventory flow, buying behaviors, and shipping & receiving processes with regard to $3B worth of inventory, based on analytics and understanding of overall Supply Chain and Merchandising strategies. Provide analytical support to logistics, merchandising, and MP&A functions. Identify business risks and offer recommendations/solutions. Collaborate with internal and external partners to ensure efficient and productive operations.


Reports to: Sr. Manger Flow Planning


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interpret large datasets related to inventory flow and the business behaviors of internal and external teams; summarize observations and share with cross functional partners
  • Project inbound and outbound unit flow by DC and product type to influence budget, transportation, labor planning, and resource needs
  • Develop and/or enhance critical Supply Chain reporting to provide single version of truth which will support decision making throughout Logistics, Planning, and Buying
  • Validate data integrity of Supply Chain metrics across business systems
  • Measure key supply chain metrics, such as trailer utilization and ship window accuracy, to refine forecasting methodology
  • Establish relationships and on-going partnerships with top Vendors
  • Implement Vendor processes to ensure timely exchange of data leading to OTB accuracy and reducing compliance issues
  • Maintain big picture mentality; weigh outcomes and impacts across functions to drive balanced decision-making supporting Customer, Brand, Speed initiative and cost management
  • Analyze business reporting and processes to identify and solve issues that could impede operations and/or decision-making within Logistics
  • Monitor and alleviate inventory and labor capacity constraints
  • Explore new and different ways to buy and move product supporting evolving business strategies


Required Skills:

  • Ability to translate large volume of data into meaningful hypothesis with supporting risk, opportunity, and/or recommendations
  • Understanding of Merchandising, Transportation, and Warehouse operations
  • Ability to translate business objectives into attributes, metrics, and calculations used for report development
  • Strong attention to detail while maintaining big-picture mentality
  • Ability to self-manage and work with little direction or supervision from leadership
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to partner effectively with senior level management
  • Ability to quickly determine data, process, and team connection points and dependencies
  • Experience user of Microsoft; preferred experience in SQL, MSI, WM, YMS, TMS



  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in MP&A or logistics related field.
  • Experienced user of Microsoft, Crystal, SQL, MSI, WM, YMS, and TMS; ability to code VBA



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent job experience




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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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