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Vice President, Product Management

DATE:  Apr 8, 2021
CITY:  Columbus
REQ #:  113110
LOCATION NAME:  Home Office, Columbus

About The Role
Product management is a newly-created team at DBI, and is responsible for powering brand, retail, and cross-platform product and technology capabilities that create customer-centric experiences across all of DBI’s consumer brands including DSW US, DSW CA and Vince Camuto.

What You Will Do

As VP of Product Management for DBI, you will

  • Be responsible for building and scaling the consumer experience platform that will power each business line’s brand identity, products, content, offers, merchandising, communication preferences, etc.
  • Lead DBI Product Management organization
  • Participate as an executive in the general operation of the business
  • Create product strategy for new features and offerings based on internal discussion, client demand, data, and thought leadership
  • Convert this product strategy into a prioritized product roadmap and partner with Design and Engineering to drive execution of that roadmap
  • Manage relationships across all functions to ensure feature feasibility, collaboration amongst teams, and to identify any potential barriers to launch
  • Participate in all aspects of the development lifecycle, from definition through deployment and support
  • Communicate progress and other items of importance across the organization
  • Drive revenue growth by converting new and existing users
  • Maintain a culture of high performance across the Product Management organization
  • Manage discipline around measurement and reporting of success of each product offering
  • Recruit world class talent

Who You Are

Functional Expertise:

  • 12+ years of successful product management leadership experience in mobile & web-based products; Must be well versed and experienced with consumer technology and/or eCommerce business
  • Proven excellence leading diverse functional and globally dispersed teams in high-impact initiatives that deliver meaningful business results.
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, with a strong bias for action; Be self-directed and able to move forward in a somewhat ambiguous environment.
  • Curious and highly analytical, adept at using data to uncover hidden customer needs and deeply understand key business drivers.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; simplify, clarify and succinctly convey complex information and ideas to individuals at all levels of the organization
  • Creative thinker with extraordinary business, strategic, analytical, management and relationship skills.


People Leadership 

  • Inspiring and approachable as a leader; Create an environment where people realize their full potential.
  • Be humble and lead with open, candid relationships; actively seek feedback from individuals across the team.
  • Someone who is a "one team" player, transparent and an advocate of sharing data and learnings to create better customer outcomes.
  • Inspire peripheral relationships across DBI.
  • Passionate about engaging and developing talent; attract, develop, engage and retain intellectually curious individuals with a compelling, unifying vision that steers and motivates

Additional Competencies

  • Natural bar-raiser: curious and passionate, with a desire to continuously learn more, which you use to understand basic business operations and the organizational levers that drive profitable growth
  • Bias to action, being familiar with methods and approaches needed to get things done in a collaborative, lean and fast-moving environment
  • Respond effectively to complex and ambiguous problems and situations
  • Comfortable making recommendations across competing and equally critical business needs
  • Motivated by goal achievement and continuous improvement, with the enthusiasm and passion to engage your team and the wider organization


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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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