About Designer Brands Inc.
Designer Brands Inc. is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. The company 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. The Camuto Group owns licensing rights for the Jessica Simpson® footwear business, and footwear and handbag licenses for Lucky Brand® and Max Studio®. In partnership with a joint venture with Authentic Brands Group, Designer Brands also owns a stake in Vince Camuto®, Louise et Cie®, Sole Society®, CC Corso Como®, Enzo Angiolini® and others. More information can be found at www.designerbrands.com
Purchase Order Management Associate- 12 Month Contract
This position is responsible for the creation and maintenance of foundation level data in our merchandising system. The associate creates and maintains all merchandising styles (brick & mortar as well as endless aisle) and is responsible for the creation and maintenance of all purchase orders requested from the buying team. This position will work in conjunction with the Manager, Purchase Order Specialists to liaise with our internal departments and our Vendor partners, as they relate the company.
+ Create and maintain all merchandising styles for designated buying area within the merchandising system.
+ Create and maintain all merchandising purchase orders for designated buying area within the merchandising system.
+ Maintain an accurate and updated tracker of workload assigned for weekly reporting.
+ Point person for store enquiries regarding pricing, style information, etc. Investigate potential issues, take appropriate corrective action, and respond to originating request.
+ Develop collaborative relationships with external Vendor partners in order to obtain necessary information for item setup and PO entry.
+ Work cross functionally with the Merchandise team – Buyers, Assistant Buyers; Supply Chain, Planning, and Allocation; Vendor Compliance, Traffic (Imports), and Logistics teams to ensure accurate and timely creation of styles and purchase orders, and to facilitate timely flow of quality goods to retail locations. Daily correspondence between these teams in order to respond to queries, troubleshoot issues, and resolve opportunities.
+ Partner with the Ecommerce team to ensure all product data is displayed online timely and accurately.
+ Various administrative support functions, including clerical, reporting, and ad hoc projects for Merchandising and Supply Chain teams.
General Skills Required:
+ Post-secondary education – preferably in Retail or Fashion.
+ Work experience in the retail industry
+ Ability to work efficiently in a highly team-oriented environment
+ Ability to manage multiple tasks, organize, and prioritize workload, and complete work with a sense of urgency, accuracy, and follow up in a fast-paced environment
+ Ability to maintain accurate records and self-edit daily work
+ Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
+ Adapts easily and positively to change and demonstrates flexibility
+ Strong math aptitude, data entry proficiency, and analytical skills
+ Customer centric focus, including a high degree of diplomacy when dealing with external partners, such as vendors, and internal cross functional teams
+ Strong computer skills and proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
If you love shoes as much as we do…APPLY NOW!
We would like to thank all Applicants for their interest in Designer Brands. Only Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Designer Brands is an equal opportunity employer. If selected for an interview, please advise our Human Resources team if you require accommodation during the interview and assessment process. We will work with Applicants to accommodate all accessibility needs.
System ID: 2021-6271
Job Industry (Choose up to 3 industries) (EN): Apparel and Fashion, Retail Head Office and Warehouse
Career Level (EN): Entry Level, Experienced
External Company URL: www.townshoes.com
Post End Date: 3/31/2021