Planner-Supply Chain Solutions
CBI - Payless - Topeka, KS

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Payless ShoeSource is the largest specialty family footwear retailer in the U.S. and in the Western Hemisphere, with a team dedicated to democratizing on-trend and validated styles in footwear and accessories for the world. Our brands include Airwalk®, Dexter®, Champion®, American Eagle by Payless Shoe Source, SmartFit, BRASH®, safeTstep, and designer labels Lela Rose for Payless Shoe Source, Christian Siriano for Payless Shoe Source™ and Isabel Toledo for Payless Shoe Source. Our mission is to become the first choice for style and value in footwear and accessories for our target consumer.

Our world headquarters is centrally located in Topeka, KS, facilitating easy travel to all parts of the country. And Topeka enjoys close proximity to Kansas City and Lawrence, home of the University of Kansas, providing our Associates with multiple communities in which to reside.


The Business Solutions Developer will Assist the team Director and Manager in the design, development, testing, implementation and management of supply chain systems and processes that support international growth, new ventures, and domestic opportunities.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Partner with the team and business area to design and build solutions that are integrated into the Retail Transformation Program and overall system footprint. These solutions will be geared to handle future business needs, allowing for store growth, international development, and new ventures.
  • Understand system functionality, requirements, and business value. Develop models and scenarios to test system design/requirements to ensure expectations are met in terms of speed, reliability, scope, workload optimization and reasonability.
  • Develop applications primarily utilizing Microsoft Office tools (i.e. Excel, Access, Visual Basic), adhering to IT coding standards and best practices. Opportunities to also leverage Visual Studio and .net skills.
  • Documentation of technical design for applications using standard templates. Create user manuals and associated guides and facilitate end-user training.
  • Perform unit testing to ensure tools meet performance and functionality requirements. Correct bugs in functionality, research and resolve user issues, and develop enhancements to current functionality.
  • Conduct ad hoc analysis to help provide critical business insights.

  • Undergraduate degree in Business, MIS or a related discipline
  • Proven development skills in Excel, Access, and VBA
  • 1-3 Years of development experience
  • Preferred experience with Visual Basic, .net, SQL Server, JAVA
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, deadline oriented environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Time management, specifically ability to multi-task
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Self motivation and the ability to think innovatively
  • Passion for system development
  • Retail math proficiency desired
  • Business/Retail experience desired

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer:
Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other protected status.

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