Staples Merchandise Specialist- Hybrid in Framingham, Massachusetts
Staples is business to business . You’re what binds us together.
What you’ll be doing :
Our merchandising team aims to deliver the best value and selection to our customers through products, services, and solutions all centered around our customers’ needs. We are driven by customer insights and analytics to bring products and solutions to market seamlessly. We’re inclusive, well-rounded professionals who have deep experience in buying, selling, negotiating, operations, design, innovation, finance, and more.
What you bring to the table :
Responsible for managing the SKU throughout its lifecycle: item set up, maintenance, inactivation, and RTVs/destroy. Partner with content and inventory throughout the process.
Manage the Master Assortment tracker for all items to be utilized across all BUs; provide SKU needs: adds, deletes, and maintenance, so all channels know their active assortment.
Facilitate communication of new items and forecasts across all BU Counterparts (.com, SBA, Quill, Essendant, HiTouch, and other acquisitions), Inventory & Planning, own brand, Vendor Management, etc.
Identify, track, and provide matches to the merch ops team that can be used to ALT products when needed.
Become a system expert and be responsible for running reporting covering sales and margin performance, vendor purchases, BU performance and ad hoc reporting.
Responsible for financial analysis of vendor and assortment and recommending opportunities to improve performance.
Process and communicate any cost increases via PCW Process with the vendors or own brand team.
Ability to handle a high volume of Field inquiries daily and provide support by utilizing problem-solving skills quickly and efficiently.
Communicate effectively and proactively with the distribution network and Wholesaler team to identify assortment gaps and add new items at the best cost to the master assortment as necessary.
Support Merchandising teams as well as Generalist salesforce with RFPs and Proposals.
Support merchant on the execution of activities to deliver vendor and category strategies.
What’s needed - Basic Qualifications:
1-2 years’ experience in business or related field
Bachelor’s Degree preferred or equivalent business experience.
Ability to convey thoughts and ideas both verbally and in writing.
Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)
Previous experience working independently and executing across multiple groups.
What’s needed - Preferred Qualifications
· Bachelor’s degree
We Offer :
· Inclusive culture with associate-led Business Resource Groups
· Flexible PTO (22 days) and Holiday Schedule (7 observed paid holidays)
· Online and Retail Discounts, Company Match 401(k), Physical and Mental Health Wellness programs, and more perks and benefits (https://careers.staples.com/Staples-Life/Benefits)
Interested in joining the team? Check out our perks and benefits !
Staples believes Inclusion is a verb and we encourage diversity of thinking and ideas as well as backgrounds and experiences. Staples is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law.
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