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Staples Merchandise Specialist- Hybrid in Framingham, Massachusetts

Staples is business to business. You’re what binds us together.

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 are inclusive, well-rounded professionals who have deep experience in buying, selling, negotiating, operations, design, innovation, finance and more.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Proactively manage the SKU and Vendor set-up and maintenance process. Communicate new information to Planners and Inventory Analysts.

  • With direction from the Director Buyer and/or VP DMM, conduct market research, gather industry data, track trends, themes, competitive shopping to assist with item selection. Keep assortment planner template organized and updated. Ad hoc reports and analysis as needed.

  • Collect and organize product information from vendors. Obtain vendor product samples for Buyers and Lab and assist with POG set-up. Manage samples/displays through approval process.

  • Retrieve/source ad hoc financial data and reports, conduct weekly review of ad results distribute to Buyers and Planners. Assist Planners on post-season recaps.

  • Process RTVs, Price Changes, Price Protection, Coupons/Rebates, and Markdowns. Resolve heat tickets/store calls. Execute and communicate product disposition process.

  • Maintain promo and ad databases with all information/changes for pricing, markdowns, etc.; images, circulars, ad copy etc.

What you bring to the table:

  • Organizational skills

  • Analytical/financial experience

  • Ability to work independently

  • Retail experience

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Qualifications :

What’s needed - Basic Qualifications

  • 1+ year of related experience

What’s needed - Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

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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