Staples Product Specialist in Framingham, Massachusetts
Staples is focused on our customer and our community. As a Product Specialist for Staples, you will support the Merchandising organization in managing Staples Retail product lines for sales, margin and supply chain. This involves research, ad hoc financial planning and analysis, promo planning and execution, print vehicle merchandising, in-store merchandising, SKU set-up/maintenance. Includes communications with vendors for images, content, cost information plus communications with the Store Operations team including responding to merchandising database issues and price match requests.
Merchandising is a key strategic pillar of growth for Staples Retail, and this role is critical to accelerating change and super-charging this high-potential business. Our people are the heart of our success and we believe in collaboration, curiosity and continuous learning in all that we think, create and do. We are investing in our people and our stores, empowering our people to learn, grow and deliver. Come be a part of a team that's leading the way in a new era of working and living.
Proactively manage the SKU and Vendor set-up and maintenance process
Communicate new information and forecasts to supply chain (“New for” process) through database maintenance, enter art and copy into advertising database
Maintain add and drop lists to maximize in-stock of new products and proper disposition of discontinued product
Proof all Marketing vehicles including sku, copy, pricing and image
Plan promotions together with the Category Manager, enter them into the promotional database, and execute all promotions flawlessly
Maintain standards of service to the merchandising issues database, support ad hoc product information requests
Trends, Themes and the Competition:
With direction from the Category Manager and DMM, conduct market research, gather industry data, track trends, themes, competitive shopping to assist with item selection
Review competitors store and online experiences for new product ideas, notable presentations and pricing discrepancies
Get great perks.
Generous amount of paid time off
401(k) plan with a company match, medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, and many more benefits
On-site, discounted childcare, fitness center and dry cleaners in Framingham, MA corporate office
Associate store discount and more perks (discounts on mobile plans, movie tickets, etc.)
- Bachelor's degree
Aggressive and proactive attitude to solve problems and win at all levels
Intermediate to Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
Financial / Analytical experience
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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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