16 days old

Merchandise Specialist

Framingham, MA 01701
**Staples is business to business** . Youre 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. Were inclusive, well-rounded professionals who have deep experience in buying, selling, negotiating, operations, design, innovation, finance and more.



**What youll be doing** :



+ Support all buying and selling activities within Facilities Supplies category. Demonstrate ability to act as Merchant when needed

+ Vendor Program Negotiations: support merchant in all necessary prep work and execution (pulling programs, sending templates, etc.)

+ Managing cost deviations: assist merchant in tracking deviation spends, performing profitability analysis (customer and vendor level) and processing and communicating cost increases

+ Execute all SKU-level operations (set-up, content, activation, inactivation/end-of-life) in various systems and assisting merchant in managing the master assortment

+ Responsible for creating and running reports to support financial review and analysis of vendors and assortment as requested by merchant

+ Enter and update promotions in all systems and websites

+ Communicate and problem solve cross-functionally within all Staples business units (.com, SBA, Quill, Essendant, HiTouch, etc.), Inventory + Planning, Private Brands, Vendor Management, Accounting + Finance, etc.

+ All Merchandise Specialists are enrolled in the Staples Merchant Academy, our industry-leading 6-month training program designed to ensure you have the skills and knowledge to succeed in your role and beyond.



What you bring to the table:



+ Support the Senior Category Merchant in driving profitable sales for the company.

+ Works collaboratively with partners from across the business to curate and manage assortments and promotions in our systems, liaise with vendors and perform other category management activities across our dotcom and/or business-to-business eCommerce platforms.

+ Thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and possess strong communications and organizational skills, are detail-oriented and enjoy working both collaboratively and independently to solve problems.



**Qualifications :**



**Whats needed** - Basic Qualifications:



+ Minimum of 1 year of experience in business or related field

+ Ability to work independently and execute across multiple groups

+ Good verbal and written communication skills necessary

+ Leadership mentality

+ Organized, proactive personality, ability to multi-task

+ Ability to learn fast and think on your feet

+ Skilled in Microsoft Suite (MS Excel skills a MUST)



**Whats needed** - Preferred Qualifications



+ Bachelors 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)



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_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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Posted: 2022-06-17 Expires: 2022-07-17

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