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Merchandise Specialist-Toner

Framingham, MA 01701
**Description**

Staples Retail is transforming modern working and learning. Our Merchandising organization offers entry level opportunities with training (ask about our Merchant Academy), mentoring, and promotional opportunities to grow within the Merchandising team. Starting as a **Product Specialist** , you will learn about competitive analysis, research, identifying trends and new products, SKU set-up/maintenance, proofing marketing assets, and more.



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. You will gain exposure to a wide variety of cross functional teams including Merchandising, Marketing, Inventory Planning, Store Operations, eCommerce, and Stores to name a few. Come be a part of a team (including remote hybrid work opportunities) that's leading the way in a new era of working and learning.



**Learn about and impact store merchandise and sales:**



+ Attend vendor meetings to collaborate on business plans and gain exposure to new products

+ Conduct market research, gather industry data, track trends, competitive shopping

+ Work with vendors and internal teams to launch new to market products, vendor program agreements and price change worksheets

+ Obtain samples and assist with POG, Promo set up at the Lab

+ Manage the Ad Sign off process and digital marketing assets with support

+ Proactively manage the SKU and Vendor set up and maintenance process

+ Process product returns, price changes, price protection, coupons/rebates, and markdowns

+ Retrieve/source financial data/reports to review performance with Buyer

+ Answer communication from stores on products and vendors; other responsibilities as assigned



**Qualifications**

**Basic Qualifications:**



+ High School degree or Bachelors degree; recent college grads welcome to apply

+ Strong Microsoft Office skills

+ Strong Excel skills; ability to use a pivot table

+ Strong Organization skills

+ Enjoy working in teams and being highly communicative

+ Able to multi-task and be flexible to new initiatives



**Preferred Qualifications:**



+ Interest to learn about retail and merchandising



**Perks and Amenities:**



+ **Generous amount** of paid time off

+ **401(k) plan** with a company match, medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, and many more benefits

+ **Associate store discount** and more perks (discounts on mobile plans, movie tickets, etc.)

+ **Fitness Center** is open 24/7. Includes group classes, on-demand classes, cardiovascular equipment, free weights, weight machines, and individual personal training (for extra fee)

+ **Chef Louies Cafeteria** for breakfast and lunch, including daily specials, i.e., Sushi, Gourmet Indian, Chinese Cuisine, etc.

+ **Convenient Store** open daily with snacks, candy, hot fresh cookies (after 1pm), take home dinners and grab & go lunches

+ **Red Barn Roasters** own coffee shop has Fancy Coffee, Cappuccinos, Teas and more



**Want to learn more about Staples Stores?** Visit StaplesConnect.com for information and to learn about our career opportunities.



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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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Posted: 2022-06-21 Expires: 2022-07-21

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