1+ months

Product Specialist

Framingham, MA 01701
**Description**

**PositionSummary:**







This position is an integral component of the Everyday Tech and
Boards/Easels Buy-Side Merchandising departments supporting the Category
Merchant. Responsible for assisting merchant in delivering budgeted metrics to
drive profitability for the company, while offering a unique and optimal
product assortment to service all Business Units and customer. This role will take direction from buyer in
supporting all buy-side responsibilities, including: sku set-up process (start
to finish) and maintenance, building and managing Master Assortment tracker,
deviations, site content, and working with all cross-functional partners. This
is an exciting time to join the Everyday Tech team as the team is laser focused
on building the most profitable and desirable assortment with strong
collaborations with Own Brand and Vendor partners. Skills
important to this role; strong sense of curiosity, entrepreneurship, always
thinking about whats next, enjoys the math and analysis behind the decision
making, and willingness to learn and push oneself.













**PrimaryResponsibilities:**



+ SupportCategory Merchant in all aspects of the Buy Side role: responsible for actingas Merchant when needed.

+ Managingdeviations: assist merchant in negotiating with vendors, tracking deviationspends, performing profitability analysis (customer and vendor level)

+ Assist merchantin:



+ Managing a Master Assortment:building and tracking assortment across all BU counterparts

+ Vendor Program Negotiations: supportmerchant in all necessary prep work and execution (pulling programs, sendingKick-Off templates, etc.) as well as processing completed programs and ongoingcost changes

+ Communicatingcross-functionally: Sell-Side, all BU Counterparts (.com, SBA, Quill,Essendant, HiTouch, and other acquisitions), Inventory + Planning, SBG, VendorManagement, etc.



+ Work closelywith Sell Side/Quill/Retail counterparts on:



+ Managing any assortmentchanges (activations, inactivations, discontinued/end-of-life skus, newofferings, etc.)

+ Updating necessaryinformation in AS400 and/or Staples.com/SBA.com websites

+ Processing and communicatingany cost increases with PCW Process



+ Execute anysku-level operations (set-up, content, curation)

+ Responsible forfinancial review of vendor and analysis of vendor and assortment, and any otherad hoc reporting as requested by merchant





























**Qualifications**

**Qualifications:**



+ **Bachelors Degree or 1-2 years experience in business or related field**

+ Skilled in Microsoft Suite

+ Organized, proactive personality, ability to multi-task

+ Leadership mentality

+ Good verbal and written communication skills necessary

+ Ability to work independently and execute across multiple groups



_Staples is The Worklife Fulfillment Company, helping businesses of all sizes be more productive, connected and inspired. With dedicated account teams, category professionals, innovative brands and a curated product assortment for business, Staples provides customized solutions to help organizations achieve their goals. Interested in joining the team? Check out our_ _perks and benefits_ _!_



_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: 2020-09-22 Expires: 2020-11-21

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