8 days old

Product Specialist

Framingham, MA 01701

**Position Summary:**

This role is to support the Print Merchandising organization in managing product line or group of product lines for sales, margin and supply chain. This involves research, ad hoc financial planning and analysis, promo planning, SKU set-up/maintenance, reporting and communications.

**Key Job Responsibilities**

**Impact on Business**

+ Partner with SDS, eCommerce and vendor to implement, troubleshoot and maintain integration of ordering platform. Leverage knowledge to optimize utilization of systems to improve customer experience and processing effectiveness.

+ With direction from the Sr Category Merchant, conduct market research, gather industry data, track trends, themes, competitive shopping to assist with assortment selection. Keep assortment planner template organized and updated. Ad hoc reports and analysis as needed.

+ Collect and organize product information from vendors/marketplace. Obtain vendor product samples and make recommendations on vendor selection for specific assortment with a focus on lowest cost provider while meeting customer demand.

+ Provide product content (SKU, descriptions, keywords, images, categorization, etc.) to consuming ordering platform to maximize visibility, search ability and ease of ordering.

+ Process Cost/Price Changes, Classification changes, product detail changes and inventory analysis. Resolve product inquiries from sales. Execute and communicate product disposition process.

+ Maintain promotion tracker with all information/changes for pricing, markdowns, images, timing, assets, targeting and results.


**Education/Experience Equivalent (minimum requirements)**

+ Bachelors degree with at least 1 year minimum prior work experience

**Essential Skills Required:** In order of importance, list skills or talents which a qualified incumbent should possess (e.g., computer literacy, subject knowledge, etc.).

+ Organizational skills

+ Outside the box thinking, looking at the big picture and recommending solutions

+ Analytical/financial experience

+ Ability to work independently

+ Intermediate level systems experience with databases, AS400 systems and spreadsheets

+ Merchandising and Print experience helpful

_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._


Posted: 2020-11-19 Expires: 2020-12-19

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