25 days old

Senior Category Merchant

Framingham, MA 01701
**Description**





Staples is focused on our customer
and our community. As a **SeniorCategory Merchant** for
Staples, you will be responsible for achieving the financial budget by
developing and executing a customer-centric growth strategy for the following
categories - Audio, Mobile Accessories, Mobile Charging, Power & Surge.
This strategy will be inspired by deep customer insight / market trends and
include assortment planning, merchandise and vendor selection, negotiation,
financial planning, supply chain and inventory turn implications, promotional
and seasonal plans, merchandise presentation, distribution, vendor relations
and administration for assigned lines.













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.













**Execute Growth Strategy:**



+ Acquirea deep understanding of customer needs through research efforts, and fieldfeedback.

+ Developa realistic and effective business plan to achieve budgeted goals in sales,margin, and inventory. Execute that plan to deliver financial results.

+ Develop,execute, and effectively communicate strategy to the highest levels of thecompany. Ensure plans align with companystrategic objectives and goals.

+ Effectivelypartner to drive strategy, growth and solve everyday opportunities andchallenges with transactional website (staples.com).







**Assortment Planning& Vendor Relations:**



+ Chooseproduct assortment and vendors, influence pricing, and create an appropriatecustomer experience.

+ Negotiatefor lowest total delivered cost, volume incentives, rebates, advertising andother applicable allowances.

+ Effectivelypartner and influence other cross-functional partners, such as Inventory &Planning, Promo, Pricing, Marketing, Portfolio, , etc.

+ Manage anddevelop support team







**Get great perks because, you matter.**



+ Generous amount of paid time off and bonus plan

+ 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 drycleaners in Framingham, MA corporate office

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









**Qualifications**













**Essential skills and experience:**



+ Bachelors Degree

+ Minimum5-8 years total experience in buying related functions (buying-selling,merchandising, planning, inventory management).

+ Proficiencyin B2C Sales metrics and best-practices to ultimately drive sales & profitgrowth

+ Expertindustry-specific knowledge of trends, competition, products, customerbehaviors, inventory management, logistics and marketing techniques.









**Preferred skills and experience:**



+ Demonstratedin-depth knowledge in financial analysis and forecasting.

+ Expertnegotiating skills

+ Demonstratedability to build strategic partnerships across organization and with vendors atthe highest levels.

+ Multiplecategory experience including large P&L management is preferred.














_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: 2020-07-21 Expires: 2020-08-20

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