1+ months

Senior Specialist, Product Management (Hybrid)

Framingham, MA 01701
**Staples is business to business** . Youre what binds us together.

**What youll be doing:**

As a Senior Specialist, Product Management, you will be responsible for supporting product planning and execution throughout the entire Product Lifecycle, including: continuously capturing the voice of the customer and using it to shape the product experience, gathering and prioritizing product features and requirements, defining the product vision and strategy, and working closely with product development, brand and marketing to ensure product execution, revenue, and customer satisfaction goals are met. Key responsibilities of this role are as follows:

+ Support Director/Manager with the development and management of Own Brand products.

+ Collect and organize industry and market research on products, marketing techniques and analysis of assortments and then apply that to the growth and development of business strategies for Staples Brand products within that category

+ Assist in the creation of product briefs, giving definition and direction on a new project to the rest of the team

+ Complete Packaging Request Forms and ensure packaging artwork accuracy through online proofing process

+ Assist in the development of Staples brand products. This includes ideation, definition, and project management. It also includes working with the packaging and marketing teams as needed to bring the product to market

+ With direction from the Director, work closely with merchants in US Retail, Staples Business Delivery, Contract and Canada to drive Own Brand product sales and overall brand presence.

+ Retrieve ad hoc financial data and reports to provide compelling information that supports strategic selling plans

+ Assist in planning for upcoming promotional seasons, maximizing the opportunity to drive Staples brand products in promo locations throughout the year. This includes analysis of prior promotions, awareness of market trends and recommendations for promotional products. Work with team to prepare presentations and obtain product samples and displays

+ Communicate with other functional groups within (Merchandising, Inventory, Marketing, Brand, Design) to keep projects moving and achieve mutual goals.

+ Maintain Project Management Database and other Staples Product Brands systems with all information / changes for new product development projects.

**Qualifications :**

**Whats needed** **- Basic Qualifications:**

+ 3 to 5 years of experience in product sales, marketing, merchandising, or product development.

**Whats needed** - Preferred Qualifications:

+ Strong interpersonal skills, resourcefulness, and a sense of urgency in accomplishing goals

+ Solid analytical skills able to measure results and assess opportunities by asking the right questions, pulling data together and drawing conclusions

+ Problem-solving skills and the ability to work independently. Curiosity about how things work

+ Ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment, including the ability to prioritize multiple high-importance tasks and stay organized

+ Strong communication skills written and verbal

+ Proficiency with Excel & PowerPoint

+ Bachelors Degree or equivalent work experience

**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._


Posted: 2022-03-03 Expires: 2022-07-09

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